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Beautiful pictures as thousands of Thai monks put on incredible visual display for sacred full moon festival

These beautiful images show thousands of Thai Buddhist monks gathering to carry lanterns and venerate a statue of Buddha to mark one of the holiest…

Athens holidays

If the thought of exploring Greece’s ancient world makes your skin tingle with anticipation, you’ll struggle to contain your excitement on a holiday to Athens….

Insider secrets of Rome

Heaping plates of light-as-air pasta. Art by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini. Some of the most entertaining people-watching on the planet. Rome is a city like…

Autumn in Venice

Although there are days when tourists outnumber locals by two to one, Venice never loses its capacity to enchant. Summer brings some of the most…

Walking in Moscow’s winter wonderland

The best way to discover Moscow is on foot. It may seem unrelentingly urban, dominated by cars and towering skyscrapers, but to find the flowering…

Singapore finds its cultural feet with culinary renaissance

It is often derided as a cultural desert, but a younger generation of Singapore’s residents and expats is determined to bring an edgier side to…

London travel tips

The English writer Samuel Johnson famously said, “You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man…

Romantic Paris: fashion and lights

The City of Light draws millions of visitors every year with its unforgettable ambiance. Of course, the divine cuisine and vast art collections deserve some…

Discover Rio’s arty side

It’s a balmy Saturday morning in Rio de Janeiro and, unlike everyone else in town, I’m heading away from the beach. Ipanema, Copacabana and Leblon…

Abu Dhabi – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Constructed between 1996 and 2007 at the request of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and first president of the United Arab Emirates,…

Valencia and beyond

Eating out The most exciting new restaurant in Valencia is the Arrop Ricard Camarena, set in the spectacularHotel Palacio Marqués de Caro. The owners, Santiago…

How to experience NYC in 24 hours

So, you’re stuck with a long layover in New York City? Before you start making big plans to spend the next 24 hours in the…

Touring London landmarks

My first memory of London was my grandmother singing me the nursery rhyme, “London Bridge is Falling Down.” I had no idea what it meant…

What to discover in Berlin

Berlin, in Germany, was one of the best travel destination surprises I’ve had in a really long time. I fell so in love with the…

Top tips for a Rio de Janeiro trip

On Corcovado Mountain, the statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooks Rio de Janeiro, “the Marvelous City.” Choro beats pulsate along the coastline, as volleyballs fly…

Romantic Barcelona

How do you say, “Barcelona?” If you say it in the romance language known as Catalan, it’s actually pronounced “Barthelona.” Barcelona is the capital of…

The best shows in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a great place to catch a show. Why? In addition to a fantastic range of entertainment offerings, most of thehotels’ venues are…

Best ways to spend 24 hours in Miami

For some, a long layover in Miami, Florida, could mean sitting in the terminal counting down the minutes until their next flight, but for others,…

Top hotels in Cancun

White sand beaches and crystal blue waters await sun lovers in Cancun and nearby Playa Mujeres, Mexico. These top five Cancun area hotels rank among…

Bangkok – Venice of the East

Known as the “Venice of the East,” Bangkok is a city that truly beats to the rhythm of the Chao Phraya River. Named by King…

Sightseeing tips for a long Singapore layover

Did you know Singapore is home to the tallest man-made waterfall? Or that its national anthem is printed in tiny text on the back of…

Guide to European river cruising

So you’ve planned your dream cruise to Europe to experience some of the most iconic cities on the planet. River cruising is hot right now…

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