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Top 10 Friendliest Cities in the World

Hello and warmest welcomes to our list of the friendliest cities in the world. Let’s be honest, sometimes travel can be a little uncomfortable and stressful, especially in a new location. A helpful culture, friendly […]

10 crazy superstitions from around the world

Have you ever wondered where superstitions come from? And why they’re so wildly different from country to country? While we weren’t able to track down an explanation for them all, there are certainly some colourful […]

10 Unmissable Egyptian Experiences

Tour like an Egyptian! Here are 10 extraordinary things you can only do in the land of the Pharoahs. 1.Exotic breakfast foods Say goodbye to boring cereal and hello to foul medame, one of the […]

The Mysteries of the Atacama

Chile’s Atacama Desert is one of the driest places on earth. Yet it is teeming with beauty and plenty of surprises. Our Discovery Tours small group takes you to its fascinating heart, where you’ll gain […]

Italy’s North: A Cornucopia for Food Lovers

If you think Tuscany has the last word on Italian cuisine, think again. The nation’s less-visited regions to the north—Lombardy, Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna—boast their own bounty of mouthwatering, fresh-from-the-earth specialties. Journey with us on our Cinque Terre, […]

Gaudi & Dali: Spain’s Modern Masters

Among the many pleasures of visiting Spain, art lovers especially revel in the ability to witness a millennium’s worth of the world’s greatest masterpieces. Two masters stand out—famed modernista Antoni Gaudi and surrealist Salvador Dali. […]

Colombia: Welcoming Culture, Colonial Splendor & Magnificent Beauty

If one place in all of Colombia symbolises how far the country has come since its founding, it is The Vaults in the gorgeous Caribbean city of Cartagena. These age-old archways once housed armaments and, […]

Black Sea Treasures of an Ottoman Past

When you journey along Turkey’s Black Sea coast, you are tracing the routes of ancient traders. The Silk Road wound its way through this scenic region, linking the West and the East. Merchants stopped along […]

Cruise the Magnificent Turkish Riviera

Spectacularly scenic with deep blue waters ringed by jagged mountains, the coastal city of Fethiye is one of Turkey’s true gems. During its 12th-century heyday, when it was known as Makri, it was a producer […]

Why Sri Lanka should be at the top of your list this year

There’s a reason why Sri Lanka has been named the number one destination to visit in 2019 by numerous travel experts and connoisseurs (most recently by Lonely Planet). Shrouded in mystery and beauty, this island […]