With the right plan, those hours can become memorable opportunities—even holidays in themselves.
Northern Ireland's capital bares its soul through political tours, whiskey-splashed saloons and the grand Titanic museum.
A Khmer house on stilts and sun-filled villas in the luxury hotel, Maison Polanka, resurrect a Cambodia long forgotten.
From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh, feast on local dishes the TV chef loved the country for.
Short drives from Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch lead visitors to rare penguins, sea lions play-fighting on beaches, and fur seals having a lovers’ tiff.
Visit the writer's home and make tipsy memories in his favourite bars in the Cuban capital.
She and He were separated by 3,000 miles and intent on making it work. Can travel redeem a long-distance relationship?
Amanbagh’s Mughal-style pavilions and villas offer kingly comforts to common folk.
Short drives and ferry rides from the city are portals to hiking trails, UNESCO parks—and a pirate's cave.
Bungee into Ice Age rivers, cruise along mighty fjords, and—if you're lucky—find gold near Queenstown.
Not all journeys are about magical sunsets and epiphanies—some lead us to uncomfortable truths about places and people.
A room of one’s own—atop a Mahua tree—at Denwa Backwater Escape in Madhya Pradesh.
The Disney Dream sails to the colourful Bahamas, serving up fireworks at sea, grand musicals, and fine dining feasts.
Lima is culture and coastal feasts; Cuzco's heart beats for its 15th-century ways; and Arequipa holds frozen Inca children in its volcanoes.
Reliving childhood at Florida's Walt Disney World through Avatar-themed rides and carnivalesque parades.
At Aman-i-Khas's luxury camp, nilgai show up at dinner and safaris are scripted like a thriller.
A luxury cruise goes deep into hidden, Avatar-like jungles.
One of the best times to discover a new place is around a big game.
Next month, discover dreamy islands in Gangwon-do, live in Seoul’s traditional hanoks, and tuck into the best of Korean cuisine. Don’t forget the soju.
Pack your biggest bags for the host province of the 2018 Winter Olympics, a wonderland of tall peaks, ski resorts and lively food markets.
The soju-fuelled city pulls you in with ancient palaces, avant-garde architecture and street food that fills the soul.
A secret glimpse into the nation ruled by Kim Jong-un from the DMZ in South Korea, the world's most heavily armed border.
With dance floors powered by washing machines and eye-popping graffiti, New Zealand's historic city is turning heartbreak into art.
A trip to three traditional distilleries in Ica valley reveals the fascinating story of Peru's national drink.
Indigenous art and aesthetic comes alive at Bhopal’s Tribal Museum.
At Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort in Malaysia, time slows down under ancient rain trees and at Batu Ferringhi beach.
It is fright or flight at the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown.
Crisp wantons in soupy noodles, five-spice pork, and sweet chendul on the streets of Southeast Asia's food capital.
Glacial lakes, starry nights, and views of Mount Cook, Australasia's highest peak await guests in the heart of the Southern Alps.
Walk into the 19th century in this restored Dutch village, just 25 minutes away from buzzy Amsterdam.
Who owns hummus? Where is rasgulla’s home?
Bite into flaky pastries, juicy burgers and vegan paté at these meatless restaurants around the world.
And why they are my safe places.
And how walking safaris are a wondrous experience.
First impressions of the largest collection of van Gogh paintings in the world.
The hangul is endangered, and the only surviving sub-species of the red deer in Asia.
How one genius magicked Barcelona’s cityscape with his wild imagination and ambition.
Cocooned in comfort at a fort complex by the Narmada.
Haunted junctions, colonial landmarks and stunning pieces of art.
Handy tips for shooting in the wild.
Shimmy, shake, and rock around the world with these learning holidays.
Shikha Nambiar’s drawings on the city are a colourful map of its best experiences.
A local book, movie, and magazine help forge connections to a place.
Spot India's largest butterfly, the state bird and the Malabar giant squirrel.
Role-playing actors breathe life into an intriguing past.
The ancient bathhouse harks back to Nawabi culture.
Cities revealed through runs, sketching sessions, and the eyes of locals.
Lookalikes inspired by Shah Jahan’s Mughal masterpiece.
Solitude and other small joys at a resort in Bhopal.
Get a ringside view through helicopter rides and boat cruises.
Hawker centres, markets, and restaurants that serve the best food in the city.
And why I carry a tiny tube of anti-ageing cream in my backpack.
Cruising down St. Lawrence River sparks the beginning of a love affair.
The adventures of an itinerary-obsessed traveller in Sikkim.
India has more than 1,200 islands, but few know of the rich cultures and ecosystems they cradle.
Designed to deliver a vibrant mid-level holiday for two.
In Fort Kochi's oldest street, a snug, historical home.