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The Australian

Reinhold Messner’s MMM Corones: Man meets the mountains
September 5, 2015
From the top of Mount Kronplatz, I gaze at the rugged range of peaks around me. To the north are the Zillertal Alps; in the other direction, Marmolada glacier; the Lienz Dolomites lie east and the Ortler to the west. A crown of summits and spires, pinnacles and towers, and below, dark-green pine forests and meadows of wildflowers. [...]

The Daily Telegraph

Gap years: are they worth it?
August 15, 2015
Teaching English in Battambang? Kite-surfing in Jericoacoara? Rhino darting in South Africa? Learning Spanish in Sucre? Or passed out on the beaches of Koh Tao? How did you spend your gap year? Traditionally a gap year has been taken between school and university by so-called ‘gappers’, usually around eighteen years of age [...]

The Daily Telegraph

Where man meets mountain
August 1, 2015
From the top of Mount Kronplatz, I gaze at the rugged range of peaks around me. To the north are the Zillertal Alps; in the other direction, Marmolada glacier; the Lienz Dolomites lie east and the Ortler to the west. A crown of summits and spires, pinnacles and towers, and below, dark-green pine forests and meadows of wildflowers. [...]

Tatler

The world's best superyacht charters
August 2014
Let's face it, you'll probably never own a superyacht - but that doesn't mean you can't pretend for a week or two. Michelle Jana Chan on the beautiful boats that are available for hire. Now get out of my way, Roman... [...]

The Daily Telegraph

A cooking masterclass with Michel Roux
July 20, 2014
We are squatting on inch-high wooden stools under a tree on the bank of a brackish lagoon. As we chat, a train suddenly roars past a few feet behind us. The tracks had been disguised by undergrowth. We both wince; we clearly have not chosen the perfect location for a picnic. [...]

The Daily Telegraph

Hong Kong art: a new creative star rises in the east
April 19, 2014
In the heart of Hong Kong’s SoHo district, one of the city’s hottest pieces of real estate is not being turned into a bank or block of apartments. Instead, the former Police Married Quarters, renamed PMQ, is becoming a hub of design studios, ateliers and pop-ups. [...]

Ultratravel

Seoul Sisters
Spring 2014
Of the world’s top 100 women golfers, more than 40 come from South Korea. Theirs is a game that has gripped a nation and inspired a generation. To find out why, Michelle Jana Chan packs her clubs to get tips from local experts. [...]

The Daily Telegraph

Tales of the Unexpected: Qatar
January 10, 2014
When driving through the heat-scorched desert in the Gulf state of Qatar, you do not expect to come across a fairy-tale fortress containing a collection of gleaming vintage vehicles including a Dodge C100, a Chevrolet Impala and a Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II. [...]

The future of tourism in Zimbabwe
September 17, 2013
Zimbabwe was once a big performer in Africa's tourist industry but a decade of economic and political instability damaged this sector. Last month President Robert Mugabe was re-elected in peaceful but disputed elections and the country is now redoubling [...]

South Africa's art scene comes of age
September 12, 2012
African art is enjoying a boom with increasing demand and prices being paid by buyers.
Michelle Jana Chan visits Johannesburg in South Africa which is fast becoming an epicentre for tourists and galleries.

Financial Times

More than just rice and beans
November 20, 2010
It is easy to find one of Havana’s many ration shops. The aged shuttered doors are folded back to the wall, the room is poorly lit and there is little for sale. Just down from Plaza Vieja, in the historic district, I entered Bodega La Caridad. [...]

Newsweek

The New Inn Crowd
May 20, 2007
Why celebrities like Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Redford and Richard Branson are getting into the hotel business. He may be more famous for directing "The Godfather" film trilogy, but Francis Ford Coppola has another trio of esteemed creations to his name: three boutique hotels hidden in the Central American jungle. [...]

Newsweek

Capturing The Niche
May 14, 2007
Travelers are seeking focused, meaningful trips—and tour operators are happy to comply. Claire Hurren is not interested in spending her vacation lying on a beach, shopping or museum hopping. She doesn't even want to go on safari. [...]

Newsweek

The Merchant Of Happiness
August 6, 2001
From his hotel suite, you can see a public bench at the corner of Hyde Park. That's where Guy Laliberte spent his first night in London at 18. By his side were a backpack, two accordions, a mouth organ, spoons and a jew's-harp. [...]

Newsweek

Who Wants To Be A Pop Star ?
March 22, 2001
For Anybody Who Thought That Making It In Showbiz Took Talent And Hard Work, Here's How Britain's Latest Hit Band Rose To Fame Overnight success stories just aren't what they used to be. Take Hear'Say, the British band that is currently No. 1 in the country's charts. [...]

Newsweek

Love Them, Hate Them
February 19, 2001
The Strange Marriage Of Baseball And Football Titans. It was as if long-lost English cousins had come to town. Last week executives from the richest, most successful sports team in the United Kingdom arrived in Manhattan. [...]

Newsweek

The NY-LON Life
November 13, 2000
More people are working and playing in New York and London as if they were one city. Ron Kastner is a classic New Yorker: first off the plane, first out of the airport. Carrying a single small bag, he breezes through immigration and customs. [...]