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Green escapes: spectacular parks near great cities

Burned out by the relentless pace of your city break? These on-the-doorstep parks are perfect when you need to escape from the urban jungle.<p>From sea cliffs south of London to a beach on the fringes of Hong Kong and a fanciful chateau on the edge of Paris, it’s worth taking time out of your hectic …

An Interactive Map of Shakespeare's London

The project brings 16th century London into the present.<p>References to cities often make an appearance in Shakespeare's poems and plays. Quick case in point, here's a line from <i>The Comedy of Errors</i><i>:</i><p><i>Farewell till then: I will go lose myself</i><p>To understand these references and truly appreciate The Bard's …

Where to Eat in Paris Now: 7 Must-Try Restaurants

As far as I’m concerned, the prettiest sights in Paris are found on a plate. Or in a bowl. And occasionally, a coffee cup.<p>The map of the city I keep in my head isn’t of monuments and museums—it’s of bistros and brasseries. You want a view of the Eiffel Tower? I say go to Monsieur Bleu. Spending the …


19 global events worth traveling for in 2015