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  • Aug 23, 2014
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Travelling alone fills some with fear but it's something that more people are venturing out to try. Here's our guide to the best ways to enjoy going solo.

21 Aug 2014 - 11:29pm

In northern Thailand’s Mae Salong, where the Kuomintang’s ‘lost army’ put down its roots, tea and coffee plants have replaced the opium poppies that once provided a living. Words and pictures by...

17 Aug 2014 - 9:08am

Luxury cruise lines, once for older travellers, are catering to the young.

14 Aug 2014 - 5:18pm

It's 5am, and after having washed off last night's toxins with a cold shower, I'm putting on light cotton clothes and preparing for my practice.

14 Aug 2014 - 2:12am

The Armenian capital of Yerevan might not be at the top of every holiday wish list but the city is full of sights, sounds and stunning scenery. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.

9 Aug 2014 - 11:50pm

With a fortune made in Chinese finance, Li Wang already has six cars, including a Bentley and a Porsche, and now has his eye on his next multimillionaires' toy: a boat. And not just any boat.

8 Aug 2014 - 8:47am

Luxury resorts and hotels are taking sustainability and energy saving to the next level, writes Rachael Oakes-Ash.

7 Aug 2014 - 11:35pm

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Take advantage of our rainy summer with a visit to these contrasting scenic spots - and some hidden gems.

31 Jul 2014 - 9:19am

Hong Kong may be a throbbing hub of rampant capitalism, but it still has pockets of solitude.

30 Jul 2014 - 11:38pm

The little-known beaches of Shenzhen's Dapeng peninsula are nurturing a fledgling culture of surf, sand and sun devotees, writes Thomas Bird.

27 Jul 2014 - 11:23am

Pop culture exports from South Korea have been the all rage throughout Asia since the late 1990s, long before Psy dominated music charts worldwide with his Gangnam Style.

25 Jul 2014 - 1:49am

Indonesia's most popular holiday island is also a red-hot destination for surf fashion bargains.

24 Jul 2014 - 12:03am

Isolated, remote and largely unexplored, the Nepalese Kingdom of Mustang is now open to pilgrims and tourists alike, writes Dinah Gardner. Pictures by Koon Ming Tang.

19 Jul 2014 - 11:52pm

A day trip to Hsinchu, Taiwan's sixth-largest city, promises great food and some surprising sites. Here are five reasons to make the journey.

17 Jul 2014 - 12:15am

Bologna's gelato university offers students from all over the world the inside scoop on Italy's favourite treat - just don't call it ice cream, writes Gary Jones.

13 Jul 2014 - 12:53am

There's something for everyone in Macau. Here's three ways to get the best out of the city.

14 Jul 2014 - 2:42pm

A year after opening, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal remains a little-used virtually empty building. While operators are upbeat, sceptics wonder if it will catch on enough to justify the investment,...

8 Jul 2014 - 9:28am

The Seto Inland Sea National Park, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, offers an island-hopping experience like no other, writes Steve John Powell. Pictures by Angeles Marin Cabello...

6 Jul 2014 - 12:22am

Anthony Lark is doing something very luxurious this Sunday afternoon. He's going to see Godzilla in 3-D with his son.

4 Jul 2014 - 12:38am

Skydiving safaris, swimming with sharks and gorilla tracking take outdoor adventure to the next level, writes Lindsay Varty.

3 Jul 2014 - 11:47pm

The charming Cambodian coastal resort town is making astunning comeback.

3 Jul 2014 - 12:01am

Sarajevo has had a turbulent history and, now laughter has replaced gunfire in the Bosnian capital, locals are showing off the scars. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.

29 Jun 2014 - 1:38am

When a couple rode from Malaysia to Britain they saw some incredible sights and experienced the generosity of strangers.

26 Jun 2014 - 12:51am

Riding with a local team in Boyaca is not only a great way to see Colombia, it’s also a chance to peddle the hills that trained the country’s top cyclist, finds Kevin Rushby.

22 Jun 2014 - 10:55am

The former fishing village has a reputation for being a laid-back enclave, but there is a lot more going on there than meets the eye.

18 Jun 2014 - 11:42pm

Wuyishan in Fujian province offers everything from demanding mountain hikes to serene rafting trips, and is home to some of the world’s most prized tea.

11 Jun 2014 - 11:31pm

The first world war fallen have not been forgotten in tranquil Ypres, Belgium, the scene of some of the fiercest fighting a century ago, writes Ed Peters.

8 Jun 2014 - 2:10am


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