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Ships to shore on waterways of Vlissingen

Ships to shore on waterways of Vlissingen

Ships to shore on waterways of Vlissingen

05 June 2019

Wars with the English, Nazi occupation and Canadian liberators have all left their mark on this fascinating corner of the Netherlands, Ron Smith finds


Picture perfect in Paris

Picture perfect in Paris

Picture perfect in Paris

22 May 2019

Preparation is a Triomph for Hector Mackenzie on trip to the city of love


Music for the Seoul

Music for the Seoul

Music for the Seoul

15 May 2019

On a trip to South Korea, Rebecca Hay finds a historic city dwarfed by modern architecture – and a touch of K Pop


Pick and mix is on the menu in the Lakes

Pick and mix is on the menu in the Lakes

Pick and mix is on the menu in the Lakes

08 May 2019

Ella Walker explores the edible outdoors on a foraging excursion in the Lake District with chef Kevin Tickle


Take time to decipher extraordinary art

Take time to decipher extraordinary art

Take time to decipher extraordinary art

01 May 2019

Ron Smith spends time in the galleries of Belgium as the country marks 450 years since the death of Renaissance painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder


Going for gold on a city break in Prague

Going for gold on a city break in Prague

Going for gold on a city break in Prague

22 April 2019

John Davidson ties his laces for a half marathon in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities


Visit the home of the original Instagrammer

Visit the home of the original Instagrammer

Visit the home of the original Instagrammer

17 April 2019

Amsterdam marks the 350 year anniversary of the death of Rembrandt. Gabrielle Fagan goes in search of the original selfie.


Let love unravel at your own pace

Let love unravel at your own pace

Let love unravel at your own pace

10 April 2019

On a visit to the south of Spain, Hector Mackenzie discovers Granada's answer to Banksy in the city's vibrant streets


The perfect backdrop for a cinematic weekend break

The perfect backdrop for a cinematic weekend break

The perfect backdrop for a cinematic weekend break

03 April 2019

Countless TV and film crews have used the Spanish city of Seville in their productions. Laura Paterson finds out why


Anchors aweigh for a life on the ocean wave

Anchors aweigh for a life on the ocean wave

Anchors aweigh for a life on the ocean wave

25 March 2019

A cruise on board a four-masted barquentine gives Ed Elliot the opportunity to explore south-east Asia the old-fashioned way


Rio puts life and soul into city

Rio puts life and soul into city

Rio puts life and soul into city

12 March 2019

Rebecca Hay finds a carnival atmosphere, as well as some friendly locals, in Brazil's capital city


Den Haag - a highlight of the Netherlands

Den Haag - a highlight of the Netherlands

Den Haag - a highlight of the Netherlands

25 May 2018

The Hague - or Den Haag as it is properly called, is a great destination to explore. There is so much to see and experience, and it so easy to get there.


Leuven part 2 - the Park Abbey

Leuven part 2 - the Park Abbey

Leuven part 2 - the Park Abbey

04 May 2018

It was started by Norbertine monks in 1129 and has grown just about ever since. At its peak it covered 3,400 hectares, so as you can imagine it is not…


Leuven, a Belgian treasure trove of wonders

Leuven, a Belgian treasure trove of wonders

Leuven, a Belgian treasure trove of wonders

12 April 2018

Belgium is so understated and overlooked. It is so near to us, and yet we do not know all the fascinating places there. Leuven is a good example of this.…


The misty mountains of Wakayama

The misty mountains of Wakayama

The misty mountains of Wakayama

22 March 2018

Kiri no Yama, or the misty mountains, describes the inland area. It is row upon row of green mountains, with winding narrow valleys and small towns. The…


On the trail of Johann Sebastian Bach - part 2

On the trail of Johann Sebastian Bach - part 2

On the trail of Johann Sebastian Bach - part 2

09 February 2018

In part 1 I told you how I was on a Bach mission in central Germany. This region, Theuringen, has more than its fair share of very special, unique, charming…


On the trail of Johann Sebastian Bach part 1

On the trail of Johann Sebastian Bach part 1

On the trail of Johann Sebastian Bach part 1

02 February 2018

I was off from Aberdeen on what had become a frequent flight, the Lufthansa one to Frankfurt. Here, the railway station is underneath the airport, and…


Namur - at the junction of two mighty rivers

Namur - at the junction of two mighty rivers

Namur - at the junction of two mighty rivers

19 January 2018

Namur gained importance as it is at the junction of two mighty rivers. The Sambre starts in France and runs for 120 miles to join the Meuse here. The…


Part 2: Leeuwarden - Capital of culture 2018 and home to Marta Hari.

Part 2: Leeuwarden - Capital of culture 2018 and home to Marta Hari.

Part 2: Leeuwarden - Capital of culture 2018 and home to Marta Hari.

12 January 2018

In Part 1, I explained that it is easy to get to Leeuwarden (KLM flights from Aberdeen or Inverness and train from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport) and you…


Leeuwarden - capital of culture 2018 and home to Marta Hari.

Leeuwarden - capital of culture 2018 and home to Marta Hari.

Leeuwarden - capital of culture 2018 and home to Marta Hari.

29 December 2017

If you look at a map, north of Amsterdam is a lot of water, and then a large area bulging out into the sea with some off shore islands. This is Friesland,…


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