Five reasons to visit the Maldives

The Maldives are a group of coral atolls and sand bars 620 miles south west of the southern tip of India. It’s no wonder lovers of pretty views and water sports flock there, given the average altitude of just seven feet above the ocean. Our children may be the last…

Yorkshire’s best bits

Heading to the UK soon? Why not add a few days to your trip and explore the county of Yorkshire. Sometimes dubbed "God's Own County", Yorkshire folk are as welcoming as they are straight-talking. Whether you're a fan of history, nature or contemporary culture, there's a little corner of Yorkshire…

Must-see Cartagena, Colombia’s Caribbean gem

Cartagena, perhaps the prettiest city in Colombia, looks outwardly to the Caribbean as much as it does to the country itself. This centuries-old city is a must for fans of history, culture and music. It's a vibrant and colourful place that warms the soul and gets under your skin. Here's…

Are these the world’s favourite river cruises?

Slow travel’s a hot trend right now, and river cruising is seeing a marked increase in passenger numbers as a result. If you’ve never taken a cruise before, it’s a good way to test the water, so to speak. Daily stops, smaller ships, and a chance to immerse yourself in…

Five essential experiences in Langkawi: Malaysia’s island gem

Langkawi is the archipelago of 99 beautiful islands that stretches across the Andaman Sea in north-western Malaysia.  Owing to its warm and comfortable climate throughout the year, the place is a top choice among travellers. Here are Mundana’s suggestions for five essential experiences in Langkawi. Ride the world’s steepest cable…

Why you should add Great Zimbabwe to your Africa bucket list

A personal tour of Iron Age Great Zimbabwe ignores the tourist trail in busy season. Instead, it approaches the ruined capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe across open savannah. This is such a better way to appreciate a remarkable achievement. The Gokomere and Ziwa cultures arrived here in the 4th…

Are these the world’s best foodie tours?

One way to get to know a city is on a food tour. Whether to hidden restaurants the locals frequent or via the ingredients you just don’t recognise in bustling markets, food tours help you uncover a hidden culinary world. Are these the world’s best foodie tours? If you disagree,…

Five Hot Air Balloon Trips to Add to Your Bucket List

It’s still early in the morning, dawn in fact, when the privileged few gather at a hot air balloon launch site.  The burners are roaring impatiently as the guests board. Then willing ropes release them to drift up into the sky. Altitude reached, the burners cease and there is silence.…

Float Your Cares Away On the Monmouth and Brecon Canal in Wales

If you have ever watched a brightly coloured canal boat mooring at a waterside pub you may have wished you could float your worries away too. One of Britain’s lesser known secrets is you can hire a canal boat for a week, and they are simple to operate because the…

South-East Asia’s top UNESCO spots

The number and variety of UNESCO World Heritage Sites that can be found in South-East Asia cement this region's position as a top travel destination. Here are Mundana's picks for South-East Asia's top UNESCO spots. Angkor Wat, Cambodia Angkor’s one of those places that will take your breath away.  From…