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7 Incredible James Bond Travel Experiences to Channel 007

Submarine, scuba dive and sail perilous waters in honor of the newest 007 film.

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Space Tourism Is Here: Booking a Trip to the Final Frontier

The next era of exploration is here, and we’re all invited. Here’s what you need to know about space tourism via Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic and SpaceX.

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Koh Samui’s New 7-Day Samui Plus Sandbox Program

As of Oct 1, fully vaccinated international arrivals can visit Koh Samui without quarantine and under relaxed rules. Here are the details.

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T+L’s Indispensable Shanghai Travel Guide

Shanghai is still one of our favorite cities on Earth.

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Dubai Is Opening the World’s Tallest Ferris Wheel

For starters, each leg is longer than 15 London buses.

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The Newest Universal Resort Opens in China Today

The park includes attractions dedicated to Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Transformers and more.

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The Ultimate Bali Travel Guide

We’re dreaming of endless beaches, wise healers, paddy terraces and fab hotels.

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Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Debuts Next Year

The first Ritz-Carlton yacht, the Evrima, will launch next spring. Here’s what we know.

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This Private-Jet Company Is Taking Petcations to New Heights

Michelin meals and spa services for dogs, cats and rabbits at 40,000 feet. VistaJet goes all out with private-jet petcations.

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The 17 Best Small Towns in Europe

These charming small towns in Europe come with jaw-dropping scenery, delicious food, and more.

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World’s Best Awards 2021: Top 10 Tour Operators

The top tour operators and travel specialists teach us new things and make the journey easy.

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World’s Best Awards 2021: Top Cities in Asia-Pacific

For every frenetic and high-speed thoroughfare, there’s a narrow, hidden bylane.

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World’s Best Awards 2021: Top 25 Islands in the World

Sun, sand and plenty of vitamin sea. From Sicily to the Seychelles to Sri Lanka, these are the top 25 islands in the world in 2021.

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World’s Best Awards 2021: Top Islands in Asia-Pacific

Of all the dreamy, clear-watered, tropical islands in Asia-Pacific, these are readers’ top picks.

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World’s Best Awards 2021: Top 25 Cities in the World

What are you looking for in the top cities in the world? A distinctive sense of place, history, culture and crave-worthy food.

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We Got a First-Listen of This New Exhibit in Singapore: Orchestral Manoeuvres

VIDEO: Perk up your ears for an exploration of sound at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore

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A New ‘Harry Potter’ Experience in the U.K. Takes Muggles Into the Forbidden Forest, Complete With Fantastic Beasts

Get ready to cast your Patronus!

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Visit Doha, Travel to the Future. Here’s Why Qatar Is Calling Us.

Cutting-edge architecture, commitment to arts and sustainability… A visit to Doha appeals to all the senses.

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Why We’re Already Dreaming of Our Next Trip to Sabah

This dazzling destination is gearing up to re-open tourism and we cannot wait.

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Why Eating Your Way Through Istria Should Be Top of Your Travel Bucket List

Croatia’s low-key Istrian peninsula is a melting pot of cultures—bringing the best of each to the menu.

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10 Most Majestic Waterfalls in Indonesia (From Tumpak Sewu to Ponot)

From Tumpak Sewu (“A Thousand Waterfalls”) to the 250-meter-high Ponot Waterfall, Indonesia waterfalls are true natural wonders.

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9 Active Beach Vacations Around the World to Boost Your Adrenaline

Can’t sit still in a beach chair all day? These vacay activities are for you.

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Australia’s Newest ‘Great Walk’ Hikes Through the World’s Largest Subtropical Rain Forest

Queensland’s Scenic Rim Trail is one of Australia’s most incredible under-the-radar destinations.

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Thai Elephants Are the Unlikely Inspiration Behind This Fashion Designer’s Latest Collection

Celebrate World Elephant Day with designer Nicole Miller.

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This Website Is Making It Easier for Travelers With Disabilities to See the World

Custom profiles help match individuals with travel experiences accessible to their needs.

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Yes, You Can Go Truffle Hunting in Asia-Pacific. Here’s Where and When

Sniff out our guide to some of the world’s best truffle hunts, from France and Slovenia to China and Tassie.

