The Beekman is an impressive refurbishment that's transformed a historic landmark into an artistic and culinary hotspot.
After abandoning a sensible career in IT to travel and write, Rob McFarland now divides his time between Sydney, the US and Europe. He’s won six writing awards, including Australian Travel Writer of the Year, and regularly runs workshops for aspiring writers. While not averse to the charms of a 5-star hotel, his most memorable travel experiences involve adventure. Highlights include scaling the mist-shrouded mountain behind Machu Picchu and rafting the Futaleufu River in Patagonia.
The setting sun bathes the 2000-year-old ruins in a gilded glow as the jungle begins to stir: this Guatemalan village is like nowhere else on Earth.
For the ultimate food tour of Bangkok, take a tuk-tuk.
The once-notorious streets of Panama have become home to swish hotels and safer streets. How did this happen? With a concerted effort by local business people to give gang members real alternatives to a life of crime.
New York has seen a flood of notable new hotel restaurants by high-profile chefs. Here are some of the best.
London's hottest new restaurants focus on one ingredient... And they do it well.
With a menu like this, the food is the highlight of the whole flight.
Local produce is the new gold in the Colorado Rockies and the whiskey is no exception.
A sympathetic update that has breathed new life into a much-loved Singapore institution.
Thompson Hotels have graciously returned this New York property to its former glory.
It's a heady feeling going up the top of the world's tallest observation tower, which also happens to be the world's most slender tower.
'There's nothing I can tell you that's going to prepare you for what's going to happen in there.' says the manager.
Home to some of the finest marble in the world , this town has another claim to fame.
This new Thai hotel is a playful mix of French elegance and Thai whimsy.
There's a dedicated crew and extra touches include hot towels and sparkling wine after take-off