Latest UNESCO World Heritage Sites As of July 2019, there are 1,121 official UNESCO World Heritage sites, with 30 brand-new sites added this year. A World Heritage Site can be a man-made (cultural heritage) or …

Happy ageing! Advice for the over-50s Recent reports  in the media suggest that life gets better after the age of fifty. Happy ageing! This article provides some advice for the over 50s with respect to …

Books to read for the Silk road The linking of Asia to Europe via Eurasia for conquest and trade since at least 120BC is a unique part of the worlds history. Along this collection of …

Turkmenistan; journey for the curious Brimming with a vibrant population of around 5 million people, Turkmenistan is hospitable and welcoming to tourists, despite its history of political problems. Its vast landscape is mostly desert, with …

English Village History  The English Village lives in the imagination of anyone who has ever read classic British literature, or watched a BBC costume drama or binged Midsomer Murders. The archetype is of course a …

Uncovering Caravaggio The following article picks up on, and extends, our general introduction to Caravaggio. Here, we we delve further into the details of Caravaggio’s early life and relationships, and use available evidence to piece …

Touring England’s villages For many travellers, London is synonymous with England. This lively, cosmopolitan capital is a must see, of course, but there is more to England than booming cities and industrial centres. Instead, what …

Responsible Tourism for mature & senior travellers There’s a growing problem in the world’s most popular cities, this article provides commentary about responsible tourism for mature & senior travellers. In 2017, a local activist group …