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

Getting Your Head Around Fascinating Delhi

Coined the city of djinns by writer William Dalrymple, Delhi can easily overwhelm any traveler, from the first timer to the seasoned visitor. However like...

By Suzanne Bhagan
December 10, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Immerse Yourself in Real Japan at Mihonoseki

According to Hideki Yukawa, Japan’s first Nobel laureate, Mihonoseki is one of the few places in the island nation where you can find “the roots...

By Suzanne Bhagan
December 3, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Go Back in Time at Nihon Minkaen

It’s hard to believe that a short 30-minute train journey from Shinjuku station can take you so far back in time. Kawasaki’s Nihon Minkaen is...

By Cheryl White
October 15, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Hiking Mt. Mitake’s Varied Scenery

Tired of spending your summers at overcrowded beaches or pools? Sometimes the best way to cool down in Japan during summer is to get out...

By Camille Perry
September 3, 2015 | Adventures, Latest Trends

Test Your Endurance by Walking the Camino de Santiago

It’s summer in Europe, and when it’s summer in Europe people walk! Alpine hikes in Germany and Switzerland, and lake district ramblings in Norway, Sweden...

By Cheryl White
August 28, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Paris: More than Just Landmarks

Traveling to Paris is on most people’s bucket list, and for many it is a repeat destination. So what to do when you are a...

By Cheryl White
August 21, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Cruise Around Japan this Autumn

Has the shinkansen lots its allure for you? Or are you looking for an unusual way to see some of Japan's most famous sights? This...

By The Savvy Team
August 13, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

See Hawaii with Your Taste Buds

You'd be forgiven for thinking that eating out in Honolulu was all ranch dressing and fries on the side. Most major food chains are represented...

By Cheryl White
July 23, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Yakushima: Where the Forest Meets the Sea

The circular island of Yakushima lies off the coast of Kagoshima prefecture in southern Japan. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, its spectacular green forests and...

By Bonnie Waycott
July 9, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle