Alan Paul

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World's best sailing destinations

Anchoring in idyllic bays. Slipping into azure waters for a refreshing dip. Warm breeze filling the sails en route to the next enchanted spot. Drinks …

Beaches

Explore the "Galapagos of Canada" from a floating eco-hotel

Canada is offering eco-travelers a luxury floating lodge experience in the ‘Islands at the Edge of the World’.<p>Only a handful of places remain in the world that are truly unspoilt. Canada’s Haida Gwaii is one of those places. Roads don’t exist on this rugged archipelago, located 80km off the coast …

This Private Airline Club Promises Ridiculously Cheap First Class Flights (Video)

A new service is preparing to launch flights next year, with one-way tickets available starting at $280.<p>When AURA launches next year, it hopes to …

Air Travel

World's best sailing destinations

<b>(CNN) —</b> Anchoring in idyllic bays. Slipping into azure waters for a refreshing dip. Warm breeze filling the sails en route to the next enchanted spot. Drinks and dinner on board under the stars. Gentle lapping to loll you to sleep.<p>And repeat. Day after blissful day.<p>A sailing holiday is a passport …

British Virgin Islands

How To Determine How Many LED Lumens You’ll Need To Properly Light Your Space

What is enough light? The question is difficult enough but when faced with having to calculate how much LED lighting you need to create a well-lit …

Dining Rooms

it could be you

The following is information about the recent loss of the 46’ sailboat KELAERIN, and the rescue (by USCG helicopter) of her crew.The text below is …

25 Most Beautiful Villages in Italy

Italy is home to some of the most spectacular, art-filled cities out there, but the country’s true charm lies in the countryside, where life revolves …

Explore Italy's Adriatic Coast

Puglia is a long, thin region that starts at the Gargano Promontory, the <i>spur of the boot</i>, and continues to the Salento Peninsula, the <i>toe of the boot</i>. …

A Case for Skipping the Great Migration—and Going on Safari After

There are a few compelling reasons.<p>The "Great Migration" is a spectacular sight, there’s no denying that. But with the herds of animals come waves of khaki-clad, snap-happy tourists. And many people are so hooked on the idea of getting a front-row seat to Africa’s greatest wildlife show that they …

Wildlife

The Ultimate Safari: Seeing the Great Migration in Kenya and Tanzania

The iconic phenomenon sees 1.5 million wildebeest sweep through East Africa on an annual, 1,200-mile cycle.<p>The first time I encountered the Great Migration was in a mobile tented camp in the Serengeti. I was awakened by a rumbling, like an earthquake. Outside my tent’s canvas, the wildebeest were …

Wildlife

Why Your First Safari Should Be in Botswana

Especially if it's your only safari.<p>I had not heard the call. No one near me had—not the South African behind me, nor the Swedish woman to his left. Not even the Vancouverites, who'd finally silenced the shutters on the shiny new Canons they'd traveled 9,875 miles to test out in Botswana, and who …

South Africa

Sichuan: exploring China's most quintessential province

Sichuan (四川) – the ‘China of China’. This far west province is a microcosm of all that draws visitors to the Middle Kingdom. Fiery food, sleepy pandas, a diverse set of ancient cultures and wild natural landscapes are just a handful of Sichuan's perennial attractions.<p>In 2018 there are more reasons …

Spices

I Traveled to 60 Countries in One Year—Here's Where I'd Recommend

It's a scenario many have dreamed about but never dared turn into reality: Stacie Flinner and her husband, David, ended their lease, put their …

How To Install 6V Batteries On Sailboat, Series Parallel - Episode 23

How To Install 6V Batteries On Sailboat, Series Parallel - Episode 23 http://www.saltwest.co https://www.patreon.com/saltwestco We've owned our boat …

My Favorite Places To Visit in Kyoto During Summer

One of the most annoying parts about visiting Japan is that a lot of the traditional temples and shrines you would think are ideal for golden hour …

Garden to linger in: Suzhou's elegant classical Chinese gardens

As well as being known as the ‘Venice of the East’, thanks to its network of picturesque canals, the elegant city of Suzhou on China's eastern seaboard is also famed for its classical gardens.<p>There are currently 69 gardens preserved in Suzhou, with nine designated as a Unesco World Heritage Site. …

Authentic Shanghai Might Surprise You. Here's Where to Dive Into the Scene.

