Travel Inspiration

Starved Rock State Park, Illinois, USA

Enjoy Illinois:
Amazing for all

From contemporary Chicago to historic Galena, Illinois is a diverse destination that embraces differences and welcomes everyone. Are you up for amaz...
Mallorca, Spain

The bigger picture
Mallorca, Spain

Palma’s position as the cultural capital of the Balearics is brought vividly to life on an exclusive private tour of its many museums and galleries. Alongs...

The other China
Taipei, Taiwan

Intrigued by Taiwan’s growing reputation for being overlooked and underrated, Zack Cahill sets out to see it for himself and finds this island-nation full ...
Bodrum, Turkey

Return to the riviera
Bodrum, Turkey

Jenny Southan’s return to the Turkish Riviera proves that it is not a ‘once in a lifetime’ kind of place. Sometimes, returning to a place you revere...
Venice, Italy

Scent and the city
Venice, Italy

Teresa Levonian Cole follows her nose around Venice. In a hidden alleyway of Cannaregio, the northernmost of the six historic sestieri (districts) o...

Open Sesame
Marrakech, Morocco

Wandering around Marrakech's Medina is like taking a journey through time. And the thousands of intricately designed doors, each with their distinct patter...
Funky soul Medina, Marrakech, Morocco

Funky soul Medina
Marrakech, Morocco

In Marrakech’s heart, Islamic art is everywhere, particularly in its architecture; and is irresistible to us shutterbugs. When the founder of the Id...
Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech, Morocco

Behind closed doors
Marrakech, Morocco

It may be a chaotic city, but a quick jump through a doorway or a turn into a quiet street always reveals something beautiful. The airport doors sli...
Jaipur, India

Written in the wind
Jaipur, India

David Hawkins returns to India on a quest to discover Jaipur’s pink Palace of the Winds and learns that there is great colour, beauty, scent and sound ling...
Denver, Colorado, USA

Blue sky thinking
Denver, Colorado, USA

The RiNo district of Colorado’s sunny Mile High City offers lessons on how ambition and a free spirit can go hand in hand, says Uwern Jong. I was al...
Desert modern, Palm Springs, USA

Desert modern
Palm Springs, USA

Palm Springs is the soothing, sun-drenched Yin to Vegas’ hedonistic Yang. I learnt that while it has only relatively recently become a global tourist destinat...
The Shape House & Cryo Cafe, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Shape House & Cryo Cafe:
Hot and cold

In West Hollywood, there’s a kind of pressure to be the very best person you can be, inside and out. For some people, it’s about honing the mind, body and soul...
Michael Musto, NYC, USA

Acts of daring
New York City

When it comes to New York City’s alternative-cabaret scene, nobody knows their ‘alt-alt’ from their ‘alt’ better than Michael Musto. Here, he uncovers a world ...
The Edition NYC, USA

Hip hotels
New York City

Luxury-hotel aficionado Uwern Jong discusses this year’s OutThere hotel-and-travel trends and what some of New York City’s best hospitality brands are doing to...
Uwern Jong, New York, USA

The Modern Concierge
New York City

Whether it’s chartering a private plane for a pooch or arranging an illicit encounter with an off-duty policeman, New York concierges are well used to pand...

A path to happiness

Along Iceland's Laugavegur Trail, the accommodation is sparse and basic and the tracks themselves are tough, but it's here that Zack Cahill discovers the t...
Kaiden Ford New Ford I am not she but he

A brighter future
New York City

Twenty-one-year-old Latino poet KAIDEN FORD celebrates the legacy of the Stonewall uprising by taking us on a journey through his city, where he meets Mila...
Land cruise, Canada

Land cruise

It’s like I’m floating through a leafy nebula. Colours are whisking by in blurry comets: reds, oranges and hazy yellows. I have a 360-degree view of it all...
Anegundi, India

Preserving history
Anegundi, India

Dawn in Anegundi can only be described as operatic. The stage is the southern bank of the Tungabhadra River. From the little I can see on this dark November mor...
Park City, Utah, USA

Soul Mining
Park City, USA

"Behold, the elkupine!” I’ve been in Park City for all of an hour when Jeremy, my waiter at the cosy Silver Star Café, bares a freshly inked deltoid to reveal a...
Marfa, Texas, USA

Not just deserts
Marfa, Texas, USA

Clark Harding discovers that Marfa is not your average Texan town. I still maintain it was a Poodle… I’m driving through El Paso just after sunse...
Vancouver, Canada

Expanding horizons
Vancouver, Canada

I don’t jog. It reminds me of the punishing cross country runs that I was forced to do at school. Cold air stinging your windpipe, frozen bare legs, and grazed ...
Gothenburg, Sweden

Winter’s tale
Gothenburg, Sweden

It’s a crisp December afternoon. The propeller beneath me churns the calm, cold, deep blue water of the North Sea into a long, white line stretching back to Sal...

Paradise Found
Transcoso, Brazil

Three handsome young waiters, all brothers, are professionally busying themselves around me, taking orders, answering questions and freely chatting to their gue...
Marrakech, Morocco

The spice is right
Marrakech, Morocco

Authentic, Moroccan home-cooking is hard to find in touristy Marrakech unless you’ve got some good, insider knowledge. My waiter slaps a bowl of fie...

Outside the box
Akko, Israel

Uri Jeremiah, the celebrity restauranteur and hotelier credited with bringing a new level of sophistication to the living museum that is the city of Akko, says ...

Unity Temple
Oak Park, Illinois

As a designer I’m a sucker for good design. I also love Modernist architecture. So here in Chicago, I’m - in a very real sense - spoilt for choice. This is my f...

Homecoming Queen
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is my hometown, but I don’t spend as much time here as I should. It’s been five minutes since I landed in Barajas and already the smell gets to me – I’m ...