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A luxury train journey on the roof of the world

A luxury train journey on the roof of the world

Belmond Andean Explorer: A luxury sleeper train comes to South America. The train itself, a transplant from a former luxury line in Australia, shipped over and renovated from head to toe, evokes an earlier age of exploration. The elegant rooms, like miniature Art Deco apartments, range from bijou fold-down sofa booths to opulent suites with […]

Frank Lloyd Wright across America: A Midwest tour

Frank Lloyd Wright across America: A Midwest tour

This June, Wright fans around the world will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the architect’s birth, with New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) kicking off an exhibit dedicated to his life and work on June 12. But my own personal journey into Wright sent me to the Midwest, where he was born and where […]

On board Stockholm's floating hostel

On board Stockholm's floating hostel

Cutting a majestic figure on the Stockholm city skyline, the af Chapman is a city icon, named for the famed Swedish shipbuilder, Fredrik Henrik af Chapman. Once upon a time, the boat voyaged the Atlantic. Later, it trained legions of Swedish naval officers. But the ship no longer sails the seven seas. Today, the af […]

Beyond Expo 2017: What can Astana visitors expect?

Beyond Expo 2017: What can Astana visitors expect?

“If you live here or visit the city often, you will be at amazed how everything is being changed so quickly. EXPO became another keystone in its development.” More specifically, Uatkhanov says he’s noticed a rise in international visitors and improved infrastructure. “For example, the city administration made a decision to construct a light rail […]

Dine macabre: When blood's on the menu

Dine macabre: When blood's on the menu

Arriving in a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, this glamorous couple, well into their twilight years, commandeered the press and were soon supping with glee. “It was literally Jungian,” Tepasse recalls, laughing. “I was absolutely flabbergasted. Even I wouldn’t do that.” He finds a photo of a female customer, bare-chested and, for want of a better euphemism, […]

The world's most amazing hotel gyms

The world's most amazing hotel gyms

If you need a little inspiration to hit the treadmill or swim some laps, these amazing hotel gyms have awe-inspiring views, top-notch equipment, and unique classes to help you to go that extra mile. Kerry Hotel: gym with waterside views. Located on the banks of iconic Victoria Harbor, Kerry Hotel opened in April. On the […]

Travel checklist: Must-read books and must-watch movies

Travel checklist: Must-read books and must-watch movies

Or is it when you fall in love with a book or a film and resolve that one day, somehow, you’ll buy a ticket to the land where the story began? Their choices range from globally renowned classics — like Austria’s choice of Carol Reed’s Vienna-set film “The Third Man” — to quirky new releases, […]

Sneak peek: Disney's 'Avatar — World of Pandora' opens this weekend

Sneak peek: Disney's 'Avatar — World of Pandora' opens this weekend

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Ipoh: A guide to Malaysia's rising tourism star

Ipoh: A guide to Malaysia's rising tourism star

These days, it’s going through a tentative revival, thanks to the recent crop of hotels, cafes, museums and street art in the historic center. But the capital of Malaysia’s Perak state has always possessed the qualities that make places like Penang so compelling to travelers: a rich architectural, cultural and culinary heritage — but without […]

Dubai set to build $1.7b man-made islands

Dubai set to build $1.7b man-made islands

Global investment company Dubai Holding unveiled this week plans for Marsa Al Arab, a four million square feet pair of man-made islands either side of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the city’s iconic sail-shaped hotel. The project, estimated to cost $1.72 billion, will add 1.4 miles of beach to Dubai’s coastline. With ground breaking scheduled […]