When we separate ourselves, by nation, by religion, by football team even (yes I know that one will stir a few emotions) we are being divisive. It's adversarial in its very nature; an us versus you mentality.
Cities can be exhausting places for the tourist; crowds, confusion, vast distances between expensive monuments and a general sense that it's not what it looked like in the pictures. Portugal's second city, Porto, is not such a place.
Like most people, my first taste of cephalopod was abroad. I think mine was 1985 and I arrived in Greece for the first time. Flown in to join a rather handsome and rich older man, determined to have his way with me. His house nestled in a bay amid that perfectly Aegean composition of white and blue.
Poznan, in central west Poland, is an enchanting city. Simply beautiful storybook architecture, friendly locals, and the charm of a city not yet inundated with tourists. There are plenty of things to see and do in Poznan for visitors, whether you're a couple, solo traveller, or a family. Here are my top ten picks...
Of mice and men. Best-laid plans. And all that. Murphy's stroll, lovingly illustrated on the front cover by a Fran Ford painting, isn't a walk in the park. Expect detours and derailments. In a travelogue which is, astonishingly, this writer's full-length debut.
Anyone familiar with Wii Sports Resort will instantly feel at home in Tignes. The French alpine resort could almost have been the inspiration for the video game where just about every sport and leisure activity is available in one purpose-built, picture-perfect resort.
The UK is well-known for its amazing museums. Drawing in over 92 million visitors a year, they are popular among tourists and Brits alike.... the UK's variety of museums reflects the diversity of British history - from the influence of the Fab Four to the time of Viking invasion.
At first glance, it's easy to see why people might snub La Tomatina as a tourist trap... there is nothing more exhilarating than ditching a handful of rotten tomatoes at the face of a decrepit Chinese lady, only to turn around to a large German man waiting to smoosh a whole one in your eyeball.
The Arabian States have always fostered a romantic notion in the hearts of travellers. Fuelled by Wilfred Thesiger's beautiful descriptions of the desert-dwelling Bedouin in the 1950s and the adventures of Lawrence of Arabia, it's a culture and landscape we find evocative and beguiling.
There's something magical about a scenic railway journey... leaving driving behind allows you to focus on the landscapes and soak up the culture. If you're as bigger fan of scenic railway journeys as I am, then you'll love these less famous I've discovered across the world...
Kuala Lumpur is largely a city of transit for European travellers. For those taking a trip to Australia, New Zealand or the scattering of islands in their vicinity, chances are high that your connecting flight will pass through Malaysia's capital.
I love going on holiday with friends. If I'm going to lie on a beach and eat and drink myself into oblivion for a week, there's no better company. But when it comes to travelling and really seeing the world, I think solo is the way to go.
Want to travel to the corners of the world without breaking the bank? These 10 destinations might be just the ticket. Selected due to their value for money and favourable hotel reputation, these towns, cities and national parks will not disappoint.
Since Burma's fifteen year tourism ban came to an end, backpackers have become curious to explore this intriguing country. Burma is rich in history, culture, sights and sounds with a surprise around every corner.
Holidays are not just a time to relax. They're also the time when we experience new things and have new adventures. For many people that includes a holiday romance. Can they ever work back home? Do you want them to work when you get back home?
Holidays are usually a time to kick back, relax and forget your worries, while you relax on the beach and get a much needed break from work. But being totally carefree can sometimes have less than sunny consequences - particularly when it comes to your health.