Shlomi Shraga

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From begijnhof to beer: a perfect weekend in Bruges

Bruges is made for weekends. The canal-laced picture-perfect city is a short train ride from Brussels and most attractions can be explored on foot.<p>From atmospheric places to stay and the finest art museums to hearty Flemish food and medieval pubs – there's plenty to pack in on a weekend trip to …

Italy's six best road trips

With a network of well-maintained roads that weave through a landscape of snow-capped peaks, plunging coastlines, lakes and historic towns, Italy offers plenty of epic driving. And while some routes are undeniably challenging, they all make for unforgettable experiences.<p>Here we highlight six …

Planning your perfect trip to the Amalfi Coast

South from chaotic and fascinating Naples, the vertiginous and craggy Amalfi Coast – and the three island outposts of Capri, Ischia and Procida – have been a magnet for visitors since Roman times.<p>Hemmed in by high mountains, the coastal towns of the Campania region are physically unspoilt, and they …

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The Best Hotels For Sleep In The U.S.

Check in, and zone out. 😴<p>We know that sleep is critical to workplace performance, internal health and regular, everyday function as a human being. And yet, way too many of us suffer along without sleep... even while we're on vacation.<p>Thankfully, these hotels make getting some z's a <i>lot</i> easier. A …

Hospitality

Hiking in Norway’s Helgeland

Summer days go on forever just below the Arctic Circle, meaning you’re never in a hurry while hiking in Norway’s Helgeland. Seen from a distance, the area’s snow-topped massifs appear insurmountable, but get up close and you’ll find that the opposite is true.<p>Well-marked trails make these mountains …

Music-lover's guide to New Orleans

New Orleans is a city that plays to the sense, and once it's treated your eyes (that architecture!) and tongue (the food!), in due course, it needs to play to your ears. Music can be heard everywhere, from street performances to smoky clubs to giant concert halls.<p>In the beginning there was jazz<p>New …

Festivals

Seven reasons to visit Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy's intriguing borderland

Writers Hemingway, Rilke and Joyce all found inspiration in the tiny, triple-barrelled Friuli Venezia Giulia region, tucked away in the far northeast of Italy.<p>Today, despite being just a couple of hours from Venice, FVG is one of Italy’s least touristed regions, but those in the know are heading …

Kauaʻi for honeymooners and romantics

Plenty of starry-eyed couples head to Hawaii because they’re ‘Getting Maui’d’. But for honeymooners and romantics, the top pick for a tropical getaway made just for two is Kauaʻi. Here on the Garden Island, verdant jungle, white-sand beaches, skyscraping sea cliffs and Hawaii’s own ‘Grand Canyon of …

Discovering the Great Blue Hole

When Jacques Cousteau puts a dive site on his Top Ten list, then you know it must be good. That’s what I was reminding myself as I descended along a wall into the depths of the Great Blue Hole, a World Heritage Site off the coast of Belize.<p>So far, it was dark.<p>But suddenly, the wall gave way to a …

Stargazing experiences in outback New South Wales

Increasing levels of light pollution across the globe have made it harder to see the night sky in all its star-speckled, awe-inspiring glory. Fortunately, Australia is rich in dark, remote places – many with excellent night-sky tours so you can learn more.<p>New South Wales is the region for celestial …

Hawaii for first-timers: how to choose an island

Planning a trip to the Hawaiian Islands but not sure where to start? Torn between picking a single island or doing some island-hopping?<p>Wherever you travel around the Hawaiian Islands, fantastic beaches, friendly faces and <i>ono grinds</i> (good eats) are practically guaranteed, but every island has a …

Hawaiian day trips: Lana‘i

With its variety of microclimates, multifaceted history and diverse flora and fauna, Hawaii is made for day trips. In just one afternoon, a visitor can hike a rocky pine forest, learn the stories of an isolated colony of Hansen's Disease patients and take in a breezy ocean vista.<p>In this two-part …

Hawaiian day trips: Moloka‘i

With its variety of microclimates, multifaceted history and diverse flora and fauna, Hawaii is made for day trips. In just one afternoon, a visitor can hike a rocky pine forest, learn the stories of an isolated colony of Hansen's Disease patients and then take in a breezy ocean vista.<p>In this …

Costa Rica’s top five marine adventures

Costa Rica’s thriving forests and abundant wildlife have made it a premier destination for eco-travelers, but the country’s lesser-known offshore environments teem with life and have just as much to set the spine tingling. Sadly, in recent years these underwater habitats have been tainted by …

