Kwanghi Chan and Kevin Hui. Photograph: Kate Packwood

Growing up in America in the 1980s, I longed to be Molly Ringwald. At 41, I am at home with being Chinese. My mother, who was born in Taiwan but grew (...)

 Patong beach, on Phuket island,  Thailand, is among the 20 beaches that will be affected by the forthcoming smoking ban. Photograph: Yongyot Pruksarak/EPA

Thailand is to ban smoking on some of the country’s most popular tourist beaches, with the prospect of up to a year in prison for those caught lightin(...)

Many travel companies now specialise in arranging holidays that will cater for people with disabilities. Photograph: iStockphoto

Organising a holiday can be stressful enough without factoring in the many problems you might encounter while travelling with a disability. Whether yo(...)