Thailand’s Treasures Beneath the Andaman Sea

The sound of exploding firecrackers shattered the early evening calm as our four-day trip across the Andaman Sea got underway. After watching this traditional Thai...

By Bonnie Waycott
April 14, 2016 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Palawan: Backpacker’s Paradise to Grownup’s Haven

The Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands, the majority of which seem to be blissfully gorgeous—local lore says that Alex Garland was inspired...

By Emily Paine
March 23, 2016 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Communing With the Gods on Miyajima

Miyajima is apparently where God (or is it gods?) lives. That seems like a fairly compelling reason to visit, and looking back at the island...

By Emily Paine
February 11, 2016 | Adventures, Lifestyle

The Stunning Beaches of Shimane Prefecture

Although the tourism agencies do a fantastic job of marketing Okinawa as Japan’s top beach destination, it’s not always necessary to get off the mainland...

By Suzanne Bhagan
February 4, 2016 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Taking It Slow in Jaisalmer, India’s Golden City

Imagine a golden city in the middle of a desert. A place where people still live within fortress walls. A place of constant sunshine and...

By Suzanne Bhagan
January 7, 2016 | Adventures, Lifestyle

A Weekend Getaway in Kuala Lumpur

With Malay, Chinese, Tamil and a host of other nationalities, Kuala Lumpur is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Asia. Year-round tropical climate,...

By Suzanne Bhagan
December 31, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Izumo, the Land of the Gods

In addition to the castle town of Matsue, the San’in region is home to many of Japan’s founding myths. Shimane Prefecture, in particular, has a...

By Suzanne Bhagan
December 24, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Twelve Hours in Macau

Lying around 65 kilometers to the west of Hong Kong, Macau is literally a city of duality and worth a visit as one of the...

By Linda Haberberger
December 17, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle