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
It’s probably one of the more difficult lists to compile in the travel and tourism business but somebody has to do it. Somebody – in this case – is us. The task? Cull New York City’s intricate grid of spectacular streets down to a palatable, manageable few for avid amblers to digest. In this case … More
Ever wonder what a truly epic snowstorm in Canada is like? Well St. John’s, the fine capital of the province of Newfoundland, just got a taste of a big one last week. And as luck has it, a few amateur videographers were all too happy to document the event for those of us who live … More
Thanks to gambler cum art collector cum winery boss David Walsh, the Museum of Old and New Art on the Berriedale peninsula in Hobart has single-handedly thrust Tasmania, if not Australia, in a new kind of media glare (The New Yorker, for one, just did a huge profile on Walsh and his flashy museum last … More
Noodles. The ultimate world comfort food, noodles transcend cultures as far-flung as the Balkans and Central Asia. But in foremost culinary capitals like Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Tokyo and Bangkok, this staple comestible borders on the sublime. With that, discover thirteen shops in Asia that serve up drool-worthy noodle bliss.
While we’re well aware that entitling this post the way we did let’s the proverbial cat out of the bag, these ten truly remarkable beaches still have a clandestine quality about them. Even, we should add, as we extol their virtues to the world. From Southeast Asia to Western Australia, discover ten hidden gems well … More
Here’s a thought. Why not take the top ten most popular cities in the world – based on United Nations World Tourism Organization statistics on international arrivals – and look at when not to visit them?