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As an homage to the comprehensive HK Eats guide that comes inside this very issue, I’ve devoted this column to one of the main reasons we all travel: food. Where Airplane Food Is Born Well, maybe airplane food isn’t THE reason we travel, but it’s definitely an inevitable part of...
Sep 6 2012
Riding a bike opens up new sightseeing opportunities
With a surprising number of different ecosystems across the territory—including vast mountain ranges, an abundance of hot springs and coastal areas dotted with pristine beaches—Taiwan is emerging as a hotspot for both amateur and professional cyclists. The popularity of cycling across...
Sep 6 2012
On Foot in Japan A reader emailed in to tell me about Walk Japan, so naturally I checked out the tip. It's a tour company celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, but its mission is as relevant as ever. “There’s a great deal of Japan which is overlooked,” managing director Paul...
Aug 17 2012
When I go on trips, I tend to consult Lonely Planet and the Luxe Guides to get a sense of both the high and the low culture of a place. I also try to find a local English-language magazine (I know I can trust our sister publications BK in Bangkok and I-S in Singapore!) that has its finger on the...
Aug 14 2012
Thinking Pink in Jaipur The luxe Fairmont Hotels & Resorts brand is opening up its first property in India this week. The 255-room hotel is in Jaipur, a stunning must-visit destination in Rajasthan that is one of the stops on the famed Golden Triangle (along with the Taj Mahal in Agra and New...
Aug 3 2012
Sakala in Bali
Around the RegionWhile researching our cover story a few weeks ago on Asia’s hottest new openings (www.tiny.cc/hotopenings), we actually dug up too many cool places that had opened in the last year to mention. Here are the ones that didn’t make the cut, but that you should know about...
Jul 27 2012
Pollen, located in Singapore's new complex Gardens by the Bay
New Eats in Singapore Gordon Ramsay protégé Jason Atherton’s two new restaurants in Singapore have gotten the Lion City’s culinary mavens all excited. The most recent entrée into the dining scene is Pollen, a large restaurant set amid lots of flora which opened at...
Jul 13 2012
Angkor Wat
On Temples and Responsible Tourism A boutique hotel in Siem Reap just underwent an overhaul, and the result is a property whose design reflects the nearby temples of Angkor Wat. In addition to all the luxury amenities in the Shinta Mani Siem Reap’s 39 rooms, there are also subtle touches like...
Jul 6 2012
More than any other continent, Asia develops at a breakneck pace, with trendy spots popping up and closing down (or, worse, going out of fashion) in a matter of months. So to help you plan your next trip, we’ve tracked down a couple of the coolest—at least for now—hotels,...
Jul 6 2012
Xana Beach Club at the Angsana
A Rainy Party in Phuket Low season in Phuket has its perks. Despite drizzly and generally ominous weather, there are fewer crowds and hotels have cheaper per-night rates and special deals on offer. During a long weekend earlier this month, a friend and I stayed at the Angsana Laguna Phuket along...
Jun 22 2012