Discover the Origins of Mankind September 2016
In addition to luxurious lodges, wildlife encounters, and stunning landscapes, this experience will take you deep into the world of the Leakeys, the legendary family of paleontologists who have made numerous important discovers on the shores of Lake Turkana, near the Ethiopian border.
Peking to Paris Rally: The final race August 6, 2013
After nearly a month on the road, Fast Track's Michelle Jana Chan and co-driver Mike Reeves are coming to the end of the marathon Peking to Paris vintage car rally.
Peking to Paris rally: Racing across Russia July 31, 2013
Fast Track's Michelle Jana Chan decided to join the 2013 Peking to Paris rally in a 1940 Ford Coupe called Shiner. After several weeks on the road she reaches Russia, but will her car survive the journey across Siberia and the Urals?
Peking to Paris rally blues July 23, 2013
After a week on the road - and enjoying a first place position - gear and suspension problems cost Michelle and co-driver Mike Reeves valuable time during the drive across Mongolia. Can they get the car back on the road in time to stay in the race?
The Peking to Paris rally July 16, 2013
The Peking to Paris classic car rally dates back to 1907 when the aim was to show just how versatile the motor vehicle could be. Fast Track's Michelle Jana Chan decided to join the 2013 Peking to Paris rally in a 1940 Ford Coupe called Shiner. [...]
Stargazing in the Atacama Desert May 17, 2013
With high altitude plateaus, clear skies and low humidity, Chile is becoming a popular destination with the international scientific community and is home to many of the world’s most powerful observatories.
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.
Marrakech - a year after the terrorist attack in Jemaa el Fna May 4, 2012
It's been a year since a bomb exploded in a Marrakech cafe - killing 17 people. Since then, the city's tourism industry has inevitably suffered, with hotel bookings falling by half in the months immediately after the explosion.
Whale sharks in Mexico October 21, 2011
Swimming with the world's biggest fish is one of the greatest marine adventures, but concerns have been raised about the impact of increasing numbers of whale shark tourists.
Journey along the Mekong March 26, 2010
Beginning her journey in northern Laos, Michelle Jana Chan follows the Mekong River, exploring temples and spotting Irrawaddy dolphins, through Cambodia down to the delta in Vietnam.
Train to the Clouds, Argentina November 28, 2008
In northwest Argentina, Michelle Jana Chan rides the high-altitude Train to the Clouds -- the Tren a las Nubes -- from Salta to the Polvorilla viaduct, at 4,200m above sea level.