It's a truism that everything is improved by the addition of a baroque palace. Except maybe Canberra.
Originally from London’s East End, Keith Austin has been a journalist for more than 35 years. Keith is passionate about food, drink, travel, writing, photography, humour and soccer. But not in that order.
A refurbishment has given this grand old lady a new lease of life and it really does show.
This famous southern Californian location ain't called Surf City for nothing.
The north-eastern US city of Philadelphia is a cradle of US history with a serious dash of pop culture cred thanks to Rocky Balboa.
Astounding puppets, spicy tucker and super polite locals are just some of this city's assets.
There's more to Verona than Romeo and Juliet.
A night in the dunes, ancient bazaars, refreshing oases, countless cute camels and an ocean of smiles will make a trip to Oman a special event.
Northern Italy, some say, is the country's most beautiful but it also feels quite Germanic and was the site of one of the most inhospitable battlegrounds of World War I.
New InterContinental which cascades 16 storeys down the side of an old quarry and cost gazillions to build.
We head through two large Game of Thrones-style studded wooden doors into the eerily-lit passageways beneath the church ...
It's not a country. It's not in one country, either, shared as it is by Chile and Argentina.
The views are of the sort that make you take out your eyeballs, tap them on the nearest hard surface and ask yourself 'are these working properly?'
You can see why this hotel was a favourite sanctuary of the Hollywood set.
Rain, sleet and – if you're lucky – snow gives voyagers in southern Patagonia a dose of adventure they will remember forever.
London is in a near-constant state of excavation and astounding artefacts continue to emerge from the rubble.