There are numerous traditional events and competitions held during the course of the year in Scotland which celebrate the country's long and colourful...
Sicily is intriguing as it conjures up notions of the Mafioso culture so famously exaggerated in American movies. As I flew into Catania from Milano, I had images of crazy drivers with musical accents wearing wife-beaters (sleeveless underwear) in the heat of the summer.
My wife and I arrived in Sarajevo in June, as part of our tour of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We were eager to visit a city rich in history, culture, and religious diversity.
A lot of people have expressed concern that the journey that my father and I have set out on is a risky venture. Some have even questioned why we woul...
For one day in the year the whole village queues for hours in hope of doctors' advice for a variety of ailments. At the last visit, four of the children were unable to see a doctor regarding eye problems that hindered them in reading because the system works on a 'first come, first served' basis.
Music festivals have become a huge part of summer; festival fashion and designer wellies have become big business as hoards of music fans flock to the...
My first reaction to this news was that I should read something substantial about one of the biggest conflicts in human history; perhaps Max Hastings huge new book on the subject, or some of that famous poetry that everyone is supposed to read in British schools. What about the extensive reports that all British newspapers are featuring about WW1?
When you ask for directions to your hotel and the reply is: "Turn left at the fountain and head straight for the grand entrance", you get the sense that something pretty spectacular lies at the end of the driveway. Sure enough, Cliveden House - a majestic neoclassical country house, perched within 376 acres of National Trust parkland - is no let-down.
With its rugged shores, lochs and islands, Scotland has a wealth of good hotels. Here is our selection of ten of the best places to stay in Scotland, in all price ranges, from The Good Hotel Guide.
Heading to the Southern USA in pursuit of distilleries to visit, it's easy to get confused. And that's before you've even had a drink. American bourbon and whiskey are different. Bourbon doesn't have to be made in Bourbon County, or even in Kentucky. You can make bourbon in Tennessee, or even in Texas if you abide by the rules. Tennessee is more noted for its whiskey, though. And in the USA they do spell it whiskey except for the people who spell it whisky.
Renowned for its enchanting architecture, translucent azure waters and dazzling sunshine, it's little wonder that Dubrovnik has been a top Mediterranean tourist destination for several centuries.
Nature is full of mysteries. A hidden cove here; a unique rock formation there. A curiously pink lake; a cave that glows in the dark. The richness and diversity of nature is what prompts us to seek out these concealed places and one-of-a-kind wonders.
When you run your own business, but still need to travel thousands or even tens of thousands of miles a month, you start to look at budget before anything else. But what is the point of the large comfy seats and posh hotel rooms? Is it vanity, or a real business necessity?
Tooday is Bastille Day, France's national day commemorating the famous storming of the Bastille prison and the start of the French Revolution. Throughout France, le Quatorze Juillet is celebrated with parades, fireworks and parties.
They say that hitching is out of date, out of style and dangerous. I think they're wrong and recently set out to prove it. I used to hitchhike a lot and recently I have been doing it again, and it's liberating. Here are 10 reasons why I recommend it.
What's this walking think all about then? There's been such a big push to go walking and to get outdoors in the past couple of years, but there are still people who haven't got the message yet - or perhaps don't even get the outdoors. So, this post is for you to show them...