The villages and towns of Germany's Black Forest feature many half-timbered buildings (or fachwerkhäuser in German) including this beauty in Alpirsbach.With only 6500 people, Alpirsbach includes a 900-year old historic monastery/church and a superb brewery. The brewery is well worth visiting with an excellent museum detailing the history intimately attached to the monastery. In medieval ....Continue Reading >>
The alluring smoky aroma of grilled sausages cooked over a wood fire wafts through the narrow cobbled streets of Regensburg. By the Danube, the tiny green brick and stone Historische Wurstküchl (literally historic sausage kitchen) has been in business for so long it served similar delectable sausages to the builders of Regensberg’s Stone Bridge (Steinerne Brücke) and cathedral over 850 years ....Continue Reading >>
by Katie BelleRenowned as the birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, Paphos, in the south west of Cyprus, is a history lover’s dream. Having been inhabited 2,300 years, it’s no wonder the ancient city of Paphos was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO back in 1981 and that Paphos has now been named European Capital of Culture for 2017.But there’s no need to wait until 2017 to ....Continue Reading >>
STEINERNE BRÜCKE QUICK FACTS Location: Regensberg, Germany River: Danube Built: circa 1140 Length: 309 metres Style: Arch (Stone)With history back to Roman times, Regensburg is one of Europe's finest preserved medieval towns. A highlight is the plainly named Stone Bridge (Steinerne Brücke) which elegantly arches across the Danube River.Similarly to Devil's Bridge in Cividale del ....Continue Reading >>
by Paul JohnstonScuba diving is one of the most popular activities to do when on holiday. This isn't just for those who go on designated diving holidays, however, but also among more casual holidaymakers looking to explore the clear blue seas and marine life for themselves.There is nothing quite like the feeling of strapping on breathing apparatus and plumbing the depths, so it's easy ....Continue Reading >>
Today the picturesque northern Italian town of Cividale del Fruili is an ideal place to meander among the narrow cobbled streets and wander the peaceful banks of the sparkling Natisone River. This relaxed ambiance masks a town rich in history and importance dating from settlement in Julius Caesar’s time (with evidence of earlier Celtic habitation) and a number of fascinating tales and mysteries ....Continue Reading >>
by Stephanie SheehanDundee is one of Scotland’s hidden gems, perfect for those looking for an alternative city break this autumn.  Found in the county of Angus, a trip to Dundee brilliantly combines all three of Scotland’s most impressive assets, a striking coast line, spectacular countryside and a vibrant, cultural city life. Plus with a quirky history, that includes being home of ....Continue Reading >>
Written in shorthand Latin (after all writing material were expensive in those days) on vellum, the Magna Carta (Great Charter) is one of the world's most important legal documents influencing the constitutions of many countries (including Australia, Canada and USA). Initially issued in 1215 by King John, this version is from 1297 (under King Edward 1) and is one of only 17 existing copies of this ....Continue Reading >>
Bulging from the meandering Rhine, Lake Constance (Bodensee) is a scenic central European marine tri-border between Germany, Switzerland and Austria. With a shoreline littered with castles and churches and historic towns, the lake is rich in cultural pickings.More palatial than religious in appearance, Birnau Basilica stands majestically on an isolated headland overlooking the lake. Regally ....Continue Reading >>
by Jeremy HarnellRum is thought to have first been developed in the Caribbean in the 17th Century, and it’s the people of Barbados specifically who claim to have created this iconic drink; the famous Mount Gay Distillery has been active in Barbados since 1703. Rum is made by distilling fermented sugarcane, giving it its signature sweet taste, and it comes in various forms including gold rums, ....Continue Reading >>

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My name is Mark and I’m a keen traveller. In fact, over the last 25 years, I’ve travelled to every continent and over 80 countries. This blog is about the most memorable destinations – the places I regard as the travel wonders of the world. I’m also a keen photographer, and have taken nearly all the photos you’ll see. During my travels, I’ve met some incredible people, seen inspiring places, viewed extraordinary wildlife and scenery and had some amazing experiences, and I’m writing these stories not only to entertain but primarily to inspire others to discover their own travel wonders.
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