markets & shopping

Best Travel Sandals For Women

Best Travel Sandals for Beach, City and Adventure

By Janice and George

Going on a trip? Then you want the best travel sandals that are both stylish and comfortable. We’ve sussed out these 15 great travel sandals (plus 16 more bonus choices) for both women and men.

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Grande Sheraton Sukhumvit

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit: A grand stay in Bangkok

By Janice and George

If you love to shop, you’ll love Bangkok and the Grande Sheraton Sukhumvit. It’s smack-dab in Bangkok’s luxury shopping hub; it also boasts a fab pool in a lush resort-like setting.

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Tetouan Medina

A photo tour of the colorful Tetouan Medina in Morocco

By Janice and George

Market day is the best day to explore Morocco’s colorful Tetuoan Medina – see everything from squawking chickens and mounds of spices to sheep and goat heads!

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Grand Hyatt Singapore review

Grand Hyatt Singapore Review: An oasis of calm in the glitzy shopping city

By Janice and George

The Grand Hyatt Singapore places you smack-dab in the midst of Orchard Road’s shopping; when you’ve exhausted your credit cards, cool off in the rooftop pool.

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bargaining in Mexico

Bargaining in Mexico? It’s fun! Here’s how to haggle like a pro

By Janice and George

“Necklaces! Bracelets! Cheap Mexican junk!” The cries of the vendors ring out on Mexican beaches. And bargaining in Mexico is part of the shopping fun.

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Flora Farms

Flora Farms dishes up yummy farm-to-table eats

By Janice and George

Drive along a sand road beyond San Jose del Cabo, and you reach Flora Farms – an organic farm with an outstanding farm-to-table restaurant.

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flower passage arcade

Snapshot Story #12: The lovely Istanbul flower passage

By Janice and George

If you’re in Istanbul craving raki and mezzes at a cheerfully noisy meyhane, or you just want a few good travel pics, duck into Cicek Pasaji – the Istanbul Flower Passage.

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Hawaii cruises for families

Aloha! Hawaii cruises for families

By Janice and George

Whale watching, volcano exploration and surfing! There are loads of fun things for kids to do on these Hawaii cruises for families.

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Cruising the Pacific Islands: Blue Fiji

By Janice and George

Cruising Fiji? It’s about watching firewalkers tread barefoot on red-hot coals. Chugging kava with a village chief. And basking on secluded beaches.

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new reasons to visit Kauai

More new reasons to visit Kauai (Part 2)

By Janice and George

Continuing our story on what’s new on Kauai, five more new reasons to visit Kauai include the new Josselin’s tapas resto and stand-up paddleboarding on a river.

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Stone Town - Zanzibar

Stone Town, Zanzibar: Haunting slave markets and palaces

By Janice and George

We walk through Stone Town’s twisted alleyways, ogling crumbling limestone palaces, mosques and faded mansions. What a storied past!

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Zanzibar Calling

By Janice and George

Exotic. Sultry. Mysterious. Such is the spice island of Zanzibar – or so we imagine… In fact, Zanzibar, part of Tanzania, is a collection of islands off the east coast of Africa.

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