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.
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.
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.
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.
Honestly, it's stupidly, madly, insanely paradisaical, this place.
Ninja master Izo Ichikawa is upstairs waiting to induct us further into the subtle art of killing people quietly.
Robust massages are just some of the treats at Bali sister properties, Alila Seminyak and Alila Manggis.
A stroll around this city will provide a dark, sobering and harrowing insight into the banality of evil.
I'm wearing nothing but black disposable underpants and a white hairnet.
Say what you like about the Romans but they certainly were careless, leaving bits of themselves scattered willy-nilly across Europe.
It turned French in 1681, German in 1871, French again in 1918, German in 1940 and French again in 1944. Welcome to Strasbourg.
People leave little knitted hats and scarves on the statues in the town's splendidly eerie cemetery.