The human race has a nasty habit of messing up the beautiful scenery, towns, cities and civilizations we’ve been gifted. In fact, we’re so good at getting angry with one another that since 1600BC, over 14,500 major wars have been fought. But after conflicts end, some countries do a rather fine job of picking themselves up, dusting themselves off and moving forward.
Travel is one of life's most inspiration-inducing undertakings. In every travel brochure, magazine, book or diary, you'll find countless cliched superlatives describing the world around us and the act of travel itself. From the poignant, to the witty to the tongue-in-cheek: here's a selection of some of our favourite travel quotes from over the years.
Fishing, boating and hiking: three of life’s simplest and purest pursuits. And one needs nothing more than the right tools, enough time and the perfect location to enjoy them to the fullest. Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, is the perfect location.
Although many adults paint travelling with kids as a chore, in reality it’s the complete opposite. As long as you feel confident with taking your children to foreign countries, there is no age they have to be to be ‘ready’ and no limit to where you can travel.
The world is a weird and a wacky place. And the more one travels, the more one begins to expect the unexpected. You may journey through a destination with a head full of presumptions as to what you’re going to see and do, only to be greeted by surprise at every turn.
North Korea is often in the news for the wrong reasons. A hugely insular, homogeneous society where immigration is almost unheard of, few tourists manage to visit North Korea. This makes it extremely difficult for those outside of this heavily-fortified country to find out anything about it other than the usual political guff.
An odd spectacle for the uninitiated, Burma’s Golden Rock at Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is in fact a revered Buddhist pilgrimage site.
For most travellers, the fastest, most convenient and most familiar method of transport often takes precedent over all the others. But considering the fact that we travel to experience new things, there’s a case to be made for searching out more interesting ways to get around.
Machu Picchu needs little introduction. Built by the Incans in the 15th century, this spiritual, ancient site on the eastern slope of the Andes has become an iconic destination for travellers across the world.
Gently fluttering in the wind; prayer flags are a modest symbol of an elaborate history.