Destinations
Suffering Temple Fatigue? Try Seeing Things In A New Light

Suffering Temple Fatigue? Try Seeing Things In A New Light

It’s odd, the kind of changes you go through when you travel. The way your brain can take something that should be really exciting and turn it into something really mundane. What do I mean? Well, you know how when you’re sitting at work, planning your dream vacation (yes, I know what you’re doing between... read more
In Pictures: The Great Mosque of Cordoba

In Pictures: The Great Mosque of Cordoba

The city of Cordoba, in southern Spain, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site best known for its Great Mosque. What makes this mosque particularly interesting is that what began as an Islamic place of worship in the 7th century was converted into a Roman Catholic cathedral six centuries later, resulting in a spectacular blend of... read more
3 romantic spots in Italy (to enjoy when you’re single)

3 romantic spots in Italy (to enjoy when you’re single)

It goes without saying that Italy is a hopeless romantic’s paradise. Between gondola rides through the winding canals of Venice, sunsets over the cliff-hugging towns on the Amalfi coast and long nights drinking the wines of Tuscany, there are enough heart-fluttering locales in Italy to satisfy a lifetime of romantic getaways. But what about if... read more
Shanghai's marriage market

Shanghai’s marriage market

Finding love, even in the internet age, isn’t easy, which is why many Chinese parents have taken matters into their own hands. At People’s Park in central Shanghai, hundreds of doting but concerned parents get together every weekend in the hopes of finding their child a suitable husband or wife. The “marriage market,” as it’s... read more
Think art is boring? Wait until you see the Dali Museum in Spain

Think art is boring? Wait until you see the Dali Museum in Spain

If you’re one of those people that just doesn’t get a kick out of going to art galleries, or if you’ve simply been traveling so long you can’t stand the thought of hitting up yet another museum, there’s a gallery in Spain that’s the perfect antidote to the museum-itis. The Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueres, Spain... read more
Chicago city guide: top things to do on a visit to the windy city

Chicago city guide: top things to do on a visit to the windy city

In my opinion, big cities are simultaneously some of the coolest but hardest destinations to visit because there’s just so much you could do. You know you can’t possibly see everything – especially on a short trip – but choosing which museums, attractions, bars, restaurants and shops to visit out of the hundreds on offer... read more
Chinese foot massage

Chinese foot massage

Regular foot massages might seem like a bit of an extravagance in our normal lives (especially since we’re all mostly sitting all day anyway) but when traveling, they can be a great way to indulge tired and achy feet. I recently got to experience the pleasure (and pain – but we’ll get to that in... read more
Abbey Road

Abbey Road

If you think you’re one of those unlucky commuters that seems to get hit with all the red lights on the way to work, just be grateful you don’t live near Abbey Road in London. Ever since the Beatles were snapped crossing Abbey Road in 1969 for what’s become one of the most iconic album... read more
Chile's Magic Mountain

Chile’s Magic Mountain

One look at the Magic Mountain Lodge in Huilo Huilo, Chile, and the first thing that jumps to mind is the Lord of the Rings. This volcano-shaped hotel really looks like something Tolkien would have dreamed up – from the conical walls built out of local wood and stone, to the trees that threaten to... read more
Sauteed Loofah and other Chinese food that got lost in translation

Sauteed Loofah and other Chinese food that got lost in translation

Navigating restaurant menus in China is a bit of a daunting experience for Westerners, not least because the menus are typically written entirely in Chinese. In most countries, I’d get around this by simply pointing to whatever enticing food I see others eating, but in China – a country where “delicacies” seem to make up... read more
Behold Vietnam's terrifying traffic

Behold Vietnam’s terrifying traffic

I know the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words, but lately I’ve become obsessed with time-lapse videos of foreign cities. Filmed over a period of several hours, they really capture the hustle and bustle of a place in a way that photos rarely do and seem to put that fire in... read more
Germany unveils a walkable rollercoaster

Germany unveils a walkable rollercoaster

Maybe I’m just a big scaredy cat but the thought of getting on a rollercoaster – especially a rickety, old, wooden one or anything boasting a vertical loop – sends me into a cold sweat. So it’s perhaps with people like me in mind that German designers have come up with a rollercoaster that is... read more