Travel Features

Hills, hairpins, harmonies: On the road in Iranian Kurdistan

Hills, hairpins, harmonies: On the road in Iranian Kurdistan

A world away from the troubles over the border, Iran’s western region offers an adventurous alternative to its more recognizable heartland
Zaanse Schans: Where beautiful windmills turn back the clock

Zaanse Schans: Where beautiful windmills turn back the clock

On the outskirts of Amsterdam, a forest of traditional windmills resists the wind of change to produce oil, spices and colorings
50 years on, why Churchill still matters

50 years on, why Churchill still matters

British landmarks celebrate the incredible life of the audacious politician who led his country to victory in World War II
 Is now the time to visit Russia?

Is now the time to visit Russia?

Recent turmoil has dented Russia's appeal to tourists. But should it be scrapped from travel itineraries?
iReport: Your images of Kaohsiung, Taiwan

iReport: Your images of Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Laid-back, friendly, creative -- iReporters share what makes Taiwan's second biggest city so special
How President Xi Jinping is changing China's travel industry

How President Xi Jinping is changing China's travel industry

China's travel-happy president is a walking guidebook and tourism promoter
Build them and we will come: Year ahead in architecture

Build them and we will come: Year ahead in architecture

With spectacular new skyscrapers set to rise over Europe and Asia, 2015 looks like an exciting year for new buildings
World music: It's Okinawa's turn

World music: It's Okinawa's turn

Unique melodies float from every doorway along Naha's Kokusai-dori, Okinawa's main entertainment drag
Great Zimbabwe: The spectacular ancient city that tourism forgot

Great Zimbabwe: The spectacular ancient city that tourism forgot

The remains of this powerful 15th-century capital of 10,000 people were once a top attraction. Now they're deserted and mysterious
Japan’s hidden people: Ainu try to keep ancient traditions alive

Japan’s hidden people: Ainu try to keep ancient traditions alive

Outdoor museum in Hokkaido offers insight into a little-understood ethnic group
‘A beautiful life’: The Australian woman who became a geisha

‘A beautiful life’: The Australian woman who became a geisha

One of the few westerners to enter the traditional Japanese profession, Fiona Graham reveals its mysteries