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The Best Bars in Bangkok, as Told by Locals

We talked to two local bartenders to find out the best ways to skip the city's tourist traps—and have a few killer nights of cocktails.<p>To a newcomer, Bangkok can be overwhelming. Thailand’s capital is the king of sensory overload: intense spice, extreme heat, throbbing traffic. After a day of peak …

The best way to spend 2 weeks in Myanmar for first time visitors

An unpolished gem, Myanmar is one of the most mysterious travel destinations in the world. The country is treasure-filled and a complex destination, …

20 Must-Visit Attractions in Iran

Egg Recipes That'll Make You Excited For Breakfast Again

Make breakfast great again.<p>Eggs are a versatile food that offer a good deal of options ― even the simple hard-boiled egg can be handled in a number of ways, and to varying degrees of doneness. You can opt to bake them instead of boil them, or even steam them for a more tender approach. And that’s …

Cruising in Vietnam Without the Crowds: A Savvy Traveler's Guide

THE ROCKY ISLETS resolved through the haze at the bow, and the captain slowed the boat so we could take it all in. Some of the islands stood densely packed like monks in conclave, others lone and admonitory like the fins of monstrous sea creatures. As I cruised through Vietnam’s Bai Tu Long …

Vietnam

7 Unique and Alternative Things to Do in Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the world’s most exciting and beautiful cities. It’s full of historic attractions, culinary delights and great places to shop. …

Thailand

The 13 Best Bakeries in London

The British pound may be in the tanker, but London’s bakery scene has never been more exciting. The Brits, who typically call dessert "pudding," have made a variety of sweets since the 1800s. Thanks to ingredients imported from the monarchy’s many colonial conquests — including sugar, citrus, …

The 50 best safari holidays

To go on safari is to take part in one of life’s last great adventures – and the word from the bush is that safaris are likely to get a lot more adventurous still in 2017, the industry’s response to demand from those looking for an extra dash of adrenalin.<p>Most safari newcomers are keen to see the …

Wildlife

Why You Need To Go To Weird And Wonderful New Zealand

<b>So, what brought you to New Zealand?</b> <br>I visited expat friends who live in Golden Bay — the northwestern area of the South Island — but also made time to explore other parts of the country.<p><b>What was the best tip you got before you left?</b> <br>If you only have time for one city, make it Wellington. The food …

New Zealand

The 20 best one-pot recipes: part 1

Nigella Lawson’s roast chicken with lemon, rosemary, garlic and potatoes<p>I am back to familiar territory with this: the smell of chicken roasting with lemon, rosemary and garlic has always seemed to me the essence of all that is comforting.<p>But this version is so sprightly and robust that I feel it …

Onions

The 20 best destinations to visit in 2017

From the charms of Chile to glorious Granada and the beaches of Bermuda, our experts select the 20 best destinations to visit in the coming months.<p>1. Chile<p>If Brazil owned South American travel last year, Chile takes over for 2017. Slowly, methodically, the continent’s most overlooked wonderland has …

10 Tips That’ll Make Your First Trip to Tokyo WAY Easier

Photo by Nicole Antonio<p>You don’t have to be an expert to roam Japan’s capital like a pro.<p>Tokyo is an extremely tourist-friendly city. Whether you’re …

Into the soul of Catalonia: Bloody battles, bohemian hilltop villages and living the simple life on the Ebro Delta

“Mosquitoes were the first environmentalists,” says director of the MonNatura Delta de L’Ebro centre, Josep Culvi, as we survey the gorgeous expanse …

How to Make a Vegan Pop-Tart That’s Way Better Than Store-Bought

One look at the Rawcells’s Instagram page and you might be persuaded to become a convert to the almighty church of veganism. But that’s not the intent of the bakery’s founder, Natasha James. She may be a dedicated vegan herself, but she’s certainly not trying to be pushy. Pushy, no, but peddling, …

Explore Japan in seven days

From the historic castle of Osaka to the skyscrapers of Tokyo, capture the many faces of Japan on this 7-day suggested itinerary. This is for first …

Japan

A Concierge’s Black Book: Mumbai

<b>By Adam Erace</b><p>Photo: Hemis—Alamy<p>September 25, 2016, 11:00 AM EDT<p><i>On a business trip to India’s biggest city? Make sure to hit these hotspots.</i><p>Decoding …

Ultimate Japan

Day 1<p>Fly from London overnight.<p>Day 2<p>After checking in at Park Hotel, head to Harajuku, the street fashion mecca. Soak up the rainbow-bright crowds of teenagers strolling down Takeshita Dori. Roam through a forested path to Meiji Jingu shrine before wandering past the fashion flagships of tree-lined …

Are you a Dolphin or a Lion? The best time to wake, eat, sleep, exercise or go on a date

You’ve probably already seen a lot of tricks and tips about the “what” and “how” of success (how to lose weight; what to say to your boss to get a pay increase, etc). “What” and “how” are excellent and necessary questions – but there is another crucial question that must be addressed in order to …

Framing

Exotic Asia and Africa tours

On Ireland’s southwest coast, history-rich Kenmare is the gateway to County Kerry

Stepping out of the Dublin airport, the polyglot crowd of Germans, Americans, Poles, Spaniards and French waiting for rental cars on this early May morning seems confirmation that left-side driving should be a cakewalk.<p>Fast forward. We’re barely half an hour into our ad­ven­ture, experiencing …

Ireland

Bear pits and heads on spikes: 10 surviving secrets of Shakespeare's London

Shakespeare arrived in London around 1590, aged 26, and stayed for almost a quarter of a century at various addresses in the City and Southwark. He found a timbered metropolis of 200,000 people, ravaged by plague, yet outgrowing its medieval walls. What follows is a selection of the sites, spaces …

24 Charts That Will Help You Be Healthy AF

Whether it's tips on how to eat healthier, work out more, or just be kinder to yourself.

Healthy Eating

Save Yourself With These Life Hacks In London

Ancient Dragon Routes to become Serbia’s new cultural trail for travellers

Long before Game of Thrones, Serbia’s rich tradition of medieval folk tales and epic poems revolved around dragons. Thanks to a project called the Cluster of Cultural Routes, this fascinating heritage will finally become the basis of a tourist trail that will link major historic sites around the …

Local Experts

This restaurant-turned-cooking-school hosts morning and afternoon sessions in a century-old French colonial house. Students have sccess to a …

8 Days In Scotland

Scotland is a magical yet mysterious country which allows visitors to see the splendors of the natural realm – postcard-perfect landscapes, …

Scotland

Why you must visit the Himalayas in your lifetime

Why should the Himalayas be on your bucket list? Continuing our series on the globe's most enticing destinations and experiences, we look to the saw-tooth peaks and remote villages of the world's tallest mountain range.<p>Stretching from India to China via Bhutan and Nepal, the Himalayas is climbers' …

A quick travel guide to Mumbai’s food scene

Street food<p>Street food in Mumbai is more than a quick snack to grab if you’re hungry. Head to Bademiya for some super late-night chicken rolls; the …

Top 5 Must See Places in Japan for 2016

Japan was recently named #2 in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel for 2016, which means there is no better time to visit Japan than right now! The …

Japan