Matsumoto, an unassuming town in Japan’s alpine foothills, is a convenient base from which to explore some of central Honshu island’s many treasures.  (more…)

The Isles of Scilly

The Isles of Scilly – an archipelago at the edge of the Atlantic – are ravishing and rugged…and their islanders are people who know how to enjoy the many gifts they have.



Copenhagen routinely tops international surveys as one of the world’s happiest cities. The good news is we might acquire a touch of that wellbeing just by visiting. (more…)


The landscapes around Guilin in China’s southwest are among the most magical in the world and have inspired generations of artists and honeymooners alike.



The Meteora region of northern Greece doesn’t just provide jaw-dropping landscapes, but perhaps the most improbably located, gravity-defying World Heritage Sites anywhere.