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.
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.
You scarcely need to leave you car to admire some of Europe's most splendid scenery.
Sorrento on the Bay of Naples was once a key destination for any aristocrat on a grand tour. Brian Johnston checks out the charms of this stately old resort town.
A Star Clippers cruise through small ports in Italy and France highlights some true Mediterranean beauties.
Lovely Vienna has oodles of culture and musical history, an abundance of top art museums and architecture fit for an empire.
Silver Muse is the company's ninth ship and Silversea's boldest venture to date.
Michelin-starred restaurants in sumptuously decorated hotels, what's not to love?
Azamara Club Cruises is offering more Australian and New Zealand itineraries than ever.
It's one of the last corners of the French Riviera where you can like a 1950s movie star.
It comprises a fifth of the planet's population and provides great historic, architectural and cultural sights.
World Expeditions is offering a series of six-day Dhoni Cruise in the Maldives
From Admiral Nelson's famous warship to Japanese art deco luxury liners, these museums offer fascinating historical insights.
Beyond the material distractions of travel we can discover rare moments of spiritual happiness.
Beautiful autumn trees are about to explode with colour in the Blue Mountains.
Most people have heard of Elba, the island made famous by Napoleon in exile, but few have visited.