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. This has been true since the days when Lan Kwai Fong was an edgy alternative to Wan Chai, and even cooler...
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.
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.
- Yes: 84%
- No: 16%
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.
A youth hostel fitted out with jacuzzis, herbal steam baths and hydromassage facilities has opened in a Swiss alpine village, declaring itself the first "wellness hostel" in the world.
The rocks of a remote river valley in Guizhou provide not only fabulous scenery, but also challenges that climbers are finding too tempting to resist.
Following in the footsteps of climbing legends reveals how little the mountains and valleys of Uttarakhand have changed in the past 75 years. Words and pictures by Cameron Dueck.
Fashion designer Limi Yamamoto is brutally honest about her relationship with Tokyo. At first, she insists it's just a place of work to her. "It's very convenient, but commercialised and congested...
When Songzi Guanyin answered his wife's prayer, Chris Barclay gave thanks by restoring a crumbling temple dedicated to the fertility goddess in 'Shangri-la'.
The neighbourhood between Haven Street and Caroline Hill Road in Causeway Bay is a heady mix of past and present.
With volcanoes and glaciers aplenty, Iceland is an otherworldly country of little people and gargantuan attractions. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.
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.
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...
Luxury cruise lines, once for older travellers, are catering to the young.
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.
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.
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.