Explore the best hidden gems in Brisbane

Brisbane, Australia

For those of you who journey to Australia for the ultimate adventure, usually opt for Sydney or Melbourne, but the city of Brisbane has just as much to offer. It’s become an urban renaissance with new places opening up left and right—from modern hotels, music spaces, hip bars and innovative art venues—Brisbane is the coolest city in Australia for backpackers and expats alike.

So what can you do in this sophisticated, dynamic and vibrant city outside of the norm? Here’s a list of our favorites that have yet to be discovered by outsiders, yet are the places to be for Brisbanites.

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International cuisines above the clouds: who has the best?

Did you know that a third of your tastebuds become numb while flying, affecting the way you taste certain foods and spices? But that doesn’t mean that you still cannot enjoy a five-star meal above the clouds. In fact, many world-class airlines dedicate themselves to make sure passengers in first and business class dine on only the best, while creating unique cuisines that will take your tastebuds on a journey. But who has the best? After searching high and low, we gathered our sources to bring to you the top ten airlines that have won us over for having the best international cuisines served above 30,000 feet.

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These aviation facts may surprise you

airline facts

To this day, airplanes continue to amaze us. Every year, new aerospace technology emerges, allowing designers and engineers to create faster and sleeker airlines than ever before.

But with the continual improvements, it’s hard to keep track with all the brilliant things planes are able to do today. We’ve gathered a list of the top aviation facts that even surprise us.e

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Rome’s undiscovered sites known only to its locals

Rome

Many flock to Rome to see 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and a thriving culture spread all over the city. And who can forget The Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Spanish Steps and the Colosseum? But more than that, Rome is also a place where culture, art and architecture can be found in the most undisclosed places, outside of what’s written in the tourist books.

Our favorite sites—also recommended by the Romans who’ve lived there for years—are San Clemente, Appian Way, Trastevere, Villa Torlonia and Antico Caffè Greco. These places have deep historical roots often missed by the millions who step inside the ancient city of Rome, but they deserve just as much of the attention.

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Hong Kong: less-traveled sites for those who’ve seen it all

Hong Kong

Although Hong Kong was established and ruled under the Chinese Empire in 214 B.C, (and then later under the British Empire in 1841), archaeological studies show humans lived in the Chek Lap Kok area (now the Hong Kong International Airport), over 35,000 years ago! Centuries later, it has now become one of the most bustling, ecstatic cities in Asia with over 7.3 million different nationalities.

But business persons and expatriates are not the only ones flocking to the “Pearl of the Orient”, as it’s so famously known as. Hong Kong is filling up with a new wave of artists, musicians, and activists that have given the city a whole new appeal to travelers from all over the world. From delicious food, exquisite views, and endless activities, Hong Kong has it all. But to make sure you’re getting the full experience, we have put together this insiders guide so that you don’t miss out on anything.

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A look into the NEW Air France 787 business class seats

Air France new business class

Last week, Air France’s new 787 Dreamliner took flight, which features its new, elegant, comfortable and absolutely exquisite business class seats.

Air France has designed this cabin to be your office, your 5-star restaurant, your entertainment lounge and your bedroom. So for those of you who are ready to experience this Dreamliner, here’s what you can expect once you’re aboard.

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Our favorite secret streets around the world

secret streets

Secret streets are all over the world, and all of them are waiting to be discovered. But do you know what can be found hidden among them? You won’t find the answer in a tourist book, and many tourists have yet to wander through these street. So to help you explore these often missed beauties, we’ve put together a guide covering secret streets in Barcelona, Beijing, London, Rome and Tokyo.

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Tokyo’s often missed attractions itching to be seen

Where to go in Tokyo, Japan

If you thought Times Square in New York City is bright with flashing lights all over the place, then Tokyo is on a whole different level. From unique, high-fashion shops, busy streets flooded with people, fresh and healthy eats, and where oldest traditions merge with modernity—Tokyo has it all.

There’s so much to explore in this marvellous city, even two weeks is not enough. But for those who are traveling there for the first time, or have come back for round two, here are some of our favorite, often missed attractions ititching to be seen.

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Amsterdam’s most underrated sites you cannot miss

things to do in amsterdam

Amsterdam, known for its artistic heritage, was established as a fishing village around the 13th century, and has now grown to be one of the greatest commercial, intellectual, and artistic capitals of Europe.

Although it’s home to less than 1 million residents, it continues to be a popular destination for over 3.5 million foreign travelers each year. Many come to experience its fascinating nightlife, but there’s so much more for you to see. Here are our favorite underrated sites in Amsterdam that you simply cannot miss next time you’re there.

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Bangkok: a local’s guide through a turbo-charged city

bangkok city view

Bangkok is like no other city in the world—full of life, laughter, unique and kind people, endless fun, ancient history, and a rich culture with refined traditions. Bangkok is also a city that never sleeps.

And with all that it has to offer, it’s no wonder that Bangkok, or Krung Thep, as the locals like to call their city, is the number one most visited city in the world. However, Bangkok is sinking 2 to 2.5 centimetres per year from overdevelopment and rising sea levels, and scientist predict the city to be underwater in the next 15 years. So if you’re planning to visit this turbo-charged city, we recommend booking your trip as soon as possible!

Ready to take on an adventure and get a feel for the real Bangkok away from the tourists? Then make sure to check out these hot spots—perfect for couples, groups and solo travelers.

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