Meet the designer behind Budapest’s first sustainable clothing shop

Meet the designer behind Budapest’s first sustainable clothing shop

On one of the corners of Budapest’s cosy Újlipótváros (New Leopold Town) neighbourhood, you can stumble into a beautiful little shop, with white clouds around the windows and a tree inside. This is the shop for Kamorka, a local fashion brand that makes high-quality organic children’s and women’s clothing (and...

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How one man made Chiang Mai the centre of blind massage

How one man made Chiang Mai the centre of blind massage

Thai massage is famous the world over, in all its varying forms. But in Thailand, lesser-known Thai blind massage has yet to spread globally — and it should. Chiang Mai is the centre of blind massage, where it became established and where many got their start. Today, blind massage thrives...

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Lancaster Valley is home to the oldest Amish community

Lancaster Valley is home to the oldest Amish community

Nestled in the buccolic countryside, Lancaster Valley, just 90 miles beyond Philadelphia, is known for its beautiful hills, winding roads and picturesque farms and homesteads. It’s also known for its crafts, thanks to being home to the oldest and largest Amish community in the world. The Amish are unique for...

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The souvenir company employing deaf women in Rio

The souvenir company employing deaf women in Rio

Tucked away in Rio’s bustling city centre is a remarkable organisation. To get there, I meet my Made In Rio de Janeiro tour guide, who steers me through the Saara Market, a famous outdoor market in the city’s downtown. The warren of stalls brims with clothes, Carnival fancy dress and...

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A Cretan olive oil producer’s tips for buying the good stuff

A Cretan olive oil producer’s tips for buying the good stuff

Not far away from the old town of Chania, hidden in the western mountains of Crete, there is an endless extension of lush olive grooves, surrounded by the scenes of the Cretan Sea. It’s a Protected Denomination of Origin Area, called Kolymbari. Here, the weather conditions give origin to a...

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24 hours in: Krakow

24 hours in: Krakow

The city of Krakow is a beautiful mix of old and new, as well as history and culture. If you only have one day to discover this fascinating Polish city, make the most of it with these local tips from our guides, packed full of adventure and local know-how. Early...

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The NYC bike shop that’s also a chilled-out hangout

The NYC bike shop that’s also a chilled-out hangout

At a table by the window on a sun-drenched corner in Industry City, Brooklyn, I’m sitting with Manuel Mainardi, originally from Milan, Italy, and founder of Maglia Rosa NYC. It’s early on a Thursday afternoon, and it occurs to me that we’re doing exactly what he has hoped people will...

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Dig into Croatia’s best-kept secret — its food!

Dig into Croatia’s best-kept secret — its food!

In the heart of Zagreb, residents weave in and out of stalls, jostling for position as they pick up a day’s supply of locally grown veggies, freshly baked pastries, meats and cheeses at the historic Dolac Market. As part of our Made In Croatia tour, we join the locals and...

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Find real souvenirs at Chiang Mai’s new artists’ collective

Find real souvenirs at Chiang Mai’s new artists’ collective

Our vacations are often among the most vibrant experiences in our lifetimes, and a trip to Thailand would be at the top of anyone’s list, since the land of smiles and sun works its way deep into your heart. Would cheap trinkets bought at some touristy shop do your memories...

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How 3 Budapest friends are making a mark in eco-design

How 3 Budapest friends are making a mark in eco-design

The Medence Group Art and Service Ltd was founded in 2000 as an independent physical and spiritual creative workshop by three friends (Tóbiás Terebessy, designer; Gergely (Gergő) Magyar, visual communication designer; András Gross, architect). Today, 17 years later, they are one of the most well-known names in Hungary for sustainable...

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