travel June 16, 2017

The Museum of Ice Cream

Los Angeles’ pop-up Museum of Ice Cream has visitors shuffling from one branded photo op to another, stretching the idea of a museum until it has no meaning.

travel June 10, 2017

Rao’s restaurant in a New York winter

To get a table at quintessential New York Italian restaurant Rao’s you need to have got your name in the book in 1977 – or know someone who did. Yet the warm welcome you’ll get once inside, will stave off the winter cold.

travel June 3, 2017

Wheelchair hitchhiking in west Texas

For a wheelchair-bound traveller in the US, getting around can be relatively easy. That is, until you get stuck on the side of a Texas highway.

travel May 27, 2017

San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan’s rich mixture of cultures, colonial and indigenous, invites immersion in the Puerto Rican capital.

travel May 13, 2017

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The arduous trek in the Andes to visit the ruins of Machu Picchu is made possible only by the assistance of Incan descendants.

travel April 14, 2017

The cats of Kuching, Malaysia

In Malaysia’s ‘city of cats’, Kuching, the author finds a feline museum surprisingly lacking finesse.

travel March 25, 2017

The Museum of Jurassic Technology

LA’s Museum of Jurassic Technology presents a disorienting collection of true, plausible and unlikely artefacts, enjoyably posing more questions than answers.

travel March 11, 2017

Blanco Renaissance Museum, Ubud, Bali

Above Ubud’s thronging streets there’s an eerie quiet within a Spanish artist’s rococo fantasy filled with nudes and Michael Jackson.

travel March 4, 2017

Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

It’s not always easy to quiet the mind, even under the venerable direction of a monk in a Buddhist temple.

travel February 25, 2017

Nights out in Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow’s live music venues – from a pub built in 1792 to King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – are testament to the unbridled passion of the locals.

travel February 17, 2017

Polar bear spotting in Churchill, Canada

Watching polar bears in the wild tundra offers the thrill of a close encounter, but the terrible feeling such experiences may soon be impossible.