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Airbnb and other home stay companies allow travellers to stay in frugal or fantastic accommodation all over the world. The concept opens up destinations to people who couldn’t otherwise afford it (yes, that’s me), and to people who want to engage with communities and cultures at a grassroots level. Is that you? The idea ofContinue reading “Home stay or hotel?”
This is how travel tests you. It challenges courage, resilience, tolerance and mocks your comfort zones. Which is a good thing.
New York celebrity chef Franco Lania believes “food is the passport that brings people together, especially those from different cultures”. I catch up to him, briefly, for an interview with this ultra-busy man.
Baubles the size of small planets light up Manhattan as they do every Yuletide, while in Europe the Christmas markets envelop visitors in a fug of gingerbread and mulled wine. Yes, it all looks like Christmas as usual. Or is it?
Occupying eight of the 16 acres at the World Trade Center, the 911 Memorial, now open to visitors, is a tribute to the past and a place of hope for the future.
Drinking the Malbec of Shinn Vineyards with artisan David Page on Long Island was like a walk in the forest on a summer’s day. Earthy, mind-bending and unforgettable.
Manhattan is not your typical island and Painkiller is not your usual Tiki Bar. The dark brooding streets on the now trendy Lower East Side hold deep secrets poured into cocktail glasses.
Films inspire us to travel. The Lord of the Rings Triology revealed New Zealand’s dramatic scenery, Gandhi unleashed a generation of backpackers on India, and Thailand is about to get a whole lot more drunks with The Hangover Part 2.