Is the world ready for smart luggage?

22 Jul 2016
There's more to your luggage than meets the eye. Of late, bags have started to think for themselves. They can weigh themselves, track themselves, lock and unlock at the touch of a smartphone and even charge your electronics and double...

Footwear for almost any tourist destination

Hush Puppies has outed its 'Montara Gili' sandal in several shades this season, including royal blue, one of the on-trend shades for spring/summer 2016. Photos: AFP
16 Jul 2016
As thoughts turn to summer getaways, a seasonal wardrobe update is often in store. As well as a killer swimsuit and chic lightweight dresses, it’s important to pick the right footwear to avoid being caught out once you arrive....

Five tips for travelling with medication

10 Jul 2016
Packing medication can require a little thought and forward planning before jetting off abroad. As the summer getaway gears up, here are a few things to consider when travelling with medication.   Check what restrictions apply  ...

Hiking through a Hawaiian lava tube

Hiking through a Hawaiian lava tube
09 Jul 2016
Picture a volcano spewing a river of molten lava burning so hot that it burrows its way through the Earth, moving so fast that a human couldn't outrun it.   That's what happened on the Big Island of Hawaii at what is now...

Prices rocket in hotels as Eid holidaymakers head to Hurghada

A tourist walks past empty sunbeds on a beach in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on November 10, 2015 as tourist numbers dwindle following a suspected bomb attack on a Russian jet (AFP Photo/Mohamed el-Shahed)
04 Jul 2016
Hotels and resorts in Hurghada, El Gouna, and Sahl al-Hashish have seen very high reservation rates in the run-up to the Eid al-Fitr holiday, with many hotels now fully booked up, but high demand has driven up prices by 25 to 40 percent...

Rome’s Colosseum dazzles after Phase One restoration

by Laure Brumont | Up to 80,000 spectators at a time would throng to the Colosseum to see greats such as Carpophores -- who reportedly defeated a bear, lion, leopard and rhinoceros in one battle -- or cheer on sea battles held in the flooded arena
01 Jul 2016
The first phase of a multi-million-euro makeover of Rome’s Colosseum was completed today with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi pledging cash would be made available to spruce up other crumbling historic sites. In a project largely funded...

How will Brexit affect travel?

28 Jun 2016
Britons living abroad within the European Union and Europeans living in the UK are being assured that they won't have to pack up their bags or book tickets home immediately following the UK's historic vote to leave the EU. In his...

Museum exhibit recreates signature dishes from top restaurants around the world

18 Jun 2016
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has opened a gastronomic exhibit that replicates dishes from some of the top Michelin-starred restaurants around the globe allowing visitors to embark on a culinary world tour without leaving the city...

Boutique airline launches unlimited one-year flight pass for US$35,000

Flight seats
18 Jun 2016
A boutique airline has launched an all-you-can-fly pass for travelers who make frequent trips between New York, Paris and London. It’s kind of like an all-you-can-eat buffet for frequent fliers: For $35,000, travelers can purchase...

Studies find 'super bacteria' in Rio's Olympic venues, top beaches

A man runs next to sewage system flowing on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 9, 2016.
11 Jun 2016
Scientists have found dangerous drug-resistant "super bacteria" off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on August 5....