Megan snapping a selfie in front of otherworldly Kol-Suu Lake © Megan Eaves Megan Eaves, Destination Editor for North Asia, has recently returned from a trip to Kyrgyzstan. Tell us more… I spent a quick five days exploring the Tien Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan on a horse trek. Kyrgyzstan is an extremely mountainous country, and
“You’re going to love it, I promise.” Ah, the words of the skiing or snowboarding evangelist. You’ve heard it from a skiing spouse, zealot friends or enthusiastic children, who are certain they’ll be able to lure you into the chapel of the mountain. They’ve told you how skiing combines the swooping exhilaration of surfing with
Speaking to a small group of journalists two months back, Indian Tourism Minister KJ Alphons said that, if the country wanted earnings from foreign tourists to jump from $27 billion currently to $100 billion in the next five years, it would need China’s help.
Climate change could lower the production of barley and in turn raise the price of beer, a study says. (Photo by Alberto Pezzali/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Climate change has been blamed for the wild swings in agricultural crop yields, but it could also result in a doomsday scenario for drinkers: Beer, the world’s top-consumed alcoholic beverage by
(CNN) — While exploring Japan in 2016, Parisian photographer Romain Veillon discovered the eerily deserted “Western Village” amusement park, themed around 1800s America. Veillon’s photographs of the Western Village are unsettling shots of a neglected theme park. But for the French photographer, it’s not about being scared — or creating creepy photographs. “Exploring these places
Every year we release our Best in Travel list – a collection of 40 different destinations that we recommend travelling to in the coming year. From the best places to make your money go further, to the most epic new openings and national celebrations, it’s all on one handy list, just waiting to be ticked
Sarah Hudson writes In May I purchased a ticket for my daughter Madeleine to travel back to Australia with Malaysia Airlines (MAS) on Sept 26. I booked the flight through online agent Tripsta and paid extra for flexibility in case she wanted to change the flight date. Due to a death in the family, Madeleine
Exterior view of the residency. Courtesy of Kolter Urban.Kolter Urban Luxury hotel brand The Ritz-Carlton is embarking on a new resident development that will be located in Sarasota, Fla. The residency tower will stretch 18-stories high and boast sweeping views of the Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Ritz-Carlton Residences Sarasota will be one
Boracay, the Philippines (CNN) — Boracay, one of the world’s most famous beach destinations, has re-opened for a limited-numbers test run almost six months after being closed for a cleanup operation to reverse the fortunes of the resort island once labeled a “cesspool” by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. The sun was out to welcome a
Even the bike racks on Telegraph Avenue reflect Berkeley’s culture — Photo courtesy of Visit Berkeley Berkeley has always been the Bay Area’s eccentric uncle, refusing to conform or be defined in conventional terms. Because of this, it’s a must-visit, embracing its quirkiness and offering random – often joyful – discoveries around every corner. Here
It’s the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness – and more importantly, sensational food and wine. Here are the highlights from around the world. Gorgeous Georges You may have heard – the locals have mentioned it once or twice – that France knows a couple of things about wine. Particularly in autumn, when it starts
(CNN) — Harper Yeats dipped her tiny toes in the ocean for the first time in Charleston, South Carolina. She tasted her first solid food — rice cereal — in Anchorage, Alaska. On Thursday, she’ll mark yet another milestone with a stop in Vermont. She’ll have visited all 50 states — and she’s only 5
American Airlines made a wild bet that a hamburger it serves at the airport could be crowned the best in New York City.
All the stuff you need to make the office and holidays go with a bang,Paul Armstrong Autumn nights are drawing in so the dreaded Holiday run-up begins. Whether it’s an office or home Halloween party, Thanksgiving dinner or just an autumn night outside, here are a collection of gadgets, tools and services that will help
Venice is all about light effects: the dazzle of the midday sun on the canals, the play of watery refractions on a crumbling brick facade, the pinks of the Doge’s palace marbles deepening in the sunset stretching across the lagoon, the glinting foam in the wake of the water bus at night. Even the fog
I am deep within the forest, the raw heat of the day softened by the canopy above. The man in front of me is swaying, a gobbet of raw pig’s liver hanging from his ear. Another man, to his left, has what looks like a piece of lung adorning his fringe. As I draw nearer,
Getty Royalty Free The candy and chocolate industry is delighted that you love their products. Its leadership wants you to enjoy them sensibly. I recently talked about the industry’s health initiative, Always a Treat, with John H. Downs, Jr., President and CEO of the National Confectioners Association and Christopher Gindlesperger, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and
Delta Air Lines plans to start selling tickets on Saturday aboard the newest addition: regional Airbus jets that the carrier says will feature its widest seats in its fleet.
The judges, Mr. Kimio Nonaga of Nihonbashi Yukari in Tokyo and Mr. Shuichi Kotani of Worldwide Soba in New York, carefully observes the two contestants at this year’s Washoku World Challenge”Akiko Katayama Japanese food is more popular than ever around the world. There are approximately 118,000 Japanese restaurants outside Japan in 2017, according to the
Well, I suppose it’s one way of greeting visitors: a 66ft-tall, 25-ton bronze statue of a pregnant, sword-wielding woman, her skin peeled back to reveal muscles, tendons and foetus. Meet Verity, described by her creator, Damien Hirst, as “a modern allegory for truth and justice”. Holding scales behind her back, she faces out to sea