Destination Lexington: A Bluegrass Travel Guide

Heading to Lexington, Ky. for the Keeneland meet but not sure what to expect or how to make sure your trip is awesome? Have no fear, this Lexington city guide has all the info you need to plan a winning weekend, from where to stay, eat and drink to what to do when you’re not at the races.

The Track

Keeneland Race Course is one of Thoroughbred racing’s most iconic tracks. Located on the edge of Lexington overlooking the rolling Bluegrass, Keeneland’s stone façade and shady parking lot clue visitors in to the southern charm they’ll soon be surrounded by. Be sure to indulge in some bread pudding, burgoo and Kentucky bourbon as you enjoy top-class racing.

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New Orleans: A three-minute guide to the Big Easy

Here’s our quick guide to all the best spots to check out in New Orleans.


No trip to Louisiana is complete without visiting the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans, known as the Big Easy. Built on swamp and marsh, New Orleans has a big brash southern feel and is unlike anywhere else. It’s everything you expect and then some – world-class jazz, funk, soul and rap, southern cuisine, quirky characters and a party atmosphere year-round.

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Gold Coast travel guide: Wildlife, beaches & delicious seafood

In this Gold Coast travel guide, you’ll discover why Gold Coast is a great option for a family-friendly trip with a wide variety of things to do. The launch of budget flights has made access to Gold Coast so easy and cheap that it has emerged as one of the latest alternatives to a Bali/Thailand beach holiday for Singaporeans.

Gold Coast offers lots of amusement park options, lovely beaches, nature walks, vineyards and fresh seafood.

Compared to other beach holiday destinations in Asia, Gold Coast focuses less on the rustic and cultural aspects of our nearby neighbours, but offers a great mix of urban vibes and clean beaches. The fact that it is an English-speaking country only makes it a more convenient location to relax in. In Gold Coast Travel Guide we give you the scoop on the top things to see, do and eat there.

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Foodie’s Guide To Hong Kong

The city of Hong Kong is home to a variety of different cuisines, people, traditions and culture. With such a diverse collection of restaurants, many have called this city the melting pot for foodies. Food lovers are sure to find a place to enjoy their favorite meals and even have plenty of opportunities to explore and try new food options. Not only does a visit to China put you in the heart of some of the most unique cultures, you also have access to plenty of historic sites and lots of local and international cuisine.

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Ho Chi Minh City: what to do, where to stay

Workspace cafés sit alongside Indochinese elegance and remnants of a bloody past in the lively, resilient and beautiful metropolis that is Ho Chi Minh City.

Where to stay

The Reverie Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City is the new kid on a very competitive block, opening last September with an Italian flourish – mosaics, glitter, gold and oversized furniture (think Versace going out for a Christmas party). It’s opulent and loud but it works. The 224-room hotel sits at the centre of commercial hub District 1 and offers levels of service and luxury new to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).

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Tbilisi Expects Visa-Free Travel Within EU By End Of June

Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze says he expects the European Union to liberalize its visa rules for Georgian citizens by the end of June.

It is expected that the proposal to grant Tbilisi the visa-free regime will be submitted by the EU Commission on March 8.

Speaking to RFE/RL on March 3, Janelidze expressed hope that lawmakers in the European Parliament will handle the case swiftly.

Visa liberalization for Ukrainians and Georgians was being handled together until this week when the European Commission signaled that the process for Georgians could go more quickly.

An EU official told RFE/RL that there are serious concerns about the process for Ukraine because of political instability in Kyiv and the slow pace of Ukrainian reforms.

Several prominent members of the European Parliament have told RFE/RL that they would consider re-coupling the two nations again and would wait for a proposal about Ukraine before voting via-free travel for Georgians.

Forbes Travel Guide Honors The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou in 2016 Star Awards

Forbes Travel Guide Recognizes Luxury Hotel in Guangzhou City Centre With Coveted Five-Star Rating

The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou was once again honored with an international glory: the prestigious 2016 Forbes Five-Star Award by Forbes Travel Guide for its excellent service and finest facilities. The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou is one of 30 hotels in Greater China and one of the Top 154 hotels worldwide to achieve the Forbes Five-Star rating.

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Mandarin Oriental Milan Review

Recently we were excited by the news that the first Mandarin Oriental hotel opened in Italy. Located in the center of Milan, the Italian fashion capital, it promises a mix of Italian flair and tradition with Asian hospitality. Keen on experiencing that combination we drove to Italy and stayed at the Mandarin Oriental Milan for four days.

The new Mandarin Oriental features 104 guestrooms of which 32 are suites. Blessed with one of the best locations in Milan with the famous Duomo, Teatro alla Scala and via Montenapoleone with it’s countless boutiques all in walking distance. It took no less than 8 years to complete the hotel construction within four 18th century buildings.

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