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How America's best barista makes a perfect coffee

How America's best barista makes a perfect coffee

That cup or a single shot of espresso represents a community that reaches around the world. The winner of the 2016 US barista championship, Butler has traced his favorite beverage back to its origins: From the farmers who grow and harvest the coffee to the company that roasts them to the coffee baristas he trains […]

Where to eat in Cartagena, Colombia's culinary capital

Where to eat in Cartagena, Colombia's culinary capital

Star chefs are combining local flavors for a Colombian take on world class cuisine, served alongside perfectly crafted cocktails. Add that to the mix of beautiful colonial architecture, vibrant colors and rocking nightlife and Cartagena is becoming a go-to destination to eat, love and dance into the early hours. Hidden behind a simple exterior, Carmen […]

16 of the best summer festivals for 2017

16 of the best summer festivals for 2017

But that needn’t mean spending the weekend feeling damp and miserable. Head to one of these festivals and you’ll find critically lauded bands, first-rate literature and idyllic settings for sipping on a cider as the sun goes down. This bucolic, end-of-summer fest has become a staple on the UK scene. Taking place in the lush […]

Underwater waterfall and 12 other Mauritius must-sees

Underwater waterfall and 12 other Mauritius must-sees

For a small nation, Mauritius overflows with scenic hikes through the mountains, holy pilgrimage sites, amazing food and historic areas that trace the island’s globe-spanning history. Just off the coast of Le Morne, on the island’s southwest, Mauritius offers a spectacular illusion. Sand and silt on the ocean floor run off in a way that […]

25 of the world's best honeymoon hotels

25 of the world's best honeymoon hotels

For some couples, it’s far-flung solitude and breathtaking views. For others, it’s all about luxury and the royal treatment. And then, of course, there’s the growing number of newlyweds that seek action, adventure and excitement over pampering, rest and relaxation. Whatever your preference, we have you covered. Whether you’re after a low-key Caribbean island escape […]

Could this be the world's happiest city?

Could this be the world's happiest city?

In its quest to achieve this, the city in the sand is measuring people’s happiness through interactive touchpoints around Dubai, called Happiness Meters. There are three emojis on each meter — a happy face, a neutral face and a sad face — which people use to rank their satisfaction with everyday services. Results from the […]

10 incredible cruises you can book right now

10 incredible cruises you can book right now

Accordingly, navigating through the literally boatloads of cruising possibilities can feel like an insurmountable task, which is why we’ve narrowed down the best of the bunch to these 10 cruises of a lifetime. With innovative ships calling on intriguing ports around the globe — all sorted into personalized “pick-your-passion” categories (for beach bums, foodies, romantics […]

Ultra long-haul: On board the world's longest flight

Ultra long-haul: On board the world's longest flight

Qatar Airways have just launched the world’s longest route — 17 hours, 30 minutes one-way from Doha, Qatar to Auckland, New Zealand, over a distance of 14,539 kilometers. It’s a major feat that tests both airline logistics and the endurance of the passengers and crew. While it’s true we haven’t found a way — yet […]

8 reasons to visit the Caribbean island of Nevis

8 reasons to visit the Caribbean island of Nevis

This sublime beauty could almost be called a hidden treasure in the West Indies, where celebrities, from Princess Diana to Anna Wintour, have vacationed to avoid the spotlight. Nevis doesn’t need to shout for visitors to see that it’s bubbling with charms aplenty. A postcard-perfect conical volcano is visible from most anywhere on the island. […]

Zannone: Italy's forbidden 'orgy island'

Zannone: Italy's forbidden 'orgy island'

It also has a reputation for something rather more unexpected: Orgies. “See that white colonial villa up high there?” says former fisherman Giorgio Aniello as he points a rough finger at a clifftop villa overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. “That’s where the Marquis Casati Stampa held lavish sex parties.” Aniello is a regular visitor to Zannone, […]

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