Millions of people from every corner of the world choose to visit China each year, enjoying a unique trip to this East Asian nation and the numerous sights and experiences it offers. However, for those wanting to enjoy a feeling of complete relaxation and serenity, the crowds, traffic and smog can make this difficult.
A trip to the county of Yángshuò in the Guangxi region avoids almost all of this. Popular with tourists but not overcrowded with sightseers, the area is a beautiful place, and one that shows the natural side of China that many people dream of seeing.
The focus of the county and an excellent place from which to go out and explore the surrounding scenery, the town ...
As China's economy has flourished, cities developed and population seen their horizons broaden, the country's tourist industry has advanced extensively. Across this thriving East Asian nation there are all sorts of exciting and enjoyable places to see and activities to get involved in – here are a selection of some of our favourites.
China's capital is a popular destination for tourists. The city is an enormous and vibrant place, with hundreds of attractions that ensure busy travellers always have something to do or see.
World-famous sights and experiences including the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven are all located in or close to the capital, and ...
Sitting amongst the rolling green Eurasian Steppe is Mongolia's largest city and capital, Ulaanbaatar. A place built on a rich historical foundation and featuring the country's most cosmopolitan sights, the city is a fusion of modern and traditional cultures, and a place where visitors are well-placed to find out more about Mongolia's amazing, one-of-a-kind culture.
Despite being located in one of the globe's coldest places and holding the award of coldest capital city in the world, Ulaanbaatar is a warm and welcoming place to visit. Located at the foot of the 914m-tall Bogd Khan Mountain on the banks of the Tuul River, the city is a bustling destination where the fast-c
For many, autumn is a favourite amongst all the seasons. Although it does mark the decline into winter, there's something charming about the cool air that begins to tickle the nose, the turning of the leaves and all the slow-cooked, warming comfort foods that we begin to crave.
Often paired with dry weather, autumn can be a wonderful time to enjoy a city break. Here are some of our favourite European destinations that are perfect for exploring at this time of year.
As the weather begins to cool a little (though generally still remains somewhere between 14 and 20°C), the crowds in this beautiful Austrian city begin to decrease, giving you much more space and freedom to ...
For travellers that find themselves craving blue skies, pretty Adriatic architecture and a seamless blend of culture and nature, Croatia is a brilliant place to visit, offering Mediterranean fun for a small (albeit steadily rising) price. A vast country, the interior holds a lot of promise for holidaymakers, however it is the coast that's the first stop for many.
Starting in the north in the area home to the elegant and comfortable Kempinski Hotel Adriatic Istria, here are some of the best Croatian coastal sights you can enjoy on a tour along the country's winding northern coast.
Croatia's northernmost shore belongs to the Istrian peninsula. Featuring tiny, sleepy fishing ...
Along the deep blue shores of the horn of Africa is small nation that's full of undiscovered experiences: Djibouti.
Located between Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, this destination might not be one you had thought to visit, but thanks to strong French and US ties, the country is a place of calm in the middle of a somewhat turbulent region. Here you can safely get to know this one-of-a-kind location.
Relatively limited in terms of tourist trade and international investment, Djibouti does not see huge amounts of foreigners visiting its shores, which is a shame, given the beautiful, yet magnificently alien sights and landscapes located throughout.
Hot is a word that ...
From perfect pairings with delicately balanced flavours, to glasses that are simply best enjoyed alone, wine has to be one of the more versatile drinks to indulge in. Wine is perhaps most famous for being produced in France or California, but did you know there are plenty of other contenders for creating some truly tasty wines?
Sunshine and steep landscapes - Germany
For wine-lovers, Germany has a many different vineyards to explore. In fact, you can explore one of the most popular vineyards just two hours from Kempinski Hotel Frankfurt. The Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is famed for its steep slopes, its production of the famous Riesling wine as well as its picturesque location.
Even if you are not ...
Although it is perfectly possible to sample meat dishes from around the world at home, there is no replacement for travelling to find the freshest and most authentic cuisines a culture has to offer.
We have selected five of our favourite cities around the world for the travelling carnivore that offer far more than a standard burger or steak – some are obvious choices, while others are better suited for more adventurous foodies.
Berlin's reputation for food is odd – it is simultaneously known as both the vegan capital of the world, and a haven for meat lovers.
German cuisine is known for heavily featuring bratwurst (sausage) and schnitzel (a breadcrumbed and fried patty) ...
Sitting in the heart of central Germany, Frankfurt (or as it's known in German, Frankfurt-am-Main) is a vibrant capital for business and finance. It is best known for hosting some of the world's largest tradeshows, however there is a lot more to Frankfurt than plentiful business opportunities, and the city is a great place to explore.
There's no disputing Frankfurt's iconic skyline. But, sitting at the very heart of the city, you will find the opposite of this modernity – Frankfurt's Altstadt.
Translating literally as 'old town', within Altstadt you will find historic architecture in abundance.
From St. Paul's Church to the Fountain of Justice and the Old Opera House ...
For a guaranteed hit of adrenaline, excitement and fun, a trip to an amusement park is a wonderful experience. Across the world there are countless roller coaster-based attractions out there, but for those wanting to visit the best available, you may need to travel a little to discover them. To make sure you get the thrills you and your family desire, here are our favourite five in the world.
PortAventura Park, Salou, Spain
Located on the sunny Costa Dorada, PortAventura Park is a must-visit for people that want to combine the hot southern Mediterranean sun and amusement park fun. The park, five minutes from Salou and an hour from Barcelona, is split into six areas, themed on the Far West ...