Harry Birks

Top tips for enjoying Venice, city of culture and romance

Once you have visited Venice’s most famous sights, there is still so much to see in this delightful city and the islands of the Venetian lagoon Read the guide

Cruising Libya’s ancient cities

For lovers of classical history, a cruise along the North African coast is an ideal way to explore the Greco-Roman sites of Libya, from Leptis Magna and Sabratha to Ptolemais and Cyrene Read the guide

Away from it all in Far North Queensland

Bloomfield Lodge, hidden away in the rainforest of Far North Queensland, is the perfect destination to relax and unwind. Remote yet luxurious, it’s also a base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef Read the guide

Head for the heights in Auckland

The Auckland landscape is dominated by dormant volcanoes, affording a convenient and inexpensive way to take in the striking views of New Zealand’s largest city and its maritime environment Read the guide

Chilling out in New Zealand's far south

While New Zealand's South Island tourists' flock to Queenstown and Fiordland, the Southern Scenic Route leads to a haven of peace and quiet on the Catlins coast Read the guide