The country with a new (old) name
It’s one of the last absolute monarchies left in the world

Source: BBC Travel | 21 Jan 2019 | 9:48 am

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Divers swim with rare great white shark
Divers off the coast of Hawaii spotted and then swam with a rare great white shark.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section | 20 Jan 2019 | 12:19 pm

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'She travelled because she wanted to'
Sixty-two years later, a solo traveller retraces her grandmother’s journey

Source: BBC Travel | 18 Jan 2019 | 4:34 pm

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How the shutdown has snarled Americans' travel plans
The partial US government shutdown raises all sorts of questions for travelers on topics from aviation safety and security to passports and national parks.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section | 18 Jan 2019 | 3:21 pm

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The shutdown hasn't shut down D.C.
There's no doubt that tourist attractions in Washington, D.C., are especially hard hit by the partial federal government shutdown.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section | 18 Jan 2019 | 3:13 pm

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$1 home deal triggers property stampede in Sambuca, Italy
Tempted by the deal offering homes for just over $1 in the town of Sambuca on Italy's island of Sicily? So's everyone else, deluging its deputy mayor with tens of thousands of enquiries.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section | 18 Jan 2019 | 9:31 am

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The world’s secret club of explorers
It has 3,500 members spread across 32 global chapters

Source: BBC Travel | 17 Jan 2019 | 2:47 pm

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Is ice swimming one of the secrets to Finnish happiness?
Finland ranks as the happiest country in the world. Could (voluntary) plunges into icy water — and the mental and physical health benefits associated with such a practice — be one of the reasons this country is so content?

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section | 17 Jan 2019 | 10:11 am

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Brazil’s cute and complex small talk
It’s characteristic of the Brazilian spirit

Source: BBC Travel | 15 Jan 2019 | 11:46 am

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The world’s first fusion food
It’s only recently become available in local restaurants

Source: BBC Travel | 14 Jan 2019 | 10:44 am

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Hong Kong cage homes for hipster tourists: ‘poverty tourism’, or a way to show visitors unique side of city?
A Hong Kong hostel with dormitories that look like cage homes used by the city’s poor has been causing a stir. Wontonmeen, an arts hub offering budget accommodation, claims to give foreign travellers a taste of “the real Hong Kong” by letting caged sleeping bunks for HK$203 (US$26) a night in Sham Shui Po, the city’s poorest district. “Even starving artists need a place to rest their heads,” reads the blurb on Wontonmeen’s website. “We like to...

Source: South China Morning Post - Travel & Leisure feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 4:47 am

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The best things to do on a Singapore layover, from airport jacuzzis and street food to tropical exploration
There is a reason Changi Airport has been ranked the world’s best airport for five years in a row at the Skytrax World Airport Awards: it boasts one of the most efficient, green and pleasant transit experiences a traveller could hope to find. If you have time to spare during a layover then there is plenty to do both in and out of the airport besides duty-free shopping and looking for somewhere to charge your phone. The city centre is just 30 minutes or so away by MRT train, so it is a...

Source: South China Morning Post - Travel & Leisure feed | 29 Aug 2017 | 6:45 pm

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Hong Kong’s tiny understairs shops: the locksmith squeezed next to Sogo and his 30-plus years in less than 30 sq ft of space
Standing under a staircase between the looming Sogo shopping mall in Causeway Bay and a chain pharmacy, 68-year-old Chan Wai-tong carefully transforms what looks like a metal cupboard into a fully kitted-out locksmith store. First he removes the metal doors, then he takes several machines out of the cupboard. Next he pulls out a counter top, fastens it in place and puts the machines on top. Why Hongkongers set such store by patent medicines and herbal tea Chi Shun Locksmiths occupies less than...

Source: South China Morning Post - Travel & Leisure feed | 29 Aug 2017 | 5:31 am

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Northern Sri Lanka’s hidden treasures – a beautiful land scarred by war and untouched by tourists
“What a pretty baby,” exclaims the elderly woman, dressed in a sari, her fragile hands squeezing the cheeks of our one-year-old daughter. My wife Esther and I have taken our little one, Zaya, on a last-minute adventure to Sri Lanka, and she’s attracting unexpected attention at the Sri Maha Bodhi temple in Anuradhapura, the ancient capital of the island nation’s North Central Province. The temple encompasses the sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi tree, said to be oldest human-...

Source: South China Morning Post - Travel & Leisure feed | 28 Aug 2017 | 5:04 am

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Meet the shadow puppet master teaching Bali’s traditional art to younger generations
It is 8pm on a balmy evening in the Balinese village of Kerobokan and the road outside my house is blocked off by a small marquee surrounded by people. The gathered crowd – some 50 or so locals from the village – sits cross-legged in hushed silence, transfixed on the spectacle in front. Wide-eyed youngsters and village elders alike look on in wonder as dark forms begin to flicker across a cloth screen, accompanied by the percussive clangs of a Balinese gamelan, a traditional...

Source: South China Morning Post - Travel & Leisure feed | 27 Aug 2017 | 12:30 am

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America’s Best Candy Shops
<p>Regional specialties, rare imported sweets, and one-of-a-kind housemade confections deliver a satisfying sugar rush—with a dash of nostalgia.</p>

Source: Articles for T+L Magazine | 27 Jan 2015 | 7:53 am

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America's Best Cities for Singles
<p>Which cities make unattached travelers feel most welcome? T+L readers ranked those with the liveliest singles scenes, whether at bars, bookstores, or bowling alleys.</p>

Source: Articles for T+L Magazine | 21 Jan 2015 | 6:20 am

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Rest insured
DON'T let the hidden pitfalls of holiday cover leave you high and dry.

Source: The Australian | Travel and Indulgence | 16 Dec 2013 | 8:00 am

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Bumping along in the high Himalayas
BUMPA laughs, wincing as he does so. He is telling us about his testicles.

Source: The Australian | Travel and Indulgence | 13 Dec 2013 | 8:00 am

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Devil in a blue apron
MASTERING the art of French cakemaking in the golden heart of Provence.

Source: The Australian | Travel and Indulgence | 13 Dec 2013 | 8:00 am

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