Visiting Malta is like ordering a small, unknown appetizer and lucking out with an amazing dish. Their wine helps, and here I explain exactly why Malta is a good dish.
Trend alert! Paris is the best city for trying biodynamic and natural wines. Read an intro to this style and why they may shake up your perspectives.
Don’t expect fish from the Dead Sea, but do expect remarkable landscape and a unique experience taking the waters, unlike nowhere else.
A look at why Las Vegas, despite its amazing collection of celebrity restaurants, pales in comparison to Macau’s native fusion food culture.
Tromso, Norway, 400k north of the Arctic Circle, a great place to see the Northern Lights. Learn about that experience and about photographing the lights.
Visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem will let you experience old Christian traditions with modern orangized religious differences.
Tomar, Portugal is a small town with a massive attraction–the complex of the Knights Templar. Beyond this looming draw, the town itself is a delight.
All of you — remember when you were a teen-aged boy? The Robot Restaurant in Tokyo remembers well what you were like. You were obsessed with science fiction movies and lasers and lots of technology. You thought giant robotic creatures were super cool. Any alternative forms of locomotion would quicken your pulse, and you were…
I was walking on water. We all were, following our guide. We put our trust in her, that she would keep us safe and that no one would disappear downwards into the blue depths, though she was carrying twenty meters of rope in case we did. I didn’t expect the water to be so blue and so beautiful, though it wasn’t that way everywhere. At one point, our striking blonde guide caught me looking around with a smile.
“Like it?” she asked me knowingly.
I couldn’t stop smiling. “This is really cool.”
This is a hard post to write, like telling an old lover that yes yes you’ll always be my first love, but you simply lack the power to thrill anymore. It’s about Paris, that wonderful city that used to be the capital of Western cuisine but where nowadays it is rather hard to find a great meal.
Some days, at some places, and for some elements, travelers simply find themselves saying, “Damn, this is irritating.” In the Petra area of Jordan, an ancient complex of stone structures which is the major attraction of the country, I found myself saying this repeatedly.
The Venetians built a central square and a striking bell tower over their town of stone buildings and snaking, maze-like alleyways there on the Adriatic Sea. They just didn’t always do it in there in Venice. If you’re within striking distance of Venice and you’re on the water, you might run across an old Venetian-built…