Joanna Chen

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Then and now: why family travel’s never been better

Travel has never been so kid-friendly. Long gone are the days when in-flight entertainment was limited to one communal screen, museums hid all their fascinating wares behind glass, and dining out at fancy restaurants was an adult-only affair.<p>The experience of travelling as a child has dramatically …


A taste of the world’s best spice markets

Colourful, fragrant sacks stacked high in narrow alleyways. Boisterous vendors. And of course, delicious snacks for when it all gets too much...<p>Spice markets are a window onto the history and culture of a place; here’s a taste of the world’s very best.<p>Rahba Kedima, Marrakesh, Morocco<p>Rahba Kedima, …


Refine and conquer: a beginner's guide to digital photo editing

Technology has allowed cameras to become increasingly easy to use – no one with a smartphone has an excuse for missing that perfect moment. But to make the most of those great experiences, getting the shot is only half the battle.<p>That’s where photo editing comes in. Thoughtful post-processing – …


Ask an expert: Jo Bradshaw on how to pack for the Himalayas

Imagine: after two days hard trekking, finally you see it. Jagged, snow-shrouded, and utterly awe-inspiring – Everest rises ahead. So far on this epic Himalayas expedition, you’ve climbed to 3400m. You’re hot, dusty and have eleven more days hiking ahead – traversing mountain trails, skirting …

Asia Travel

Where to cool off with an unforgettable wild swim

Few things beat cooling off in cold water on a hot day. But sometimes a pool shot through with chlorine just won’t cut it.<p>Adventurous souls should head for these wild spots for a picturesque dip, the chance to get up close to nature and to feel a sense of freedom you just can’t find indoors.<p>Lake …

Costa Rica

Festivals that will blow your mind

There’s something about festivals, be it a giant, joyous party or a respectful honouring of tradition; a seemingly bizarre adherence to ritual or a celebration of a quirky obsession – it’s a uniquely human thing to be involved in.<p>We like to get together to dance, sing, eat, laugh, drink, dress up, …


Where to go in May for culture

Bucket-list favourites, fairy chimneys, beer festivals and more await culture vultures in May. Drive through the USA’s Deep South to explore America at its most ‘American’; beat the early bird to Machu Picchu; discover Mother Nature’s magical kingdom in Cappadocia, Turkey; and raise a glass in …


The Laptop Ban and What It Means for Air Travel: QuickTake Q&A

Middle East airports and passengers are grappling with U.S. and British rules barring laptops and other electronic gadgets in carry-on luggage. Both …

Etihad Airways

18 incredible traditional costumes from around the world

Papua New Guinea

20 incredible islands you must explore on foot

What is it about islands that makes them such appealing places for a walking holiday? Perhaps it’s the slower pace of life that encourages gentle rambling, that feeling of escape from the hurly-burly of the real world, the sense of exploring, as Shakespeare so famously put it, a “precious stone set …


From paradise islands to mountaintop resorts – the unbelievable properties set to star in series two of Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby

Marina Bay Sands

The 10 Best Classic Trenches To Buy This Spring

First worn in the early 1900’s by British and French soldiers during the World War I, the classic trench coat has spanned an impressive history since its development by Burberry. With a comeback hinged on a clever collaboration between the iconic fabrics at Mackintosh and the deconstructed …


Best Spring Trips 2017

Emerge from your winter burrows and bask in the radiance of spring.<p>Get out the world map and mark off these destinations that are not to miss this season. From the east coast of America to the mountains of Nepal—and everything inbetween—we've got a list to appeal to every wanderer of the …