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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, […]

What to do in Palm Springs beyond Coachella

What to do in Palm Springs beyond Coachella

In the ’60s, it was a favorite playground of stars like Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Doris Day, many of whom have streets named after them now. These days, though, this California desert city is better known for the young celebrities who flock, flower crowns in tow, to the annual Coachella music festival, which this […]

Mauritius music: How sega got its groove back

Mauritius music: How sega got its groove back

But these two modest markers near the village of Le Morne are the beginnings of a new effort in Mauritius to remember dark chapters of the island’s past and to honor the music that grew out of it. “When I say Mauritius, the first thing people think of is ‘beach’, and the whole postcard part,” […]

2017 World's Best Restaurant award goes to …

2017 World's Best Restaurant award goes to …

The 2017 ceremony took place in Melbourne, Australia on April 5, having moved from New York the year before. Eleven Madison Park is the first US winner since California’s French Laundry took the grand prize in 2004. It’s helmed by Swiss-born chef Daniel Humm, who along with co-owner Will Guidara, delivers modern European food with […]

On the trail of Picasso in Catalonia

On the trail of Picasso in Catalonia

Flanked on both sides by Gothic palaces, a diverse and cosmopolitan crowd waits its turn to admire the works of one of the greatest geniuses in the history of art, Pablo Picasso. Picasso and Barcelona It may not be the largest or the one that holds the artist’s most celebrated paintings, but Barcelona’s Picasso Museum […]

Why beer tastes different in the air

Why beer tastes different in the air

After all, inflight offerings are usually limited to mass-produced beers like Budweiser, Carlsberg or Tsing Tao. But a few airlines are pouring some love into onboard beer experiences. The latest to join the fold is Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific. The airline collaborated with Hong Kong Brew Co. to develop its new Betsy Beer, now available […]

Social airline concepts make flying more fun

Social airline concepts make flying more fun

New advances in business class travel combine customizable touches with sociable settings, not unlike the spacious lounges and cozy couches of planes in the 1960s and ’70s. The latest design concepts feature customizable group-seating pods, sleek lounge bars and, soon enough, co-working spaces — all at 35,000 feet. From Qatar Airways’ new QSuite group-seating arrangements […]