Traveller on Sunday's writers, on the spot around the world, have hunted down the hottest neighbourhoods to visit in six major cities.
Guidebooks are full of lists of "places to see", but what if you wanted to give your other senses a turn?
It's a far cry from the lie-flat seats business travellers now expect, but it's a lot cheaper too.
Amid Tokyo's bustle there is a cool, quaint quarter where life is human in scale, writes Ben Groundwater.
Ben Groundwater steps out in Japan's capital after dark and is drawn into an amazing whirl.
Marina Bay Sands is a textbook illustration of the notion bigger is better.
When the food matters as much as the rooms, check our list of hot hotels, writes Ute Junker.
From beaches to bays, mountains to caves, it's always worth stepping outside the capital cities, writes Kerry van der Jagt.
An exploding pinata, all colour and energy and promise, Tokyo is a love them or hate them type of city. Tackle the city's wildest nightlife in Shinjuku; drop by teenybopper haven in Harajuku; explore old town Tokyo in Asakusa; and hit the shops in Shibuya. Slide into the city's quiet cracks for a green tea latte and some downtime; but remember there's no escaping this city's bright lights.