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The world’s most extreme road trips

Traveling these routes inspires wonder and awe in those willing to shrug off the discomforts and heart-in-mouth moments that they entail. Whether you’re gazing through a dirt-smudged window on a clapped-out bus, its engine revving desperately to clear a narrow pass, or grinding through an endless expanse of sand in a 4WD, these roads have […]

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Where to eat in Cartagena, Colombia’s culinary capital

Colombia’s beautiful Caribbean port city of Cartagena might not be known for its hot dining scene, but that’s changing fast. Star chefs are combining local flavors for a Colombian take on world class cuisine, served alongside perfectly crafted cocktails. Add that to the mix of beautiful colonial architecture, vibrant colors and rocking nightlife and Cartagena […]

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23 literary journeys with the world’s great writers

Writers sometimes travel far from home to find inspiration, or even the freedom to express themselves. Others are so closely associated with a place that it’s hard to know whether the city left its mark on an author, or if it was the other way around. Here are 23 writers whose words helped define a […]

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21 of the world’s most beautiful beachfront hotels

From Australia to the Caribbean, there’s no shortage of beautiful beachfront hotels around the world to choose from. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others. Whether you’re after a glitzy, all-inclusive resort or a low-key island hideaway, we’ve picked 21 of the world’s most stunning. 1. Soneva Kiri (Koh Kood, Thailand) Situated on […]

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The 16 best summer festivals for 2017

Longer days and the promise of warmer weather can only mean one thing: it’s festival season. But that needn’t mean spending the weekend feeling damp and miserable. Head to one of these festivals and you’ll find critically lauded bands, first-rate literature and idyllic settings for sipping on a cider as the sun goes down. End […]

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Alien landscapes? No, just otherworldly places here on Earth

As astronomers discover more and more planets in distant star systems, interstellar travel has again sparked the imagination. NASA now estimates that there are one billion Earth-sized planets orbiting stars similar to the sun, just in the Milky Way. Russian businessman Yuri Milner has announced plans to develop a fleet of iPhone-sized satellites to visit […]

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Bangkok bars can please the eyes; here are 9 of the most stunning

In Bangkok, The Bookshop bar confounds laws of gravity with its upside-down, every-which-way bookcases and “floating” books. Across town, Tawandang German Microbrewery is housed within a giant, cavernous beer barrel. In CentralWorld’s trendy Groove wing, Tales of Gold Mine mimics a turn-of-the-last-century gold mine in the U.S wild, wild west. Of course, design concepts need […]

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World’s 100 best beaches

Is it possible to rank the world’s best beaches? Of course it is. This is the Internet. Will everyone agree with our ranking, murmuring respectfully among themselves about how perfectly accurate every placement is? Maybe not. This is the Internet. But that’s why we’ve scoured the planet, demanded answers from our most well traveled friends, […]

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Miami: Insider Travel Guide

It’s not that the best of Miami’s days as a party town are over. It’s that there’s a lot more going on these days than sun, sex and sand. In the best of Miami, visual arts are thriving, world-renowned architects are reshaping the skyline and an almost unfair share of award-winning chefs have brought about […]

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Best 23 cities for street food – from Mumbai and Miami to Marrakech

Sidewalk vendors, push carts, holes in a wall — even in cities with rich reputations for fine dining, some of the best meals are on the streets. Places like Hong Kong have blurred the line between haute cuisine and quick comfort food, as humble dim sum diners win Michelin stars. That’s still the exception, but […]

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