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A Food Lover’s Guide to Filipino Food


While the foods of other southeast Asian countries like Thailand and Malaysia are readily available and well known in most parts of the world, Filipino food is a lot harder to find outside the country. With all of its cultural influences over the years, from Chinese to Spanish, and its range in dishes from region […]

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November 29, 2012 by | Comments Off on A Food Lover’s Guide to Filipino Food

A Diver’s Guide to Thailand

Thailand scuba turtle

Thailand is one of the best places in the world for scuba diving, drawing more divers than anywhere else in Southeast Asia — some 300,000 every year. The numerous islands that skirt the coastline offer an incredible range of marine life, with Reef Sharks, Leopard Sharks and turtles all being common encounters.

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November 19, 2012 by | 2 Comments

Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour – Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise

Asakusa Kannon Buddhist Temple

The Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour – Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise promised a jam-packed day tasting (literally and figuratively) a little bit of everything the city had to offer.

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November 14, 2012 by | Comments Off on Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour – Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise

Singapore’s Chinatown Trishaw Night Tour


After extensive traveling through Southeast Asia, one thing we’ve always wanted to do is be driven around in a trishaw. We’ve previously avoided these tourist traps; however, on our most recent visit to Singapore, the two of us just couldn’t resist the lure of a four-hour Singapore’s Chinatown Trishaw Night Tour.

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November 9, 2012 by | Comments Off on Singapore’s Chinatown Trishaw Night Tour

48 Hours in Seoul: Past and Present


Seoul’s bali bali (quickly, quickly or “hurry up”) culture is largely responsible for transforming the once war-torn city into a thriving metropolis within a matter of decades. With waves of skyscrapers, a world-class public transportation system and no shortage of locals setting fashion trends as they tap away on the world’s most cutting edge technology, […]

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October 25, 2012 by | Comments Off on 48 Hours in Seoul: Past and Present

Suggested Itineraries for Vietnam

Editor’s Note: I originally posted this Vietnam itinerary to answer the questions I was fielding from friends about suggested itineraries for Vietnam. Over the past two years dozens of travelers have asked some great questions about what to see and do in Vietnam, which I wanted to share. If you have a question, just leave […]

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October 20, 2012 by | 208 Comments

7 Top Sights in Kerala, India

Santa Cruz Basilica

Close your eyes for just a moment and picture a wide canal lined with coconut trees and the small, tin-roofed homes of local villagers. The mirrored surface of the river is disturbed only by a lone fisherman, poling his narrow wooden canoe downstream. Now open your eyes–and say hello to Kerala, one of India’s southernmost […]

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September 27, 2012 by | Comments Off on 7 Top Sights in Kerala, India

Bhutan: The Ecotourist’s Shangri-La

Bhutan forest

Bhutan, a tiny land-locked kingdom perched high among the southern slopes of the Himalayas, enclaved by the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China in the north and India in the south, is one of the least visited places on the planet, and is listed as one of the top 10 global biodiversity hot spots.

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September 20, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Best Festivals in India


In any country, visiting during a traditional festival can provide a closer look at the local culture. In India, it’s no different, as the sights, sounds, and tastes of each celebration showcase the beliefs and traditions unique to that area. Here are some of the best festivals in India you won’t want to miss.

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September 6, 2012 by | 5 Comments

Visiting Xiamen: China’s Crossroads of Old and New


On the southeastern coast of China, just across the strait from Taiwan, sits the city of Xiamen, also known as Amoy. While the huge cities of Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi’an pull in hordes of tourists from China and abroad, this island city of just under 4 million people often gets overlooked. With a long history […]

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September 5, 2012 by | 1 Comment