Where is it? About as central as it's possible to get in Central Java, Indonesia. And, as you'd expect from an alpine wellness retreat, MesaStila is well off the beaten track, being a good 90...
Cold comfort Jacada Travel has added a "Polar" section to its online offerings, with available destinations including Iceland, Norway and Antarctica. The luxury tour operator's bespoke trips don't...
From bustling food markets to a secluded tropical hideaway, restaurateur Loh Lik Peng takes us on a weekend of epicurean delights.
Australian haunt is known for its beaches and hippy vibe. But, as Kate Laytham learns, the lush hinterland is not to be outdone. Pictures by Glen Pearson
Floating and flying Flying boats, seaplanes and amphibious aircraft were once a fairly common sight all over the world.
Faroe Islands are emerging as a destination for gourmands seeking new and exotic flavours, writes Melinda Joe.
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- No: 34%
Kevin Lynch's stays have ranged from a luxury flat in Pok Fu Lam to far less salubrious rooms where he shared space with cockroaches.
Vietnam's largest city has a real buzz. Spend any amount of time in the metropolis and before long you'll begin to suspect that the frenetic pace is driven by caffeine. You can't walk down a...
A trip to Almaty won't overburden a tourist's to-do list, but there is more to the former Kazakh capital than Borat would have you believe. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.
Simon Westcott has an impressive track record in the travel industry. He spent seven years at Lonely Planet and co-founded the Asia subsidiary of the Mr & Mrs Smith hotel collection.
When it comes to finding the best of Hong Kong's nightlife, there's one rule: go west. Driven by young professionals, Sai Ying Pun comes alive at night
Brimming with history and postcard-perfect scenery, tiny Malta packs a big punch. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.
For most travellers the hills to the west of Kathmandu mean only one thing: the buzzing resort city of Pokhara, which draws many thousands of tourists every year.
The weather-beaten Penghu archipelago, in the Taiwan Strait, has seen its fair share of pirates and invading navies. Now it is welcoming tourists.Words and pictures by Cameron Dueck.
Antoni Gaudi's distinctive, eccentric architecture has helped to shape the hearts and independent minds of Barcelona. Words and pictures by Gary Jones.
After living for years in New Zealand, Jin-ho Lee is back in his native South Korea, where he’s a TV chef and author. And he knows exactly what’s hot — whether the topic is food or culture.
There is more to Abu Dhabi than sand and skyscrapers, discovers Kate Laytham. Pictures by Glen Pearson.
Cambodia's second largest city has a small town feel and has become the country's artistic hub. Historic sites, top restaurants and the chance to experience rural life nearby make it well worth...
Rome's Cimitero Acattolico, as seen on mockumentary 'The Trip to Italy', is the final resting place of poets, painters and pranksters. Words and pictures by Gary Jones.
An MTR station is set to revitalise the district, but there is already plenty going for this charming inner-city neighbourhood.
A luxurious train journey from Pretoria to Cape Town offers a champagne-filled, rose-tinted glimpse of South Africa, writes Anna Healy Fenton.
China's second city is first on many people's lists for a weekend getaway. Nightlife entrepreneur Cody Allen offers his favourite spots to eat, drink and explore.
As part of a year-long trip around India, author Hong Mei and photographer Tom Carter ventured deep in Gujarat, in search of an elusive caste. This translated excerpt from the book The Farther I...
Imagine recipes with roots in mainland provinces such as Sichuan. Add some fish and greens from subtropical Taiwan, and mix in a cuisine spread by Japanese colonialism. Combine all this with a...
Britain’s most popular seaside resort may have a dark side but, for a nine-year-old more used to bucolic Lantau, Blackpool is a place of wonder. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.
The viewing of autumn's changing colours is a national obsession in Japan. We rustle up the best spots for taking in the dazzling display.