Songs that Inspire Us to Travel to Specific Places

    Songs that evoke a particular place – that put you there, in that moment – have a special kind of timelessness. In what may well prove to be the first of many posts on the subject, we chose Paris, London, New York City, Brazil and Australia as telltale fountainheads of creativity. See if you agree […]

    Explore 4 World Class Cities on a Budget

    Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Adelaide and Lisbon may have very little in common on the surface – absolutely nil, come to think of it – save for one common benefit for intrepid travellers. The capital of Malaysia, capital of the People’s Republic of China, capital of Portugal and capital of the state of South Australia all […]

    Where to See the Rarest Plants in the World

    Rose gardens and orchid gardens are all well and good but, at the end of the day, a dime a dozen. Give us plants few humans (or animals for that matter) have ever seen in the wild and give them to us now! Under the sanctuary of a state-of-the-art botanical garden of course.

    World’s Greatest Department Stores

    We like to shop but we like museums and history too. Happily, the flagship stores of these icons of style combine both passions. This, of course, is what makes them the greatest department stores in the world.

    Top 5 Places to Scare Yourself Stupid on Halloween

    Halloween used to be the domain of trick or treating children threatening homeowners with an egging but now it’s adults who are getting in on the spooky action too. Companies and tour operators around the world are offering victims… sorry, customers, the chance to have their pants scared off and are employing sophisticated tactics to […]

    Countdown to Whistler Blackcomb Official Opening Day

    It may well be the top ski resort in North America and, arguably, the world. Best of all, by the looks of this video clip, Whistler Blackcomb is on the verge of a record snowfall opener. Time to hit the slopes in British Columbia, Canada! You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this […]

    Zen Tips to Destress Air Travel

    Even if you can afford the most deluxe first-class cabin and service, air travel – or travel for that matter – will never be 100% stress free. Happily, however, there are some steps travellers can take to mitigate anxiety and tension.

    10 Famous Flower and Garden Shows

    Every now and then we like to stop and smell the roses. And the orchids. And the irises. You get the point. Time to harness your inner gardener and florist with these 10 famous flower and garden shows around the world.