Why Japan values ‘naked communion’
“When everyone is naked, everyone is even”

Source: BBC Travel | 16 Oct 2019 | 4:25 pm

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The battle over borsch
A humble bowl of beetroot soup embodies a major post-Soviet conflict

Source: BBC Travel | 15 Oct 2019 | 5:24 pm

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The world's longest-running airlines
When we hear that an industry is celebrating its 100th anniversary, images of the industrial revolution might spring to mind, with its coal-powered steam machines, railways and chimneys.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section | 15 Oct 2019 | 12:23 pm

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The capital sinking 40cm a year
Aztec palaces, schools and artefacts are hidden just below this city

Source: BBC Travel | 14 Oct 2019 | 5:29 pm

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China’s ancient and unusual crop
After 1,300 years, only one island in the East China Sea is still harvesting it

Source: BBC Travel | 11 Oct 2019 | 4:52 pm

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Secret Cold War past of a Spanish tourist hotspot
For more than 40 years, the Spanish beach resort of Platja de Pals on the Costa Brava was the home of the US-funded Radio Liberty, broadcasting deep into the heart of the Soviet Union.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section | 11 Oct 2019 | 5:21 am

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Allergy horror stories from 35,000 feet
Food allergy sufferers say they are often harassed or even bullied over the restrictions they ask for while traveling on airplanes. But their disease is all too real -- these are their horror stories.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section | 11 Oct 2019 | 5:02 am

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Drone captures beautiful autumn colors
Autumn is bringing beautiful fall foliage across the Unites States.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section | 10 Oct 2019 | 12:50 pm

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Most beautiful Greek villages
Greece may be home to some of the most idyllic and secluded islands around, but the Mediterranean country also holds plenty of charming villages.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section | 10 Oct 2019 | 8:23 am

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The British island that’s not in the UK
Despite being surrounded by the UK, the Isle of Man is not actually part of it

Source: BBC Travel | 9 Oct 2019 | 11:47 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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