Seeing the World Through a Grain of Rice

Before there was bread or pasta, much less meat or fish, there was rice. Growing up in Hawaii, Texas and Maryland, I ate rice three times a day: with fish for breakfast; with Spam and nori for lunch; with hamburger or more fish or tofu for dinner. In my childhood,...

IHG names voco Singapore team leaders

SINGAPORE, 11 November 2021: IHG Hotels & Resorts announced the senior team at voco Orchard Singapore ahead of the hotel’s rebranding from Hilton Singapore on 1 January 2022. The appointments will see Mark Winterton return to Singapore as general manager and Sahil...

IATA: September traffic a hint of recovery

GENEVA, 11 November 2021: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports a moderate rebound in air travel in September 2021 compared to August’s performance. This was driven by a recovery in domestic markets, particularly China, where some travel curbs...

The Joy of Fly Fishing in Italy

On an early morning in late autumn 2019, I drove with two friends from my family’s small rural home in Northern Italy toward the town of Bassano del Grappa, where we would meet our fishing guides. The car axles whimpered through each turn. The road was flanked by...