Where there are humans, there is culture, so almost all of your travel will be cultural in that sense, whether you’re admiring the grand old cathedrals of Europe, wandering around the remains of ancient civilisations in South America, sampling the local cuisine in Southeast Asia, learning a new language in Africa or experiencing religious festivals in India.
Learning about and experiencing different cultures is perhaps the greatest gift travel can bestow. It is no coincidence that people who have had the courage to get out there and explore the world are among the most tolerant people who inhabit it. They all come to the realisation sooner rather than later that humans are just humans, regardless of religion, ethnicity and language.
In this section you’ll find articles which will help prepare you in a cultural sense for your big adventure, ranging from art and music to food and drink to history and religion.
Stockholm is renowned for being an expensive city to visit, so here's a guide to making the most of Sweden's captivating capital on a tight budget.
Sarah visited Colombia as an after thought on a long trip through South America, what she didn't expect to find was beautiful scenery, warm hearts and a new holiday romance...
Street art is Lisbon is undergoing a revolution. Between the incredible historical sites and popular attractions, you'll find a city embracing new art.
Cemeteries probably aren't high up your London must-see list, but the city is rich with 'dead spaces,' offering amazing history and atmosphere.
Israel doesn't appear on many travel bucket lists, but it's full of incredible sights and experiences that you really won't find anywhere else in the world.
Oktoberfest - Germany's annual beer festival - is an experience like no other, and you might come back feeling you've violated all seven deadly sins.
The journey from the UK to Australia is notoriously epic, but it used to be much, much worse. Here's a quick history of how we travel to Australia.
Belgrade, capital of Serbia, is a city full of amazing history, culture, and nightlife. It's also impossible to navigate, even if you have a map.
Travelling is a great way to learn a language, and Spanish is one of the most useful. Here are the best destinations in the world to pick it up.
Bolivia is a must-see on any South American itinerary, and while you're there these are the places that any backpacker absolutely should not miss.