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T+L Turns 50 This Year! These Were the Hotels and Styles that Defined Each Decade

Over the last five decades, T+L has chronicled the great hotels of each era. Get these styles to travel back in time.

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Hire a Friend From This Tokyo Hotel to Show You the City’s Secret Haunts

Secret bars, tiny restaurants, cultural gems — there’s nothing like roaming Tokyo with a local.

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This Awesome Natural Playground Is Australia’s Next It Destination

Doesn’t the “Tropical Far North” sound so breezy and romantic? Here’s why we’re headed for Cairns.

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The Biggest Astronomy Museum in the World Just Opened in Shanghai

The design of this cosmic museum is out of this world.

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This New Invite-Only Travel Club Is Taking Bespoke Luxury to the Next Level

Scott Dunn Private has awesome travel experiences for the awesomely wealthy. Think you can score a membership?

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This Is What It’s Like to Swim With Minke Whales in the Great Barrier Reef

VIDEO: Dive in and play with these friendly (mini) giants.

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This Is a Part of Palawan You’ve Never Seen

Dream away in the Philippines’ barely visited Calamianes.

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How Your Bucket-list Himalayan Expedition Can Make a Positive Impact

In some of the most remote places on Earth, conscientious companies are putting tourism dollars to good use.

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Why Tasmania Is the Perfect Pandemic Destination

Down under the land down under is a gorgeous island offering offbeat adventures.

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6 Destinations in Japan Where the Locals Love to Go

Get off the tourist track and delve a little deeper into Japan.

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Here Are the Most Beautiful Cities in the World to Bike, According to Instagram Data

From Thailand to the U.K., people love to share their bike photos.

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10 Incredible Adventure Vacations Around the World

From cage diving with sharks to jumping out of a plane, these adventure vacations are guaranteed to break you out of your comfort zone.

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Hooray for Aussiewood! Here’s Why Hollywood Has Moved to Australia

Heartthrob Chris Hemsworth isn’t the only one living his best life Down Under.

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Where You Should Plan a Trip, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Using astrology as our guide, we’ve made it easy for you to choose your next destination with this list based on each sign of the zodiac.

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15 New Reasons We Can’t Wait to Get Fully Vaccinated and Travel Abroad

Here are the dishes, drinks, cultural attractions and stays that have us dreaming of booking a plane ticket.

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These Aboriginal-Owned Travel Adventures Will Change Your Whole Perspective on Australia

The best way to travel responsibly in Australia is with indigenous-owned and -operated tour guides who have 500-million-years’ worth of history, legends and learnings to share.

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4 Epic Journeys for Adventure-Lovers in Sabah

With its dense jungles teeming with wildlife, this biodiverse island beckons aspiring explorers.

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These Are the Places in Asia You’re Most Likely to Visit First

With some lockdown restrictions easing and travel bubbles trying their hardest to pop up, these destinations should be on your radar right now.

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Bhutan Vaccinated Everyone in 2 Weeks. Here Are 15 More Reasons to Visit

How’s your Gross National Happiness? Probably not as high as the beautiful, basically Covid-free Kingdom of Bhutan.

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Meet Some of the Maori Changing the Face of Luxury Tourism in New Zealand

In New Zealand, a wave of Indigenous-tourism experiences is opening up the history of some of the archipelago’s most remote and intriguing lands.

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THIS TRAIN TRIP THROUGH SRI LANKA IS THE DEFINITIVE IN OLD-WORLD ROMANCE

We can’t wait to get back to Sri Lanka, with its tea-covered hills, historic architecture and trains ambling through insanely picturesque countryside.

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9 Reasons Why Romance Is Better in the Maldives

If you’re looking for love, look no further than this stunning archipelago.

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This Magical Lake in Thailand Is Like Being in Avatar and Atlantis at the Same Time

Mysterious Khao Sok National Park has no cell service but 160 million years of lush beauty. Sleep in a floating bungalow on this massive man-made lake.

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5 of Our Favorite Green Travel Experiences in Asia to Celebrate Earth Day

From flying through treetops to indigenous immersions, these are some of Southeast Asia’s shining stars that put sustainability at their heart. In honor of Earth Day, plan your next trip to make a difference.

