The Great Wall. The Forbidden City. Ancient City of Ping Yao. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor. Historic Monuments of Dengfeng. Yes, indeed, China has a laundry list of ancient architectural icons. The new architectural landscape of the People’s Republic, however, may yet produce more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than the Ming Dynasty. And this ... More
Rum was once the tipple of choice in Australia (and, moreover, a form of currency) and wine is all the rage today. But beer, sweet beer, has a special place in Oz. Here’s a rundown of joints where atmosphere and taste collide.
The United Kingdom is known as a sanctuary for ramblers, traipsers and trampers but some destinations do better than others. With that, discover ten of our favourite pedestrian friendly towns in the UK.
The term “small town America” invokes specific imagery that transcends place (is it Connecticut, Alabama, or North Dakota) but seems set in a particular time. As much as we adore the seductive urban joys of a Los Angeles or Manhattan, we do concede that to discover the real U.S.A., you have to get beyond the ... More
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Just a stone’s throw from the Mexican border, California’s sunny city of San Diego has tacos and tequila down pat. Head Downtown with us as we hit Barrio Logan, the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy and East Village, and guzzle the best Mexican grub and tequila the area has to offer.
From Manhattan to San Francisco, the U.S. unfurls countless bastions of Italian-American culture. Here are a few of our faves. North Beach, San Francisco, California Photo credit More than just a red light nightlife district, North Beach is where “Joltin’” Joe (and brothers Vince and Dom) Dimaggio grew up. Where to stay: The Fairmont Hotel … More
As a foremost capital of culture and UNESCO City of Music, the city on the River Clyde deserves a good chunk of your precious holiday time. Glasgow is a potent destination, with over 1.2 million residents strong and a vibrant landscape that spans Medieval, Gothic Revival, Industrial Revolution and contemporary architecture. All just for starters, … More
The hotel scene in Singapore is hot. Few destinations top the affluent, shiny city-state when it comes to five-star kudos, especially since the completion of the magnificent Marina Bay Sands complex. With that in mind, we thought it was high time someone broke down the best hotel bars in Singapore. The Chocolate Bar Marina Bay … More
Think music and Detroit and, Eminem and Kid Rock aside, Motown invariably comes to mind. But the Motor City is also the birthplace of techno, most notably with acts like the Bellevile Three, who were accidental pioneers of the genre back in the mid-1980s. And you thought techno was just a product of Kraftwerk-like Euro … More
When it comes to choice coastal spots in France, it’s not all about the Riviera. From the English Channel to the Atlantic, Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean, check out the top 20 beaches to lure you away from hotels in Paris. Baie des TrÃ©passÃ©s, FinistÃ¨re, Brittany Wide, pristine and popular with surfers, FinistÃ¨re feels … More
Sometimes a little research can be dangerous. Sometimes a lot of research can make you downright paranoid. This is my current state of mind as I plan a family holiday to Bangkok, Chiang Mai and one or more islands in Thailand – Ko Phi Phi or Ko Samui perhaps. As a mom of two infant … More