Analysis: Shanghai’s Bund Gets Mixed Reviews (Part I)

On my first visit to Shanghai several years ago, the Bund was looking a bit worse for wear. On my second trip to Shanghai a couple of years later, there were hopeful signs. I interviewed a developer, and he informed me that a complete restoration of the Bund – returning it to its pre-Liberation glory …

Phuket Challenge: Where, Pray Tell, Shall I Have Lunch?

 As Michael Taylor soon discovers, guests staying at the Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa in Phuket, Thailand, are spoiled for choice when it comes to F&B outlets. There are fully six restaurants, but this doesn't augur well for his desire not to gain weight on his eight day stay in Phuket. Can he avoid …

Hotel Review: Grand Formosa Regent Taipei

A member of the Four Seasons Hotel Group, the Grand Formosa Regent Taipei was the first hotel in Greater China to offer Pure Allergy Rooms. I requested to stay in one for several nights during a wonderful visit to that wonderful city in 2010. What I remember most was the sense of calm that I experienced …

Guest Blogger: Top 10 Restaurants in Paris by Amy Fabulous

Visiting Paris? What follows is a list of the restaurants that you must try when visiting the City of Light. And don't worry about the price. The list is not limited to fancy or expensive restaurants. Among these food and beverage outlets are hole-in-the-wall eateries that are easy on the wallet but impressive to the …