Alberobello: a quirky part of Italy with a difference

Travel writer Julia Hammond explains how she fell in love with the southern Italian town of Alberobello. The first time I saw a picture of a row of trulli—quirky round huts—it popped up on a Twitter feed during a weekly chat about #TheRoadLessTravelled. That turned out to be a bit wide of the mark. In the town […]

American National Parks: a natural delight

The great outdoors is a beauty to behold. Nothing brings inner peace faster than engaging in a slice of nature, and you can experience it for yourself by visiting any of the historic national parks dotted around the United States of America.  There are 61 national parks, providing a wide range of leisure pursuits and gorgeous scenery […]

Geneva: The lakeside city at the foot of the Alps

Geneva has long been associated with the 1864 Geneva Convention which established the humane rules of war. What fewer people know is that this treaty was signed in one of the most picturesque travel destinations in Europe.  Summer is the ideal time to visit, since the temperatures reach a comfortable 26C (79F) during the day […]

The Azores: Portugal’s answer to the Canary Islands

The Azores has much in common with the Canary Islands. Both island groups have volcanic origins and are located hundreds of miles from mainland Europe in the Atlantic Ocean, giving them a remote and exotic feel. While the Canaries are quite far south, just to the west of northern Africa, the Azores—an autonomous region of […]