Ecuador's capital city is making big investments to raise its stature as a business and leisure powerhouse on the South American continent.
Reader Q&A: Where are the top horse trekking destinations? BBC Travel reader Elly Geven is looking to go on a horseback riding holiday with her teenage daughter. Our Facebook fans shared their suggestions.
Living in: The world’s happiest places The world’s top five happiest countries, all of which fall in northern Europe, have cities that delight residents with old town charm, cultural offerings and easy access to nature.
Eastern Australia’s tropical haven Helicopters, snorkelling and a 50m crane allow visitors to experience the sights and sounds of the country’s glorious coast from every angle
Singapore’s curious bicycle island Just a five-minute ferry ride from Singapore’s busy streets is Pulau Ubin, a near pristine oasis with some of the best city-fringe cycling and mountain biking in Southeast Asia.
Singapore’s curious bicycle island
Hong Kong’s tale of forbidden love The Hong Kong Ballet is performing a Chinese-themed production for the first time ever, bringing to life a tale of forbidden love
Where folk songs meet Serbian criminals Kafanas – a traditional Serbian mix of English pub and Czech beer hall – are experiencing a renaissance as partygoers grow tired of Belgrade’s increasingly mainstream club scene.