Chris Schalkx


Taipei Destination Guide

Taipei often plays second fiddle to nearby Tokyo or Hong Kong, but over the past few years, Taiwan’s sprawling capital has started turning heads on the global travel…

Tbilisi, Georgia, Destination Guide

Tbilisi, Georgia, Destination Guide

Georgia’s (the country, not the U.S. state) capital city is delightfully rough around the edges and has, over the past few years, emerged as one of Europe’s coolest…

Bali Destination Guide

Bali Destination Guide

Whether you come to Indonesia’s most popular island to surf, party, or live out your Eat Pray Love fantasy, Bali has something for everyone — and then some….

A Destination Guide to Bangkok, Thailand's Talad Noi Neighborhood

A Destination Guide to Bangkok, Thailand’s Talad Noi Neighborhood

Wedged between the Chao Phraya River and Bangkok’s oldest paved road, the labyrinthine alleys of Talad Noi hide some of the city’s most exciting restaurants, cafes, and boutiques….

Nev Tzedek

Tel Aviv Destination Guide

Israel’s enterprising second city leads the way in envelope-pushing food, all-week nightlife, and boutique hotels deeply rooted in their storied surroundings. Travel journalist Chris Schalkx separates the wheat…

Singapore Destination Guide

Singapore Destination Guide

Singapore might be Southeast Asia’s financial epicenter, it’s also the region’s capital of fun. Home to lush jungles, envelope-pushing architecture, and expats from all corners of the world,…

Amsterdam Destination Guide

Amsterdam Destination Guide

Whether you stick to the tried-and-tested canal belt or venture deep into on-the-up districts like Amsterdam-Noord or the Indies Neighborhood in the eastern borough, Amsterdam never fails to…

Albert Cuypmarkt

A Guide to Amsterdam’s Coolest Neighborhood, De Pijp

De Pijp is one of Amsterdam’s most curious corners. Snazzy boutiques, third-wave cafes and a global array of restaurants have turned the neighborhood into a yuppie-hub with beatnik…

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