Austalia’s Top Surfing Spots

Bondi Beach, Australia Synonymous with the surf-side good life, Bondi Beach is an iconic destination. The word Bondi is an Aboriginal name, translated as “water breaking over rocks”, and the area has long attracted a laid-back surfer crowd. The world’s first surf lifesaving club was founded here in 1907, and thrill seekers have been flocking…

Expert Guide to Tokyo

Tokyo is a mega-metropolis of dizzying contradictions, both familiar and foreign. It has neon, skyscrapers, salaryman crowds, packed trains, cutting-edge architecture and futuristic technology. But it also has ancient shrines, plant-covered wooden houses, cycling grannies, old-school sweet shops and village-like lanes. It is one of the planet’s most densely populated cities (as any rush-hour train…

Jennie’s Start Off – Welcome to San Francisco

San Francisco is one of America’s great walking cities. With a good pair of shoes and a Muni ticket (see Getting around, below), you can see almost everything in the city. Nature is a great part of the draw. San Francisco sits at the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, with lots of walking and…