Ireland’s border country: walking the line and in love with the landscape

Since the Brexit referendum, the Irish border has again become a source of tension but on the ground it remains a fascinating wilderness of low mountains and fantastic hiking country

British Virgin Islands tourism showing signs of recovery after Hurricane Irma

Now is the time to visit the islands, says one UK operator, as cruise and sailing tourism return nearly five months after the devastating storm – while rebuilding continues on land. Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including Travels through History : France Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in theContinue reading “British Virgin Islands tourism showing signs of recovery after Hurricane Irma”

The best places in Florida away from the crowds

It’s not all showy spectacle, queues, rides and golf in the Sunshine State: historic sites, glorious gardens, quiet beaches and Biff’s burger joint also feature. Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including Travels through History : France Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia Travels through History –Continue reading “The best places in Florida away from the crowds”

Lord of the ring road: see Iceland through the windscreen

A driving holiday around Iceland’s Golden Circle and south coast gives a widescreen view of its cinematic landscape   Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including Travels through History : France Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland

‘The wind makes Karst people stay in, and gives them character’: walker and author Nick Hunt

For the Stanford’s Travel Book of the Year nominee, the Bora wind influences every part of life on this wild plateau – straddling Italy and Slovenia – from the architecture to the inhabitants and their food. Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including Travels through History : France Travels through History –Continue reading “‘The wind makes Karst people stay in, and gives them character’: walker and author Nick Hunt”

Naples’ Fontanelle cemetery: skulls and silence beneath the busy city streets

In an underground chamber in the Italian city, the skulls of plague victims are stacked high but the traditions surrounding their preservation are ultimately uplifting, telling us a lot about the human capacity for caring. Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including Travels through History : France Travels through History – TheContinue reading “Naples’ Fontanelle cemetery: skulls and silence beneath the busy city streets”

Mysuru, India, city guide: what to see, plus the best yoga centres, hotels and restaurants

Famed for ashtanga yoga, wellbeing is a way of life in this magical south Indian city – and fantastic markets, food and architecture all add to the allure. Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including Travels through History : France Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia TravelsContinue reading “Mysuru, India, city guide: what to see, plus the best yoga centres, hotels and restaurants”

Disney goes eco: the new holiday resort near Disneyland Paris

There’s some weirdness attached to Villages Nature, the Disney-imagineered vision of rustic life, but the waterslides are amazing and there’s lots for kids to do

Frankfurt city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Goldman Sachs’s CEO tweeted that he’ll be spending more time in the city after Brexit. He won’t be the only one. We asked a local journalist to show us around