Holidaymakers thinking of cruising Australia or the Pacific this summer are urged to plan now.
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.
Kyoto is a historical centre for traditional crafts, but a dwindling band of experts worries about the survival of Japan's exquisite arts.
From breathtaking views to Austrian comfort food and schnitzel, Vienna has something for everyone.
Switzerland has some of Europe's best art museums, but the curious traveller can also explore watchmaking, sports, transport and much more behind the walls of its top cultural institutions.
Valletta boasts a condensed history and cultural legacy that provides a splendid blend of Castilian, Arab, Italian, French and British influences.
Silversea is already taking reservations for its World Cruise in 2019, a splendid 132-day voyage between San Francisco and London.
If food and travel are the perfect couple, then the greatest romance is a town whose name is synonymous with its culinary speciality.
Ubud is cool and pleasant, and provides a refreshing dose of Balinese culture in a lush rural setting.
Cunard's Queen Victoria is just about to float out following after a refurbishment that includes a new Winter Garden.
The old town is wonderful, the shopping excellent, and the city has a friendly, laid-back vibe and great street food.
Australians have once again hit a cruise high, with 1,281,159 taking a cruise last year.
The Danube Valley is one of Austria's prettiest corners and dense in castles and medieval villages.
Brian Johnston offers some expert strategies on how you enjoy the world's busiest and most iconic attractions.
Silversea's largest and latest ship brings yet more Italian style and luxury to cruising.
For a look at the history and warrior culture of Japan and to find out how the samurai became part of the world's imagination, head to these top original and recreated castles.