Cape Town's surfer suburb of Muizenberg not only has the glistening waters of False Bay but heritage sites key to the shaping of modern South Africa.
Tim Richards fell into travel writing after living and teaching in Egypt and Poland. He’s a light packing obsessive, and is especially drawn to the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
The Welsh village of Portmeirion with its famous Stone Boat, Italianate buildings, bizarre statuary and borrowed architectural bits and bobs awakens a child-like glee.
A walking tour gives visitors an insight into this northern British city's musical pedigree.
The masseur turns me one way then the other, scraping me down ruthlessly with a roughened cloth.
The highlight of the menu is the salmon chowder, a tribute to the fish that were once landed here by the ton.
Seen in two days: lions, wildebeest, baboons, elephants, zebra, impala, kudu, rhinos, buffalo, wild dogs and a lot of giraffes.
The curving path of the Murray and the ebb and flow of life along it can't help but soothe the soul.
A capable business class offering, though with room for improvement.
Using old maps, an archaeological team dug into a car park on its original location and discovered the battle-scarred royal skeleton.
Australian-style cafes are popping up all over the world, from London to New York, Tokyo and LA.
While much of rural Australia struggles through drought, silo art is making a big difference in Victoria's Wimmera region.
You too can pay homage to South Africa's most famous freedom fighter and statesman, Nelson Mandela, in the year of his 100th birthday.
War, shipwrecks and Aboriginal burial grounds - Rottnest is an island steeped in history.
Abandoned villages, limbless toys and a ticking radiation detector lurk at the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster.
This hotel embraces the modern while celebrating the traditional, such as a nightly glass of port served in the library.