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
The wilderness of Tasmania is a hefty UNESCO World Heritage Site that comprises nine national parks, close to 14,000 km2 and, notably, some 20% of the island. Unfortunately, when it comes to Tasmania, many travel scribes refuse to deviate from here and repeatedly propose the same points of interest. Yes, we love Hobart and Launceston … More
How much to budget per day on a week-long holiday or epic round-the-world trip is the million dollar question. The answer is intensely personal, of course, and depends on various circumstances. These top tips, however, apply to just about every type of traveller.
It’s not about getting bumped up to first class. It’s not about shopping or scoring awesome souvenirs. It’s not about what you put in your suitcase. No, how to make the most of your travels is a little more esoteric and profound. Have a look at our top tips.
Aside from a cage dive with great white sharks and a ride up the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Kaapse Klopse, or the Minstrel Carnival, is about the best adrenaline rush in Cape Town. Check out some footage from the annual event that takes place every January 2. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to … More
As someone who loves to hop on a plane and fly off and takes the opportunity to do so at every turn, the advent of parenthood did much to change my routine. Mostly for the better. The arrival of my daughter was the best day of my life but I have to confess that as … More
You’re about to make use of that round-the-world fare and left your packing for the last minute. No worries. Here’s a checklist of 25 useful items, gadgets and accessories you’ll be be thankful to have while abroad.