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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List as Industry Insider Advice

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List as Industry Insider Advice

The Worlds 50 Best Restaurants List has attracted controversy once again, with criticisms that it is too “insidery”. But industry insider advice is exactly what you want when seeking restaurant tips. There appears to have been a lot of sour grapes about the Worlds 50...
Transformational Travel and Kakadu Tourism

Transformational Travel and Kakadu Tourism

What is transformational travel and what does it take to have a transformative travel experience? Some people climb a mountain, cross a desert or sail solo around the world. Others seek spiritual solitude, do a retreat or volunteer abroad. After a decade living overseas, I returned...
Would You Pay to Meet a Local When You Travel?

Would You Pay to Meet a Local When You Travel?

The most memorable trips are worth cherishing for the people you meet as much as the places you experience, but how far would you go to meet people when you’re on holidays? Would you pay to meet a local when you travel? Would you rent...
Barcelona — Just My Type

Barcelona — Just My Type

Our recent trip to Barcelona and the Penedes wine region on magazine assignments was focused on Cava and Catalan food. But when we went to the Centro de Interpretación de Cava in Sant Sadurni D’Anoia, my attention turned to design and type for a while. As...
Learning About Places By Observing Public Rituals

Learning About Places By Observing Public Rituals

Over the years there have been times during our travels when we’ve found ourselves caught up in momentous events and unexpectedly learning about places by observing public rituals, rites and ceremonies and the outpourings of emotion — whether at a national demonstration, celebration, commemoration, or the mourning...