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
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
If you haven’t been visiting Tokyo by now, you definitely should. Gathering 23 city wards, 8 villages, 5 towns and several small islands in south Japan, Tokyo is one of the most vibrant cities in the world with a special charm that will most likely have you coming back after your first visit. So if … More