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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There is no place quite like Hong Kong. This eastern oasis boasts a remarkable density of restaurants, ranging from little known hole-in-the-wall jewels to top Michelin-starred establishments where reservations must be made weeks in advance. Hong Kong’s unique position as an independently governed city-state within China has allowed it to develop a distinct culture, cuisine, … More
Filled with historic attractions and things to do, Puerto Rico is a tropical island in the Caribbean Sea, that charms with its exotic hideaways, miles of white sandy beaches, mountains, valleys, and many other natural wonders. But except from its natural splendors, warm and friendly people, Puerto Rico is renowned for their fantastic food that … More
Hot contemporary chefs from all walks of life are quickly finding themselves featured in hotels around the globe. With signature restaurants in some of the finest establishments on the globe, travelers are bound to find themselves in restaurants featuring some of the most decadent cuisine available.
Welcome to Prague! One of the most dynamic in the Czech Republic, the capital city is an incredibly historic epicenter. Modern Prague is today one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world; in Europe it is the sixth most visited.
Located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 kilometres south-east off Greeceâ€™s mainland, Santorini is a small, circular archipelago of volcanic islands. Also known as Thira or Thera it is the southernmost island in the Cyclades group of islands. The only inhabited Caldera (volcano cauldron) in the world, Santorini was formed out of the lava … More
Ever wondered what Robinson Crusoe must have felt like living on a deserted island all by himself? A vacation on one of the islands of the San Blas archipelago will put all your questions to rest, as you get the chance to experience the life of a castaway. [Photo credits] San Blas stretches along the … More
On the French side of the Alps, one can see the most picturesque region in this part of Europe, the perfect place for skiing in the winter and a great resort to spend a warm summer. Val d’Isere and Tignes, the region in the vicinity, gather over 90 ski runs, that are more than 300 … More