Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
Friday, July 3, 2015   

Kiss and tell
International Kissing Day falls on July 6 this year and, in honor of the day, HotelQuickly is holding a contest with prizes of staycations at J Plus Hotel by Yoo, The Pottinger Hong Kong or The Luxe Manor.

Trier and tested
Hurrying down Trier's main street at 10pm, coaxing my suitcase over the cobblestones, the sudden sight of a glowing pink hulk towering looming up in the gloom stopped me dead in my tracks. The ghost of the Roman Empire?

Mind your manners
The British love giving kisses. But do you know the right way to do it when you're in a business setting?

Treading the boards
If railroad conductor Andrew Boardman - credited with coming up with the concept of the first boardwalk in 1870 - had a different surname, would these wooden walkways that have become so popular be called something different?

Win a trip to tea country
Win a 10-day trip to Sri Lanka in Dilmah's Tea Inspired Me challenge. To join, share your best tea moments - in photography, video, audio or written form. The contest runs until June 20.

Get on your Kayak
For best prices for traveling to Europe, you have to book at least 2 months in advance but for Asia, you only need 1.

Perfect for a pool party
Here's a cool idea for a party: Banyan Tree Macau has eight private pool cabanas that you can rent for parties of up to six guests.

Paris impressions
Want to walk in the footsteps of the impressionists in Paris? Better bring an extra pair of shoes. The city was lousy with them. But here are some of the don't-miss spots where the artists drank, ate, slept, painted, groused and otherwise lived their lives while changing the course of art history - and launching a thousand types of knock-off tie, tea- towel and doctors-office-print industries.

A thorny proposition
Durians. You either love them or loathe them. But for those who cannot get enough of the thorny fruit, Shangri-La's Penang Durian Package is just the trip you are looking for.

Waltzing around Vienna
It takes an empire to build a city like this. Like an immaculately tailored suit fresh from the dry cleaner, the historic core of Vienna suggests easy elegance and decorum. The cavernous palaces, treasure- stuffed museums, towering cathedrals, superlative cultural attractions and even the pastries seem to hearken back to a time of pomp and majesty.

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