Asia

August 15, 2018
Travel in Thailand: 48 Hours in Bangkok premium
No single adjective characterizes the capital of the Kingdom of Thailand. In fact, it’s difficult to describe the sights, sounds, smells, and humidity that abruptly greet you as you step out from Suvarnabhumi Airport. Bangkok is a city that truly needs to be experienced to be appreciated, and that’s a major part of why it’s […]
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5 Favorite Tropical Places to Beat the Summer Heat premium
Until the past two weeks, I didn’t understand how truly unbearable Paris is in the summer heat. With unseasonably warm temperatures terrorizing the city, the massive amount of stone and concrete turned Paris into an oven. As a Texas girl, I’m accustomed to crazy heat and humidity, but there is a huge difference between living […]
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March 24, 2017
A Southeast Asia Alternative: Reasons to Visit Okinawa Japan premium
Odds are that Japan isn’t the first country that comes to mind when thinking about exotic Asian beach holidays. Instead, it’s visions of the white sand beaches and turquoise waters of Thailand and the Philippines, as well as grand Indonesia or Vietnam tours. Japan, after all, is home to Mount Fuji and ski resorts. But […]
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April 14, 2016
Culinary Culture in Japan’s Mie Prefecture premium
Two full days, three short nights, and over thirty hours of travel time. On paper, my February trip from Paris to the Mie Prefecture in Japan made absolutely no sense. This type of trip is difficult, both mentally and physically, but the temptation to return to Japan was too much to resist, especially given my […]
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February 17, 2014
48 Hours in Langkawi, Malaysia premium
Located just off the northwest side of Peninsular Malaysia lays the tropical island of Langkawi. The main island is known as Pulau Langkawi, but there are nearly one hundred that make up this area of Malaysia. Steeped in legend and lore, Langkawi attracts visitors for its natural beauty, marine life, tourism infrastructure, and shopping {it […]
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January 12, 2014
A World of Color: Malaysia in Gold premium
Given its location near the equator, Malaysia is tropical, humid, and warm. As a result of its geography, the country is filled with a variety of vivid hues. Rubber plantations, palm trees, and assorted tropical foliage provide a verdant backdrop, while pops of red and pink come from orchids and hibiscus. Between the sea, lakes, […]
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