Sharon Wong

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The Best Small Towns in Italy

Italy is much more than grand museums and Baroque churches. While Florence’s Uffizi Gallery and Rome’s marble-filled basilicas should be on any world …

Italy

Top 10 UK winter walks – chosen by travel and nature writers

The British countryside is especially dramatic in winter, and ideal for a walk to blow away the Christmas cobwebs. Ten writers choose their favourites – and pubs to thaw your feet in<p>Okehampton to Belstone, Devon<p><b>Length</b> 10½ miles<b><br>Time</b> 5 hours<b><br>Start/finish</b> Okehampton Camp/Belstone<b><br>Google Maps</b> …

Scotland

18 best places to visit in 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> Planning your 2018 vacation and starting to think about just going back to that place you went last year with the OK-ish beach and the mediocre cocktails?<p>C'mon, you know you can do better.<p>CNN Travel has been looking to the year ahead to pick some of the best destinations worth visiting in …

National Parks

100 sensationally beautiful pictures of Italy

Italy - the best country in the entire world, according to our Readers' Travel Awards 2017. So much beauty! Romance, art and history is everywhere - …

Italy

Transylvania trail: something of the night

The home of Dracula it may be, but the forest of Hoia Bacui and nearby Cluj-Napoca, a Romanian cultural hotspot, are full of life<p>There is no one around, the only sound is the whisper of leaves falling. Surrounding us are maple groves and copses of beech, ash and elm, blocking out the midday sun. …

Bistros

17 tiny European islands that you've probably never heard of, but should definitely visit

Juist, Germany<p><i>Stefan Bernsmann/Shutterstock</i><p>Juist is one of seven inhabited East Frisian islands at the at the edge of Germany's Wadden Sea. Its miles …

European Travel

Italy's most romantic lake towns

Italy

A Visit to Italian Villages That Inspired the Term ‘Riviera’

Finale Ligure, a sun-baked town at the edge of the Ligurian Sea, has no symphony orchestra or opera house. But it has a maestro of its own: Franco Morasca, the manager of Bagni Est Finale, a no-frills, private club on the beach that pulls in generations of Italians each summer for a reminder of …

Italy

Ireland

The green countryside, lively pubs, and friendly residents make Ireland a perpetual favorite for visitors. Farm-fresh cuisine and Guinness from the …

Sicily Continues To Progress (Sep 2017) | Vinous - Explore All Things Wine

<b>Sicily Continues To Progress</b><p>BY IAN D'AGATA | SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 <b></b><p>Two thousand sixteen is another good vintage for Sicily, with the Vittoria area …

Wine & Spirits

The Most Beautiful Places in Germany

Germany

History and Trends of Learning Management System Infographic

<b>History and Trends of Learning Management System Infographic</b>Online education isn’t the newest trend in the world, but it’s been evolving quickly and …

eLearning

Skip Bordeaux—This Is the New Wine Region to Visit in France

On a Friday evening near the tiny French fishing village of Gruissan, a gypsy band roars into song, strumming “Les Champs-Élysées.” The crowd joins in clapping, hopping up on wooden picnic tables to sing along as steaming bowls of mussels and salt-encrusted sea bass emerge from the kitchen. The …

Spain’s Lesser Known UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Trade in the usual tourist stops in Madrid and Barcelona for one of these less-trafficked treasures.<p>Honored for their “cultural and natural heritage of outstanding value to humanity,” Spain boasts a whopping 45 UNESCO sites—the third most after Italy and China. While Barcelona, Seville, and Granada …

European Travel

Know Before You Go: Malta

Ancient history and island adventure merge seamlessly in Malta. Here are the details you need to plan a trip to this Mediterranean destination.<p>Steeped in history and set in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta’s three inhabited islands offer visitors the perfect mix of relaxation, discovery, …

10 amazing landscapes in Chile – that you've probably never heard of

Chile has a wealth of beautiful landscapes beyond the iconic regions of Patagonia and Atacama. As the first direct flights from the UK launch, our local writer picks 10 wilderness areas featuring peaks, beaches, hot springs and indigenous villages<p>Elqui valley<p>Inland from Chile’s second oldest city …

South America

Hiking to San Fruttuoso: The Perfect Day on the Italian Riviera

Our favourite day trip on the Italian Riviera is the hike from Camogli to San Fruttuoso in the Portofino Regional Park. The day includes pretty …

Italy

Canada Is Offering Free Admission to Its National Parks in 2017—Here’s Where to Stay

National Parks

Hiking the Cinque Terre: finding the perfect Italian experience

It’s been a while since we were in Italy, but we had some amazing adventures. We loved Venice and its canals, and getting completely soaked when a …

6 Non-Touristy Balkans Destinations That Should Top Your 2017 Travel Lists

Topping most travel lists is an island-hopping escapade through Croatia and Montenegro, as both countries offer a slew of stunning coastlines and Old World charm where cobblestoned streets and castles prove common. But unbeknownst to most, these countries are just the outset of exploration into the …

20 great UK walks with pubs, chosen by nature writers

Pull on your boots and enjoy the countryside in all its autumn glory. Ten of Britain’s best nature writers reveal their favourite routes – and where they like to refuel on the way<p>20 more UK walks with pub pit stops<p>1 Grassington, Yorkshire dales<p><b>Length: 11miles<br>Time: 5</b>½ <b>hours<br>Start/finish: Grassington</b> …

Scotland

The 10 best places to visit in England - and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for family holidays and couples, and the best hotels to stay when there, in locations including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Lake District, Bath, Cotswolds, London, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and Brighton.<p><b>1. Yorkshire</b><p>Visitors …

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve reopens fully after two-year restoration

SINGAPORE - After being closed for two years of restoration works, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve was fully reopened to the public on Saturday (Oct …

Ecology

Why Piemonte, Tuscany's Lovely Stepsister, Is the Perfect Wine Trip Right Now

At harvest time in northern Italy, layers of fog drift romantically over hillside vineyards of ripened nebbiolo grapes. Those from five tiny villages …

Wine

The ultimate UK bucket list: 29 things to do before you die

Germany's Wurstmarkt : World's largest wine festival | CNN Travel

(CNN) — If there is a more appetizing aroma than the whiff of a sizzling sausage, then my nose hasn't smelled it yet.<p>All around me there are food stalls hot with barbecues of Bratwurst, large skillets of smoked Knackwurst sputtering fat, grates full of finger-like Nuremberg sausages over open …

Sausages

Discovering Singapore’s Lost Cuisine Through Modern Food

Singaporean cuisine, at least to me, has almost always been defined by its most famous staples. Hainanese chicken, bak kut teh, char kwey teow, for …

Asia

Road to ruin: a gin tour of Northern Ireland

Glenn Patterson heads from Belfast to the shores of Strangford Lough to sip and soak up the work of a new generation of distillers who are resurrecting the craft<p>Cards on the table here: I have been led astray by strong drink.<p>A few weeks back, waiting to be served at the Woodworkers Tap Room on …

Ireland

The world's best gin bars

A Crash Course on Retinol—and the Products Your Skin Needs ASAP

If you have yet to discover the transformative properties of retinol, prepare to have your world (and skincare routine) forever changed. Whether …

Skin Care