Michaela Hawksley

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Are You a Social Media Team of One? This Toolkit Can Help

You do it all. From planning long-term strategy and reviewing your analytics to wolfing down a sandwich while you create images for Facebook with one …

Social Media

Top 10: the best Amalfi Coast hotels

The fabulous coastline between Positano and Ravello, with its switchback road that hugs the cliff and curls around the deep bays that protect the towns and villages along the way remains as glamourous, compelling and historic as any summertime destination in Europe, with breathtaking views, …

Peru’s mysterious ‘boiling river’ that burns animals to death

In a rainforest in the heart of Amazonian Peru, scientists believe they have discovered the world’s largest thermal river, running hot for nearly four miles and reaching up to 80 feet at its widest point and 16 feet at its deepest.<p>While the river’s extreme temperatures are not unusual for a …

Exploring Palau: what to do when you're not diving

Palau is famous for its underwater wonders, but there's more to Palau than just diving. This tiny country has lots of activities and attractions to keep travellers happy when they're not fully submerged. Kayaking, off-road driving, camping and scenic flights are all options. There's also plenty to …

How to Make Money While Traveling

These next-level hacks are easier (and less stressful!) than putting your home on Airbnb.<p>Think the cost of travelling has become prohibitive? Think …

Two days in Ho Chi Minh City: a perfect Saigon itinerary

Ho Chi Minh City is the compelling commercial hub of modern Vietnam, with wide boulevards, grand colonial buildings, cultural sights, and a vibrant tangle of narrow laneways – all framed by a kinetic river of traffic. From noodle breakfasts to evening drinks, here’s how to make the most of two days …

Vietnam

Walks on the wild side: best places to stretch your legs in northeast Thailand

So you've partied on Pha-Ngan, snorkelled off Similan and temple-toured in Chiang Mai. If you're now looking for somewhere to just get out and stretch your legs, Thailand's little-visited northeast may have just what you need. ‘Isan’, as it’s called, has a rugged charm all its own, with plateaus, …

National Parks

Nepal: The return of the mountain kingdom

As we wove our way through the chaotic and vibrant streets of central Kathmandu, our guide told us how, on April 25 last year, he had been travelling along the same route with Mountain Kingdoms’ clients just before noon when the earthquake hit: “The whole car just started shaking from side to side… …

The Quick Lowdown to Iceland

Don't wait to cross the northern lights off that bucket list. They're soon set to dim for up to a decade.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>There'll be plenty of good company on the trip: Iceland has seen a surge in tourism the last few years. More than one million people passed through in …

Jilted bride left at the altar quits her job, sells her house, travels the world and writes a book

Katy Colins, 30, secures three-book deal with Carina UK, part of world-renowned publisher Harper Collins<p>A jilted bride left at the altar quit her job, sold everything and travelled round the world.<p>Katy Colins, 30, sold her house and her car and booked a one-way ticket to south east Asia after her …

Beyond Angkor: Inside the lost world of Phnom Kulen

When I got to Phnom Kulen with my guide, Chanthorn Kong (“Chan”), and he had shown me the sacred river (with the serene faces of Hindu deities gazing up through water turned golden by sunlight) and the Reclining Buddha (“Please don’t write on the Buddha”, said a polite sign that had been …

Cycling the Middle East: the kindness of strangers and the desperation of refugee camps

The writer is travelling through the region by bicycle – trying to understand what lies beyond the bloody headlines<p><b>I’m very much of the Ranulph Fiennes school of thought: “plod forever” and take one step at a time.</b> I began my trip on 29 July last year from my flat in London. I’ve now made it to …

Middle East

From temple plains to golden rocks: Myanmar's must-see Buddhist sites

Myanmar (Burma) is perhaps the most devoutly Buddhist nation on earth, with a dizzying array of golden pagodas and ancient temples, perched in splendid isolation on hillsides and sandwiched between busy city streets.<p>With so many impressive Buddhist sites to choose from, here are just a few that are …

Myanmar

Escape to Tioman: where to get wet and wild on Malaysia's adventure island

Sitting like an emerald dragon guarding the translucent waters of the South China Sea, Pulau Tioman offers every possible shade of paradise. While many travel here with a relaxed beach holiday in mind, the island has enough activities to keep adventure-seekers occupied for at least a week. …

Is it O.K. to Go to Tibet?

