Edin Petersen

Three Days in Bonnie Loch Lomond

I had taken the high road and was about to explore the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond which were all mine for the next three days. This is Great Britain’s largest inland stretch of water and the surrounding park, which is situated just 40 minutes on the train north of Glasgow, boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in northern Europe. It’s...

Travel Guide: Top 5 places to see in Havana, Cuba

Cuba can be a lazy beach holiday if that’s what you’re after, but it’s also a multi-faceted gem of an island, boasting astonishing natural habitats and grand colonial buildings. The largest in the Caribbean, it’s also an island that owns both a complicated past and an exuberant modern-day culture, and nowhere is this most potent than in the capital, Havana. Once...

What is there to see and do in Alabama, USA

Alabama is right at the heart of the Deep South, bordered by Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi, and the scenery is surprisingly varied. The central part of the state is flat, with a covering of rich fertile topsoil that spans its entire width. This made it perfect for growing cotton and, in the early 19th century, huge plantations sprung up, with thousands of slaves...

Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan

I have always wanted to discover Ancient Egypt, to see the sheer scale of the great sites, such as Karnak – some 60 acres in size – for myself. There are 5,000 years of history to discover, building techniques, mummification processes, the meanings of hieroglyphs, and the extraordinary complexities of the Ancient Egyptians’ religion with all its divinities, sacred...

Travel Guide: Morzine in the summer

Morzine is well-known as the central access point for the vast Portes du Soleil ski area, but outside of the ski season the town regains its summer charm, tourist numbers decrease and the surrounding countryside opens up as a massive alpine adventure playground. The slopes become green pastures where cows, sheep, and goats graze, bright flowers hang from balconies, terraces spill...