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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There is no place quite like Hong Kong. This eastern oasis boasts a remarkable density of restaurants, ranging from little known hole-in-the-wall jewels to top Michelin-starred establishments where reservations must be made weeks in advance. Hong Kong’s unique position as an independently governed city-state within China has allowed it to develop a distinct culture, cuisine, … More
Laos, a country entirely enclosed by land, is gaining popularity as a tourist destination in Asia. It is surrounded by other travel hotspots like Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and China. Its close proximity to these countries is a major reason why most travellers include Laos in their itineraries. Why settle for one or two stops … More
I’m going to Los Angeles with my boyfriend next month and I want to see some stars! Call me celebrity-obsessed but what would a trip to L.A. be without at least one decent sighting? I’m not into the tacky tours of gated celeb homes so spare me that – I just want to know where … 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.