Isabel Conway

Isabel Conway

Croatian capital has come of age

Croatian capital has come of age

With the Balkans War well behind it, Zagreb is a vibrant city with a youthful atmosphere and a wealth of history, writes Isabel Conway

So long, Montreal

So long, Montreal

Montreal’s most famous son, Leonard Cohen, liked to wander its atmospheric streets in his slippers - and who could blame him, writes Isabel Conway

When in Romania...

When in Romania...

Isabel Conway travelled to Bucharest and found a city that is determined to shake off the dreary horrors of its past

Ski the best of both worlds

Ski the best of both worlds

A visit to the spectacular, rugged Dolomites is a window on a very different Italy from the one in most tourists’ imaginations, writes Isabel Conway

Walking on Sunshine

Walking on Sunshine

It’s known as Australia’s Sunshine State, but Queensland is also steeped in decades of rich and often extremely dark history

Nice and Tbilisi does it

Nice and Tbilisi does it

A physical and cultural crossroads where Europe meets Asia, Georgia has shaken off its troubled past to become one of the world’s most intriguing and unspoiled travel destinations

Dream of la dolce vita in Fellini’s Rimini

Dream of la dolce vita in Fellini’s Rimini

The original setting for some of Italian film director Fellini’s most famous films, the ‘Riviera Romagnola’ and its elegant centrepiece, the Grand Hotel, retain their magic to this day, writes Isabel Conway

Eastern Europe’s hidden gem

Eastern Europe’s hidden gem

Its neighbour and sometime nemesis Croatia might have all the beaches and sunshine, but Serbia and its beguiling capital Belgrade have plenty of mystique and charm of their own, writes Isabel Conway

A Greek chorus of delight

A Greek chorus of delight

The Ionian island of Zakynthos offers idyllic coastlines, a wonderfully relaxed ambience and a wealth of history, although it’s not all paradise, writes Isabel Conway

A protected hideaway

A protected hideaway

Menorca is not your average Spanish island: its beautifully unspoiled terrain is a Unesco site, ensuring it will never be overrun by beery tourists and tacky nightclubs. Isabel Conway samples its rugged charms

A lark in the park

A lark in the park

Isabel Conway visits Colorado to be thrilled by the dizzying vistas of the 50,000-acre Mesa Verde national park

Reflections on the Steel City

Reflections on the Steel City

Once a powerhouse of industry, manufacturing – and pollution, Pittsburgh is a modern, green city that still proudly looks to its past, commemorating well-known former residents such as Andrew Carnegie and Andy Warhol, writes Isabel Conway

What’s the word? Johannesburg

What’s the word? Johannesburg

Isabel Conway visits South Africa’s largest city to be met by fabulous food, friendly locals, some harrowing history and idyllic out-of-town rural landscapes

Feeling the blues on the civil rights trail

Feeling the blues on the civil rights trail

50 years after the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King jr, Isabel Conway travels to the heartland of the US civil rights struggle, through Tennessee and Mississippi

Meandering through  the Mekong  Delta

Meandering through the Mekong Delta

Bustling markets, floating villages and impromptu English lessons: Isabel Conway takes a slow boat ride through a heavenly-looking region in south-east Asia that is slowly coming to terms with the horrors of its past