In Persian, Azerbaijan means "Protector of fire" and the flame is still burning.
Kerry van der Jagt
Kerry van der Jagt is a Sydney-based writer specialising in history, culture and outdoor adventure with a particular interest in wildlife conservation.
The thrill of a Nile River cruise isn't only the things you see, but the things you feel.
Every sport has its hallowed ground. For snow skiers, it's Holmenkollen in Norway, home to the famous ski jump.
It could very well be Russia but it isn't. Welcome to Transnistria.
When Plato wrote, 'Every heart sings a song' ... he may well have been talking about the Bay of St Paul.
History comes alive with a unique rock art experience and a re-enactment to mark 250 years since Captain Cook was stranded in Tropical North Queensland.
A small-ship expedition takes you to where the orca play.
Witness sublime spectacles spewing forth.
Just down the road from Petra find a site with fewer tourists and remarkable first century ceiling frescoes.
The treasures are now above ground in this former gold mining region.
Stop in to see wonders of the ancient world while cruising the glittering Aegean.
During our two weeks aboard the National Geographic Venture, bald eagles are our constant companions.
An embargo by Russian leader Vladimir Putin has had an unexpected silver lining for Moldovan winemakers.
'We lose people all the time,' said our local guide. I thought he was kidding.
In a time when the number of Holocaust survivors is dwindling, but deniers are becoming more brazen, sites such as this one are crucial.