• How to write your own travel blog

    The word ‘blog’ originated from the term ‘web log’ and was initially taken up only by those web savvy enough or with the funds to dedicate to the idea. Today, however, it’s easy. You don’t need to know anything about source code or HTML and you don’t need a cent. If you have the time and the motivation to write about anything you can easily set up your own blog.

  • The best mini-adventures on foot

    Leigh, our Social Media guru, recently made it to Machu Picchu after tackling the Inca Trail – a four-day trek through the lush, challenging Peruvian Andes. With fabulous views across varying scenery, high passes to test the legs and a stunning collection of Incan remains en route, it’s a trail that packs so much into its relatively short duration. So where else to trek if you’re short on time but long on adventure? Take a walk through our recommendations.

    Walking the Great Wall

  • Colle di Val d'Elsa in Tuscany, Italy - Image of the Week

    Image of the week: Colle di Val d'Elsa in Tuscany, Italy, by Saxon templeton

    Trip of the week: Magical Tuscany & the Portofino Peninsula

  • Island paradises

  • Winelands of Burgundy

    Burgundy shuns the flamboyance of some other regions in France and instead goes quietly about the business of wooing visitors with its understated, easygoing charm: a landscape sculpted over time into a work of art; atmospheric villages and towns dedicated to the good things in life (think markets offering local produce and plenty of wine-tasting); and ancient trails to follow through the outstanding countryside and past historic sites.

  • Five quintessential Italian eating experiences

    Five of our favourites from the country that virtually invented sensory indulgence. We take a ride through some of our favourite eating moments in the home of eating indugence.  How many have you done?


    Ice cream in Florence

  • So hot right now – a digest of where to go in 2011

    It’s a January tradition – newspapers and websites pontificating on the next big thing in travel, giving readers the inside scoop on where and what is hot for the year ahead. Trouble is, it’s pretty exhausting wading your way through the welter of various “where next” lists, so, as a public service of sorts, below’s our brief digest of the hottest tips for the year ahead.

  • A self-guided walk through the Pyrenees

    When it comes to European mountains, most trekkers make a beeline for the Alps, leaving Pyrenean trails - over high passes, among foothills and in the shadow of soaring summits - happily under-trampled.

  • Kick-start 2011: the best cities in the world for coffee

    Wipe the sleep from the eyes, shrug off post-festivities sluggishness and kick-start 2011 with a shot or two of black lightning: here’s a few of our favourite places for picking uppa cuppa something good.

    Vienna, Austria

  • Four Pilgrimages

    A few days until Christmas, so it seems apposite to have a blog with a religious bent. Their origin may lie in atoning for sins, but like Christmas, pilgrimages nowadays mean much more than just an expression of devotion to a particular faith. Whether secular or religious, they are in some ways the essence of travel: a practice that mingles the private and the public, mixes the many joys of camaraderie with the more private pleasures of reflection and discovery – of place, people and oneself. Here’s a whistlestop global tour of some of the great pilgrimages.

  • A trio of curious Christmas traditions from Europe

    One week of frantic shopping left before Christmas. As part of our festive countdown, here are a couple of loveably odd Christmas traditions from Europe. Enjoy.

    Krampus, Austria

  • A dozen films to give you wanderlust – the sequel

  • A dozen films to give you wanderlust, part one

    Films that are both inspiring journeys and inspire others to journey – the entries on this ‘The Beach’ -free zone all share the power to have you swiftly salivating at the scenery and adding a whole raft of new destinations to your ‘must visit’ list. In a blatant Harry Potter-style bid to spin out a good thing, we’ve split the list into two sections – the sequel will be released next week. Grab some popcorn, indulge, then let us know which flicks we missed.

  • The world’s best walking cities?

    More often than not, getting to grips with what makes a city tick is best done on foot. Whether it’s a museum ramble, exploration of cobblestoned old quarters, or idle paseo-style post-prandial perambulations, a walk is the best way of measuring up how a place exists on a human scale, how its inhabitants go about their daily lives, and of feeling the rhythm of the streets. Here are some of our favourite cities for a stroll. Head to our facebook page to chip in with others...

  • Bizarre landscapes

    All our trips get among landscapes that fascinate and capture the imagination. Some destinations, however, are just that little bit special in their ability to offer up the unexpected, where natural elements, and sometimes the hand of man, have worked overtime to create something that captivates because of its otherness. One we’ve recently added to our trips is Darvaza Crater in Turkmenistan, a mind-boggling open furnace in the middle of nowhere. Here’s Darvaza and a few of our other favourites.

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