Greece’s Zagori region is the mountain wonderland you’ve been craving

Holly Tuppen January 18, 2019 Share this article In Greece, Holly Tuppen discovers an untouched playground where travelers are an essential drop in an ocean of biodiversity, mountain adventure, and centuries-old communities.   Moments of discovery have a way of creeping up when you’re least expecting them. Case in point: I’m in Greece, but I […]

Greece’s Zagori region is the mountain wonderland you’ve been craving

Holly Tuppen January 18, 2019 Share this article In Greece, Holly Tuppen discovers an untouched playground where travelers are an essential drop in an ocean of biodiversity, mountain adventure, and centuries-old communities.   Moments of discovery have a way of creeping up when you’re least expecting them. Case in point: I’m in Greece, but I […]

Say no to alcohol: Chechnya remains most sober Russian region

Chechnya has maintained its lead in Russia’s sobriety rating in 2018, with the republic’s parliament speaker saying that the healthy lifestyle of its leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has been a good example for the population. The newly-released National Sobriety Rating is based on the official data of alcohol sales across the country. The experts looked into […]

The Lion Air crash dings Indonesia’s aviation record, but the region is not the Bermuda Triangle for air travel everyone is making it out to be

Antara Foto/Hadi Sutrisno via REUTERS Following the loss of a Lion Air flight in waters off Java on Monday, Indonesia is grappling with a fresh chapter in its troubled aviation history. While some have been quick to condemn Indonesian aviation, this latest tragedy is more out-of-character for an industry that has worked hard at reform […]

Is it safe to visit Indonesia? Tsunami and earthquake devastates region killing nearly 400

Indonesia was ravaged by both a tsunami and an earthquake last night in a horrible disaster that has seen at least 384 people killed. So what’s the latest travel advice to the region? Sulawesi island, Indonesia was struck by a 7.5 magnitude quake 6.02pm local time on Friday. The earthquake triggered a tsunami in the following hour, severely […]

Cloned woolly mammoths will roam Siberia again within a decade, region head predicts

Russia’s answer to ‘Jurassic Park’ will be inhabited by born-again woolly mammoths in less than ten years, according to the acting head of Russia’s Sakha Republic, Aisen Nikolaev. This ‘miracle’ will happen within a decade, Nikolaev said at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, pointing to the country’s collaboration with Korean and Japanese scientists. […]

Grape expectations: Inside India’s blossoming wine region

Joanna Lobo September 5, 2018 Share this article A district on India’s western coast has become an oenophile destination in just two decades—but you’ve probably never heard of it. Joanna Lobo samples the bouquet. In Hindu mythology, the war between the gods and demons over a pot of amrit—the nectar of immortality—resulted in a few […]

Grape expectations: Inside India’s blossoming wine region

Joanna Lobo September 5, 2018 Share this article A district on India’s western coast has become an oenophile destination in just two decades—but you’ve probably never heard of it. Joanna Lobo samples the bouquet. In Hindu mythology, the war between the gods and demons over a pot of amrit—the nectar of immortality—resulted in a few […]

China’s Xi Jinping just arrived for a visit to Africa — as US interest in the region seems to be waning

Reuters DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is arriving in Africa on a four-nation visit seeking deeper military and economic ties while his rival in a bitter trade war, the Trump administration, shows little interest in the continent. This is Xi’s first trip abroad since he was appointed to a second term in […]