No time for a holiday, but want to get out of the smog? Alex Field jumped on his trusty Honda Wave to see what adventures he could find in a day — and still be home for dinner. Photos by Aaron Joel Santos
On the Malaysian island of Langkawi, Lucy Porter meets the world’s only marine and coral curator
The ancient port town of Hoi An has become a must-see stop on any tourist’s visit to Vietnam and a regular get-away for domestic tourists — both foreign and Vietnamese.
One of the perks of living in Hanoi is the opportunity to travel all over Asia — it’s a great base to explore onward. But sometimes you need something more meaningful than beaches, backpacker hostels and five-star luxury. Andrew Engelson considers the challenges of turning a holiday into a pilgrimage
Flying (unless of course you’re scared of it) is a fairly pleasant and very quick way to get from one place to another. Nothing is required of you, other than to turn up on time, sit, watch films and eat the neatly packaged food and drink that’s brought to you. Apart from seeing the route map on the screen in front of you or, occasionally, the lights of cities far below, there is no connection between you and the places you’re flying over. Stepping off the plane can be a strange and disconnected feeling, like you’ve appeared in the country of your destination by falling down an Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole.