The Rewards of


As travelers, every experience is a chance to learn about places and people. But how does empathy enhance our ability to understand our own place in the world? In these stories, we’ll discover how cultural knowledge can be shared through fine cuisine, how personal connections can translate to high-end style, and the role and value of empathy through the lens of modern day philosophy. By the end, it becomes clear that the more we understand other perspectives, the more meaningful experiences we create.



The Taste of Travel

Watch while Chef Martha Ortiz, one of Mexico’s most renowned chefs, explains her multi-layered passion for dishes through an extraordinary visual and sensory journey. Here, you’ll learn how cuisine can provide cultural knowledge, and bring people together through a deliciously-shared experience.

Discover even more culinary insights from Chef Martha Ortiz



A Bespoke Connection

The art of bespoke tailoring—custom suit making—is one of London’s oldest crafts. Visit the atelier of Kathryn Sargent, the first woman Master Tailor to open her own shop in Savile Row, and experience how she’s modernizing this industry for the twenty-first century, one personal connection at a time.

Learn the secrets to Kathryn Sargent’s success in the new world of Savile Row




Join authors and philosophy experts David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton for a chat about how empathy plays a valuable role in our everyday lives. Explore how empathy truly works, what great minds have said about its powers, and the importance of forming connections with the world around us.

Listen to David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton explore the role of empathy in our daily lives.
“Being human is to be connected with those immediately around you.” – David Edmonds
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Episode 3: The Rewards of Empathy

A Bird’s-Eye View of Istanbul’s Chaotic Unity

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Berlin: The Green Heart of Europe

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Crème de la crème: The Art of French Pâtisserie

“There are five arts; painting, sculpture, poetry, music and architecture, of which the principle branch is pâtisserie," wrote the great ...
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