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Tranquil MesaStila resort in Central Java has activities for all the family

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...

20 Dec 2014 - 11:51pm
Luxury Antarctica trip includes night at South Pole

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...

20 Dec 2014 - 11:51pm
Luxury Antarctica trip includes night at South Pole

From bustling food markets to a secluded tropical hideaway, restaurateur Loh Lik Peng takes us on a weekend of epicurean delights.

17 Dec 2014 - 10:41pm
Luxury Antarctica trip includes night at South Pole

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

13 Dec 2014 - 9:54pm
Luxury Antarctica trip includes night at South Pole

Floating and flying Flying boats, seaplanes and amphibious aircraft were once a fairly common sight all over the world.

13 Dec 2014 - 9:54pm
Forget Shenzhen, Zhongshan is the new gateway to China

It's not easy having an underactive cortex.

13 Dec 2014 - 9:55pm

Faroe Islands are emerging as a destination for gourmands seeking new and exotic flavours, writes Melinda Joe.

11 Dec 2014 - 10:19pm

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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.

8 Dec 2014 - 3:05pm

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...

3 Dec 2014 - 11:30pm

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.

29 Nov 2014 - 11:10pm

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.

27 Nov 2014 - 5:08pm

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

28 Nov 2014 - 1:31pm

Brimming with history and postcard-perfect scenery, tiny Malta packs a big punch. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.

22 Nov 2014 - 10:15pm

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.

19 Nov 2014 - 11:01pm

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.

15 Nov 2014 - 9:07pm

Antoni Gaudi's distinctive, eccentric architecture has helped to shape the hearts and independent minds of Barcelona. Words and pictures by Gary Jones.

8 Nov 2014 - 10:22pm

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.

6 Nov 2014 - 12:23am

There is more to Abu Dhabi than sand and skyscrapers, discovers Kate Laytham. Pictures by Glen Pearson.

1 Nov 2014 - 11:02pm

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...

30 Oct 2014 - 10:42am

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.

25 Oct 2014 - 11:06pm

An MTR station is set to revitalise the district, but there is already plenty going for this charming inner-city neighbourhood.

22 Oct 2014 - 11:31pm

A luxurious train journey from Pretoria to Cape Town offers a champagne-filled, rose-tinted glimpse of South Africa, writes Anna Healy Fenton.

18 Oct 2014 - 11:41pm

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.

15 Oct 2014 - 11:02pm

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...

11 Oct 2014 - 10:46pm

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...

9 Oct 2014 - 12:27pm

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.

4 Oct 2014 - 10:59pm

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.

1 Oct 2014 - 10:27pm


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