HISTORY / 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.

Oxford day trip
Oxford day trip – an itinerary for 1 day in Oxford

Seeping with history and energized by a student buzz, a day trip to Oxford is an enchanting excursion from London. Here's our guide to one day in Oxford.

ait ben hadou
Ounila Valley: Road trip from Telouet Kasbah to Aït Ben Haddou

Thinking of a Morocco road trip? Take time to drive the stunning Ounila Valley from intriguing Telouet Kasbah to film famous Aït Ben Haddou.

3 days in Marrakech Itinerary
3 days in Marrakech – Bustling souks and fondouks

Our 3-day Marrakech itinerary explores the best tourist attractions but also gets under the skin of local life in this energetic city.

A Belgian town worthy of a Mechelen Star

Our guide to the best things to do in Mechelen - a historic gem with world-class museums, award-winning beer and a thriving art scene.

Our favourite things to do in Leuven

Leuven is a medieval city in Flanders with a young, cool edge. Here’s our guide with the best things to do in Leuven.

Things to do in Cuba.
Top 10 experiences not to be missed in Cuba

From stunning beaches to battered colonial cities; Soviet remnants to vintage cars. Here are our top things to do in Cuba.

3 days in Havana itinerary
3-day Havana itinerary – City of decaying grandeur

Under the crumbling buildings and decaying infrastructure, Havana hides an intriguing spirit. Here’s our 3-day Havana itinerary.

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.

Oxford day trip
Oxford day trip – an itinerary for 1 day in Oxford

Seeping with history and energized by a student buzz, a day trip to Oxford is an enchanting excursion from London. Here's our guide to one day in Oxford.

ait ben hadou
Ounila Valley: Road trip from Telouet Kasbah to Aït Ben Haddou

Thinking of a Morocco road trip? Take time to drive the stunning Ounila Valley from intriguing Telouet Kasbah to film famous Aït Ben Haddou.

3 days in Marrakech Itinerary
3 days in Marrakech – Bustling souks and fondouks

Our 3-day Marrakech itinerary explores the best tourist attractions but also gets under the skin of local life in this energetic city.

A Belgian town worthy of a Mechelen Star

Our guide to the best things to do in Mechelen - a historic gem with world-class museums, award-winning beer and a thriving art scene.

Our favourite things to do in Leuven

Leuven is a medieval city in Flanders with a young, cool edge. Here’s our guide with the best things to do in Leuven.

Things to do in Cuba.
Top 10 experiences not to be missed in Cuba

From stunning beaches to battered colonial cities; Soviet remnants to vintage cars. Here are our top things to do in Cuba.

3 days in Havana itinerary
3-day Havana itinerary – City of decaying grandeur

Under the crumbling buildings and decaying infrastructure, Havana hides an intriguing spirit. Here’s our 3-day Havana itinerary.

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.

The best of Sintra on a Lisbon to Sintra day trip

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
Top 10 experiences not to be missed in Turkey

From magnificent ancient ruins, the fascinating history of Istanbul, and the whimsical landscapes of Cappadocia; here are our top things to do in Turkey.

Ancient ruins in Mexico
7 most fascinating ancient ruins in Mexico

The ancient ruins in Mexico can be on wide open plains or shrouded in jungle. Here are 7 of the best and the story they have to tell.

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.

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.

8 most interesting ancient ruins in Turkey

There are hundreds of ancient ruins in Turkey, and you risk being ruined out. So, to save you time, here are the best and most interesting.

moorish sites in cordoba
Uncovering an enlightened caliphate 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.

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