Joanne Blain

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Would you eat in a restaurant that seats only solo diners?

Table for one?<p>A new pop-up restaurant in Amsterdam only has tables that will seat one person. The founders hope their venture will break what's left of this social taboo.<p>Eenmaal is for "those who never go out dining alone, as well as an appealing opportunity for those who often eat alone at …

The island paradise that makes Bali look unappealing

One minute she wasn't there and the next she was immediately below us, her patchy bronze shell scarred and her flippers flashing pale yellow as she paddled, head cocked to the left, watching us stare down through our masks. In the clear turquoise water above the reef that surrounds the island of …

Dom roamin'

The people of Cologne are proud of their skyline, dominated by the huge spires of the gothic Dom; so proud, in fact, that they campaigned against the …

World’s Coolest Tree-House Hotels

Branch out on your next trip by staying in a tree-house hotel along the beach or in a remote rainforest.<p>Want to go out on a limb for your next …

10 packing tips every traveler should know

Packing is pivotal. Forget an essential item and you're left disappointed and scrambling to find the nearest store in your destination. Pack too much and you end up disorganized, burdened with heavy bags, and hemorrhaging money to pay for pricey airline baggage fees. So we thought it best to …

48 Hours In: Berlin

<i>Click here for 48Hours</i> <i>In...Berlin map</i><p><b>Travel essentials</b><p><b>Why go now?</b><p>The German capital is a perfect summer city, alive with culture. The Berlin …

Germany

Best restaurants in Berlin.

Introduction<p>The German capital is the top gastronomic destination in Central Europe and contends with Cologne as the pocal point of Germany's …

Let's Eat!

One of Berlin's best-known chefs offers a guided tour of her favorite restaurants<p>BERLIN—Germany's capital isn't a typical foodie destination. Culinary experimentation fell by the wayside on both sides of the Wall, and the Cold War's end sent few gourmands rushing to the reunited city.<p>But more …

New Europe: Sauerkraut with everything?

As native Viennese woman, gourmet and ex-pat who has lived in Berlin since the time of the wall, I can say first hand that the culinary culture back …

How to make friends in strange places when you’re flying solo

On the road and feeling lonely? A new wave of "travel social network" apps are designed to help turn wallflowers into social butterflies. The following are our favourites (others we tested tend to feature far too many shirtless photos). Regardless, always remember to use common sense.<p><b>Here on …

Five apps that take the bumps out of business travel

If you're on the road a lot, your smartphone is an essential tool – there's an app for just about anything you can think of.<p>Here are a handful that are particularly worth having for those who spend a lot of time in cars, planes and hotels:.<p><b>Expensify</b><p>This one is "designed to be a complete end-to-end …