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Editorial Travel Articles

Wellington's Cuba Street

Encounters with the Beautifully Bizarre

Wellington's Cuba Street

The extra-ordinary to the totally bizarre can indeed be encountered in this bohemian micro-cosmos

You may often hear somewhere described as an 'anything goes' kind of place which usually means that, in fact, only the more outlandish 'goes'. However, Cuba Street Wellington proves that the phrase can be used in its true sense. The extra-ordinary to the... more »

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Taipei Walking Tour

Taipei Walking Tour

The red-toothed, betel-nut-spitting grit of Taipei City is where its real charm lies.  This is true that the backseat of Taipei's yellow taxicabs offer refuge from the maniacal humidity (most voraciously felt in Summer and Winter). ...more »

Cheap Late Night Eats in Taipei

Cheap Late Night Eats in Taipei

The denizens of Taipei take food seriously. Initiate a conversation with a Taipeiren about even the simplest of the street fare and chances are you'll enter into a dialog that could span the better part of an hour, complete with ...more »

10 Icelandic Music Festivals to Plan Your Life By

10 Icelandic Music Festivals to Plan Your Life By

Icelanders have a very strong culture of music - as evidenced by the completely disproportionate amount of renowned musicians from here. So fittingly, there seems to be an unending amount of music festivals on the Icelandic calendar, from ...more »

Kyoto

Kyoto

Kyoto is home to all the culture, history, and charm Japan has to offer. Traditional Japanese culture comes to life in this large city with a small town feel. From the covered shopping districts to the 1,600 temples and shrines, Kyoto ...more »

Year in Review 2014

Year in Review 2014

It's the end of the year 2014, and it's been quite a year. It's an age old tradition in Iceland (and other places, I suppose?) to go over the year that has passed and review it, see what was good and what could be done better. In this ...more »

December in Mexico: Beyond Christmas' Magic

December in Mexico: Beyond Christmas' Magic

Every December, Mexico becomes a lively, colorful, jubilant and delicious country for its many traditions and celebrations. Throughout the country, there is a 26-days festival locally known as “Guadalupe-Reyes” Marathon, starting on ...more »

It's walking time

It's walking time

Wherever you are in Sicily, a natural beauty is not far away. Mountains, salt marshes, lakes, gorges, steaming craters, rivers, grottoes and caves are spread over the island(s). Our ten top spots are to be discovered on foot. Required: ...more »

A Day Out In Devonport

A Day Out In Devonport

With its village ambience, laidback cafes & restaurants and historic attractions, Devonport is a great place to visit.   Just 20 minutes by car from downtown Auckland or a 12 minute ferry ride from the main ferry terminal on Quay ...more »

A guide to the Christchurch Tram

A guide to the Christchurch Tram

Since the destructive earthquakes of 2011 the iconic red and yellow trams of Christchurch have been noticeably absent from the city centre. However, November 2014 saw the full return of this metropolitan staple, and today travellers can ...more »

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Editorial Articles

Sometimes a travel article needs to be practical, sometimes it needs to be entertaining. Sometimes it's good to have both - with a healthy dollop of opinion thrown in for good measure. This is where our editorial travel articles come in! Written by our professional travel writers who each have a wealth of globe-trotting experience to impart, these articles aim to cover topics that get our creative juices flowing.

Perfect for reading when you're stuck in a queue, on the train, in your lunch hour or at the departure gate. Packed with opinion, observation and a flourish of inspiration, you can browse between topics as diverse as solo travel, world's best airports, global fashion do's and don'ts or the art of perfect packing. Equally you can find out about some of the world's most unknown countries, interesting hotel rooms, inventions that have affected the way we travel or what the world really would be like if ruled by travellers...

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