We are fascinated by history. Stories through the ages. The stories of different cultures, in different countries at different times. Their long-held traditions and beliefs that make a people who they are today.

We often search out destinations with a story to tell.

Stories of empire and religion, of politics and race. Stories that don’t just educate us about the past but have lessons for today, and for the future. Lessons that help us understand our lives, where we might be going and how we might get there.

Yet also warnings. Warnings of failed empires in enlightened times bought crashing to an end on the whim of those more powerful.

HISTORY

3 days in seville itinerary
3 days in Seville itinerary – A perfect spring or fall break

In early spring or fall, Seville’s massive cathedral and stunning Alcázar are bathed in sun. Here's how to spend 3 days in Seville.

one day in Sintra itinerary
One day in Sintra itinerary – Birthplace of Romanticism

Sintra is packed with fairy-tale palaces, hilltop castles and Moorish influences. Here's all you need to know about how to spend one day in Sintra.

2-week Turkey Itinerary
Our top experiences in Turkey

Turkey is a fascinating country steeped in history from both Christian and Islamic empires. From whimsical landscapes to mint tea, here are our favourite experiences in Turkey.

Ancient ruins in Mexico
Uncovering Mesoamerican history through the ancient ruins in Mexico

The towering pyramids, temples and palaces of the ancient ruins in Mexico, are magnificent monuments to the story of the Mesoamerican people.

Historical Places in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa
Cycling Sri Lanka’s ancient city of Polonnaruwa

The ancient city of Polonnaruwa is a monument to a remarkable kingdom whose ancient temples and palaces provide an excellent cycling day out in Sri Lanka.

Things to do in Istanbul
Uncovering Istanbul’s mighty past & uncertain future

Istanbul has been one of the most important cities in world history. But we soon discovered its uncertain future was just as fascinating.

Historical Places in Turkey
8 most interesting ancient ruins in Western Turkey

There are hundreds of historical places in Turkey, and you risk being ruined out. Here is our selection of the best sites to visit.

Moorish sites in Córdoba Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba.
Uncovering an Islamic Caliphate through the Moorish Sites in Córdoba

The Moorish sites in Córdoba tell the story of the only Islamic Caliphate to rule from western Europe; one that yearned for scientific advancement and spread knowledge across backward Christian empires.

7 day Israel itinerary Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem to Bethlehem
Into the West Bank on a Jerusalem to Bethlehem day trip

A day trip from Jerusalem to Bethlehem is a great way to get into the West Bank and explore some great sites. Here is what you need to know.

holy sites of Christianity
Christian sites in Jerusalem – Dishevelled and intriguing

Exploring the holy Christian sites in Jerusalem taught us a valuable lesson in the power and wealth of religion and empire. Here's what we learnt in this intriguing city.

Jerusalem Walking Tour of Jewish History
6 Jewish sites in Jerusalem that teach us their history

Our pick of the 6 best Jewish Sites in Jerusalem, that help to explain the remarkable ancient history of the Jewish people.

Sigiriya Rock Climb
Climb to the stunning ancient city of Sigiriya Rock

It’s worth every one of the 1,000 steps passed gardens, frescoes and playful monkeys to reach the 200m high ancient city of Sigiriya.

HISTORY

3 days in seville itinerary
3 days in Seville itinerary – A perfect spring or fall break

In early spring or fall, Seville’s massive cathedral and stunning Alcázar are bathed in sun. Here's how to spend 3 days in Seville.

one day in Sintra itinerary
One day in Sintra itinerary – Birthplace of Romanticism

Sintra is packed with fairy-tale palaces, hilltop castles and Moorish influences. Here's all you need to know about how to spend one day in Sintra.

2-week Turkey Itinerary
Our top experiences in Turkey

Turkey is a fascinating country steeped in history from both Christian and Islamic empires. From whimsical landscapes to mint tea, here are our favourite experiences in Turkey.

Ancient ruins in Mexico
Uncovering Mesoamerican history through the ancient ruins in Mexico

The towering pyramids, temples and palaces of the ancient ruins in Mexico, are magnificent monuments to the story of the Mesoamerican people.

Historical Places in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa
Cycling Sri Lanka’s ancient city of Polonnaruwa

The ancient city of Polonnaruwa is a monument to a remarkable kingdom whose ancient temples and palaces provide an excellent cycling day out in Sri Lanka.

Things to do in Istanbul
Uncovering Istanbul’s mighty past & uncertain future

Istanbul has been one of the most important cities in world history. But we soon discovered its uncertain future was just as fascinating.

Historical Places in Turkey
8 most interesting ancient ruins in Western Turkey

There are hundreds of historical places in Turkey, and you risk being ruined out. Here is our selection of the best sites to visit.

Moorish sites in Córdoba Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba.
Uncovering an Islamic Caliphate through the Moorish Sites in Córdoba

The Moorish sites in Córdoba tell the story of the only Islamic Caliphate to rule from western Europe; one that yearned for scientific advancement and spread knowledge across backward Christian empires.

7 day Israel itinerary Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem to Bethlehem
Into the West Bank on a Jerusalem to Bethlehem day trip

A day trip from Jerusalem to Bethlehem is a great way to get into the West Bank and explore some great sites. Here is what you need to know.

holy sites of Christianity
Christian sites in Jerusalem – Dishevelled and intriguing

Exploring the holy Christian sites in Jerusalem taught us a valuable lesson in the power and wealth of religion and empire. Here's what we learnt in this intriguing city.

Jerusalem Walking Tour of Jewish History
6 Jewish sites in Jerusalem that teach us their history

Our pick of the 6 best Jewish Sites in Jerusalem, that help to explain the remarkable ancient history of the Jewish people.

Sigiriya Rock Climb
Climb to the stunning ancient city of Sigiriya Rock

It’s worth every one of the 1,000 steps passed gardens, frescoes and playful monkeys to reach the 200m high ancient city of Sigiriya.