Take the train
Travel with the ‘ologists’
Brush up on your knowledge of the feathered flightless birds with Quark’s guest lecturer, Dr Tom Hart, on a trip to the Antarctic.
Take the one-hour hike up Sciara del Fuoco with Freedom Treks and a volcano expert to watch the firework-like lava explosions on Stromboli island in Italy.
Learn about aquatic organisms with Monty Halls on a Spitsbergen cruise in July 2018 as part of Steppes Travel’s expert-led tours.
In numbers: Casa Vicens
Antoni Gaudí’s creation is set to open as a museum this autumn
The year it was originally completed
Declared a UNESCO World Human Heritage Site
Rumoured purchase price in 2014
Favourite childhood holiday
Isle of Wight. We went nine times in eight years. We must have loved it // Glen Mutel
Sanibel, Florida, where the beaches were littered with pinkish conches after a tropical storm // Amelia Duggan
A Tunisian holiday resort, where a local girl took me to her family home: a heady culture shock for a young teen // Sarah Barrell
Kakopetria in the heart of the Troodos Mountains, Cyprus, where the pistachio ice cream was amazing // Maria Pieri
Published in the June 2017 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)