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Get Ready for Gatsby With These 8 Great Gatsby-esque Hotels

Joy Pecknold | Posted 06.30.2013 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

With The Great Gatsby. hitting theaters May 10, 2013, I've rounded up some Gatsby-inspired luxury lodgings. Before cinematically whisking off to West Egg, live it up Art Deco-styles in New York, London and even Lucerne, Switzerland.

70 Years After My Grandfather Escaped The Holocaust, Visting His Chinese Safe Haven

Avram Mlotek | Posted 06.23.2013 | Religion
Avram Mlotek

We arrived on Friday afternoon, still in disbelief that we would be spending Shabbat in Shanghai, where my grandfather made his home after his family died in the Holocaust. I can only hope that our trip served as a tiny spiritual fixing to a wound that can never fully heal.

Is This the Best Docking Spot Ever?

The GypsyNesters | Posted 06.21.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Traveling by cruise ship is not always our favorite way to explore new places. Nothing against the food, flair, and fun onboard, it's just that when i...

How to Avoid Avian Flu While Traveling in China

William D. Chalmers | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

This might ruffle a few feathers with the tourism board, but aside from practicing proactive hygiene and other food safety measures, here are my top 10 things to avoid in Shanghai as a traveler during the recent avian flu outbreak

Jerry Brown Leaves the Party Behind in China

William Bradley | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown is just back from his first major trip abroad during this incarnation as California's governor. It coincided with the annual state Democratic convention, but that didn't give him pause as he had bigger fish to fry in China.

A Traveler's Notebook: 'Chinese Dreams' Covered in Smog

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green
Andrew Lam

There's an ongoing joke in China that both captures the long standing competitive nature between Beijing and Shanghai while tying it neatly with the c...

Can The Best American Universities Stand On Their Own Abroad?

Posted 03.27.2013 | College

Universities are building branch campuses around the world, but can an ivory-tower education really be exported without destroying the original missio...

PHOTOS: Where The Locals Shop...

Global Yodel | Posted 04.23.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

If a picture of a destination is worth a thousand words, then a visit to its local market is worth a million. There is perhaps no other place that en...

China Discovers School Uniforms Made With Cancerous Dye

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.20.2013 | World

Chinese schoolchildren attending 21 different schools in Shanghai may be wearing uniforms dyed with carcinogenic chemicals. Students at the schools...

5 Ways to Prepare for the Coming Cyber War

Adam Levin | Posted 04.21.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

As news of major breaches roll in like waves on a storm-eroded beach, the likelihood increases that the next war we fight will be waged on computers aimed at crippling the systems that keep the wheels of government and daily life turning.

Professional Travelers Share Their 2013 Itineraries

Joy Pecknold | Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

So many places to see, so little time. To help make planning a great escape in the new year more breezy and less run-of-the-mill, a few travel bloggers and I chime in on the destinations that top our 2013 travel bucket lists.

Shanghai and Beijing: A Traveling Couple's First Impressions

Illeana Hoffman | Posted 02.20.2013 | Travel
Illeana Hoffman

How come we didn't realize just how much we would like this city that reminded us of a distant cousin of New York City? Shanghai is bold and gritty, gracious but tough, new and old, which are all key ingredients to making a place work.

Shanghai Is For Bikers

Joel Epstein | Posted 01.28.2013 | Travel
Joel Epstein

When the ferry docked, I joined the throng of aggressive riders jockeying to get off the boat and back on land.

A Luxurious Skyfall Itinerary | Posted 01.15.2013 | Travel

When it comes to your movie heroes, there aren't many whose shoes--when you really think about it--you'd actually want to fill. Indiana Jones? Ophi...

A Visit To Kerry Hotels In Shanghai And Beijing

Honest Cooking | Posted 12.26.2012 | Taste
Honest Cooking

Kerry Hotels -- the newest lifestyle brand from the Shangri La group -- have recently opened up their first two hotels in Shanghai and Beijing.

Your Start-Up Life: Jean-Georges' Ingredients for Success

Rana Florida | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

If all he did was cook, Jean-Georges Vongerichten's status as one of France's -- and the world's -- most innovative chefs would be assured. But Vongerichten's amazing talents in the kitchen are aligned with a genius for business.

Vanishing Shanghai | Posted 12.21.2012 | World


Federer Comes From Behind; Djokovic, Murray Into Quarters

Dan Shapiro | Posted 12.11.2012 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

There were few surprises in the third round of the Shanghai Rolex Masters, as top seeds Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray all advanced, with only Federer needing three sets to punch his ticket to the quarterfinals.

Top Seeds Advance at Shanghai Rolex Masters, Nishikori, Gasquet, Raonic, Simon Upset

Dan Shapiro | Posted 12.10.2012 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic cruised to straight-set victories in the second round of the Shanghai Rolex Masters, as the world number one and two played their first matches in Shanghai in nearly two years.

Isner Tops Anderson at Shanghai Rolex Masters, Nishikori Moves On

Dan Shapiro | Posted 12.10.2012 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

On a day when world number two and three Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray arrived in Shanghai, it was American John Isner who turned in the day's most impressive win.

Cilic, Gasquet Advance at Shanghai Rolex Masters, Almagro Sent Packing

Dan Shapiro | Posted 12.08.2012 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Tenth seeded Croat Marin Cilic finally ended his drought in Shanghai, winning his first-ever match at the Shanghai Rolex Masters, 7-5, 6-3, over Polish qualifier Lukasz Kubot.

Movie Review --Take an Interpreter to Looper

Carole Mallory | Posted 12.03.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Looper was selected to open the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. Catch it before all the hype gives away its neighbor grabbing ending.

Sands of Time on Dirty Beaches

Gideon Resnick | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
Gideon Resnick

Badlands provides a quick visit to this world, eight songs amounting to a 27 minute capsule in time, a brief pit stop on the highway Alex Hungtai's character - and perhaps himself - calls home.

PHOTOS: 10 Of The World's Best Observation Decks

Viator | Posted 10.10.2012 | Travel

There's no better way to experience a destination than to peer down upon the landscape from a great height.

Around the World by Private Jet

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 10.09.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

In just 23 days, you can circumnavigate the world on a privately chartered jet. Check off most of your bucket list in one fell swoop.