The ultimate guide to shopping in Hong Kong

Everyone knows Hong Kong as a place of neon-lit retail pilgrimage – all international brands worth their logo have outlets here, and they are supplemented by the city’s own retail trailblazers. That said, Hong Kong's reputation as a bargain hunter’s paradise is pretty much a thing of the past.<p>So …

48 hours in Downtown LA

Think of Los Angeles and you probably think of Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice and Beverly Hills, with Downtown barely registering on the where-to-go radar. And until about a decade ago, you'd have been right - back then this area of the city was a ghost town nights and weekends after office …

Hong Kong's most breathtaking views: where to glimpse the city from above

Hong Kong’s power buildings and gleaming harbour are made for the cinema. The city’s views have inspired the sci-fi classic <i>Blade Runner</i> and awed audiences in <i>The Dark Knight</i>. Luckily, unlike Batman, you don’t have to scale a 400-storey building for a glimpse of Hong Kong’s dramatic skyline. There …

Make My Day: locals’ tips for London and San Francisco

In the world’s greatest cities, there need never be a dull moment. When it comes to finding things to do, the possibilities are practically endless — so which do you choose?<p>Inspired by our new Make My Day city guides, which help travellers mix and match brilliant ideas for mornings, afternoons and …

Off the beaten track in Rome

From the Colosseum to the Sistine Chapel, Rome's headline acts need no introduction. But away from these historic crowd-pleasers, there are a host of lesser-known sights and neighbourhoods waiting to be discovered. Here's a selection of our favourites.<p>Chiesa di Santa Prassede<p>The interior of the …

A perfect day in Trastevere, Rome's favourite neighbourhood

You’ve thrown coins into the Trevi Fountain and marvelled at the Colosseum – what next? Take a trip across the Tiber river to Trastevere, a charming medieval neighbourhood with a fiery temperament. A stroll around Trastevere, a formerly working-class district with a heady nightlife, will take you …

Opinion: before sunrise is the best time to fall in love with a city

Just a few hours before the city of Vienna awakes, Celine and Jesse – the characters played by Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke in Richard Linklater’s film <i>Before Sunrise</i>, first released 20 years ago – make a spontaneous decision to wander the streets together.<p>They have only just met on a train, but …

Kuala Lumpur

Unlikely destinations for unforgettable family holidays

Your toddler requires a hotel room the size of an airfield to burn off steam, your tweenie wants big-budget action and adventure, and your teens, well, they probably just want to be as far away from you as possible.<p>It's a fine art planning a perfect family trip, balancing all the diverse needs, …

Madhya Pradesh

Seeking solitude on a changing Lana’i, Hawaii’s remote central island

On a clear day in Lanaʻi, you can see five of Hawaii’s other islands, but turn inland and you might forget you're in Hawaii at all. Otherworldly Norfolk pines evoke the mood of the remote South Pacific islands from which they were imported. The vast, rolling red landscape is rippled with miniature …

40 free things to do in Rome

Travelling to Rome on a budget? Never fear – sightseeing in Italy's magnificent capital city doesn't have to cost the earth. Although many museums and monuments charge hefty admission fees, a surprising number of the famous sights are actually completely free. The doors of the city's art-laden …

Italy

Cruises of a Lifetime You Can Actually Afford

Glaciers in Alaska! The glittering capitals of the Mediterranean! The Caribbean’s most alluring islands! A new generation of mega-ship—and …

Mediterranean

Revolutionary trails: Cuba's best hikes

Cuba’s montage of dramatic landscapes inscribed with mist-cloaked valleys, looming <i>mogote</i> hills and biologically rich reserves, presents tempting possibilities for hiking. Once a heavily restricted activity, Cuba has at last caught on to the fact that opening up its countryside to willing walkers …

San Francisco with children

Beaches, cable cars, carousels or penguins? We’ve narrowed down the best kid-friendly options in San Francisco so you can spend less time looking and more time enjoying.<p>Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 & Ghirardelli Square<p>Amid the waffle cones, overpriced seafood and ‘I escaped Alcatraz’ sweatshirts, …

Adrenaline Vegas: an experience of Sin City extremes

You’ve bet (and lost) your shirt at the roulette table. You’ve eaten yourself into a coma at one of the legendary buffets. You’ve driven down the Strip blinking in awe at the shimmering neon. So now what? To find Vegas experiences outside the casinos but still guaranteed to get the pulse racing, …

Ten reasons to (re)visit New York this year

The city that never sleeps gets an awful lot done. In 2014 the 9/11 Memorial Museum unveiled its 10,000-strong collection of artifacts, the final section of the High Line was completed and visitors to Coney Island could loop-the-loop for the first time since 1910.<p>There’s so much fascinating stuff …