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The Most Amazing Scuba Dives on the Planet

For most novice divers, the otherworldly world beneath the surface of the sea is fantastical enough in its own right. No major bells or whistles are needed to make it more alluring.<p>The natural underwater attractions -- sherbet-hued coral, Skittles-colored fish, and the deep, unending void of blue …

Scuba Diving

Serene Apartment Invaded by Color in Madrid

This colorful apartment in Madrid, Spain, inspires peaceful living and an overall feeling of playfulness. The crib found on Micasa was especially …

How Bubbly Can Boost Brain Power

If you only taste Champagne on New Year’s Eve or at weddings, you may be missing out on a surprising cognitive benefit. A new study has found that one to two glasses of Champagne a week can help ward off age-related memory loss as well as the onset of dementia and other degenerative brain disorders.<p>…

The perfect trip: The Seychelles

There is much more to the Seychelles than meets the eye – beyond the paradisaical beaches, discover wild national parks, laidback local life and extraordinary flora and fauna.<p>Splendidly isolated in mid-ocean between Africa and India, the Seychelles are perfect island-hopping territory; hop aboard a …

Nature

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Business travel gets a female touch

As more women join the global workforce, new female-specific services have started to spring up, from cab services to female-only hotel floors.<p>As more women join the global workforce, new services geared specifically towards female business travellers are popping up, from cab services to …

Step back in time in South Africa’s Garden Route

Relive the vanished world of the 19th-century gold rush on a series of atmospheric walking trails through forests full of old-growth trees, strange fungi and babbling brooks.<p>The pretty town of Knysna is the tourist hub of South Africa’s Garden Route region, a 150km-long stretch of beach towns, …

South Africa

Paris’ art world is in full bloom

Travellers visiting the French capital this winter can make like its spring at an exhibition that unites Delacroix’s flower paintings with contemporary floral sculptures.<p>Paris’ charming Eugène-Delacroix Museum is celebrating its newly renovated garden with an exhibition dedicated to the Romantic …

Rotterdam's downtown revival

Several building projects are reshaping Rotterdam’s already notable architectural landscape and bringing new life to the Netherlands’ second largest city.<p>For decades, the city of Rotterdam – the Netherlands’ second largest after its capital Amsterdam – has had a reputation for being a hotbed of …

Urbanism

Europe’s trendiest mountain resorts

As mod style goes mile-high, there has never been a better time to change altitudes with a stay at one of the newest chic winter retreats, from the Swiss valleys to the French Alps.

Mini guide to eating in Cape Town

Home to golden beaches and lush vineyards, the South African city is a pro at capturing people’s hearts. It is also a top city to dine in, from seaside seating to mountain views.<p>Home to golden beaches and fertile vineyards, Cape Town in South Africa is an old pro at capturing people’s hearts. It is …

Cape Town

Peaks and panoramas of Yorkshire

Explore villages packed with history and tackle challenging mountain hikes in the northern English county.

A walk through Paris, old and new

Despite the French capital’s rapidly changing neighbourhoods and endlessly cool vibe, its centuries-old haunts hold fast to an atmosphere that is purely Parisian.

France

Safari in Kenya without four wheels

Get out of the jeep and see the country’s iconic wildlife by boat, bike, horseback or on your own two feet.<p>We were returning from an afternoon safari when the first bell buzzed over the intercom. Having already spent a night at the Ark, a quirky Noah's Ark-like lodge tucked into the thick, verdant …

The adrenaline sports capital of the Middle East

Lebanon’s capital Beirut is the land of snow and ice, with its surrounding mountains hosting a nascent sports industry.<p>If the legendary British army officer and adventurer Lawrence of Arabia had been born in the 1990s instead of the 1880s, he might have made his way across the Middle East on a …

Mini guide to drinking in Dublin

The best way to truly understand Ireland’s capital city is to cross a pub’s threshold for a night of raucous conversation, impromptu sing-songs and plenty of black velvet pints.<p>The best way to truly understand Dublin is to cross a pub’s welcoming threshold for a night of raucous conversation, …

Greater Paris becomes even greater

A new rooftop club and cultural venue brings hip Parisians to uncharted territory in the French capital.<p>Parisians are notoriously snobby about the areas they will frequent, and each postcode is secret shorthand for a different style (the 1 arrondissement is luxurious, the 6 arrondissement is chic, …

France

The world’s most lucrative horse race

A purse of $10 million awaits the winner of the Dubai World Cup, an annual highlight of the city’s spring social season where it is as much about the hats as it is the horses.<p>Despite Dubai’s fast cars and 12-lane highways, the Arabic passion for all things horse related is alive and well, so it …

Birding in Zambia’s wild

Zambia's vast expanses of protected land promise real reward to any amateur ornithologist ready to reach for them.<p>Zambia justly plays proud host to a word-class assortment of natural wonders: the breathtakingly powerful Victoria Falls, the rough-and-tumble Zambezi River and the gorgeous Kariba, …

Mini guide to romance in Paris

The world’s most alluring city – with its tree-shaded boulevards, lamp-lit bridges, exquisite cuisine and cafe terraces – seduces any time of year or day.<p>The world’s most alluring city – with its tree-shaded boulevards, lamplit bridges, exquisite cuisine and cafe terraces lined with wicker chairs …

Take it slow on Zambia’s upper Zambezi

Just a few kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls’ high-octane activities are serene riverside lodges, island beaches and calm waters for canoeing, drift rafting or river boating.<p>There is always much more to a tempest than its terrible thunderclaps. While all eyes and ears are trained on nature's …

National Parks

Life in Zambia’s lush Luangwa Valley

Spread over four national parks, this remote African valley is home to 60 animal species, including buffalo, elephants, lions and hippos and the unique Thornicroft's giraffe.

Exploring the food capital of Ireland

Not only does Cork revel in its reputation for fine food and drink, the city also regards itself as the country’s only genuine guardian of Celtic culture.<p>Lunch at Cork's English Market gives new meaning to the phrase “locally sourced food”. Tucking into a hearty bowl of Irish stew or a platter of …

Mexico's best luxury beach hotels

Whether lounging in the sands of Playa del Carmen or lazing on the shaded balconies of Los Cabos, these five sunny retreats will upgrade your warm weather holiday.

Riviera Maya

Mini guide to eating in Venice

Classic dishes bring Italy’s culinary acclaim to the City of Water, featuring savory cicheti, fresh seafood and rich gelati.<p>Visitors have long been enthralled by Venice’s floating palaces and fabulous art. But its seafood-rich lagoon and garden islands also provide a taste of Venetian life – from …

London’s new booze-free bar

Since February, Londoners have been clamouring to get a reservation at BYOC, a hidden 18-seat bar where you bring the hooch and the mixologist supplies the magic.<p>The hottest new boozer in London doesn’t even have a liquor licence.<p>Since February, Londoners have been clamouring to get a reservation …

Cocktails

The rise of Dubai’s variety clubs

Following the success of Beirut’s infamous MusicHall and London’s raunchy The Box, Dubai’s new wave of club owners are quickly cashing in on decadent late night fun.<p>With the worldwide success of raunchy variety/supper clubs such as London’s The Box, Dubai’s new wave of club owners are quickly …

Food & Dining

Easy breaks from Cape Town

When the torrents of tourists on the crowded Cape become too much, find scenic fishing villages, beautiful wine country and dramatic desert less than three hours away.<p>Cape Town may take second place to Johannesburg as South Africa’s most populous city, but it easily entices more visitors each year …