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Why beer tastes different in the air

Why beer tastes different in the air

After all, inflight offerings are usually limited to mass-produced beers like Budweiser, Carlsberg or Tsing Tao. But a few airlines are pouring some love into onboard beer experiences. The latest to join the fold is Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific. The airline collaborated with Hong Kong Brew Co. to develop its new Betsy Beer, now available […]

Social airline concepts make flying more fun

Social airline concepts make flying more fun

New advances in business class travel combine customizable touches with sociable settings, not unlike the spacious lounges and cozy couches of planes in the 1960s and ’70s. The latest design concepts feature customizable group-seating pods, sleek lounge bars and, soon enough, co-working spaces — all at 35,000 feet. From Qatar Airways’ new QSuite group-seating arrangements […]

2017 World's Best Restaurant award goes to …

2017 World's Best Restaurant award goes to …

The 2017 ceremony took place in Melbourne, Australia on April 5, having moved from New York the year before. Eleven Madison Park is the first US winner since California’s French Laundry took the grand prize in 2004. It’s helmed by Swiss-born chef Daniel Humm, who along with co-owner Will Guidara, delivers modern European food with […]

Instagram star Jessamyn Stanley's guide to Durham, NC

Instagram star Jessamyn Stanley's guide to Durham, NC

“Oh, are you the one that does yoga?” asks the first woman, smiling nervously. “I follow you!” “Yes, hi,” replies Stanley, squirming a little at the attention. The woman continues to praise Stanley, telling her that Stanley’s Instagram posts have helped give larger women a positive body image. People recognize Stanley whenever she’s home in […]

Britain's classic red phone boxes get a makeover

Britain's classic red phone boxes get a makeover

Giles Gilbert Scott’s famous design was first introduced following a competition in 1924, with variations appearing across the country, from London street corners to remote villages. More than 90 years later, the phone box is a popular backdrop for thousands of selfies, but thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones, these British classics are becoming obsolete. […]

JFK, LGA, EWR: Which NYC airport do I pick?

JFK, LGA, EWR: Which NYC airport do I pick?

Major transportation hubs have to be plunked down at the very periphery of city limits, leaving jetlagged travelers to deal with the confusion of how to get out of the purgatory that is western Queens or central New Jersey. On top of that, all of the city’s three major airports, JFK, Newark, and LaGuardia ranked […]

Bringing the tastes of Damascus to London

Bringing the tastes of Damascus to London

But even in the most difficult of times, one thing never faded: his love of Syrian cuisine. Before the Syrian civil war, Alarnab had built a successful restaurant empire in Damascus — always full of people, serving generous portions. “The only thing you need (in Syria) is a good location, nice tasty food and a […]

Farm-to-hotel: 10 resorts that grow their own food

Farm-to-hotel: 10 resorts that grow their own food

Rosemary and sage perfume the air, while four chickens strut in a coop surrounded by a canopy of hops shading them from the midday sun. The kitchen staff of the Crosby Street Hotel head to the rooftop to collect the eggs and tends to the habanero peppers, just a few flights from the Prince Street […]

Castle hotels: Your own 'Beauty and the Beast' fairytale

Castle hotels: Your own 'Beauty and the Beast' fairytale

Turreted spires, moats, drawbridges and centuries-old charm are all within reach — and more affordable than you might think. Here, we’ve handpicked 15 of the world’s best castle stays, where your very own “Beauty and the Beast” fairytale may await. They’re not all castles in the strictest sense of the term, but they all deliver […]

12 of Amsterdam's best canalside hotels

12 of Amsterdam's best canalside hotels

But one thing beats, and links, them all: Amsterdam’s canals. Not only do these 17th-century transport routes lend the Dutch capital a certain grandeur, they also provide locals and visitors with a great place to soak up the city’s atmosphere. Staying in a hotel that overlooks one of these elegant canals is one of the […]

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