Clothes began in Georgia In September 2009, a team of researchers and experts from the United States, Israel, and the Republic of Georgia examined clay retrieved from the Dzudzuana Cave and discovered something that would, …

Exploring Southern Africa

Southern Africa Mature travelers affordable escorted small group tours

Exploring Southern Africa Southern Africa, a subregion of the African continent, is composed of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. (The United Nations geographic region of Southern Africa, on …

Victorian Women’s Fashion

Victorian Women's fashion

Victorian Women’s Fashion The Young Queen Victoria by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1842). Photographic reproduction from Wikimedia Commons. Victoria ascended the throne at the age of 18. In British history, the Victorian era refers to the …

The Legacy of the Safavids in Persia Modern-day Iran is a mass of tiled architectural gems and of immense artistry, textiles and culture.  But this is all thanks to its to the legacy of its …

South West France

South West France.

For centuries, trade via France from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean has been of the utmost importance for the country’s cultural and economic development.  From as far back as the 3rd century BC when Cornish …

The Delicate Art of Art Restoration The Netherland’s Rijkmuseum recently announced that it will be restoring Rembrandt’s The Night Watch, its most famous and most treasured painting by the Dutch master. Rembrandt’s group portrait masterpiece, …

2018’s Newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites As of July 2018, there are 1,092 official UNESCO World Heritage sites, with 19 brand new sites added this year. It’s worth keeping up to date with World Heritage …

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 …

Crete history for travellers Crete is one of the most beautiful and traditional regions of Greece. Although Cretans have fought generations of invaders, they are a people whose courtesy and hospitality is legendary. These lands …

Argentina & Brazil travel advice This article is the third in a series highlighting travel in South America: This is about Argentina & Brazil travel advice for one of the world’s most thrilling travel destinations. …