By Alessia.Horwich

Conquering the Pacaya volcano

Climbing up Mesoamerica’s most active volcano at Pacaya, in Guatemala, is tough, but an experience not to be missed - especially the trip down

Waterside Paris

Cool off in the sticky Parisian summer by exploring one of the French capital’s historic waterways or relaxing by a 19th-century pleasure lake

On retreat in Guatemala

With eco hotels and meditation centres, the lakeside town of San Marcos La Laguna, in Guatemala, is turning into an alternative spa retreat - with stunning surroundings as an added bonus