Three days in Wakayama and Mie prefectures provide an intoxicating mix of shrines, mountains and stunning coastlines, writes Tracey Furniss.
Encounters Summer 2013
SCMP's regional travel magazine, Encounters, takes readers on rich journeys that are up-close and personal.
I am standing drinking a dry martini on the roof of J.K. Place in Florence. Why I'm not sitting, I'll explain later, but first let's talk about martinis. For more than 15 years now, I've been...
No trip to France would be complete without sampling produce from Burgundy or Bordeaux, the country's most famous wine regions, writes Sasha Parker.
From volcanoes to river rafting, Iceland abounds in friendly excitement, writes Linsey McNeill.
While we might get older, the less trodden path is worth following again and again, writes Dave Stamboulis.
Hit the streets of Bangkok to explore the vivid and varied flavours of Thai cuisine, served up fresh by roadside vendors, writes Gavin Gough.
Seven-hour bar hop blends Spanish flavours with capital's rich history, writes Xav Judd.