Even the Vikings sought to cross the Kiel watershed; the Kiel Canal is now the world's busiest man-made waterway for seagoing ships.
Sydney writer and author Alison Stewart loves all travel but is particularly attracted to wild places.
Cape Town's Kirstenbosch could well be the world's best botanical garden.
Check your bags before you leave - these cute critters get in everywhere.
Lovely old Europe, once vibrant, feels dog-tired, swamped by tourists and in need of a good lie down. But not the Baltic States.
Amid 1780 hectares of ravenous jungle lies the magical Maya city of Palenque.
Ravishing Riga hides a secret within the folds of her ornate civic garments.
Stavanger's fishy bounty has been surpassed by oil – and lots of it.
Cycling in the Dordogne is like gliding into an impressionists' masterpiece, especially on an e-bike.
The depth and breadth of antiquities you can see on a stop off from a cruise ship is mind-boggling.
The gems of ancient art that were moved to make way for modernity.
For some, making a pilgrimage walk is a religious experience. But for others, it represents getting to a better place physically, spiritually and psychologically.
Tromso is famous for the Northern Lights but beneath its waters lies a WWII tomb.
We inadvertently invade the personal space of a pod of hippos, which erupt in a cacophony of chugs.
The shape-shifting land of Mexico is not without its challenges, particularly today, but its beauty, culture and other-worldliness will stay with you forever.
Visiting Bruges with the film In Bruges as a guide adds a light-hearted dimension to a tour of a magnificent chocolate box of a place.