Bari, Italy

Bari aerial view

Bari, Italy Aerial view of Bari, Italy. While travel guides and blogs have begun to tout Apulia as Italy’s ‘newest hotspot’ (Vogue Australia), the province’s capital, Bari, has been unfairly neglected. But we think this …

Apulia, Italy

Trulli, Apulia.

Apulia, Italy The iconic trulli of Alberobello. The heel of Italy’s boot, the region of Apulia (Italian: Puglia) is slowly taking its place among Italy’s major destinations. With a wealth of historic towns, beautiful scenery …

Aeolian Islands, Italy

Stromboli

Aeolian Islands, Italy Panarea Expansive blue seas, white sands, and volcanic mudbaths: the Aeolian Islands are among the best of Italy’s beach paradises. But unlike their busier rivals, the Aeolians are an ideal place to …

Messina, Italy

Duomo di Messina

Messina, Italy Messina cityscape. Only a few kilometres from the Italian mainland, the city of Messina has long been the gateway to Sicily, a fascinating historical centre with a Belle Epoque twist. The city of …

Epidaurus, Greece

The ancient theater of Epidaurus Argolida prefecture, Peloponnese, Greece.

The History of Epidaurus Epidaurus was a small city in Ancient Greece on the eastern coast of the Argolid Peninsular at the Saronic Gulf, Aegean Sea. As the mythical birthplace of the important Greek and …

Mykonos, Greece

A Historical Tour of Mykonos The Greek island of Mykonos is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. Tourists are attracted to its beautiful coast, vibrant nightlife, …

Corfu, Greece

Olive forest, Corfu

Corfu Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea with an amazing scenery of olive groves, rocky cliffs, coastal beaches, and historical architecture.  It has a rich history of conquests, host to various major …

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Mongolia’s Capital of Ulaanbaatar is a city whose history is written in its landscape, architecture and people. Located at 1,350 m (4,430 ft) above sea level and close to the river Tuul, Ulaanbaatar …

Volga River, Russia

The Volga River Flowing from Russia’s northwest to the Caspian Sea in the south, and measuring 3,530 m, the Volga river is the longest river in Europe. The Volga has throughout its history become an …

Sheki, Azerbaijan

Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia

Sheki, Azerbaijan Sheki is often the last stop in a tour of the Caucasus as it sits close to Azerbaijan’s border with Georgia. The city, situated in northern Azerbaijan and one of its oldest cities, …

Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia Similar to its neighbouring countries in the South Caucasus, the Republic of Armenia has a history marked by incredible losses and bloody wars, which continued even after its independence from the former Soviet …

Baku, Azerbaijan

Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia

Baku, Azerbaijan Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan, the centre of the city sitting on the shore of the Caspian Sea. Azerbaijan is perhaps a country in the Caucasus region that travellers do not think …

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Tbilisi, Georgia

Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia

Tbilisi, Georgia Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, was recently voted third best place to travel to Europe—trailing only Colmar, France and Athens, Greece—by more than 600,000 people in a 2020 survey run by European Best …

Walhalla Memorial, Germany

Walhalla Memorial, Germany

Walhalla Memorial, Germany The Neoclassical Walhalla Memorial, reminiscent of the Parthenon and reaching for the grandeur of the mythological Norse Valhalla after which it was named, is located high above the Danube River, east of …

Bayreuth, Germany

The Festspielhaus in spring, Bayreuth, Germany

Bayreuth, Germany Bayreuth is located on the Red Main river in Northern Bavaria. The pretty, mid-sized town is world famous for the Bayreuth Festival, and for its affiliation with the German composer Richard Wagner. The …

Munich, Germany

Old Town Hall at Marienplatz Square in Munich

Munich, Germany Munich, capital of Bavaria, lies on the elevated plains north of the edge of the Bavarian Alps. The city of Munich is the third largest city in Germany after Berlin and Hamburg. It …

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Saxony, Germany

Dresden, Germany Dresden is the capital of the German state of Saxony, and the third largest city in eastern Germany after Berlin and Leipzig. It lies in the basin of the Elbe River between Meissen …

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Tikal, Guatemala

The ruins of Tikal in Guatemala

Tikal, Guatemala Tikal in Guatemala was once a great centre of Mayan civilisation, the largest urban centre in the ancient Mayan lowlands inhabited from the 6th century BC to the 10th century AD. Declared a …

Palermo, Sicily

Teatro Massimo.

Palermo, Sicily Palermo Cathedral mixes Arab and Norman styles, a testament to Sicily’s multicultural history. The capital of Sicily and the island’s chaotic heart, Palermo is where civilisations – Arab, Norman, Italian – collide. Palermo …