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Inside the Convento de la Missio, Palma, Mallorca, Spain

How to Spend One day in Palma Mallorca

Sunny days, golden sandstone cathedrals, and probably the bluest waters in the world… Welcome to Palma de Mallorca! Make the most of 24 hours in the capital of the Balearics with this guide on how to spend one day in Mallorca

Saint George church mosaic in Madaba Jordan

The Madaba Mosaics Jordan – Making the Broken Beautiful Again

Madaba is famous for its mosaics. Or, rather, the Madaba mosaics are famous.

This small town in Jordan, nineteen miles southwest of Amman and on the Kings Highway, smells of cardamom, rosewater and ancient sighs. It earns its place on the map of the world today with a map of the world from yesterday: one of the oldest maps of the Holy Land, built out of two million pieces and embedded in the floor of the Saint George Greek Orthodox Church.

Japan - Nagasaki Survivor - Shimohira Sakue

A Nagasaki Survivor Speaks

Nagasaki survivors: One of the most moving moments of my time in Japan, if not my life altogether, was speaking with a survivor of the Nagasaki atom bomb drop that took place in 1945. Shimohira Sakue was a child at a time.  ​ Meeting a Nagasaki Nuclear Bomb Survivor ​ I met Shimohira Sakue in the … Read more

Wadi Abadilah rock and water

15 Best Hidden Gems in the U.A.E

Many places in the Emirates are larger than life. But you can still find some captivating hidden gems in the U.A.E – if you know where to look. Here’s an inside guide.

Questions about Spain- inside historical buildings in La Laguna in Tenerife, Canary Islands

Solo in Spain: Everything You Need to Know

From the best places in Spain for solo travel to our inside tips for solo travel in Spain, this in-depth guide will tell you everything you need to know about going solo in Spain. Vale!

Osprey Farpoint 36 in use

The Osprey Farpoint 36 Review: What You Need to Know

Today, we’ll be reviewing the Osprey Farpoint 36, the smallest of the Osprey Farpoint Range.

It’s a wheelie suitcase that’s also designed to work as a backpack and it’s small size means that it fits most airline carry on or hand luggage specifications.

Africa - Namib Desert Oldest in the world in Namibia near Dune 45

The Country Named After the Oldest Desert in the World

Fifty-five million years. It’s a long time, no matter how you look at it. For 55 million years, particles of sand, in shades of blood red, caramelised orange and an exhausted, jaded rust have sifted one over the other in this part of the world.

I stand clasping a few of them, gasping for breath.