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.
With the Christmas season nearly upon us, that familiar vibe is in the air once more. People are once again infused with the cheer and excitement of the traditional Christmas spirit. Nothing allows you to indulge this more than a traditional Christmas market – the home of winter merriment in the northern hemisphere.
Why travel halfway around the world when the world can come to you? This, apparently, is the logic behind the latest trend in domestic tourism: “fake” tourist destinations. Dubai, to cite one prominent example, is well on the way to a full-size replica of the Taj Mahal. India has plans to mimic Cambodia’s Angkor Wat … More
A city that tips the demographic scales at 35 million people probably has a secret or three. Let’s get to know Tokyo a little better, shall we?
Guy Fieri, the Food Network master of mass-market schlock, to his credit, has done more to revive diner culture with his hit show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives than any Brooklyn hipster. The ripples of this greasy spoon, comfort food tsunami register on the caloric Richter scale as far as Australia, where the native spin on … More
Cheers, santé, salud, gun bae! Time to raise a glass to ten of the most famous local brews in the world.
Strap on your scuba set and grab that underwater camera – we’re about to plunge into the top dive sites on the planet.