Japan: Visiting the Country of Modernity and Tradition

The fact that tipping is not customary in Japan does little to mitigate the country’s reputation as an eye-wateringly costly place to visit, with Tokyo and Osaka occupying the top two spots on the Economist’s 2013 list of the world’s most expensive cities. The rewards, however, are phenomenal, with outstanding transport, a wide variety of […]

Myths and Facts About Traveling to North Korea

Deciding on traveling to North Korea is not a commonly thought of vacation destination. The decision of going to a country that is seen by most of the world as politically unstable or worse would give most people pause before going further. There can be a variety of reasons for someone to express interest in […]

The Do’s and Don’ts While Traveling in Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the most beautiful countries in Southeast Asia, and witnesses a lot of tourist footfall every year. It is also a widely picked destination by every kind of traveler. Be it an adventure seeker, regular tourist, gap year traveler, or holiday tripper. Vietnam, with its subtle present and a yelling past, has […]

8 Reasons Why Expats Love the Asian Ambiance

Many travelers love to explore Asia for its unique Asian ambiance, while a growing number of expats have the same reason for choosing to stay. Studies show that Asia, in addition to being a fast-growing regional economy and having an expanding labor market, offers many lifestyle options for expats. From housing options and tropical islands […]

Why You Should Visit the Philippines

London, Paris, New York, Tokyo. These destinations are probably ranked high in your travel bucket list. While there’s nothing wrong with dreaming of going to these places, you should also consider other destinations that may not be not so high profile as the ones listed above, but still deserve a spot in your go-and-see-the-world plans. […]

The Most Beautiful Places in Beijing

Of the millions of visitors who arrive in Beijing each year, few are prepared for the modern cityscape canvas that awaits them. China’s capital city is unique tapestry of old and new, where a thousand years of imperial history is woven with 21st-century architecture: modern structures of concrete and glass mingle starkly with ancient spiritual […]

World’s Best Dinosaur Museums

With the release of Jurrasic World last weekend, we can’t help but crave more dinosaur knowledge. Where else to look than the world’s best dinosaur exhibits? We’ve searched far and wide to dig up the most interesting museums. From one-of-a-kind fossils to interactive exhibits, we can travel back 60 million years ago when these creatures […]

Top Pick: Best Rooftop Bars in India

Expert recommendations on travel, destinations, food, tech and more. Each week our experts put together one list of the best of the best of some of the top travel ideas and products out there. “So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India […]

48 Hours in Hong Kong: What You Can’t Miss

Hong Kong is a beautiful place known for it’s food, history and stunning architecture. If you are there for a quick trip or a layover, there are plenty of things you can do before heading off. With 48 hours ahead of you, check out 5 essential things to do in the Pearl of the Orient. […]

Group Travel Chat: Diana Edelman of Save Elephant Foundation

Diana Edelman might just have the best job ever. Working for the Save Elephant Foundation in Chiang Mai, Thailand , she lives and attends t Asian elephants. A former volunteer at Elephant Nature Park, the visiting spot for Save Elephant Foundation, Diana knows what it’s like to to work in groups and now sees plenty […]

9 Libraries In China Worth A Visit

To a student, book lover, or member of the academic community, the following libraries serve as a sanctuary as any libraries often do. But because these libraries are also monuments of modern and traditional China, they also attract architectural buffs and the appreciative traveler. Here are 9 magnificent libraries in China worth a visit. 1. […]

Southeast Asia: Everything You Need To Know

The world’s most beautiful beaches, friendliest locals and cheap…everything: reasons why so many backpackers love Southeast Asia. Several landmarks, destinations and activities available in this region of the world show up on people’s bucket lists.  Because of certain stigmas surrounding the region, people sometimes are too afraid to cross those items off. It’s silly, because […]