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9 of the Best Places to Retire in Europe

Thinking about retiring in Europe? Consider these nine destinations.

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How This Life-Changing Walk in Japan Helped Us Find a Reason For Being

Here you’ll find the intersection of Shintoism and Buddhism, and a host of neighbors you’d love to call your own.

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This Is the Best Place in the World to See Rainbows

Crystal blue waters, towering mountains, and endless rainbows. What more do you need?

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This Is What It’s Like to Float Above Paradise

What’s it like to hang out of a helicopter above Thailand’s most bucket-listed bay? Check out these insanely beautiful photos of ‘The Beach’ and more.

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This Is the Most Luxurious Train Ride In Vietnam

Ramble through the lush central coast of Vietnam while dining on gourmet fare, getting a headrub, and imbibing bottomless bubbles.

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7 Reasons to Discover Green Spain

Located in the country’s verdant north, this region is an underrated gem that’s blissfully free of crowds.

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This Immersive VR Experience Will Make You Feel Like You’re in Hong Kong

360 Hong Kong Moments will transport you right to the heart of the bustling metropolis.

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Treat Yourself to a Stay in a Maldivian Villa

If you’ve been dreaming of a villa stay on a private island, the Waldorf Astoria Maldives is the perfect place to indulge.

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4 Impact-driven Hotels and Hospitality Brands

These Global Vision Awards honorees are setting a new standard in the industry — caring for their staff, for their communities and for the environment.

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These 2 India-based NGOs Are Saving Tigers, Empowering Villagers and Helping Travelers with Disabilities See the World

When travel is used as a force for good, it can help provide economic empowerment to communities around the world by creating jobs that pay living wages while preserving traditions at risk of being lost.

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How Two Safari Destinations Are Helping the World Better Understand Pangolins

It may not be one of the Big Five, but the often-overlooked pangolin is attracting growing interest from safari-goers. One wildlife lover shadows researchers in South Africa to learn why.

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This Indonesian Resort Has a Horse Retirement Plan

What screams ‘cinematic vacation’ more than horseback riding down a beautiful beach? Nihi Sumba has a stable of rescue ponies.

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This Luxury Holiday Home Made of Hemp Is So Sustainable It’s Going to Be Carbon Negative

Why we’re green with envy at vacationers booking this uber-luxe, uber-green hempcrete beach villa in Australia.

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Japan’s Cherry Blossoms Are Expected to Bloom Earlier Than Usual This Year

Cherry blossoms are expected to bloom as early as March 15 in Tokyo.

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Thousands of Dolphins ‘Stampede’ Off the Coast of California — Watch the Incredible Video

One lucky group of whale watchers crossed paths with a pod of dolphins stampeding right next to their boat in Newport Beach, California.

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Why You Should Plan Your Next Trip to Japan Around One of Its 72 Microseasons

Whether it’s when the irises open, the tomatoes are hung, the manatees migrate or the lobsters lose their shells — to everything there is a season. Japan might be the most poetic, but Adam H. Graham finds microseasons enrich your travels everywhere.

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Take This Walking Tour Around the Historic Neighborhood of Bangkok’s First Modern Boulevard

Famous Thai writer Kong Rithdee shows us Bangrak and the Charoen Krung Road of his childhood.

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6 Reasons It’s Still More Fun in the Philippines

Plan ahead and pin all these places in the Philippines for your next vacation.

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Why Creatives Are Already Booking Flights for This Upcoming Oasis in the Maldives

From art installations to breathtaking boutiques, Patina Maldives, Fari Islands, is a
different kind of retreat.

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T+L Hometown Hit List: Thailand

We asked our insiders for their favorite places to travel domestically. Veronica Inveen tells us what’s tops in Thailand.

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T+L Hometown Hit List: Australia

We asked our writers for their favorite places to travel domestically. Chloe Sachdev writes our post-pandemic bucket list for Australia.

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T+L Hometown Hit List: Singapore

We asked our writers for their favorite places to travel domestically. Here, Christian Barker tells us where he fancies in Singapore.

