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
We’ve found some extremely strange man-made and nature-made places on Google Earth. You’ll even see sinking ships and car accidents. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video
How many people do you know who go on vacation and return home feeling more exhausted than they’ve ever been in their lives? That’s not what a vacation is supposed to be about. It’s about fun, excitement and – most important – relaxation. There’s no doubt that hotel spas are capable of providing some of … More
Who would have thought that a flower could ruin your holiday? Strange as it may sound, some seemingly harmless plants can be deadly. To help keep you out of the hospital bed on your next trip, we’ve sussed out the world’s most attractive but dangerous flowers. 1. Autumn Crocus This is one flower you don’t … More
China is a very fascinating country that presents a few drawbacks, mostly because of the language and of the communist regime. Still, there is something about this country that makes is unique and particularly fascinating to many travelers. Some may say it’s an entirely different culture than what we’re used to, with a long history … More
Located in the upper region of Egypt, Luxor is renowned as the Worldâ€™s Greatest Open Air museum. Also known worldwide for its extremely stunning and beautiful tourist sights, the city is a delightful location constructed around the ancient Thebes site. From museums and temples, to shopping in customary souks or sailing the Nile River, the … More
There may be nothing fascinating about the asphalt you drive your car on, but when it comes out of the earth, forming some of the strangest lakes in the world, asphalt turns into something worth seeing. [Photo Credits] Looking like something you would expect to see in films like Star Trek or Star Wars, asphalt … More