Conquering Chania

… For more information about The Well of the Turk Restaurant go to; To book House 66 in Chania go to; To book a accommodation at the Doma Hotel go to; Photography and story by Daniela Stallinger Planning a visit to Chania? Here is the current weather and what to expect for the next few days…. Read more >

A Lazy Cruise Down the Shifting Irrawaddy

…to 56 passengers between Mandalay and Bagan along the mystical waterways of the Ayeyarwady River. With itineraries of three or four nights, the cruise offers all the features passengers would expect from the Strand, from flawless service and gourmet cuisine to comfortable accommodation and daily excursions along the way. The cruise continues the Strand’s tradition of serving as a meeting… Read more >

Eat a City: The Seoul Food of South Korea

…restaurant of Chef Yim Jungsik. A pioneer of “New Korean” Cuisine, Chef Jungsik set up shop here in 2009. Maybe “Shop” is the wrong word. The restaurant Jungsik is more like a temple to modern food and design, stretching over several levels with two main dining rooms and further accommodation for private dining. Well-heeled Koreans and overseas visitors flock to… Read more >

The Tough Luxury of an Alpine Hay Bath

…over the hay stores. A hut built on the meadow made do for both hay storage and accommodation for the Senner — before serving as feed for the cattle the hay served as a bed for the Senner. Senners were a notoriously healthy bunch and while the rest of the village was prone to normal winter sniffles, Senners seemed immune… Read more >

Eat Jeonju Food Tour

…to spend two days in Jeonju, so Ongo food arranged for our accommodation in a traditional Korean house (hanok) that has been converted into a bed and breakfast, of sorts. First a bit about Jenonju. Unesco, in 2012, named Jenoju one of its gastronomy cities of the world. It is rich in traditional architecture, history, and, of course, food, with… Read more >

Hanok Hotel Hagindang

…for more Jeonju adventures. Details A few important details for your trip to Jeonju: Hagindang Hanok is a very popular place to stay so we suggest you book well in advance. It is also not so inexpensive so make this your splurge accommodation. It is a great experience for travelers interested in immersing themselves in the culture, and you will… Read more >

The Good Host

…off season, April to June or September to the end of October. Nearest Airport: Chania Airport. Easy Jet, Condor, Aegean, Olympic and Lauda Air all maintain service to Chania Airport. Or take the ferry from Athens/Pireas To Chania. Ferries run daily service year round. The trip takes approximately 5-8 hours and voyage is overnight. For Accommodation contact the hotel at:… Read more >

Morning Surf—Afternoon Tea

…Details To arrive via the Night Riviera Sleeper train: Depart from Paddington and change trains in the morning at St Erth. From there it is a short trip to St. Ives which is at the end of the line. For the best guest house accommodation in St. Ives: For breakfast, lunch or tea on Porthmeor Beach: For breakfast,… Read more >

Palm Springs

…of a group of small apartments all oriented towards a central common pool area. One of the units is usually larger and real-estate sales literature of the time marketed these small multi-family complexes as a way to earning an income by living in the large unit and renting out the others as holiday accommodation. By about the ‘70s many of… Read more >

Twin Farms Vermont

…for guests to the original 18th century farm house, while still maintaining the farm’s quiet, low-key country ethos. Accommodation has now expanded to twenty rooms, five in the main house and fifteen other cottages scattered around the property. Situated brilliantly so they are completely private, the cottages are scattered within easy walking distance of the main house. The atmosphere at… Read more >

Surprising Nuremberg

…Hotel Elch for hosting our stay. To arrange accommodation at Hotel Elch, go to; For more information about the Imperial Castle, go to: For more information about Cafe Wohlleben, visit their FaceBook page: For more information about Neues Museum, go to; For more information about Handwerkerhof Nuremberg, go to; For more information about Hausbrauerei, go to;… Read more >

Hauser & Wirth — Art Farm

…a new kind of art experience combining education, conservation, sustainability, shopping, dining, performance and accommodation, centered around a beautiful rural gallery space and all set within a classic-English-pastoral landscape. So what are the chances this is going to work? Well, the numbers speak for themselves. Since opening in July 2014, there has been a steady stream of visitors from near… Read more >