The Quickest Route to the HIMALAYAS

For many intrepid world travelers, trekking the Himalayas to catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest ranks as one of the more common, if unattainable, ‘bucket list’ goals. Scaling even the base of the world’s highest peak takes months of planning while potentially costing thousands of dollars and several weeks or months of hard-earned vacation time. In short, it’s a romantic and certainly thrilling notion … [Read more...]

The Top Five SWIMMING POOLS In The World

World-class competitive swimmer Alex Kostich goes in search of the world's splashiest swimming pools and comes up with five gold medalists. It’s the middle of the summer and the dog days are upon us; beach parking is virtually non-existent, and your hotel pool is full of cannonball-ing kids and ominous patches of cloudy … [Read more...]

BEIJING’S Temple Hotel A Sanctuary For Art, Culture And Cuisine

Mirroring the enigmatic city of Beijing, the Temple Hotel is a heady mix of art gallery, restaurant, hotel and cultural curiosity that can't be quite defined, like the Chinese capital itself. Beijing’s Temple Hotel is not a hotel in the traditional sense. In fact, it's not quite a hotel yet as the Temple is just now preparing to host its first guests. What it does contain behind its … [Read more...]