Travel Features

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
The hottest thing on Game of Thrones: The scenery

The hottest thing on Game of Thrones: The scenery

Sexier than the sex scenes, the backdrops to the fantasy series make a stunning travel wish list
Hot zone: How Chernobyl's popularity went nuclear

Hot zone: How Chernobyl's popularity went nuclear

Ukraine's radioactive disaster scene once sent people fleeing in panic. Now its pulling in the crowds
iReport: Pictures that show off the grandeur of Milan

iReport: Pictures that show off the grandeur of Milan

Milan's famous cathedral, inside-out and upside-down, plus other unmistakably Milanese images
Why is there a koala sitting in first class?

Why is there a koala sitting in first class?

Australia is sending four furry envoys to Singapore as a gift to celebrate the city state's independence anniversary.
Blossoming buildings: 10 of the world's most beautiful sky gardens

Blossoming buildings: 10 of the world's most beautiful sky gardens

Proof that every urban space could do with a bit more jungle
13 breathtaking buildings that seem to defy gravity

13 breathtaking buildings that seem to defy gravity

There are many ways architects can surprise us, but with these structures we find ourselves literally holding our breath
Songkran: How to soak up the world's biggest water fight

Songkran: How to soak up the world's biggest water fight

If you've never experienced Thailand's famous new year water festival, here are some tips to keep in mind before you hit the streets
Robots, virtual reality and retina scans: The high-tech future of hotels

Robots, virtual reality and retina scans: The high-tech future of hotels

Hotels around the world are using technology in every imaginable way