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Ukraine: 11 best places to visit

Ukraine: 11 best places to visit

Recent political, territorial and economic difficulties have done little to burnish the image of a former Soviet nation struggling to find its identity between Russian and western European influences. Nevertheless, Ukraine is home to a host of beautiful places with a great range of tourist activities. And while some regions are advised as off-limits due […]

North America's greatest sightseeing heli-tours

North America's greatest sightseeing heli-tours

That moment when a helicopter lifts off is a sweet sensory overload, with turbine engines screaming and the main rotor beating the air into submission just a few feet above your head. But coddled in a good set of noise-canceling headphones or cocooned in a super-soundproofed cabin, you can experience the wonder of rotary-winged flight […]

How to eat like Iron Chef Marc Forgione in Hong Kong

How to eat like Iron Chef Marc Forgione in Hong Kong

“I’m addicted to congee now. I had the fish belly and then I had the offal one … this was like heaven,” Forgione tells CNN. The restaurateur discovered the traditional Chinese rice porridge dish while in Hong Kong to host a series of April pop-up meals at local restaurant Lily & Bloom. Those lucky enough […]

Top chefs on tour: 10 culinary pop-ups around the world

Top chefs on tour: 10 culinary pop-ups around the world

Whether it’s a winter jaunt to warmer climes and fresh local produce, a one-night-only appearance or a week-long residency aboard a culinary cruise, there’s no shortage of ways to catch the likes of Malcolm Lee, Chele Gonzalez and Hugh Acheson on the go. Here are 10 tasty ways to take your palate on the road […]

A food tour of the Bronx's Little Italy

A food tour of the Bronx's Little Italy

But with gentrification, the neighborhood has shrunk and many residents have relocated to other boroughs and suburbs. One of the most noteworthy is the Bronx’s Arthur Avenue, where another, more authentic Little Italy proves harder to get to for tourists but infinitely more rewarding to visit. Christian Galliani is a first-generation American who was raised […]

Louisville bourbon bars: Master distiller Marianne Barnes' favorites

Louisville bourbon bars: Master distiller Marianne Barnes' favorites

“Drink it however you like it,” says master distiller Marianne Barnes. “Bourbon purists would shame you for putting bourbon in Coke, but if that’s how you’re going to start to develop an appreciation for the flavors, maybe you start there and then move into some craft cocktails, maybe try a nice old fashioned, and move […]

Has Japan just launched the world's most luxurious train?

Has Japan just launched the world's most luxurious train?

Fares on the deluxe 10-car train range between $2,200 and $10,000 but, with the service launching by East Japan Railway (JR East) just days ago, it’s already sold out through to March 2018. Available for two- to four-day itineraries around eastern Japan, the experience is closer to a boutique hotel on wheels than a routine […]

Things to do in Louisville: The can't-miss spots

Things to do in Louisville: The can't-miss spots

Crowds pack the ‘Ville for the Kentucky Derby the first weekend in May, but bourbon-fueled delights await year-round. A dynamic culinary scene and rapidly growing lineup of urban bourbon attractions round out the rich arts and cultural offerings, with none-too-shabby shopping options to boot. From a fabled horse race to the greatest of all time, […]

Mauritius: The island where food is everywhere

Mauritius: The island where food is everywhere

It’s a globe-spanning display of produce that migrated here along the paths of the sailing ships that brought settlers, slaves and servants to Mauritius. “It’s a melting pot, curry from India, noodles from China,” says Linzy Bacbotte, a Mauritian singer and advocate of Creole culture. “It’s very colorful, all the spices. And if you want […]

Successful test flight for electric air taxi

Successful test flight for electric air taxi

The prototype two-seater Lilium Jet, a compact and lightweight electric plane capable of vertical take off and landing, completed an unmanned test earlier this month. That’s given its German creators the green light to forge ahead with plans for a five-seat production model designed for air taxi and ride-sharing services — or what sounds like […]