Arts & Culture

MYANMAR: On the River from Mandalay

By Jane Adams | Feb 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

‘Can’t you ‘ear their paddles chunkin’ from Rangoon to Mandalay? On the road to Mandalay, Where the flyin’-fishes play, An’ the dawn comes up like thunder outer China ‘crost the Bay! -RUDYARD KIPLING Any list of the world’s great rivers includes the mighty Irrawaddy (aka Ayeyarwady), the backbone and lifeline of the embracing troubled land…

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Dutch Treat: Haarlem, Utrecht and the countryside

By Michael Webb | Feb 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

From Amsterdam to Haarlem, Michael Webb explores the busy city life to the quiet countryside in the Netherlands.  Nearly every trip to the Netherlands begins in Amsterdam even though it has become one of the most expensive and touristy cities in Europe. It’s a short train ride from Schiphol, the country’s major airport, but you can…

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Enjoy the Modern Architecture of MILAN

By Michael Webb | Jan 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

From apartment buildings to museums, learn why Michael Webb keeps returning to Milan over Italy’s many other cities.  Milan is my favorite Italian city (with Turin running a close second) for the way it reveals its treasures slowly. It has a few of the attractions that lure tour groups, including Leonardo’s over-restored Last Supper and a spiky…

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George Town, PENANG: Heritage Hotel Capital

By Jane Adams | Jun 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
E&O, George Town, Penang

Penang has been named as the premier 2017 Asian ‘Must See’ destination, singled out its street food and art scene. Jane Adams gives her vote to the island’s capital George Town, for its wonderfully preserved heritage hotel.

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MEXICO City’s Urban Vitality Attracts Visitors

By Michael Webb | May 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City

Mexico City can be exhausting, given its vast extent and horrendous traffic, but it’s also inexhaustible – guaranteed to surprise and delight the traveler who loves urban vitality.

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Discover JAPAN’s Private Art Collections

By Jane Adams | Feb 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Kurashiki, Japan

Some of Japan’s most enthralling art collections are private, and finding them can prove challenging, especially when directions are in Japanese and nailed to lamp posts. But if you like your Picassos, Van Goghs and Renoirs with a little adventure, be sure to visit these off-grid museums.

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Hip To The Marlton, NYC

By Kate Ayrton | Dec 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Washington Square Park and West Village, New York City

GenY takes over one of the Beat Generation’s favorite haunts in the cultural and historic heart of New York. 


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On the Waterfront, SHANGHAI

By Jane Adams | Oct 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Mr and Mrs Bund

Cosmopolitan China is epitomised in Shanghai’s Bund riverfront precinct. Jane Adams strolls its boulevards and boardwalk discovering arts, eats and other oriental treats.

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The Dancing Nymphs of Angkor, CAMBODIA

By Will Ottley | Sep 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Will Ottley explores the Buddhist/Hindu temples of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat complex and discovers the wisdom of ancient civilizations, displayed in the treasure trove of temples and monuments left behind.

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INTERVIEW: Hotel Design Guru Alexandra Champalimaud

By Kate Ayrton | Sep 7, 2016 | 13 Comments
Alexandra Champalimaud

The award-winning interior designer specializing in hospitality design talks to us about her current projects, what makes a great hotel, and which properties should definitely be on your travel shortlist.

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