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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You’ll love every second of Sydney in Winter. From the blue skies to golden sunsets, sunny days and vibrant nights. There’s something exciting happening every second of every day. Sydney comes alive during Winter with big-city shopping and some of Australia’s best dining experiences. Shop clique or pick up something vintage. Taste traditional, go cultural … More
So long as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream of racial harmony proves bafflingly elusive in the United States of America, Black History Month will endure as a crucial conduit to promote cultural awareness and tolerance. Moreover, the annual February observance can be a lot of fun. With that, discover where to commune with the roots … More
Robert Carlyle, Gerard Butler, May Miles Thomas and James McAvoy. Just four names that prove that Glasgow’s cinematic talent pool is inordinately impressive. It all comes home in Scotland’s premier city every February too, for the terrific Glasgow Film Festival. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Glasgow City Guide
Going skiing or snowboarding can be an exhilarating experience. But it brings with it more than its fair share of dangers, especially when compared to lounging around in a deck chair by the pool all day. Travelling at high speed down a steep slope, you run the risk of colliding with other riders or of … More
Sydney may have hit an all-time record of 45.3 degrees Celsius on January 18 but in Montreal, the city where I currently reside, and, indeed, up and down the Upper Midwest and Eastern Seaboard of the United States and Canada, we froze that very same week in windchills of minus 40 degrees Celsius. For those … More
The Tate Modern is free, the National Gallery is free and the British Museum is free. Wonderful. The problem, however, is that the three most popular museums in London welcome some five million visitors a year. Come summer, the lines on the museum steps can be a bit much. Thank goodness, then, for London’s free … More
For the past three years one man has held sway over the courts of Melbourne Park. Lest we forget, however, brand new 2013 Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic, now a six-time Grand Slam winner, almost lost in the fourth round of the tournament to Stanislas Wawrinka. Match point of the five-set marathon was arguably the … More