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T+L Hometown Hit List: Malaysia

We asked our writers for their favorite places to travel domestically. Add these in Malaysia to your post-pandemic bucket lists

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T+L Hometown Hit List: Hong Kong

We asked our writers for their favorite places to travel domestically. Here, Kee Foong tells us where to go in Hong Kong.

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6 Things to Do in the Maldives Beyond Snapping Brag-Worthy Beach Selfies

There’s more to this magical archipelago than meets the eye.

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Pearl Diving, Desert Horseback Riding, and 7,000 Years of History in Ras Al Khaimah

This quiet emirate challenges the typical U.A.E. stereotypes, with deeply rooted heritage and rugged mountains, desert, and coastline. Make the hour’s drive from Dubai and you just might find your great escape.

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Experience Japan’s Winter Wonderland

With rigorous safety measures in place, the Shinkansen and Local train is a dreamy way to explore the sights of a snowy Tohoku Region.

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This is the absolute farthest away from it all you could possibly get

Quarantine got you fantasizing about the wide open ocean and a cozy community that’s totally Covid-free? Distant Tuvalu might be just what the doctor ordered.

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Why This Maldivian Resort Is Leading in Safety Standards

Since September, Gili Lankanfushi has been hosting guests. Here’s how they’re doing it safely.

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This Resort Has Manta Rays on Speed Dial

At Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, you’re just one call away from swimming with vast squadrons of manta rays.

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The World’s Smallest (and Most Adorable) Possum Breed, Once Thought Extinct, Has Been Found After Australia’s Wildfires

“This capture is the first documented record of the species surviving post-fire.”

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Introducing Bangkok’s Newest Immersive Art Experience

Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at the Chao Phraya River and MOCA Bangkok are collaborating on a groundbreaking creative installation.

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4 New Hobbies to Pick UP on Your Next Staycation

If you’ve ever dreamed of mastering calligraphy, drumming or gardening—all while staying in style—Capella Singapore has you covered.

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Where to Party in Pattaya Over Christmas and New Year’s

From family fun to boozy cruises, Bangkok’s fave seaside escape has the season sewn up.

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Thailand’s Most Famous Festival is Back, But This Time It’s Lasting Five Wonder-ous Weeks

Wonderfruit goes local, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less awesome.

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Social Distancing Is a Breeze at These Secluded Balinese Hideaways

With Kayumanis, it’s easy to get away from it all while enjoying Bali’s legendary hospitality.

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HOW TO SATISFY YOUR WANDERLUST WHILE CULTIVATING YOUR KARMA

These hotels offer virtual explorations in time for Thanksgiving… emphasis on the giving.

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This luxury train in Australia deserves dream-trip status

Traversing Australia on the longest north to south rail journey in the world.

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8 Safest Innovations in Travel for 2020

Now that we are living in the new normal, hospitality power players, tech entrepreneurs, and governments around the globe have been coming up with out-of-the-box solutions to keep people safe.

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A splendid, serene, and safe resort experience in Manila

Okada Manila welcomes back staycationers with its well-loved brand of five-star luxury.

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Why you should go looking for the Raffles’ banded langur in Singapore

Singapore’s super cute critically endangered monkey species has a new safe haven–and a new fresh baby.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Visiting Spain

From exquisite cuisine to enchanting art, Spain’s charms are captivating. Prepare to fall in love and get in the spirit.

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How to Be a Swish Survivalist Without Needing to Hunt for Your Dinner. (Hint: Just Check In)

Want to cultivate life skills and still retire to your fluffy four-poster at night? Try the experiences at these luxury hotels.

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From Luxury to Lockdown: How the Pandemic Pushed Healing Online and Out-of-the-Box

Our resident pan-spiritualist Mark Lean learns to pivot from a Javanese shaman at an Aman resort to the whole internet’s worth of healers.

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Off the Grid in Indonesia with Eco-Minded Local Guides

Discover some beloved corners of the insanely biodiverse 17,000-island nation through the eyes of eco-minded independent outfitters and guides that champion sustainability, education and giving back.

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On Your Next Thai Island Trip, Set Sail on the High Seas or Just in Your Imagination

Thailand is world-renowned for its service with a smile, but there are plenty of places to learn a little self-reliance, too. Set sail on the high-seas, or just in your own imagination.

