Until a few days ago, I bet many people couldn't point out Qatar on a map or had even heard of it. Qatar??? Mention the word Qatar and I imagine people sat in their living rooms mistaking it for condition, catarrh, a not-so-nice condition involving a...

People often have the desire to go travelling, but always have a reason to put it off. Sometimes it's because people are afraid that if they  put off 'life'- the working, career building, marrying and having kids part-that somehow they'll miss the boat. However,...

I must admit I wasn't familiar with any famous Belgians. On my visit to Dinant, however, I discovered that it was a Belgian who invented the saxophone. Adolphe Sax hails from Dinant and this town is incredibly proud of that fact, with saxophones everywhere....

Before I visited South Australia I didn't know much about it. Whilst most backpackers choose the well-trodden path of the East Coast for their first trip, or maybe visit Melbourne and explore the Great Ocean Road, or even fly out to Alice Springs to...

Travel bloggers and backpackers claim to be on round the world trips these days, which is relatively easy with cheap flights and round the world tickets and a whole host of overland transport methods from trains to ferries. But throughout history man has had an...

Paris. Je t'aime. One of the most famous and romantic cities in the world, it's easy to fall in love with Paris. With an overwhelming number of landmarks, sights and attractions, if you haven't got that much time to explore the city it can be difficult...