Chester, England: One of the World’s Most Beautiful Towns

Chester is a charming and historic town of around 100,000 people located in northwest England. Not far from Manchester and Liverpool, it was founded by the Romans in the 1st century A.D., when they established a fortress. The town is renowned for its extensive Roman walls, made with local red sandstone.

Chester was recently named the world’s most beautiful city according its percentage of buildings adhering to the “golden ratio.” This article covers Chester highlights and discusses including the town in a northwest England and Wales itinerary.

Malta Travel Guide

Located in the central Mediterranean, Malta is situated between Sicily and the North African coast. The unique island hosts a fusion of cultures. Historic sites span over 4,000 years of history, covering the reigns of Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British.

Malta is an incredible island for sightseeing, history, scenic landscapes, lounging on the beach and nightlife. For a romantic getaway in a historic town, base yourself in Valletta, Birgu or Cospicua. St. Julian’s is the nightlife capital of the island, with many resorts, offering a central base to explore the island.

The end of May is an ideal time to visit before the peak of busy summer travel. Here are highlights of Malta, with tips on visiting each destination!

Small boats dot the picturesque turqoise waters of Spinola Bay in St. Julian's, Malta.

Prague’s Hidden Gem Restaurants and Bars

Prague, Czechia is among the world’s most beautiful cities. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” the medieval wonderland of colorful baroque architecture is bisected by the Vltava River. Highlights include Prague Castle, Old Town Square, towering Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock. Pedestrian only Charles Bridge dates to 1402 and is lined with grand statues of Catholic saints. The bridge offers majestic vistas of the city while strolling along its cobblestone path.

For those looking to get off the busy tourist trail, Vršovice is a laid-back district dotted with art nouveau buildings. It’s home to many boutique shops, inventive restaurants and quality craft beer bars.

While the Czech Republic is known for good beer, I found the best brews outside the touristy establishments, which typically have exclusive arrangements to only serve beer by Czechia’s largest beer producers like Pilsner Urquell.