During the British Empire era, Falmouth buzzed with ocean-going cargo ships, merchants and foreign dignitaries.
Steve McKenna is based in the UK, but is usually drawn to sunnier climes. He has a special affection for Mediterranean Europe, south-east Asia and Latin America.
This year marks the 150th anniversary the death of Charles Dickens and it's a great time for fans to visit England.
Chowder, Guinness, traditional tunes and history awaits in this gourmet hub.
Young or old, sports nut or not, it's hard to resist the urge to run on the "track" of this, the original Olympic stadium.
One is classically pretty, the other a World Heritage-listed example of post-war concrete-chic.
Ireland's islands hide surprises and are wildly beautiful.
Liverpool's four favourite sons will never be forgotten.
Rocky fiscal times haven't dulled the party vibe in Athens' buzzing backstreets.
Many Irish left their home in search of prosperity and some boarded the ill-fated Titanic from this harbour.
Immerse yourself in the surrounds of your favourite British TV characters.
Glide along the wide boulevards of eastern Europe's elegant capital on a bicycle.
Fairytale vignettes delight when you're paddling down the Danube in a canoe.
Walk in the footsteps of Saga and Martin, and other Scandi noir stars, on the streets of Copenhagen.
Three hundred sunny days a year and lots of white paint make this a Mediterranean high point.
A Viking voyage is a treat for the thinking traveller.