Six trips for tea drinkers

Tea to a Brit is like a throne to a monarch or a ball to a footballer – it’s a part of who we are. So as an avid traveller, I’m always on the hunt for a decent cuppa – something that’s surprisingly hard to find. If like me, you…

Britain’s best islands

The group of islands which form the British Isles are as diverse as they are plentiful. But with hundreds of them to choose from, where do you start? Putting aside the two largest, Great Britain and Ireland, here are Mundana’s picks for seven of Britain’s best islands. Mersea Island This…

Unmissable Barbados: a Caribbean paradise

A-listers have long flocked to the Caribbean island of Barbados for its hot, sunny climate and miles of white sandy beaches. But there’s plenty to discover if you can drag yourself off that sun lounger. Here’s where we’d consider to be unmissable Barbados, a Caribbean paradise. Explore tropical gardens Barbados…

South Africa: have you tried slackpacking?

If you fancy exploring the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape in South Africa on foot (but don’t the idea of a backpack stressing your shoulders) then this could be top of your bucket list. The 85-kilometre / 55-mile trail stretches before you in 6 easy days, and you sleep…

Five places you must visit in Chile

There's something special about South America, and Chile is one of its most beautiful countries. From the arid deserts and high altiplano of the north to the wild and windswept south, this long thin nation is varied and compelling. Here are Mundana's picks for five places you must visit in…

Discover the delights of the Austrian Tirol in summer

The Austrian Tirol has long been popular with its winter guests who come to ski the pistes of the beautiful Alps. But summer visitor numbers are in decline. That’s a shame, because it’s a breathtakingly beautiful place when its thick white blanket is stripped off, leaving window boxes brimming with…

Must-see St Lucia

Lush, hilly and blessed with more than its fair share of beautiful beaches, it's no surprise that the Caribbean island of St Lucia is on the tourist trail. But don't rule it out just because it's popular. Here's our guide to must-see St Lucia. Swim in the warm waters of…

The best states for shopping in the US

A good number of tourists to the USA make a beeline for its malls, outlet shopping and sophisticated boutiques. But though you’ll find some stores nationwide, there are some states which offer a little more to the committed shopper. Here are Mundana’s choices for the best states for shopping in…

Five things for your Paris bucket list

After the devastating fire that took hold of Notre Dame Cathedral, a painstaking renovation process has commenced that will eventually restore this magnificent 12th century church to its former glory. But in the meantime, there's plenty more to see in the French capital. Here are five things for your Paris…

Botswana: Going Nowhere Slowly in an Okavango Dugout

Do you fancy a week in nature as far away from city life as you can get? If the thought of going nowhere slowly in an Okavango dugout appeals, then north-eastern Botswana could be your special place. This reserve is larger than New York State, yet fewer than 3,000 people…