With just the right mix of tropical paradise and modern world development, Malaysia is rapidly becoming of Southeast Asia’s most sought-after tourist destinations. If you’re looking for an underwater adventure, good eats and culture intake, or just a place to kick back for a while, Malaysia affords visitors the opportunity to do almost anything they can think of.
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Visit Japan and Tokyo for the food? That’s an emphatic yes. Japanese cuisine is a great reason to visit – nevermind the country’s castles, temples, gardens, and geisha. Eating in Japan is like a tour of historical attractions in its own right. And with more than a dozen types of specialty restaurants, my plan was to eat my way from one end of my week-long visit to the other.
The Puerto Vallarta region of Mexico can be a paradise for families, with all-inclusive hotels in every price range and easy flight access from the U.S. and Canada. Spending a week within the gated compound of one hotel can make you (and the kids) kind of stir-crazy after a while though, so here are some family-friendly diversions to consider on your Puerto Vallarta adventure.
I wish I lived in Paris but I don’t. So on a recent 3-day trip to Paris I decided to live the life I often wished I had. I pretended I really was Parisienne.
To start in the right frame of mind, I caught the Eurostar to Paris and made sure I got to St Pancreas station in London early. This is a gorgeously restored train station, I recommend you head upstairs to the Champagne Bar and indulge in a glass of Champagne with a bowl of strawberries and cream while sitting under the soaring roof – oysters are another good option.
Lending its tropical beauty to tourists now for decades, there is a reason why Thailand serves as one of the most popular destinations in the world. Whether you’re looking for a low cost exotic experience, or wanting to unload a few extra dollars on world-class amenities in a tropical paradise, modern day Thailand caters to people of all budgets and needs.
For years travel was a great excuse to sample much of the local food and drink wherever I went. And then at some point, I found myself signing up for cooking classes everywhere I went – I no longer want to just eat it, I want to cook it for myself. So what exactly have I learned so far?
The Gili Islands – a chain of three tiny Indonesian islands off the coast of Lombok, or a two hour speed-boat ride from Bali – appeal to those who want adventure and nightlife as well as those looking for total peace and quiet, who desire nothing more than reading a good book and soaking in the sun with the aquamarine water steps away. In other words, it’s the ultimate island paradise.
The Island of Borneo, located in Southeast Asia, and is the third largest island in the world and is divided between three countries: Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei. The beautiful island is known for its raw steaming jungle and insane levels of biodiversity, but perhaps the most dominant feature on this lush tropical island remains elusive and unexplored. Perhaps for this reason, more than any other, I convinced my girlfriend, brother and sister-in-law to go on a 3 day, 2 night tour to the summit of Mount Kinabalu, located in the Malaysian state of Sabah.
In terms of natural wonders, Singapore isn’t exactly the first place that comes to mind. With a high population and not much space, wildlife and rainforests are not readily associated with Singapore, but seek and ye shall find.
With limited time to spend in Bali, we decided that a tour of the island would be a great way to sample what the island has to offer. Having gotten some advice on “must-sees” from friends who were recently in Bali, we opted for Viator’s “Bali, Kintamani Volcano, Ubud and Barong Dance Full Day Tour.” We stayed in Sanur on the water, and were picked up at our hotel. Our tour guide, Sandy, a Balinese local, was enthusiastic and had a wealth of knowledge about Bali.