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The world's most amazing hotel gyms

The world's most amazing hotel gyms

If you need a little inspiration to hit the treadmill or swim some laps, these amazing hotel gyms have awe-inspiring views, top-notch equipment, and unique classes to help you to go that extra mile. Kerry Hotel: gym with waterside views. Located on the banks of iconic Victoria Harbor, Kerry Hotel opened in April. On the […]

The real pirates of the Caribbean

The real pirates of the Caribbean

Did duels to the death really take place between naval authorities and these wild men of the seas? But the real stories are more amazing that anything seen on the big screen. ‘I am a man of fortune, and must seek my fortune’ Captain Henry Avery: One of the most famous pirates of all time. […]

Travel checklist: Must-read books and must-watch movies

Travel checklist: Must-read books and must-watch movies

Or is it when you fall in love with a book or a film and resolve that one day, somehow, you’ll buy a ticket to the land where the story began? Their choices range from globally renowned classics — like Austria’s choice of Carol Reed’s Vienna-set film “The Third Man” — to quirky new releases, […]

Sneak peek: Disney's 'Avatar — World of Pandora' opens this weekend

Sneak peek: Disney's 'Avatar — World of Pandora' opens this weekend

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A Bermuda triangle: Where to eat, stay and play

A Bermuda triangle: Where to eat, stay and play

Hamilton, Bermuda (CNN)The 35th America’s Cup sailing competition begins on May 26 and runs through June 27, and it’s Bermuda’s moment in the sun, though Bermuda is almost always sunny. One step on this island, and it’s impossible not to be moved by its beauty, history, simplicity and charm. Several weeks into the crossing, a […]

Escape from Cannes: French island retreats

Escape from Cannes: French island retreats

Îles de Lérins: A serene getaway from Cannes. The Îles de Léhrins consist of two main islands, serviced by several ferry lines and two mini offshoots reached only by private or hired boat. The largest, Île Sainte-Marguerite, harbors hidden coves, tidal pools and beaches and is crisscrossed by a network of well-marked walking trails. Just […]

The world's most unusual wineries

The world's most unusual wineries

The newly opened Edivo Viva winery is located underwater, off the coast of Drače on the Pelješac Peninsula. Its wines — stored in tightly-corked amphorae — are aged for one to two years in a sunken boat that acts as an underwater cellar. According to the owners, the ocean’s naturally cool temperature and complete silence […]

The world's tastiest rail journey

The world's tastiest rail journey

A succession of Michelin-starred chefs from Portugal and beyond are serving gourmet lunches to travelers on the 30 or so trips scheduled for spring and fall 2017. Their multi-course meals are partnered with prize-wining Douro wines. Kicking off the show should’ve been Esben Holmboe Bang, who holds the distinction of being both the world’s youngest […]

Dubai set to build $1.7b man-made islands

Dubai set to build $1.7b man-made islands

Global investment company Dubai Holding unveiled this week plans for Marsa Al Arab, a four million square feet pair of man-made islands either side of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the city’s iconic sail-shaped hotel. The project, estimated to cost $1.72 billion, will add 1.4 miles of beach to Dubai’s coastline. With ground breaking scheduled […]

Jordan Trail: A trek through history

Jordan Trail: A trek through history

The 650-kilometer trail takes about 40 days to complete, starting at the northern tip of Jordan in the city of Umm Qais and ending in Aqaba in the south, where hikers meet the country’s only coastline. Jordan is more than just desert, and the cross-section of the nation that the Jordan Trail cuts through is […]

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