7 Tips to Stay Safe on the Slopes

    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 […]

    How to Sightsee in Cold Weather

    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 […]

    Must-See Free Public Art in London

    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 […]

    Epic Match Point for Novak Djokovic

    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 […]

    Best New Museums of 2013

    Development snafus have cost some of the world’s most gaudy museum projects, such as the Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, years. Until they make the scene, culture vultures can console themselves with these extraordinary new museums and museum makeovers.

    Where to Keep Cool in Australia This Summer

    With Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s feet constantly on the fire, it now seems the rest of Oz is under the spell. Wildfires rage. The meteorological heat index has new colours – ominous purple and vile violet. And ghastly as it is, temperatures of 54°C – or 129.2 degrees Fahrenheit – now enter the discussion with […]

    10 Splashy New Mosques Around the World

    With Europe’s grand cathedrals in sundry states of decay and barely a one less than a century old, it may occur to some architecture buffs that when it comes to spiritual sites, mosques occupy the new frontier of the avant-garde. And while Islamic architecture and mosques, like almost any faiths or temple constructions, impose certain […]

    Cool Shops in Singapore

    Singapore’s retail bona fides start with some of the most magnetic and glossy malls this side of Tokyo. The crucible of commerce in the sleek city-state, however, resides with the independents, mom and pops and rare local gems that cater to the Merlion Republic’s singularly sophisticated shoppers. With this firmly in mind, we present a […]