Black-sand beaches dotted with shimmering blue ice formations resembling gemstones, white rapids gushing down majestic black lava columns and rivers inhabited by mythical sea monsters – the Land of Fire and Ice has it all.
Web version, originally appeared in Feb/Mar 2019 issue
Stunning seascapes, verdant mountains, fairy tale castles and lots and lots of wine: Portugal is a dream come true for many travellers. One of the best ways to soak in the country’s vast nature and cultural offerings is the classic road trip.
Music festivals. They’re an excuse to put on your craziest vintage garb or two-metre-long angel wings, dance in the mud in wellies and live in a tent, and of course, enjoy really, really good music with tens and hundreds of thousands of other people.
Just off the coast of north-west Africa, the Canary Islands’ Mediterranean climate, coupled with its otherworldly terrain – think black-sand beaches, volcanic craters and ancient forests sprinkled with gnarled trees – attracts travellers of all stripes.
From Burano to Valparaíso, the panoramas of multi-coloured homes and shophouses covered in vines and set amid steep hills and roaring seas have inspired many artists and writers. Here are 10 of the most vibrant places in the world to visit.
Coming into bloom in February, the cherry blossoms of Taiwan offer a scenic alternative to Japan.
Web version, originally appeared in Dec 2018/Jan 2019 issue