Rapha City Cycling Guides

Explore eight European cities by bike with rich illustrations, maps and plenty of insider knowledge

Seeing a city by bike undoubtedly lends to experiences not found on motorized transportation. Rapha, global purveyors of stylishly functional road gear and Rapha cycle clubs, understand this and are launching a series of bike-based travel guides for eight cities across Europe. To give the pocket-sized books the level of creative detail the brand is known to give to all of their products, Rapha called …

Word of Mouth: Beijing

From galleries to delis, a trio of spots to hit in the capital

The never-ending urban highways, the pale and empty grandeur of Tian’anmen Square, the heavy traffic and the mantle of dust which is just occasionally swept away by the bitter winds from Mongolia—these don’t necessarily make China’s capital a place you fall in love with at first sight. On the contrary, Beijing is a city that takes time to explore, and it’s just when you get …

Cathay Pacific Premium Economy

Test-driving the airline's new Premium Economy hybrid flight experience

Aiming to bridge the gap between the sophistication of business class and the cramped quarters of coach, Cathay Pacific recently launched Premium Economy class in its 747 and 777 aircraft, available on flights between New York and Hong Kong from April 2012. I had the opportunity to test drive the new seats and amenities on a delivery flight out of Seattle last month, and at …