The phrase ''capital city'' makes most of us think of power, cultural heft and grand buildings. But some of the world's capital cities really don't live up to the billing …
David Whitley is a freelance travel writer based in the UK. He has a taste for unusual experiences and oddities with a great story behind them.
Britain, with its combination of heritage, top class cities and interesting quirks, is justifiably one of the world's favourite tourist destinations. But there are some attractions that are prone to being overhyped…
Black swans to the left of you, dolphins to the right …
You know Rio's reputation for sexy? Well Galeao Airport, in Rio de Janeiro is the direct opposite...
There are no screams as we descend into the icy depths: our suits keep us warm, and it's too astonishing to make a sound.
The road trip from Adelaide to Perth is an Aussie institution, but few people tackle it with relish. There are, however, some reasons to break away from the Nullarbor's endless nothing.
Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral is not the only great building to have succumbed to a disaster.
Every sports fan should make a pilgramage to these six iconic sporting locations.
Some destinations get all the love. But often they have a neighbour with just a much potential that, for one reason or another, only a handful of tourists bother to explore. These include ...
California's Death Valley is a true one-off.
Sometimes, big investments pay off. On other occasions, serious money is poured into developments and vanity projects that do not take off, yet stay on the landscape as a reminder of unwise excess.
Stick this in Thailand or Bali, and Australians would be fighting over themselves to get here.
From Beethoven to gummy bears, schnitzels to war history, Bonn has plenty to offer.
By the standards of American airports, Seattle-Tacoma is superb.
Entirely lacking in flair but highly functional, apart from the security process - that, you're going to hate.