Known the world over as the drink of celebration, Champagne is a delicious effervescent wine that comes from the region of the same name in northern France. Many have imitated this delightful fizz (and imitation is, of course, the best form of flattery), but nothing quite measures up to the original – and some might say best sparkling wine. While the alcoholic beverage might lure you to the region, there is plenty of other delights that await you in this historic area of France.
A perfect example of how humans and nature can work together to create something close to perfection, the ‘Strada del Prosecco’ is not just a journey for an excellent glass of bubbles, but a pilgrimage to discover the centuries of passion and determination that go into every golden drop. A newly appointed UNESCO heritage site, the Prosecco hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene is an appropriate place to uncork a bottle of the region’s finest.
Introducing the Aeolian Islands, Lipari, Panarea, Salina, Stromboli, Vulcano, Alicudi and Filicudi; seven natural paradises embraced by the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The ultimate destination for beach-lovers, the Aeolian Islands are also climbing the list of the best places to partake in sustainable tourism – helping to protect nature, while you admire and immerse yourself in the beauty of it.
Roaring masses of water, deafening roars, and showers of water vapour on the face – few experiences are as impressive as standing next to a mighty waterfall. These natural wonders are found on all continents and in all forms, from narrow and high to short and wide. This is a guide to some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.
Nothing compares to the freedom of hitting the open road, and with these nine incredible drives, you’ll get to witness some of the most jaw-dropping beauty in the world – all at your own pace. So, get yourself a sweet ride and explore the roads, from stunning coastal trails in Europe to bewildering salt flats in South America.
Once known as a place of all-night partying, the Balearic island of Mallorca has long since shaken its booze-fuelled reputation and has transformed into a wellness lover’s best kept secret synonymous with nature, health food and rustic beach living. Sound like your cup of tea? We’ve rounded up some of the best wellness activities this enchanting isle has in store.