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12 fascinating Montreal neighborhoods

12 fascinating Montreal neighborhoods

To prove his point, Pavlopoulos took me on a tasting tour that included Salvadoran pupusas and horchata in La Petite-Patrie, gourmet cheeses, mushrooms and gelato in Little Italy and hipster coffee and craft beer joints in Mile-Ex — three dramatically different areas within a 20-minute walk of one another. Even lifelong locals are amazed by […]

The hotel on the rooftop of Arabia

The hotel on the rooftop of Arabia

We’re getting ready to climb the hotel’s newly opened via ferrata, the highest protected climbing path in the Middle East. It begins at the foot of the mountaintop property, situated 2,000 meters above sea level in Oman’s Al Hajar mountain range, before snaking down a cliff through a cave and up a sharp vertical rock […]

Can you solve the Stonehenge photo mystery?

Can you solve the Stonehenge photo mystery?

The 36.3 megapixel FX sensor and weather-sealed body? Or the memory card filled with life’s unrepeatable moments? The UK’s Lost Photo Project hopes to reunite “orphaned images” — and the mislaid cameras that took them — with their rightful owners. An online gallery of 20 photos launched Thursday, all from cameras lost in the UK […]

Aspen: America's skiing paradise

Aspen: America's skiing paradise

Northern Lights: 11 best places to see the aurora borealis

Northern Lights: 11 best places to see the aurora borealis

They’re unpredictable though, so anyone hoping to catch a glimpse needs to head to aurora hotspots to increase their chances of glimpsing them. And keep their fingers crossed. The regions where you have the most chance of seeing the Northern Lights are at a latitude of 66 to 69 degrees north — a sliver of […]

Exploring Hong Kong history through its food

Exploring Hong Kong history through its food

Shops open and close in the blink of an eye. Skyscrapers spring up out of nowhere. The skyline never remains the same for long. Unlike cities with old bones — like London and Paris — there aren’t as many tangible artifacts in this Asian metropolis of 8 million people. The most reliable Hong Kong history […]

On the job with Shanghai's leading water sommelier

On the job with Shanghai's leading water sommelier

Standing on the 87th floor of the Park Hyatt Shanghai, Zhu swirls the contents of his crystal glass, takes a sniff and goes in for a long sip. Zhu’s not tasting Champagne — and it’s not Prosecco either. He’s sampling naturally carbonated water imported from Slovenia. One of just a handful of water sommeliers in […]

Stay in an historic landmark property from $25 a night

Stay in an historic landmark property from $25 a night

$1,262 for 12 people for four nights. Rudyard Kipling’s self-built family home in Vermont? Sleeping room for eight for $390 a night. The Landmark Trust rescues historic and architecturally significant buildings from decay and ruin. It maintains almost 200 European properties as vacation rentals, re-decorating them sensitively and — in line with that historic vibe […]

Paradise found: 12 crowd-free Asia island escapes

Paradise found: 12 crowd-free Asia island escapes

As zealous souvenir hawkers follow busloads of tour groups to Asia’s most famous islands, discerning travelers must look farther afield for more authentic getaways. The good news? Whether your idea of paradise involves a tropical beach framed by palm trees, or wildlife encounters in the woods, Asia has an island for you. From Indonesia to […]

Why now is the time to visit Key West

Why now is the time to visit Key West

The sun is shining, there’s very little rain, and the town is buzzing with energy and events to keep Conch Republic locals, snowbirds and day-trippers alike busy. Plus, direct flights and new hotels, restaurants and more are making a quick Key West getaway that much more attractive. Driving the Overseas Highway to Key West from […]