Thomas Schlensog

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Forget Mykonos and Santorini. I found a little-known island in Greece that's twice as beautiful and half the price.

Most vacationers heading to the islands in Greece usually end up at one of two destinations: Mykonos or Santorini.<p>While both islands have their charms, they've undoubtedly become tourist traps, with overbooked hotels, overpriced restaurants, and beaches and sights packed with cruise-shippers and …

European Travel

The 2018 World's Best Cities

In 2018, Mexico reigns supreme. For the second year in a row, San Miguel de Allende, a colonial oasis in the country’s central highlands, comes in …

The 9 Best Hotels in Kyoto to Book in 2018

Kyoto: the mere name conjures up images of ancient temples, pink cherry blossoms, elegant geishas and zen gardens. As the symbolic heart of Japan — …

Japan

Why You Might Want to Tour Europe By Train, Not Plane

Last month, Eurostar launched twice-daily direct train service from London to Amsterdam. Taking just three hours and 41 minutes from city-center to …

Trains

The 7 Most Adorable Towns in France

Not to knock Paris -- a city everyone agrees is the prototype for pretty capitals -- but these small towns are the ultimate when it comes to French …

7 Alternative Things to do in Taipei, Taiwan

<b>Looking for things to do in Taipei? Local writer Theresa Ho shares her to 7 Alternative Places to Visit in Taipei, Taiwan</b><p>Things to do in …

I Wish I had Known This Before Backpacking Japan on the Cheap

I thought backpacking Japan would go just as smoothly as travelling New Zealand: Just going with the flow and basically winging the entire trip. …

Japan

Spain's Best Kept Secrets- 15 Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of Spain

The beauty of Spain lies in its sleepy, forgotten corners. This is where the real drama unfolds- mesmerizing sights and timeless heritage. If you’ve …

Tokyo guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in Japan's capital city

It’s easy to get lost in Tokyo. Home to massive skyscrapers, neon-lit signs, owl and maid cafes, anime shops, countless restaurants and karaoke bars, …

The most underrated coastal towns in Europe to go to before they become touristy

The vertiginous houses of Positano, the white settlements of Santorini and the poetic villages of Cinque Terre might still be some of the most …

10 Unmissable Places to Visit in Japan

Japan is somewhere I think everyone should visit. From futuristic skyscrapers to tranquil bamboo forests and neon arcades to serene temples, it’s …

Japan

10 things to do in Singapore

Singapore is a city of contrasts.<p>While predominantly associated with shiny skyscrapers and a building that looks like a giant boat held aloft by …

What to do in Chiang Mai: things to do in Chiang Mai in 4 days

Chiang Mai is the largest city in northern Thailand and considered the cultural capital of the country. It was the second stop of our two weeks in …

Serviced Apartments Archives

Since 2015 I have been experiencing the world of luxury. In 2018 the world of luxury is undergoing a transformation in which the most astute …

The ultimate guide to Bangkok’s coolest neighborhood

Call it Bangkok’s Lower East Side. Home to Thai celebrities, VIPs, Japanese businessmen and sophisticated expats, the district has more recently …

Farm-to-table

6 reasons you should make Malaysia your next travel destination

<b>Malaysia is an oft-forgotten jewel of Southeast Asia.</b><p>Home to diverse landscapes ranging from cool tea plantations to dense jungles; reef-fringed …

Where to Find Japan's Hidden Corners During Its Tourism Boom

Japan is in the middle of a travel boom. Political instability across much of the world has given it the appeal of a safe haven, and before the 2020 …

Proof that Germany is home to the most beautiful fairy tale castles

They are truly magical...<p>1 Eltz Castle<p>This beautiful medieval castle is located in the hills above the Moselle River between Koblenz and Trier. The …

How to Take the Ferry from Athens to Santorini

Arriving in Santorini by ferry, docking at the bottom of cliffs that form its famous volcanic caldera, is breath taking especially late in the …

Best Places to Visit in Malaysia

Malaysia<p>Last updated on: | by Katherine | 7 Comments<p>Malaysia is a beautiful Southeast Asian country — with rich culture and architecture, nature …

Thailand: The Land Of Smiles Is Still Smiling After All These Years

Thailand has been a personal favorite of mine since my wife and I first visited in 1970 while I was on a one-week Rest & Recreation respite from the war in Vietnam. Back then, Bangkok was a smaller city and lacked much of the vibe of the metropolis it’s become over the nearly 5 decades since then. …

10 of the best Michelin-rated restaurants in Bangkok

With the publication in December 2017 of the first Michelin guide to the Thai capital, Bangkok’s culinary scene – already known for its street food – has acquired its <i>lettres de noblesse</i>. At the same time, the City of Angels earns the title of the most affordable Red Guide city in the world. A lunch …

Thailand

The ultimate city guide to Kyoto, Japan

It was such a cliché it could have been a scene from a film. Across the narrow and fast-flowing river was a brightly lit restaurant. In the window …

Japan

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime, According to the World's Top Travel Experts

These unique vacation excursions are stunning. 😍<p>No matter how many countries you’ve been to, there’s always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so …

Japan’s Second City: The Only Osaka Travel Guide You’ll Ever Need

Tokyo may be Japan’s biggest, busiest city, but Osaka is its most vivacious. With a population of 2.7 million, it’s the second largest city in Japan …

The Ultimate Guide to the Neighborhoods of Seoul

Seoul is an exciting city with so much to see, do (and eat and drink) that even those on a short visit can easily pack in a lot of sights and …

How to Spend 7 Days Japan That Will Leave You Utterly Inspired

Looking for the ultimate Japan itinerary? We’ve mapped out a seven-day schedule that takes you from Tokyo’s neon-lit streets to Kyoto’s …

Your Guide to Nakano, Tokyo's Most Underrated Neighborhood

Nakano is pure Tokyo: around the next corner you might find a tiny shrine, a vintage clothing shop, a pencil-thin house, a mom-and-pop rice-cracker shop, or all four on the same block.<p>If you’ve been to Tokyo, or even just watched Lost in Translation, you know Shinjuku. The world’s busiest train …

11 Santorini Hotels With Incredible Views

A lovely boutique property, Pezoules is set into Oia's lower caldera cliffs, giving guests sweeping views of the Aegean. With only six rooms -- many …