Okinawa is composed of dozens of islands that lie squarely in between the island nations of Japan and Taiwan, and has long drawn in curious travelers to its crystal clear waters, primeval forests, and well documented population of centenarians. Although marketed as the Hawaii of Japan, the islands w…
For this month's issue of Fashion Magazine based around Hong Kong and Thailand, I was asked by editor-in-chief Noreen Flanagan to share my favourite things to do in Bangkok in 24 hours. So here goes, an action packed day in the hub of Siam...I would start my day with rice congee or jok at a litt...
Over the last century as most of Hong Kong blossomed into a dependably concrete city, a small district called Wong Chuk Hang, anchored on the southernmost portion of the island, remained out of sight and out of reach. It was rural farmland for most of the last century, transitioning briefly into an.…
Over the holidays, our editor-at-large Eric Kvatek went sniffing for goodness in Austin, to bring you this funnest list of his favourite hangouts in Texas\' colourful capital. Come on a ride through the sunny city with us, stopping along the way for the most important things like breakfast tacos at \'Juan in a Million\', digging up military surplus, a dive bar with 365 days a year Christmas decorations, and a show at Continental Club.
Saigon is a hustling and bustling city that is full of entrepreneurial spirit. The coffee fuelled hub is loud and chaotic but this is all part of the charm that takes you on an adventure every trip. Lauren shares her ultimate 48 hours in the wild and wonderful city.
One man’s trash is another’s treasure in the long gone Lap Sap Wan, Rubbish Island, Hong Kong. Big dining groups have opened up a flurry of cloned restaurant concepts in the area since few independent chefs can afford those ambitious rents, while gems like Alvy’s exist just around the corner. Anne Berry tells us about the tastiest pizza crusts on the island.
There’s something about Japan’s geography that lends itself to the world of fantasy. If the snowcapped peaks of Takayama are akin to the north wall in A Game of Thrones, then Kyushu is something like the stretch of land between Rivendell and Mordor, with its fantastical floating waterfalls and spewing volcanoes. This week on the journal, we’ll zip across Kyushu from the jagged cliffs of Takachiho gorge to the southern coast where the sea meets the sky, to see if we can find a little bit of magic to bring back home.
Get to know your blues in the mountainous Dong village of Guizhou with Songyi, as she takes you through their tradition of indigo dyeing.
Anne Berry has plucked a few select spots from her favourites for your next winter cruise. We are sure Nagano is no slouch in the summer, but everyone knows winter holds all the best rewards
Come on a wild ride with Eric and Kiro through their favourite digs, eats, party times, and treats of the big apple.
Our gal Rosie follows her nose through the charming city of Luang Prabang, the old capital of Laos that lies in a valley at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers.
In Hong Kong, the cool air of autumn also marks the start of hiking season. This city is known for its high-rise buildings and tightly packed business districts, but can be delightfully surprising once you cross the boundaries that distinguish the urban jungle and well, the real jungle. Today, we’ll explore the best kept secret in the saltiest side of Hong Kong: Mount Davis.