Icons of France - 9 days

 

"You can't escape the past in Paris, and yet what's so wonderful about it is that the past and present intermingle so intangibly...

Countries visited: France
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Secrets of Italy - 10 days

 

It has been said that the first Margherita pizza was created in Naples in 1889 and named after the visiting Queen Margherita of Savoy. Chef...

Countries visited: Italy
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Turkey Revealed - 10 days

Large enough to shelter around 20,000 people, the 60-metre deep underground city of Derinkuyu is awe-inspiring. Built between the 7th and...

Countries visited: Turkey
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Celtic Villages & Islands - 15 days

The traditions of Celtic culture run deep. Spanning from mythological fairies and banshees to ceremonies, festivals and rituals – passing through the...

Countries visited: Ireland, United Kingdom
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Central Turkey & the Black Sea - 15 days

 

The Ottoman era is alive and well in Safranbolu. Back in the 13th century, it became an important caravan station on the main east-west trade...

Countries visited: Turkey
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Ireland's Wonders - 8 days

“…when I have had a night's sleep and perhaps a breakfast, and the sun lights a hill on the distance, a hill I know I shall walk across an...

Countries visited: Ireland
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Splendours of Russia & Ukraine - 12 days

Boasting its own dramatic and tragic past, Russia is a treasure trove of cultural marvels. From the backstreets, bridges and cathedrals of St Petersburg to...

Countries visited: Ukraine, Russia
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Scotland's Western Wanderer - 8 days

Scotland has long been known for it's history and culture, but it is also a land of amazing scenery.  From purple heather covered mountains to a...

Countries visited: United Kingdom
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Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia - 17 days

"The mountains sing. Their hoary peaks, in their snow-white fur hats, carry on a conversation among themselves. They are laconic witnesses of time long...

Countries visited: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
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Walking in the French & Swiss Alps - 8 days

 

As imposing on the landscape as an exclamation point at the end of a sentence, the Matterhorn is impossible to ignore. Some 4478...

Countries visited: France, Switzerland
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