Author Archives: George Augustine

Most Important Historic Sights in China (I)

Most Important Historic Sights in China: Nanjing Road   Formerly known as Nanking Road, this was the street that ushered in the era of modern consumerism in China, with its department stores, display windows, and mass-produced goods. Although it's often … Continue reading

Best Places to Stay in California (I)

Best Places to Stay in California: Andaz West Hollywood – Vacation like a rock star   Famous in the 1970s for hosting LA's most riotous rockers and parties, the Andaz hotel is West Hollywood's newest darling. Elegantly remodeled in 2009, … Continue reading

Where to Stay on the Mayan Riviera (V)

With the hundreds of destinations that line the 80-mile stretch of this white-powder Caribbean sand, how do you decide where to stay on the Mayan Riviera? Whether your goal is to party all night long with friends, learn how to … Continue reading

Historic Hotels in Madrid, Italy (II)

Historic Hotels in Madrid, Italy: De Las Letras Hotel – A beautiful Neoclassical hotel on the Gran Via   This was one of the delightful, grandeur-filled early 20th century buildings along the Gran Vía during its heyday.    Built in … Continue reading

Sports and Activities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (II)

Sports and Activities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Desert Classic – World-class golf in the Gulf   Held at the Emirates Golf Club, this is the region's leading golfing event, first held in 1993 and now established as a … Continue reading

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Best Places to Eat in Thailand (I)

Best Places to Eat in Thailand: Chic's Dim Sum – Dim sum and then some   Offering more than 50 types of dim sum, Chic's Dim Sum is a fun place to go for a snack or an entire meal. … Continue reading

Best Tourist Attractions in California (II)

Best Tourists Attractions in California: Alcatraz – Spend a day on The Rock   Gangsters like Al Capone, George “Machine Gun Kelly” and Robert Stroud were among the infamous residents at this San Francisco prison, which operated between 1934 and … Continue reading

Most Important Temples to Visit in China (II)

Most Important Temples to Visit in China: Hanging Monastery   Built into the side of a cliff nearly 250 feet (75m) above the ground, the Hanging Monastery has a spectacular setting that conjures up visions of esoteric monks who have … Continue reading

Winter Bargains in The Romantic Caribbean (III)

It is no secret that winter is high season for the Caribbean. It's the coldest, snowiest, iciest time of year for many places, and some folks have just had enough of it by January and February. In fact, some folks … Continue reading

Sports and Activities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (I)

Sports and activities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Abi Dhabi Desert Challenge – Rallying and racing in the desert   Formerly known as the UAE Desert Challenge, this is one of the Middle East’s leading motorsports events (doubling as the … Continue reading