From its intriguing past to its modern-day marvels, Shanghai is full of surprises. Why not travel back to the Roaring ’20s, enjoy an authentic bowl …

Best Places for Day Trips from Shanghai

While Shanghai offers a lot in the way of a big city, it lacks the depth of cultural and historical sights that cities like Beijing and Xi'an offer. …

The Perfect Weekend in Beijing

When time is short, spend it well in Beijing—here are a few tips for planning the perfect weekend in China's capital.<p>China's capital can overwhelm on a first visit—the streets seem that much wider, the population that much denser. Even its UNESCO-listed cultural sites sound daunting: the Forbidden …

Beyond the Basics: Beijing

Plan your trip to Beijing with Condé Nast Traveler’s guide to the best hotels, restaurants, and things to do.<p>China's capital city can overwhelm on a first visit—the streets seem that much wider, the population that much denser. Even its UNESCO-listed cultural sites sound daunting: the Forbidden …

China

ShanghART Gallery Shanghai, China - Condé Nast Traveler

Beyond the Basics: Shanghai

Plan your trip to Shanghai with Condé Nast Traveler’s guide to the best hotels, restaurants, and things to do.<p>One hundred-plus years ago, Shanghai was the chicest city in the world, a mashup of Las Vegas, New York, and Paris, with dozens of nationalities living within its borders. These days, the …

Michael Kors

The Perfect Weekend in Shanghai

Shanghai was carved into foreign-run concessions following the 1840-42 Sino-British Opium War; you can still find evidence of those historic influences in the architecture and attitude of its downtown neighborhoods. From the grandiose British-built mansions along the riverfront Bund, to the leafy …

A Brief History of China: Ming Dynasty

Re-establishing Chinese rule after the defeat of the Mongols, the Ming dynasty took an isolationist and authoritarian approach to leadership. Thanks …

Preparing to Sail Around the World

Kim and Emory Zimmer have just begun the adventure of a lifetime. The couple departed on the WorldARC, a cruising rally that takes participants …

Better Soft Shackle

Note. The calculator on this page will work in inches or mm. Just select the line size that you want and enter your numbers in the same …

Cool Xisi: Beijing's up-and-coming neighbourhood

Xisi (literally ‘West Four’) is a neighbourhood in western Beijing, so called for its four richly carved <i>paifang</i> (sign gates) that once straddled the crossroads at Xisi Dajie and Fuchengmennei Dajie. Sadly, the gates are gone (an ersatz version stands above the Xisi subway entrance), but the ‘hood …

Eastern Hokkaidō: adventures on the edge of Japan

Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaidō is best known for two things: winter sports and Sapporo beer. But the little-known eastern side of the island is a dream escape at any time of year for the adventurous visitor, whether you’re into beer or not.<p>In eastern Hokkaidō wildlife wonders abound (is …

Handmade in Tōhoku: traditional crafts of northern Japan

Japan’s ‘deep north’, the largely rural Tōhoku region is home to craft traditions that have been handed down over generations. A trip to this little-visited swathe of the country offers a chance to see skilled artisans at work – and find a unique souvenir – just a train ride or two from …

Conquering High-Priced Shanghai, From Dumplings to Modern Art

Superlatives are everywhere in Shanghai. I forked over my 50 yuan (about $7.90) and boarded the maglev train departing from Pudong International Airport. My understanding was that this was a high-speed train, like the one I’d recently taken from Chengdu to Xian. I didn’t realize that, operating by …