The Passport blog
Have book and pen, will travel.
From Egypt to China, ruins inspire us to contemplate the passing of time. But the most-visited draw millions of travellers annually, putting some in danger of being loved too much.
With space-conscious designs and environmentally friendly initiatives, innovative architecture is not the only thing that sets these forward-thinking structures apart.
The Bard’s Italy is a tour of piazzas, canals and Gothic architecture -- inspiration for the settings of Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice.
William Shakespeare set a third of his plays in Italy. Take a tour of Verona, Padua and Venice -- three fair cities in which he laid his scenes.
From ale in the Lake District to pasta in Bologna to wine in Bordeaux — food and travel make perfect companions.