Dunes, ruins and cafes in India’s sandy Jaisalmer

Golden Fort’ towers, Jaisalmer, India
20 Apr 2015
India’s city of gold derives its nickname from an imposing honey-colored fort overlooking sandstone dwellings hemmed in by the rolling dunes of the Thar desert. “Everything is golden,” said our driver as he took us around...

Trip Tips: Venice Beach, where geeks meet boho chic

Venice Beach, Los Angeles
07 Apr 2015
Venice Beach, one of the few spots in car-choked Los Angeles with a vibrant street life, has been a cultural melting pot for more than half a century, welcoming everyone from hippies and homeless wanderers to the latest generation of tech...

Melbourne, Australia's vibrant cultural capital

Rowers train at dawn on Melbourne's Yarra River.
05 Apr 2015
Vibrant and multicultural, Melbourne brims with galleries, cafes, restaurants and a lifestyle that give Australia's second-largest city a distinctly European feel. Here are tips about getting the most out of a trip to Melbourne from...

Hong Kong for work? A travel playlist from the head of Apple's Beats

Vendors sell toy sheep inside a Lunar New Year market at Hong Kong's Victoria Park February 17, 2015.
18 Mar 2015
Before headphones and speaker company Beats Electronics was sold to Apple for more than US$3 billion, the company faced a crossroads: It had parted ways with partner Monster Electronics in 2012 and needed new manufacturing partners....

Brazil's beachless metropolis is a foodie's paradise

People lunch at Bar da Dona Onca restaurant in Sao Paulo April 24, 2014. 


12 Mar 2015
If your idea of Brazil is beaches and bikinis, São Paulo is not the place to go. That's what Rio de Janeiro is for. But if you're a seasoned traveler who tends to shun traditional tourism hot spots for urban adventures...

50 years on, quirky guide to London still shows the way

Big Ben in London
07 Mar 2015
Arguably the best guide to London published this season was written nearly 50 years ago. "Nairn's London" by Ian Nairn first appeared in 1966 and has been reprinted after fans of the idiosyncratic architectural enthusiast...

Top travel tips for a hassle-free journey

22 Jan 2015
 When is the best time to book holiday travel? What are the niftiest travel apps? How do you arrange a speedy Plan B if your flight is delayed or canceled? The answers to these and other travel questions from those in the know could...

Car of the future emerges at Las Vegas electronics show

© AFP / by Sophie Estienne | The Mercedes Benz F 015, an electric and autonomous concept car, is introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 5, 2014
07 Jan 2015
It has four wheels, is always connected and the driver is optional: the car of the future is starting to take shape from collaboration between automakers and their technology partners. At this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las...

Egypt promotional panorama reaches over 12 million views on Google Maps

The Giza Plateau
04 Jan 2015
The Google Maps application has recently employed promotional 360-degree panoramic shots for Egypt reaching 12,490,257 views in only three months.   The application takes viewers into an intriguing journey wandering all over the Giza...

Inactive St. Catherine airport threatens area’s tourism

In this Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998 file photo, the shadow of Mount Sinai stretches across the valley at the foot of the Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. Catherine in the Sinai peninsula some 240 miles southeast of Cairo, Egypt.(AP Photo/Enric Marti, File)
29 Dec 2014
Though still giving an ocassional breath of life into the region’s dying tourism, officials have never thought of making use of the St. Catherine Airport in South Sinai since Israel handed it over to Egypt on 1982.   The...