Chris Dwyer

Luxury travel & food writer

I'm a Hong Kong-based freelance specialising in luxury travel and food features for global publications and platforms. I write mainly for CNN.com but also contribute to BBC Travel, The South China Morning Post, Cathay Pacific's Discovery, The Robb Report and more.

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CNN Travel

The world's most scenic flight?

(CNN) - HNL -- MAJ -- KWA -- KSA -- PNI - TKK -- GUM. That's Honolulu -- Majuro -- Kwajalein -- Kosrae -- Pohnpei -- Chuuk -- Guam. You'll definitely want a window seat....

CNN Travel

9 of the most luxurious travel experiences in the US

(CNN) - Bobsledding in Utah with Olympic medalists, a $50,000 per night penthouse in New York and the chance to throw the first pitch at a Cubs game. If you're one of the lucky...

South China Morning Post

The surprising cuisine of Mongolia

Mongolia's weather defines its food like few other destinations, with meals heavy in meat and dairy products and full of unique flavours Visitors can arrange to stay in tents...

CNN Travel

14 hot new global restaurants for 2018

(CNN) - French haute cuisine in Macau, Mediterranean mezze in New York, European classics in Nairobi and refined beach shack seafood in Bali are just some of the options...

BBC Travel

Bhutan's dark sense of humour

The Land of The Thunder Dragon, as the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan's full name translates into English, has famously embraced modern life at a considerably slower pace than much...

Ritz-Carlton Journey

Hong Kong: The Definitive Shopping Guide

Hong Kong is the fashion capital of Asia - and for good reason. Here are the best places to shop, from boutiques to megamalls to street markets.

South China Morning Post

A Hard Day's Night Hotel

Located in a Grade II listed building dating back to 1884, the property is filled with photographs, pop art, memorabilia and more

CNN

What's inside London's secret green shelters?

But the handful of green wooden sheds known as taxi cabmen's shelters have a fascinating history. They date to 1875, back when horse-drawn Hansom cabs were the vehicle of choice...

Hong Kong Tatler

A Food Lover's Guide To Manila

The capital of The Philippines has come into its own in recent years as the nation's culinary traditions have finally started to receive long-overdue kudos. Filipino restaurants...

South China Morning Post

Spam sushi to seafood ceviche - explore Hawaii's culinary diversity

Hawaiian food is as delicious as it is diverse. From fusion fine dining to comforting fast food, the unique flavours found on Oahu represent the multicultural US state

Silk Road: Cathay Dragon

Deliciously down to earth: Produce of Taiwan

South China Morning Post

Spam sushi to seafood ceviche - explore Hawaii's culinary diversity

Hawaiian food is as delicious as it is diverse. From fusion fine dining to comforting fast food, the unique flavours found on Oahu represent the multicultural US state

South China Morning Post

From caponata to cavatelli, a Sicily food journey you hope never ends

Mind-blowing ingredients grown in the volcanic soils of Mount Etna or fished from the Mediterranean Sea, piquant flavours of a cuisine shaped by waves of invaders, all savoured...

CNN Travel

12 lavish Valentine's Day experiences for 2018

(CNN) - For many of us, February 14 usually involves picking up some flowers on the way home from the office and hoping the best ones haven't already gone (they usually have)....

South China Morning Post

Nha Trang's simple dishes highlight the beauty of Vietnamese cuisine

Be it pancakes, fish noodle soup, grilled sausages or the outstanding local noodle dish mi quang, there's something for everyone at the city's countless street food stalls,...

Robb Report Singapore

Private yacht charters in Southeast Asia: Boats you should book for your next holiday out of...

If there's a more relaxing or luxurious vacation than kicking back on the deck of your own sleek yacht in the warm azure waters of Southeast Asia, then we've yet to find it.

South China Morning Post

A dish to die for? The facts about Japan's deadly fugu, or pufferfish

The fish is so poisonous it can lead to agonising death by respiratory failure, but it is a rare and expensive delicacy in Japan, and is sold at a curious auction that involves...

BBC Travel

A Sunday ritual for 300,000 women

It was just after 11am on a Sunday morning in Hong Kong and already 32C in the shade. The dazzling sun reflected off the steel-and-glass skyscrapers in the city's central...

South China Morning Post

Everyday elegance: the Michelin-starred chefs at top London hotels

Marcus Wareing in Knightsbridge, Jean-Georges Vongerichten in Mayfair and Alain Ducasse in Park Lane serve extraordinary meals in opulent surroundings, and at prices which...

Robb Report Singapore

Top vineyards in Italy where wine lovers can drink, dine and stay for the night | Robb Report...

There are few travel experiences more enticing than a late summer afternoon in a beautiful Italian vineyard, a glass of wine in hand from grapes that you can see on the nearby...