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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Everyone knows that Queensland’s Gold Coast is synonymous with family-holiday fun. With sunshine, amusement parks and beaches on tap, it’s the obvious choice for time out with the little ones. What’s more, it’s home to the palatial, six-star Palazzo Versace Gold Coast which just happens to be kid-friendly. We know, crazy right? The child-friendly nature … More
Can you say flower power? The Canberra Floriade is one of the premier Spring flings on the planet, let alone in Australia. The annual event signals the end of winter like no other festival Down Under and transforms Canberra and the ACT into a burst of furious colour. With less than two months left until … More
The HotelClub Hotel Awards accents and underlines hospitality excellence wherever it may shine. Not content to doff caps for the usual, telltale milestones of comfort and luxury, such as sheet thread counts, pillow menus, lobby dÃ©cor, rooftop bar scene and room service, the laurels often come with a twist. The 2011 United Kingdom and Ireland … More
Think you know Central Park? Take the test and see how your knowledge of New York City’s most popular attraction stacks up.
If you want to unplug in London and tune out the din of the city for a spell, you have options. One reliable way to destress is to take a dip. With that, check out the ten best hotel pools in The Big Smoke.
Poor Adelaide. If Australia has a black sheep city, the capital of South Australia is surely a contender. Scour the travel blogs, take random straw polls and it seems upon further analysis that, yes, indeed, Adelaide suffers perpetual character assassinations – especially Down Under. (The fact that the city was headquarters to Rupert Murdoch’s News … More
The Fuji Rock Festival is a three-day event that lures music fans and artists from all over the world to a mountain 3.5 hours outside of Tokyo. The annual event is one of the bellwether music festivals in Asia, let alone Japan, and regularly features over 200 bands and 100,000 plus fans. The 2011 edition … More