How to spend a weekend in Utrecht, the Netherlands’ lesser-known city of canals

How to spend a weekend in Utrecht, the Netherlands' lesser-known city of canals

Top three historical attractions 1. Lofen Palace The imperial palace, where Utrecht was formally granted city status, burnt down in 1253. To mark the 900th anniversary of the city’s founding, a new archaeological site lets visitors explore its ruins for the first time in decades. After the tour — right behind the Domplein — … Read more

The travel kit list: sustainable gear for winter city breaks

The travel kit list: sustainable gear for winter city breaks

5. Bird Athene sunglasses Classic and understated, these sunglasses are the perfect sidekick for a big-city break, with adjustable temple ends and sprung hinges making for a comfortable wear. They’re made with sustainable materials, too: the frames are crafted from biodegradable bio-acetate and come in eco-cork cases. For every pair sold, Bird — the UK’s … Read more

The inside guide to San Antonio, the Texan city famous for cuisine and culture

The inside guide to San Antonio, the Texan city famous for cuisine and culture

Founded as a Spanish missionary settlement in 1718, San Antonio offers an intriguing blend of traditional Mexican and cowboy culture. Although a pilgrimage to The Alamo — the famous 18th-century mission — usually tops visitors’ must-do lists, a deeper dive reveals a surprisingly modern city with a booming food and cocktail scene. The San Antonio … Read more

A guide to Las Vegas, from artsy neighborhoods to the neon-lit Strip

A guide to Las Vegas, from artsy neighborhoods to the neon-lit Strip

see&do Cruise The Strip at night: Where else can you find a pyramid-shaped hotel shooting a beam of light into space, a shimmering, half-size Eiffel Tower and a thousand dancing, lit-up fountains, all within a four-mile stroll? Join the throngs for the must-see, most Vegasy part of Vegas: the Strip. The bridge linking the MGM … Read more

The inside guide to Kaunas, Lithuania’s Capital of Culture for 2022

The inside guide to Kaunas, Lithuania's Capital of Culture for 2022

As joined European Capital of Culture in 2022, Lithuania’s second city is finally getting the plaudits it deserves. Like the capital, Vilnius, it has a relaxed Old Town, a ruined riverside castle, and buzzing bars and restaurants, but Kaunas’s unique appeal lies in its concentration of interwar architecture in its New Town. Much of it … Read more

Top things to do in Dubai

Top things to do in Dubai

If Dubai makes you think of shopping malls and baking hot beaches, it’s time to think again. Post-lockdown there is a bold, new city rising from the desert sands. With a new futuristic museum that’s almost more spacey-theme-park than cold-artifact-tomb, you can bet Dubai is looking to tomorrow. It’s really no wonder why scenes from … Read more

The ultimate hotel guide to Warsaw, Poland

The ultimate hotel guide to Warsaw, Poland

6. NYX Hotel Warsaw Best for urbanites The Polish capital has seen several smart developments spring up in recent years, chief among them being Varso Place — home to the EU’s tallest building, Varso Tower. Here, you’ll also find NYX, a hotel that leans into its contemporary architecture and central location with city views through … Read more

A guide to Antwerp, Belgium’s striking second city

A guide to Antwerp, Belgium's striking second city

Antwerp has long been at the center of things. Belgium’s handsome northern city grew wealthy on the profits of its port, trading since the 16th century in glittering diamonds, priceless works of art and the spices and spoils of assorted empires. The Port of Antwerp remains extraordinary: a blade runner-esque noirscape of industrial architecture, where … Read more

Best Things to Do in Florence, Italy on Vacation

Best Things to Do in Florence, Italy on Vacation

There’s something dreamy about Florence’s aristocratic palazzos, the medieval streets lined with artisan boutiques, loggia arches and columns on buildings, and belvedere spots overlooking the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Just strolling around the city makes visitors feel like the hero of a Renaissance tale… or a protagonist of The Medici TV series… or a character in … Read more