Riads, Souks & Palaces: A Tour of Marrakech | Town & Country Magazine

From treasure-packed markets that hum with life to the labyrinth-like Medina, Marrakech is bursting at the seams with action and energy. This is a city where the present merges with the past, where Europe, Africa and the Middle East meet. The so-called Red City is almost ridiculously photogenic – but scratch beneath its Instagrammable veneer and you’ll find much more than mere aesthetics. Here’s your insider guide to Marrakech.

“I executed 62 people. I’m sorry”: An executioner turned death-penalty opponent tells all

They say you can’t put a price on life, but what about death? Earlier this year I spoke to Jerry Givens, a former state executioner turned death penalty abolitionist. He told me that for people who carry out the death penalty, the real, enduring cost is emotional. “If I had known what I’d have to go through as an executioner, I wouldn’t have done it. It took a lot out of me to do it. You can’t tell me I can take the life of people and go home and be normal.”

Where To Eat Vegan Food In New York City Right Now

In recent years, even the most ardent meat-lovers would find it hard to ignore the rise of veganism. The most recent research estimates that six percent of Americans now follow a vegan diet — a staggering increase of 600% in just three years. While the idea that vegans just eat salad prevails among some, the notion that you can eat healthfully and deliciously without animal products is catching on. The Big Apple is a great place to discover how versatile a vegan diet can be.

City Guide: Arequipa, Peru

Shadowed by three dramatic volcanoes, Arequipa’s setting is about as glorious as you can get. Much smaller than Lima and far less touristy than Cusco, Peru’s second-largest city has just as much cultural significance – and arguably considerably more beauty. Arequipa’s centre gained UNESCO World Heritage status in 2000, and the city’s vistas, with the El Misti volcano looming behind, are magnificent. Arequipa’s white baroque buildings give the centre a grand and markedly European flavour, and due to the low altitude and the near-constant blue skies, Arequipa is a delight to explore.

48 Hours In Barcelona: A Weekend Break Itinerary

Barcelona is a city that you could spend a month in and barely skim the surface. Despite being Spain’s second city, it’s number one when it comes to culture, cuisine, drinking, style and electric energy – and there’s certainly no shortage of city guides that prove it. But how can travellers maximise on the abundance of treats offered by this popular destination in two days? Here’s our time-savvy guide to Barca’s essentials – with a smattering of new and offbeat openings thrown in for good measure.

Mission Impossible: How A Vegan Burger Is Changing The World

Even for the most ardent meat-eaters, the recent growth of the vegan movement has been hard to ignore. The US has seen a 600% rise in veganism since 2014, while in the UK it’s a little lower – a ‘humble’ . But for many people, no matter how much they respect the principles of a plant-based diet, the idea of giving up a big, juicy burger remains inconceivable. Enter the Impossible Burger – a patty that looks, smells, tastes, feels and even ‘bleeds’ like a classic beef burger… with one major difference. It’s made entirely out of plants.

The Whistle Stop Food Guide To Bangkok

Bangkok is paradise for a food lover. You can't cross a street without the aroma of frying garlic and chillies drawing you in, or smoke pouring from a street grill hitting your nose. Everywhere you go there's a new temptation, whether it's spicy papaya salad, fragrant coconut milk curry or traditional roti pancakes sizzling away. You could spend weeks wandering these chaotic streets and barely scratch the culinary surface of this city, but many people only spend a few days in Bangkok. If you're

48 hours in Lisbon | Town & Country Magazine UK

Sprawled over seven hills above the shimmering River Tagus, Lisbon is one of the most captivating cities on the continent. One minute you can be ambling along narrow, cobbled streets, the next sipping sangria in a rooftop bar. Merging gothic buildings, colonial history, excellent food and raucous nightlife – not to mention the friendly, family-oriented locals – Lisbon is a city you can’t help but fall in love with. Here’s where to stay, what to eat and what to do in the buzzing Portuguese capital.

Cultural Explainers: Who Are Guatemala's Garifuna People?

When you think of Guatemala, a few things usually come to mind: the Mayan culture, colonial Antigua, smoke-spewing volcanoes and mysterious lakes. But if you head to an eastern part of the country, it’s like entering a new world. Instead of traditional marimba music you’ll hear African drumming and melodies; instead of cowboy hats, leather boots and traditional woven garments, locals wear dreadlocks and flip-flops. This is Livingston, home of Guatemala’s Garifuna people.

48 hours in Bath | Town & Country Magazine UK

Where to stay, dine and shop in the historic Georgian town Set on the southernmost edge of the Cotswolds, little over an hour by train from London, Bath is the ideal spot for a weekend break. Long famous for its natural hot springs and classically grand architecture, Bath today is a pretty juxtaposition of old and new. Sweeping Georgian crescents, ancient cobbled streets and carved stone angels sit alongside trendy restaurants, independent boutiques and state-of-the-art spas. Here’s where to stay, eat and what to do.

Inside China Poblano: East Meets West in Las Vegas

Mexican restaurants are a dime a dozen in most American cities, and Las Vegas is no exception. In and around the famous Strip are a peppering of taco joints and burrito bars, most serving up the usual fare. But as with most things, the City of Sin has taken Mexican food one step further. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has no less than 17 restaurants, so deciding where to eat is a test for any visitor. I had my heart set on guacamole and tacos, but The Cosmopolitan had bigger ideas. What’s the only thing better than Mexican food? Mexican and Chinese food.

A Solo Traveler's Guide to Guatemala City

Guatemala’s beauty and culture have long made it a popular destination, and touristy places like Antigua, Lake Atitlan and Flores are common stop-offs for solo travelers. Guatemala City is a different matter altogether. Its sheer size and much-debated crime rate deter many independent travellers from visiting, but with the right know-how there’s no reason to skip the capital. Here’s the solo traveler’s guide to Guatemala City.

Havana, Cuba: Ten Things to Know Before You Go

Havana is the strangest, most fascinating city you can imagine. Raw, tropical, vibrant and energetic, Havana is alive with an energy and spirit that pervades its entire culture. It's a city of stark juxtaposition, where magnificent colonial squares sit alongside decayed and crumbling buildings, and classic American cars blast out the latest reggaeton music. Havana must be seen and experienced to be believed, but if you're thinking of heading to this exotic island, here are ten things to know before you go.
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