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Why Melrose Arch Is a True Johannesburg Hidden Gem

Tucked away in the leafy northern suburbs of South Africa’s dynamic Johannesburg is one of the city’s most irresistible hidden gems: Melrose Arch. This smart, attractive, in-the-know precinct is nestled between business hubs Sandton and…
Weekend Getaways

3 Days in Hong Kong: Take in the Sights, Sounds and Tastes of This Dynamic City

Hong Kong is a vibrant, dynamic city that perfectly embodies the phrase “where East meets West.” Rich in Cantonese heritage, the city’s lively street markets, celebrated cuisine and historic architecture have stood the test of…
Cape Town

Take a Dip in 6 of the Best Beaches in South Africa

With a coastline of nearly 2000 miles bordering two oceans, visitors to South Africa are overwhelmed with choices when it comes to beaches. In subtropical northern KwaZulu-Natal, the warm Indian Ocean waters are home to…
Tips + Trends

Take Elevated Sips at the 7 Best Rooftop Bars in Dubai

Nowhere does rooftop bars quite like Dubai. With the city at your feet, these are the spots that legendary evenings are made of, offering dazzling views that guarantee memories as vivid as that sunset. For…

A Guide to the Perfect Summer in London

During the summer season, London beckons with its diverse offerings and endless possibilities. Whether you’re seeking thrilling adventures, serene escapes or simply a good time with friends, the UK capital has you covered. With a…
Tips + Trends

Sky-High Views, Brilliant Brunches and Sunny Beaches: A Guide to Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

It’s the world’s most famous man-made island, a jaw-dropping creation that has to be seen to be believed — but with great shopping, dining, beaches and unique things to do, Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah is much…
Washington, D.C.

Listen and Learn at D.C.’s Best Record Stores and Bookshops

Washington, D.C., is a city like no other, where local culture and international influences collide to create unique communities, neighborhoods and shops. In D.C., independent businesses add character to their neighborhoods, especially the indie book…
Washington, D.C.

How D.C.’s House of Garçon Gives Voice and Visibility to Ballroom Culture

For LGBTQ+ people of color, Ballroom culture — a social movement and creative collective noted for its fashion, pageantry, dance and, yes, balls — goes far beyond what most people may have seen in Madonna’s…
Weekend Getaways

Discover the Unexpected Gems of Ottawa, Canada in 3 Days

Ottawa — Canada’s capital — has all the usual must-see sights of any major city. But just under the surface, this leafy, family-friendly metropolis has more than a few unexpected gems. Ottawa’s scenic Rideau Canal…
Road Trips

Adventures Below Sea Level: A Dead Sea Highway Road Trip

One of the best ways to explore the country of Jordan is by taking a road trip along the Dead Sea. On the winding road that runs along the coastline, you can watch the dramatic…

Taste Omani Culture Through These 11 Delectable Dishes

Oman holds its own despite being surrounded by glitzy and glamorous neighboring nations. Those who visit are treated to spectacular natural beauty, legendary Bedouin hospitality and a cuisine that’s influenced by Oman’s rich trading past….

7 Reasons Why Oman Is a Beach-Lover’s Paradise

Oman is famous for its golden desert dunes, cloud-grazing mountains and exotic ancient cities. But its beaches will take your breath away, too. From white sandy stretches with luxurious loungers to wild-turtle-nesting havens and dolphin-dotted…
Road Trips

Road Trip to Mars: Explore Jordan’s Wonders from Amman to Aqaba

There’s no other place in the world where you can float in saltwater far below sea level and witness out-of-this-world landscapes within a short distance. From walking through one of the seven wonders of the…
Weekend Getaways

3 Days in Oman: Where to Go and What to See in and Around Muscat

If you haven’t visited the Arabian Peninsula before, you would be forgiven for thinking all cities are like Dubai — towering glass skyscrapers surrounded by swaths of desert. Muscat, however, is the antithesis of this….

Destination Desert: The Ultimate Guide to Oman’s Wadis

The dramatic deserts and mountains of Oman are not only cinematic in scale, but also hide a stunning secret known as “wadis.” From stargazing to hiking, picnics to swimming, and rappelling to kayaking, a world…
Photo Essays

In the Ring with Los Exóticos

Meet the fierce drag performers of Mexico’s lucha libre wrestling.

Incredible Outdoor Experiences Less Than 3 Hours from These Canadian Cities

As the world’s second-largest country, Canada abounds with remote natural wonders. But what if viewing the aurora borealis in the Northwest Territories or visiting the Athabasca Sand Dunes in Saskatchewan isn’t feasible for you? Happily,…
Weekend Getaways

3 Days on the Red Sea: A Weekend Adventure in Aqaba

The sparkling waters of the Red Sea are a tantalizing magnet for tourists. Plus, a wealth of cultural activities and incredible hospitality make Aqaba, and Jordan as a whole, ideal for a weekend getaway. As…

9 Ways to Experience Jordanian Culture in Amman and Beyond

When you’re in Jordan, you’ll likely meet locals eager to tell you about places to visit, both familiar and behind the scenes. For most travelers, their journey starts in Amman, the bustling capital packed with…
Tips + Trends

The Jordan Less Traveled: 5 Great (and Unexpected) Day Trips from Amman, Jordan

Although compact in size, Jordan boasts of a number of historical and geographical wonders. Of these, the mystical ruins of Petra, the otherworldly landscape of Wadi Rum and the mind-boggling Dead Sea get the most…

5 Reasons Why Oman Is an Adventure Hot Spot

Oman is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the best places in the world to visit for outdoor pursuits. Unspoiled and undiscovered nature makes this a spectacular adventure hot spot. To the north of…

Catch a Thrill on Jordan’s Most Incredible Outdoor Adventures

In Jordan, where the culture places so much focus on hospitality, visitors will feel welcome in peoples’ homes as well as in partaking of the many outdoor adventures that entice travelers. Alfresco adventure is a…
Weekend Getaways

Maximize a 3-Day Stopover in Doha — Qatar’s Contemporary Capital

The transformation of Doha from a small fishing community in the mid 20th century to a thriving urban center of nearly 3 million inhabitants today is legendary. But while the expansion and modernization of the…
Weekend Getaways

Enjoy Three Days of Untouched Scenery and Fresh Seafood in Grand Cayman

If you’re in need of one of those “reality check” vacations — you know, the ones that help you reconnect with natural beauty and the charm of a community far from home — three days…
Tips + Trends

Planning to Island Hop in Hawaii? Check Out Itineraries for All Types of Travelers

Journeying across the vast Pacific to reach Hawaii is no quick jump, which means once there, visiting more than one of its islands holds understandable appeal. Luckily, short interisland flights make multiple-isle itineraries easy, while…
Weekend Getaways

Discover Barcelona, Spain’s Attractions, History and Nightlife in Just Three Days

As Spain’s most-visited city, Barcelona is jam-packed with attractions, from Antoni Gaudí’s exuberant architectural masterpieces and the medieval wonders of the Gothic Quarter to the world-class museums centered on Picasso and Joan Miró. Beyond the…
Weekend Getaways

Discover the Best of Paris, France, Old and New, in a Weekend

With its rich heritage and staggering array of compelling monuments that celebrate the past, it’s easy to categorize Paris as a postcard city. But the French capital has evolved considerably in the past decade, with…