Brian Johnston

Brian Johnston seemed destined to become a travel writer and author: he is an Irishman born in Nigeria and raised in Switzerland, who has lived in Britain and China.

Gorgeous Ghent, Belgium.

Twenty reasons to visit Belgium

From Flemish art and Belgian chocolate to lively towns and monuments galore, here are 20 reasons you should visit this European nation.

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Bergen, Norway.

The world's most beautiful cruise

Norway provides one of the world's most magnificent coastal landscapes, best appreciated from the sea. Brian Johnston is gobsmacked as he sails on Viking Star.

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See the famous Mitre Peak in Milford Sound on a cruise around New Zealand.

The shipping news

The new Coral Adventurer expedition ship will have all outside-facing cabins with French windows or private balconies.

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