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These Green Activities in Bali Will Teach You Essential Jungle Survival Skills

In this lush land of hippies and holistic healing, we could’ve come up with dozens of ways to be at one with the earth. Here are four fully immersive activities that’ll put a roof over your head and fill your belly with both flora and fauna (of the fish variety).

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Dive Deep in The Philippines

When Bodhi’s 50-Year Storm comes (yes, we just name-checked Point Break), you want to be ready. Grab some extra-long flippers and learn to swim like the fishes in the Philippines.

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Forget Fall Foliage. Hit Up Harvest Time in Japan

Only in Japan would a rustic country farmstay include a disco greenhouse. A quick hop from Tokyo takes you straight into this organic wonderland. Strawberries and sweet potato heaven.

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Get Lost. Seriously, We Mean It

A long-time partner of T+L, Black Tomato specializes in crafting bespoke travel experiences around the globe, and their foray into tailor-made survivalism trips offers the ultimate sense of freedom.

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Wild Farm Experiences and Adventures in Australia

A vast, sparsely populated nation whose apocryphal origin story lies in taming the wild. A continent whose original inhabitants lived at one with nature for eons. Zero surprise that Australia is leading the trend in self-sufficiency stays.

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Renew Your Spirituality with a Simple Stay in Sri Lanka

There’s a reason so many independent-minded travelers want to keep the Teardrop of India on the DL. Inland from Sri Lanka’s gorgeous southern beaches, the simple, sustainable, spiritual life beckons.

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Jeju Island is a Trekker’s Paradise

Embrace the nature, culture and communities of Jeju Island with a hike along its spectacular coastlines.

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Three Cooking Classes That Take New Zealand’s Famous Food Culture Back In Time

If your idea of a Kiwi adventure involves DIY RVing around the two islands, the fend-for-yourself offerings highlighted here will make that plan look like the luxe life. There’s foraging and trekking, but the many ways to cook without a stove are alone worth the long-haul flight.

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This Boutique Homestay is Hidden Inside Malaysia’s Secret UNESCO World Heritage Site

In offbeat Perak, a new boutique homestay is throwing the spotlight onto Malaysia’s least-known UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Where to Eat, Drink, Shop and Stay in El Nido, Palawan

No longer just a transit point, El Nido Town and its neighboring beaches are coming into their own.

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10/10 Recommend Astrotourism for Post-Pandemic Travel

These days, more travelers are gazing at the skies than taking to them in airplanes. Dark Sky Parks, telescope meetups and bioluminescent zones herald the dawn of Asia’s astrotourism.

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5 Affordable Places to Travel in Southeast Asia

There’s no need to worry about your wallet at these incredible destinations around the region.

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When Your Island Vacation Gets Poured On

When you’ve been stuck in a studio apartment for the greater portion of the year, horror-movie-thick cloud coverage and ocean horizons murky with sheets of rain can only do so much to ruin a trip.

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The Essential Guide to Taking on Tokyo Like a Local

Enter your next Tokyo trip as an in-the-know local.

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Catch the Best of Kyoto in Bloom

A whirlwind trip to Kyoto ponders the ancient, the new and the impermanent.

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Going Solo Through Australia’s Outback

Solo adventuring in the outback takes grit, even for a seasoned traveler. During three weeks adventuring in the Northern Territory, South Australia and Queensland, Chloe Sachdev finds a salve in the solitude.

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Top 10 Islands in Asia

The top 10 islands in Asia as voted by our readers in the T+L World’s Best Awards 2020.

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The Perfect Quarantine Hideouts in Southeast Asia

Some of Southeast Asia’s best getaways don’t require getting on a plane. Isolate in style with your own luxury villa.

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Top 5 Cities in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific

Sydney returns as the category favorite on the strength of its iconic harbor and postcard-worthy beaches.

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The Best 10 Cities in Asia 2020

Hoi An, Chiang Mai and Ubud reappear in this year’s edition of T+L World’s Best Cities. Add these cities to your bucket list.

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These Are The World’s Best Islands 2020

These far-flung winners promise way more than pristine beaches. Expect world-class wildlife viewing, delectable local foods and as much (or as little) outdoor activity as your heart desires.

