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Exploring Meghalaya, India's abode of the clouds

Exploring Meghalaya, India's abode of the clouds

But across this cool, green state travelers will also find India’s cleanest village, the country’s highest waterfall and a man who just might be the country’s biggest Bob Dylan fan. For those ready to give this up-and-coming Indian destination a try we’ve put together a short itinerary centered on the Khasi Hills, a central Meghalaya […]

Where to eat on New Zealand's wine island

Where to eat on New Zealand's wine island

Time and transport have gradually caught up with the island and now day-trippers can sample its beaches, laid-back villages and — famously — its wine. The island is home to more than 20 vineyards — about one for every 370 residents — and plenty of them have great on-site restaurants where the food is as […]

On the hunt for the lost city of Z

On the hunt for the lost city of Z

In 1925 explorer Percy Fawcett disappeared in the Amazon looking for evidence of a lost civilization. What followed was a 90-year mystery and a deadly search for answers. Estimates suggest that around 100 people had already died in the hunt for Fawcett, and Grann refused to be the next. The seriousness of the situation was […]

Paris: Why spring is the best time to visit

Paris: Why spring is the best time to visit

There’s still a chill in the air and darkness descends before the wine is finished, but after a dark, rainy winter cooped up in tiny apartments, young Parisians can’t wait to get outside. They sit perched like seabirds on the concrete banks of the canal in the city’s northeastern district, bottles of rosé, beer and […]

China builds train line straight through apartment building

China builds train line straight through apartment building

Helsinki: 10 tips for visiting the capital of Finland

Helsinki: 10 tips for visiting the capital of Finland

Helsinki, founded in 1550, is Finland’s largest city and the capital, with over one million of the country’s 5.5 million people living here. Here are 10 tips to help feel more like a local in Finland this year. Pack appropriately It’s less a matter of comfort than survival. In July, Helsinki temperatures average a pleasant […]

Never-ending honeymoon: In El Nido, a retreat built from romance

Never-ending honeymoon: In El Nido, a retreat built from romance

“Walk all the way to the end of the beach, then ask the people at the coconut stand for Mark and Camille’s house.” Those are the instructions to find The Birdhouse — a new jungle glamping retreat in El Nido, a remote corner of Palawan island in the southwestern Philippines. Inspired by the couple’s transformative […]

10 of the world's most fearsome firework displays

10 of the world's most fearsome firework displays

Laws in most Western countries govern almost every aspect of the pyrotechnician’s art — from size, shape and relative loudness to training, insurance, and safety drills. But some communities still take these measures with a cavalier pinch of saltpeter. It’s the latter that captivated American brothers Jesse and Jeremy Veverka. The filmmakers spent five years […]

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 […]

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