Hiking Japan's sacred Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route

Follow the ancient pilgrimage path that cuts through the silent, mossy mountains of Kii to discover a landscape where nature, body and spirit commune in harmony. 

Italy: On the Wonder Ways

Join the pilgrims on the Via Francigena to Rome, one of Italy’s five new Wonder Ways

Notes from an author: Levison Wood

Levison Wood first captured the public’s imagination when he became the first person to walk the length of the Nile. For his latest epic, he set out to do the same with the Himalayas

Top 5: Cave churches

Forget gazing at steeples and spires that reach for the heavens, these subterranean places of worship have a raw beauty that really rocks

Israel: Into the Holy Land

Even for those of us who are travellers rather than pilgrims, visiting Israel or the Holy Land — from the bright lights of Tel Aviv to the remarkable drama of Jerusalem's Western Wall — is a sort of homecoming

Cuba: St Lazarus pilgrimage

They came in waves — their arms outstretched — offering coins, candles and purple flowers as they surged towards the altar of Saint Lazarus

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