Exploring New York City’s Midtown West: a Javits Center survival guide

If you attend a conference in New York, chances are that you’ll end up at the Jacob K. Javits Center, New York City’s IM Pei-designed, trade-fair go-to since 1986. Like thousands of others, you’ll find yourself wondering what to do and how to have fun nearby. Fortunately, the opening of the 34th St–Hudson Yards subway […]

The eight best day trips from London

With so many world-class things to see and do in London, planning a day trip away from it can feel akin to lounging on a sunbed in Mauritius researching beach holidays. But England is spoilt rotten with attractions meaning a day away from the capital is definitely worthwhile and generally just a short train ride away. Impressive and mysterious, […]

Following the foodie trail in Fez, Morocco’s culinary capital

Moroccan cuisine is a cultural melting pot, and Fassi flavours originated in the funduqs (ancient inns used by travelling merchants), where numerous nationalities crossed paths. The Berber influence is found in staples like couscous, Arabs brought dried fruit and spices, and the French left a cafe culture. Recipes vary by region, but some of Morocco’s most unique […]

Best winter escapes in Wales

As a country with a reputation for being rainy, Wales is awash with wonderful things to do regardless of the weather, and that’s as true in winter as at any other time of year. Hunker down in a cosy cabin, discover deserted beaches, explore wild woodlands or sit back with a drink by the fire […]

Where to go for a winter walk in Dubai

Usually known for its desert climate and sweltering heat, Dubai boasts balmy winters that are the exception to the rule. By early November, temperatures begin to drop and continue to hover around 27°C until late February. This is when the city embraces its pockets of green, expertly manicured gardens and purpose-built walking paths, each as […]

What to pack: Egypt’s Sinai Trail

Stretching from the edge of the Red Sea to the highest point in Egypt, the Sinai Trail leads trekkers across scorched desert landscapes, past biblical monasteries and over windswept mountain passes, all while acquainting them with time-honoured Bedouin traditions. Founded in 2015 by a collective of three Bedouin tribes, the nearly 250km trail is Egypt’s first […]

How to be a reef-safe traveller

It’s no secret that the world’s coral reefs are in serious trouble, their prospects threatened by everything from climate change to overfishing; in fact, scientists predict that without drastic action nearly all of these dazzling ecosystems could be gone by 2050. But while the prognosis is grim, travellers can play a role in the campaign […]

St Petersburg off the beaten track

No visitor to St Petersburg should miss its world-famous historic and cultural highlights, such as the Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress and Mariinsky Theatre. But Russia’s imperial capital is full of much less celebrated attractions worth searching out. From the city’s rooftops to its hidden bars, here is a selection of places that many locals […]