Discover the rugged splendour of Gangwon, South Korea's natural gem

With craggy mountains, ancient temples and an unspoilt coast, the wild northeast province of Gangwon has blossomed into one of the country’s most exciting destinations thanks to new rail links from Seoul. From hotels and homestays to hiking and history, here’s how to plan your trip.

A slow, spiritual journey through Kansai, Japan's ancient heartland

With its cascading waterfalls, primordial forests, ancient shrines, mountaintop temples and a seemingly indestructible castle, the Kansai region is the geographic and spiritual heart of Japan.

Tales of San Francisco: liberation and libations in the Castro, as told by activist Nick Large

The Castro neighbourhood is the epicentre of San Francisco’s LGBTQ+ scene, and its museums, history and nightlife stand testament to the creativity — and political struggles — of the gay community, as activist and drag performer Nick Large reveals.

Why travel in 2020? To get closer the culture and history of a place

These five destinations have a unique story to tell, from the lost legends surrounding the life of Tutankhamun to tales of Hollywood's iconic motion pictures.

Discovering the way of the warrior in Japan's Fukushima prefecture

Aizu lies in the heart of Fukushima, and has long been known as the land of the samurai. While the last warriors fell here more than 150 years ago, their spirit lives on, preserved in the traditions of the region.

Historical masterpieces: Sites that bring Oman’s past to life

As the oldest independent Arab state and the site of one of the world’s earliest inhabited cities, Oman is a treasure trove for history buffs. Here are five sites not to miss.

Setouchi's top five heritage attractions

Whether you're immersing yourself in modern art or delving back into the region's fascinating history, Setouchi's heritage attractions are unmissable

Tiny U.S. Island is Drowning. Residents Deny the Reason

Water will one day swamp historic Tangier Island, in the Chesapeake Bay. But its inhabitants argue that it's erosion, not climate change.

19 Must-Take Tours Throughout Asia

Discover the continent's landmarks and secrets on these guided trips.

South Africa: The Liliesleaf Farm story

Nestled in a Johannesburg suburb, Liliesleaf Farm was the secret hideout where South Africa's future changed

Japan: The ninja new wave

Long veiled in intrigue, one of Japan's most renowned cultural icons is undergoing a renaissance, bringing ninja history to the 21st century

Dark tourism: when tragedy meets tourism

The likes of Auschwitz, Ground Zero and Chernobyl are seeing increasing numbers of visitors, sparking the term 'dark tourism'. But is it voyeuristic or educational?

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