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The city of Kochi, Japan

A quick guide to Kochi Prefecture

In this quick guide, we are exploring Kochi Prefecture, along with its cultural and natural wonders

Ritsurin Garden, Kagawa

Discover the diversity of Kagawa Prefecture

The pretty Kagawa Prefecture and its Shodoshima Island are well worth a trip, as we explore Kagawa's delicacies and cultural highlights

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

13 of the best lost cities

Determined archaeologists have helped to uncover ancient lost cities and put them on the map again, and here are our top picks

Kazurabashi (the vine bridge) in Iya Valley, Tokushima, Japan

Miyoshi, gateway to the unspoilt Iya Valley

Mountains, rivers, authentic villages and generous hospitality, Miyoshi offers travellers a chance to pause and reconnect

A couple hiking and taking selfie

The 7 best cliché-free Valentine’s Day breaks

Valentine's Day can be more than roses and a candlelit dinner, here are the top seven cliché-free options to celebrate this Valentine's Day

Bolivian cholitas

Bolivia’s wrestling cholitas

In Bolivia, female wrestlers, known as cholitas, are tearing down stereotypes with their unique theatrical fighting shows

Red passport on Europe flag background with Schengen Visa in the circle of stars

A guide to Schengen visas

A guide to Schengen visas, the costs, application process and full list of countries whose nationals must apply or are exempted

The map of Europe

Applying for ETIAS

By December 2022, non-EU visitors to Europe's Schengen member countries will need to apply for ETIAS or a Schengen visa

A night view in the Australian Outback

The 19 best stargazing sites in the world

Spending a night out admiring a blanket of stars gets easier in these quiet spots across six continents

Tió de Nadal

13 strange Christmas traditions

From throwing of one's shoe to surfing Santa, these eccentric Christmas traditions range from the hilarious to the downright macabre