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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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...

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,...

South China Morning Post

Three of the best, most fun contemporary restaurants in Berlin

Glass, Ora and Mrs Robinson's are three restaurants that epitomise Berlin's dining scene - passionate, fun and vibrant. They serve exciting, well-presented dishes in relaxed...

South China Morning Post Sunday Post Magazine

Reims: France's champagne capital and hometown of Veuve Clicquot

The portrait of an elderly lady with slightly stern features, dressed in black with a white lace veil, which has adorned countless corks, is one that perfectly fits the cultural...

CNN

Ultimate luxury travel experiences - CNN.com

Nothing was too grand for the recent Shanghai International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), where the biggest and most exclusive names in hospitality battled for a slice of the...

South China Morning Post

East African elephants a highlight for tourists, a livelihood for locals

Clouds of red dust rise up through the distant under­growth followed by a growing crescendo of rustling and shuffling before the first attempt at a fearsome trump. It sounds...

CNN Travel

How to celebrate the royal wedding in style

(CNN) - If you haven't received an invitation by now, the chances are there won't be a seat for you at St. George's Chapel at Britain's Windsor Castle on May 19. From getting up...

South China Morning Post

Cricket on ice unites old foes India and Pakistan in St Moritz

Switzerland has long been a popular travel destination with Indian tourists, largely thanks to its use as a backdrop in Bollywood films, its hills coming alive with perfectly...

Etihad Airways' Atlas Magazine

Hong Kong Food Heroes

Prestige Online - Society's Luxury Authority

Venture into the Ryokans, Onsens and Forests of Japan

As we wend our way from the station in Nakatsu, 120km east of Fukuoka on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, it quickly becomes clear that my week with Walk Japan has one...

Robb Report Singapore

Best in-flight drinks on airlines: Signature cocktails and spirits to order when flying in to or...

In 2017, Changi Airport registered a record 62.2 million passenger movements. It's an impressive figure that also translates as an awful lot of in-flight drinks. The growing...

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong's love for Spanish jamon, and place that makes it special

Jamon Iberico de bellota is loved by gastronomes in Hong Kong and around the world. We visit the unique Mediterranean environment where the pigs that are the source of the...

CNN Travel

Perth: Australia's new capital of cool

(CNN) - It was the unlikely setting of a dark basement rock bar named Alfred's Pizzeria that confirmed our suspicions about Perth. Under a tongue-in-cheek sign proclaiming "No...