Author: Samantha Leese

Samantha Leese is a Hong Kong based writer and editor, focusing on travel, arts and culture. Her articles have been published internationally by titles such as Condé Nast Traveller, The Spectator, Artforum and Time. Sam was educated at Stanford University and The London School of Journalism. In her spare time, she travels. 

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Secrets of a hot air balloon pilot

Secrets of a hot air balloon pilot

From Myanmar to Marrakech, a globe-trotting hot air balloon guide shares his experiences and addresses ballooning safety issues
5 things airlines could learn from hotels

5 things airlines could learn from hotels

A flight is too often a stressful storm before the calm of a hotel room. Here's how the former could be more like the latter
Inside the world's top airline headquarters

Inside the world's top airline headquarters

Airline HQs aren't all about work -- employees can go shopping, visit a museum and even hang out in parks
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