Category: Arts & Culture

Reading in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Top 19 Travel Books to Read in 2015

1. Wild – Cheryl Strayed (recommended by: Nicola, editor of www.anewtraveller.com) “Simultaneously a physical and an emotional journey, this autobiography traces each painful, liberating step the author takes hiking the Pacific Crest Trail to find herself again after a series...

St. Gallen, Switzerland

St. Gallen: A Swiss Vignette

Crisscrossing Switzerland by rail on a ten-day Spring excursion, my husband Tom and I discover St. Gallen, an elegant medieval town in a high northeastern alpine valley just an hour out of Zurich. The city’s stunning Abbey cathedral and library complex are known...

Amsterdam’s Love Affair with Light

Amsterdam is a city of contrasts. Historic, narrow 17th-century buildings and canals coexist with liberal drug, prostitution and same-sex marriage laws. But no contrast is so clearly embraced as the one that continues to permeate the Netherlands’ approach to artistic...