Interlaken, in the 19th century, with its twin attractions of mountain air and spa waters, attracted some of the first tourists to Switzerland, and miraculous mountain railways were constructed to carry them to the heavens. They're still going strong today.
I've started to embrace the "non-plan" which was very much the case when I hit the southern shores of Sweden by way of the Öresundsbron (the overwater/underwater bridge connecting Denmark to Sweden).
This is a great time of year for me! I love genealogy and I love autumn. It is a terrific time of year offering some exceptional combinations for those of us who love genealogy.
Recently I left behind a competitive job in London in favour of an adventure travelling around Central America. After being away just over a week I can understand why people described me as crazy, brave and even stupid. I have already found myself in some bizarre situations.
The birthplace of three great religions, Jerusalem, receives millions of international tourists annually, a good part of whom are interested in getting to know places important to Jews, Christians and Muslims.
Lots of people see Ibiza and automatically associate it with endless parting in world renowned clubs. Yes, those words are synonymous with certain parts of the island, but there is another side of Ibiza that offers idyllic beaches, fantastic Spanish culture and quaint towns.
It's never too late to travel, never too late in your life and never too late in the year. With the end of summer and weather cooling off, many travellers are trying to take advantage of one last trip before it gets too cold. I totally understand. From my experience, I believe that a great choice for that last trip before it gets too cold is going to a festival.
It's strange being so lost in a foreign tongue. This summer I swapped my usual stamping ground -Italy- for a week in southern Germany, around the Schwarzwald and Swabian Jura. From Frühstuck to Abendessen, I'm completely clueless.
Travelling from state to state can often feel like entering a whole new country. It's food, the people, architecture, the weather, literally everything may seem completely world's away from wherever you might have just been. Though you may have just ventured mere miles in reality.
I thought this was a very good April Fool's day prank that was played upon the passengers aboard Cunard's Queen Elizabeth, whilst I was on board in 2012.
As we crossed the picturesque bridge in Mostar, a young man in a bathing suit was resting on the rails. He waited patiently, as if he had all the time in the world. All that it would take to get him to dive into the waters of the Neretva River 24 meters below was 25 euros, but the tourists walking across the bridge didn't want to donate money to see his feat.
Did you hear about the robber who stopped to take a bath? He wanted to make a clean getaway. It's not the best joke ever, but sometimes you can find that baths in hotels are a bit of a joke themselves.
30-minute subway ride away is Perth's sister city - the undersized coastal town of Fremantle (Freo to locals). Less urban and with a more tangible community vibe, Fremantle is worth visiting in its own right, but it's also a great place to stay while you explore the distinctive tourist attraction that is Rottnest Island.
Perth is not like other cities. Situated in Western Australia, Perth is an isolated city that most gap year types miss off their once-in-a-lifetime journey around Oz. Why? Because, being located on the opposite side of the country to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra, it's not close to anything else of note in Australia.
My decision to go to Denmark was based largely upon proximity as my life in London was particularly busy that month. My first take from Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is that it is the most livable city I have visited on #12countries12months, even if it is very expensive.
Our latest 2 minute travel guide is also our most ambitious. How do you coax and cajole the immense nation of India into a short paragraph? How do you summarise the hugely diverse landscapes, people, cultures, cities, towns and villages into an 8 page mini-guide?