Explore the most exciting, unusual, beautiful and unexpected places to visit around the world. We've curated the best - from hotels, shopping and sightseeing to memorable drinking and dining experiences. Places to explore Places to explore in Europe Azores Travel Guide
The Azores are a series of nine volcanic islands created at different times throughout history, each one individual and unique. From the sky, they are a string of shining green jewels set in the deep blue Atlantic, their highest peaks often crowned in clouds.
Read more Milan Travel Guide
Grey weather and at times gaudy architecture may not send your imagination racing, but a vibrant history, jaw-dropping landmarks, and a passionate sense of place seduces the senses all the same.
Read more Brighton Travel Guide
Quintessentially British with its own special brand of eccentricity, Brighton is a fiercely liberal city that is loud and very proud of its LGBT community.
Read more Mallorca Travel Guide
Mallorca embodies the best of the Balearics at every sun-kissed turn – a lyrical cornucopia of ravishing scenery ranging from crystalline coastlines to bucolic mountains to revitalising rural retreats.
Read more Zürich Travel Guide
Known for its aesthetic perfection, the likes of which are usually only found on movie sets, Zürich also harbours an unexpected dual personality.
Read more Siracusa and south-east Sicily Travel Guide
Evoking imagery of leather-faced fishermen, sun-baked coastlines, vineyards and prickly pears, Sicily has always been a place that captures the imagination.
Read more Greek Ionian Islands Travel Guide
The Ionian Islands, like a string of emerald jewels scattered along the west coast of Greece are a lush and verdant chain of islands, dense and overgrown with olive, cypress, fig and pomegranate.
Read more Lake Como and Lake Maggiore Travel Guide
Set against the snow-capped peaks of the Alps and steep mountain cliffs, the Italian Lakes have always been the playground of the rich and famous, and their crystal waters, quaint towns and breath-taking vistas continue to capture our imaginations.
Read more San Sebastian Travel Guide
San Sebastian has long been on the list of gastronomic greatness, and it´s not for nothing that some of the worlds best restaurants are to be found here.
Read more Scotland Travel Guide
Where else on Earth can you have breakfast beneath a castle, lunch with history’s most infamous monster and skip dinner for a magical gay burlesque show?
Read more Amsterdam Travel Guide
Famously free-spirited, laid back and liveable, its ancient canals overflowing with contemporary art galleries, cute cafes and edgy restaurants, the Netherlands’ charming capital and its fun-loving people will make you never want to leave.
Read more Hamburg Travel Guide
Insiders call Hamburg the “gateway to the world”. And it isn’t hard to see why. This port city combines metropolitan flair with maritime charm and is home to some of the most exciting architecture in all of Germany.
Read more Bilbao Travel Guide
The modern bridges and glass-clad skyscrapers, the manicured green spaces along the winding river, and the narrow medieval streets of the old town somehow manage to blend effortlessly together and define the many personalities of Bilbao.
Read more Dubrovnik Travel Guide
Dubrovnik makes for a breath-taking first impression and it´s not for nothing that it is considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful walled cities.
Read more Cáceres Travel Guide
In 2015 the Spanish city of Cáceres was named the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy and was suddenly thrust into the international limelight as foodies the world over took notice.
Read more Lisbon Travel Guide
Lisbon’s beauty celebrates her contrasting virtues; narrow streets and grand architecture neighbour graffiti-ed streets and the sounds of Fado performers.
Read more Berlin Travel Guide
Perhaps what makes Berlin so fascinating to explore, is that each district is like a town in itself, all with their own style and quirks, forming one of the most exciting cities of the world.
Read more Iceland Travel Guide
Iceland is a wild, beautiful place of unpronounceable words, breath-taking landscapes and lots of horses. It is very much a land of extremes; fire and ice, black and white, ancient and modern.
Read more Porto Travel Guide
Often overlooked in favour of Lisbon and the beaches of the Algarve, Porto had lots to see and do and a personality all of her own.
Read more Ibiza and Formentera Travel Guide
Sexy debauchery to the beat of the world’s most famous DJ’s is but one of the many facets of Ibiza. In sharp contrast, Formentera, her shy Balearic sister, is radiant in her serene natural essence.
Read more Athens Travel Guide
Walking the streets of Athens feels like no one told the Greeks of their troubles. Nothing can keep Athenians from their afternoon coffees, modern day street philosophising and laissez-faire attitude.
Read more Stockholm Travel Guide
Though breathtakingly beautiful, selfie-friendly Stockholm offers much more than meets the eye. This Scandia classic pays homage to its storied history and celebrates its über-contemporary present.
Read more Paris Travel Guide
As the iconic grande dame of romance, Paris is a spellbinding metropolis for all things chic; the enchanting city of lights is a savvy seductress intent on stealing hearts.
Read more Barcelona Travel Guide
From distinctive architecture, world-class cuisine to a diverse culture playground with museums and live performances, the Queen of Catalonia delivers a bountiful adventure.
Read more Istanbul Travel Guide
Heady and exotic, Istanbul is an unforgettable city. Rich with art and architecture, the former Constantinople is where Europe meets the Middle East and where modern allure meets ancient history.
Read more Manchester Travel Guide
With world-class art and culture, a flourishing restaurant and bar scene and a calendar of events to rival the world’s capitals, Manchester should be high on any traveller’s wish list.
Read more Madrid Travel Guide
Spain’s vibrant capital is eternally generous with her offerings; from first-rate museums to culinary excellence and legendary nightlife that never quits, Madrid is all that and a bag of patatas.
Read more Florence Travel Guide
Rich in culture, rife with charm and oh so alluring; Florence is synonymous with everything we love about Italy. It’s where food is a passion, passion is a way of life, and life is somehow sweeter.
Read more Cologne Travel Guide
When traveling to Germany, visiting Cologne might not immediately cross your mind. But prepare to be surprised; this compact city packs a punch.
Read more Copenhagen Travel Guide
Hop on your rented bike and discover the hippest neighbourhoods, the cosiest coffee shops, the best Nordic restaurants, and the coolest shops in Copenhagen.
Read more London Travel Guide
London: capital city; birthplace of Keats, Bowie, McQueen and Beckham. From the Gothic Revival to 1930s modernism, and all in between. What is there still to say about the world’s greatest city?
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