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Open road curves across the plains to dramatic highlands.

Five of the Best American Road Trips

Road-tripping – perhaps in a Chevy, or a classic Cadillac, perhaps in a bigass truck, RV or retro VW campervan – is most foreigners’ idea of the American dream. Yet…

Six of the Best Bars to Visit in Singapore

Almost out of nowhere, staid, sleepy Singapore has grown the best cocktail scene in Asia. And, with all the money that’s washing around them there shores, that’s no surprise. Here’s…

Plate of food from Depot Dapur Canggu.

Food for a Quid: Depot Dapur Canggu

The longer I spend in Indonesia, the more I love Indonesian food. And the more I love Indonesian food, the more regularly I eat at Depot Dapur Canggu in Canggu,…

Bicycle rests in a Barcelona street.

You Don’t Need to Be a Local to Cycle Barcelona

From China to Abu Dhabi, from London to Rome, cities around the world are offering bike share schemes. The benefits of bike sharing from a municipal point of view are…

Car on deserted highway below a cloudy sky.

Travel Safety Tips for Frequent Travellers

Travelling the world may be an exciting and thrilling journey, but it can be full of surprises. Every destination offers its fair share of good and bad experiences for travellers,…

Palm and white sands in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Jamaica – a Beginner’s Guide

The island of Jamaica was recently voted the third best island in the world in the 2016 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice awards. The birthplace of reggae and godfather of hip-hop and…

Sign advertising ice cream made with liquid nitrogen.

Made-to-Order Ice Cream

I’m a sucker for liquid nitrogen. And I’m also a sucker for ice cream, be it Fata Morgana gelato in Rome, Berthillon in Paris or Gaya in Ubud (and beyond)….

The temple of the winds on Tulum beach, Riviera Maya.

Beyond Tacos – What to Eat (and Drink) on the Riviera Maya

Mexico’s Riviera Maya is officially America’s number one destination for millennials. But even if Playa del Carmen fills you with horror, and you don’t have the funds for top-end Riviera…

Lanterns at the entrance to Petaling Street night market.

Food for a Quid: Asam Laksa on Petaling Street

The spicy, sour, tamarind-based asam laksa is a speciality of Penang. But that doesn’t stop me craving it when I’m in KL. And, while the asam laksa at Petaling Street…

Malabar Tea Estate.

Tea Tourism in Bandung

European thirst for tea shaped history in bizarre ways. That’s because, for centuries, all the tea that came to Europe was made in China, where tea has been cultivated for…