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Short trips, worlds away from Kraków

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Not far from Poland’s capital are two historical sites, the Wieliczka salt mine and the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum, both of which transport travelers to a different time.
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Exploring Tuscany

Imagine you’re a medieval lord or lady in historic San Gimignano; watch the world go by in Siena’s busy central square; walk or cycle through the magnificient, Renaissance-style countryside of Le Crete Senesi; then enjoy a tipple or two in wine-making Montalcino; before hitting the waves and exploring the Maremma coast.



Six common photography mistakes (and how to avoid them)

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These photo faux pas can leave you with an ordinary image – instead of the masterpiece it should have been.
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Chopin’s Warsaw

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To fully understand Poland you must understand the classical composer Frederic Chopin.
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Living In

Living in... London

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Spend an extended period in London and it starts to feel like the crossroads of the 21st-century world, largely because it is.
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Beside the Baltic seaside

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Scattered along Poland's Baltic coast are white sandy beaches and a collection of quaint seaside towns that do not seem to have quite left the 19th Century.
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