Travel Features

Does Italy care enough about its crumbling treasures?

Does Italy care enough about its crumbling treasures?

Boasting the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world, Italy doesn't know how to make the most of its treasures, writes Silvia Marchett
Vienna's Ringstrasse: Lord of the ring roads celebrates 150 years

Vienna's Ringstrasse: Lord of the ring roads celebrates 150 years

Streets ahead when it was built in 1865, Austria's grandest of boulevards is still a cityscape to savor
Round here: America's classic record shops keep on spinning

Round here: America's classic record shops keep on spinning

Saturday's Record Store Day will be celebrated at music stores around the world. We're dropping the needle early
Inside a samurai's bedroom: Visiting secret samurai homes

Inside a samurai's bedroom: Visiting secret samurai homes

With no cars or lampposts in sight, a remote section of Kyushu gives you a taste of authentic warrior Japan
Award-winning architecture: 22 of the world’s most stunning new buildings

Award-winning architecture: 22 of the world’s most stunning new buildings

Covering a whopping 90 categories, Architizer's 3rd annual A+ Awards highlight the best in modern building design
Hey, tourists, leave them monks alone!

Hey, tourists, leave them monks alone!

Tourism meets tradition: Monks at a Myanmar monastery aren't happy about becoming a tourist attraction
Shakespeare in the sands: Dubai's desert drama

Shakespeare in the sands: Dubai's desert drama

Staging theater in the UAE is a tough business, one man is trying to rewrite the script
Is this the world's stinkiest holiday?

Is this the world's stinkiest holiday?

When the menu includes a rotten fish, it takes a strong stomach to enjoy Egypt's version of Thanksgiving
Creole or Cajun? Here's how to tell

Creole or Cajun? Here's how to tell

Accordions, Tabasco, fried alligator, unique accents. New Orleans is a cultural gumbo, but which culture is actually responsible for the gumbo?
Taipei’s best beef noodles

Taipei’s best beef noodles

In clear broth? With a dollop of spicy butter? No matter how you eat it, the capital city’s iconic dish is award-worthy
Why you should travel to Cuba before it looks like everywhere else

Why you should travel to Cuba before it looks like everywhere else

Cuba is not like other places, or rather, not like anywhere that exists today