A young Buddhist monk, no more than 10 years old, stomped past me, the laces of his Nike sneakers coming untied as he walked. Clutching at the front …

The Most Electric, Innovative Nightlife Around the World

Now that handcrafted cocktails and smartly dressed mixologists are de rigueur in clubs and lounges around the world, a number of cities are advancing …

The Nine Best Cocktail Bars in Copenhagen

A transformation occurred in Copenhagen with the New Nordic cuisine movement, and what was once littered with tiki cocktails and beer bars has become …

Ultimate Ecuador: plan your perfect adventure

When it comes to adventure, you can’t go wrong in Ecuador. There are towering Andean peaks and volcanoes, vast swaths of Amazonian rain forest, chilled-out surf villages, and of course, the iconic and unforgettable Galapagos Islands.<p>Whether you want to bike down the face of a volcano, trek out to …

South America

Why You Should Quit Your Job and Travel the World

Okay so first things first -- this post isn't just for those itching to break out of the cubicle, grab their backpack, and spend all their savings on finding themselves. It's about honoring what's right for you and believing in your dreams and passions enough to take a huge chance on yourself.<p>It's …

Central America

McDonald’s revolutionary restaurant in Hong Kong might reveal the future of the brand

To celebrate McDonald's 40th anniversary in Hong Kong, the burger franchise opened a hyper-modern location called McDonald's Next, reports BrandChannel.<p>The new location, located in shopping hub Admiralty, takes the chain's Create Your Taste platform to another level of customization. While Create …

Hong Kong

Travel: The Secret to a Life Well-Lived

I wake up on the top bunk, my backpack beside me. 2 days ago I committed one of the cardinal sins of travel, and now I'm paying the price.<p>That's right...I drank the water.<p>On my last day of a yoga training in northern Peru, I asked the beachside bartender to fill up my water bottle. All week I had …

In Peru: Outdoorsy Adventures Beyond Machu Picchu

Action-packed trips are putting the spotlight on Peru—and not only on the trails of the ancient Incan site.<p>Outside the historic city of Cuzco, the …

24 incredible underground attractions to visit in your lifetime

While some are man-made constructions, others are fascinating natural wonders that have been formed over the course of thousands of years.<p>We've put together a list of 24 subterranean attractions to visit in your lifetime, from a 10,000-year-old cave in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, to a town that built …

Riviera Maya

Vanuatu's Espiritu Santo, where paradise is a leaky canoe without a paddle

Smiles dazzle, adventures abound and bliss comes out of the luminous blue water on the island that inspired South Pacific<p>I’ve just found my happy place.<p>It’s been a long time coming. For years whenever anyone told me to close my eyes and picture it I’ve drawn a blank, then spent the next few minutes …

How to Get Lost On Purpose

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Five tips to help you on your way.<p>It happens to the best of us. We finally get a chance to explore the world, find a deal, book a trip—and end up in the same places as every other traveler.<p>It’s what happens when you stay where TripAdvisor tells you, eat where UrbanSpoon …

Travel

Laos holiday guide: plan the perfect two-week trip

Laos has so much to offer it can’t be ‘done’ in a fortnight, so focus on one region or cherry-pick from our list of its top sights, treks, homestays, tours and even the Most Secret Place on Earth<p><b>Laos readers’ tips and the best places to stay in Vientiane and Luang Prabang plus more itineraries in</b> …

Vietnam

Why You Should Always Say Yes To Adventure Travel

Adventure - what does it mean to you? Throwing yourself out of a plane, leaping off a cliff, or hiking a mountain? Or perhaps just travelling solo to a country you've never been to before? Whatever your definition of adventure travel there's one thing for sure - it's hella good for the soul and if …

Gliders

Yakushima, Japan: an island of natural wonders

Photograph: Tom Fay<p>Hiking trail near the top of Miyanoura-dake.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/10/13/1444751987046/ceac97fc-777d-4ead-9a3f-8d7ebfecb2d0-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Tom Fay<p>Hiking trail near the top of …

Hiking Trail

Short trips from New York City: readers’ tips

New York holidays,United States holidays,North and Central America holidays,Day trips,Top 10s,Travel<p>Readers share their favourite jaunts from the Big Apple, many to upstate New York, but also to New Jersey and beyond<p>A few hours by bus (from Penn station) or car is Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. …