Musée Yves Saint Laurent, France Opened in 2017, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent is Paris’s latest must-see destination, an extensive and deeply personal look through the life and works of the revolutionary fashion designer – …

Quick guide to the arrondissements of Paris, France Locals know that Paris is a city of neighbourhoods. Parisians are fiercely loyal to their area of choice, shopping and dining locally at markets, restaurants, and wine …

Writers of Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

Writers of Paris, France For centuries, Paris has been regarded as the intellectual centre of the western world, associated with a bohemian lifestyle where art reigns supreme and radical ideas circulate. For visitors with an …

St Michael’s Mount, England St Michael’s Mount, England, at low tide. Looking over glassy waters at the craggy mountain-top abbey of St Michael’s Mount, England, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you were looking at …

Isles of Scilly, England Aerial view of St Martin’s, Isles of Scilly. Subtropical gardens, azure seas, and white sandy beaches: you might think you’re on the Amalfi Coast, in the Bahamas, or holidaying in the …

Tintagel, England Tintagel Castle, Cornwall. Believed by many to be the home of the legendary King Arthur, Tintagel Castle on the North Cornish Coast is one of the most visited destinations in England, drawing tourists …

Lynton and Lynmouth, England The village of Lynmouth, Devon. The twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth are the gateway to ‘England’s Little Switzerland’, the wilds of Exmoor. Each has its own character: Lynmouth is a …

Newquay, England

Tolcarne Beach, Newquay, Cornwall

Newquay, England Newquay is a popular seaside resort in Cornwall, England, visited by Odyssey Traveller as part of our tour of Devon and Cornwall. Beginning in the city of Bristol, our Devon and Cornwall small …

Penzance, England Penzance is a seaside town and popular holiday destination for anyone hoping for access to the sea, attractive walks, and quaint fishing villages steeped in myth and history. The town is accessible by …

Matera, Italy

Southern Italy

Matera, Italy The ancient town of Matera, Basilicata. The ancient city of Matera, in southern Italy, is among the world’s oldest continously inhabited cities, a place of primordial beauty, where cave houses are carved directly …

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 …

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 …

Delhi, India

Delhi, India Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi. If Jaipur is historic India, and Mumbai its modern heart, Delhi is where the two collide: a frantic mix of medieval architecture, broad avenues, and modern design. Few cities have …

Mumbai, India

Victoria Terminus.

Mumbai, India Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus), Mumbai. One of the world’s great metropolises, Mumbai (formerly Bombay) is India at its most vibrant; a city of contrasts, where Bollywood stars and finance billionaires …

Cochin (Kochi), India ‘Chinese fishing nets’ are a testament to the multicultural history of Kochi. Known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea‘, Kochi has long been among India’s most cosmopolitan cities. A center of …

Agra, India

Agra Fort.

Agra, India The Taj Mahal. Tourists come to Agra from all over the world to view the amazing Taj Mahal, one of the world’s most celebrated and iconic buildings. But while the Taj more than …