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 …

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 …

The Elegant Arcades of Paris Part of the pleasure of getting to know the real Paris lies in getting off the main tourist trail and discovering its many hidden pockets and secrets. Its gorgeous arcades …

Discovering Berlin Berlin is a city rich in history. At every turn are traces of a past plagued by conflict, and stories of powerful resistance. By the 14th century, Berlin had established itself as a …

Forest Bathing in Japan

Forest Bathing in Japan

Forest Bathing in Japan is an unusual concept to the traditional western mind. Forests are a fundamental part of the Japanese national character. They are often treated with spiritual reverence, and shrines and places of …

It has been said that: no other nation on the planet approaches France in its subtle and seamless blend of the old and the new; the industrial and the pastoral Odyssey Traveller’s guided tours for mature …

Sicilian people; A cosmopolitan society In the early eleventh century, a band of Norman adventurers rode from Normandy, in northern France, to southern Italy. Led by Roger d’Hauteville and his brother, Robert Guiscard, they intended …

The Loire Valley France The Loire Valley France may be the most quintessentially french part of this country. Renowned for its picturesque natural beauty, the region also combines all the ingredients of what the French …