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Nusa Lembongan Is a Haven for Surfers and Divers

A bit beyond Bali, boats bob in waters so clear you can see their shadows in the sand. Beach clubs ask only that you shed your pretentions with your flip-flops. And mola molas and mantas remind us of the important things. From a cliffside resort at the heart of Nusa Lembongan, Jeninne Lee-St. John finds paradise is draped in bougainvillea.

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There Are Tropical Islands, And Then There’s Tioman

It might be a trek to get to Tioman, but the little Malaysian diving star rewards with reefs teeming with turtles and an utter disregard for clocks.

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Brisbane Might Be Australia’s New Coolest City

A flourish of hip new hotels, dining spots and micro-bars sees Queensland’s once-dismissed capital on course to become one of Australia’s coolest cities.

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5 Day Hikes Outside Metro Manila

When urban living gets claustrophobic, there’s nothing like a hike to lift the spirits.

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Ahangama, a Surf Town in Southern Sri Lanka, Is Giving Us Major Bali Vibes

On the south coast of Sri Lanka a sleepy surf town will have you pondering a sea change.

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The Best Hotels To Book For An Extended Stay

No need to live out of a suitcase: extended stays these days mean city-center locations, spacious modern abodes and top-notch 24-hour dining.

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Four Stylish Stays That Won’t Break Your Budget

High-contrast mid-city stays that deliver stylish comfort without breaking the budget.

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The Most Romantic Getaways To Inspire Your Next Trip

Bohemian isles, castaway retreats, adults-only hideouts—make it a magical couple’s getaway in one of these lush luxury escapes.

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You’ll Want To Book These Places For Your Next Business Trip

All work and no play is no way to do business travel. Mix up your next corporate trip with rooftop cocktails, sightseeing or soaking up the sun.

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Five Best Family Getaways Across Southeast Asia

Family trips are rarely as relaxing as you hope they’ll be. Luckily for parents, some kid-savvy properties in the region are making all-ages getaways child’s play.

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Central Vietnam Through the Eyes of A T+L Photographer

Armchair travel to the streets of Central Vietnam through these wanderlust-inducing snaps by Andrew Faulk.

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How Thailand is Becoming a Hub for LGBT+ Travel

As Thailand targets the LGBT+ market, local hoteliers are adopting cool new services and amenities that give deeper meaning to the term “all-inclusive.”

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If the Philippines Wasnt Already On Your Post-Pandemic Travel List, It Will Be Now

We are SO ready for a Palawan sunset.

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Go Ahead, Start Planning Your Next Trip to Japan

The emergency decree is ending and coronavirus cases in Japan are waning, so naturally we’ve started to plan our next trip.

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T+L Editors On Their Favorite Stories That Have Run in the Past Year

Past trips aren’t the only thing we’ve been reminiscing about. Here are the T+L articles from the past year that our editors loved a little extra.

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What Lockdown Looks Like for 10 People Around the Globe

Apart, but somehow not alone. Here’s what lockdown looks like for 10 people across the globe.

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Escape to the Philippines With This Recipe For Bicol Express Chicken

Food might be our favorite way to escape outside our homes these days. Here, a writer muses about the Philippines’ region of Bicol and offers her recipe on zesty Bicol Express Chicken.

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Best Ways To Pass Time During Quarantine

We’ve rounded up some of the best ways to entertain yourself while quarantining.

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What We’re Reading—Our Editors Share Their Favorite Books

Add these to your quarantine reading list.

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8 Off-The-Wall Family Trip Experiences

Mix things up on your next family trip with activities that get the imagination—and the adrenaline— flowing.

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This Retreat Is the Ultimate Mom-cation

A kids-optional retreat in Bali provides a nurturing space for moms to invest in themselves, recharge and reconnect with themselves.

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These Are the Places that We Can’t Wait to Travel Back To

As soon as we can fly, these are the trips we’ll be (re) taking.

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8 Photos That Make Us Miss the Bustle of Bangkok

Fine, we’ll admit it: we miss the chaos.

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Where to Travel as a Family in 2020

Even time-honored family-travel mainstays can lose their shine—in which case, get inspired by these up-and-coming kid-friendly destinations.

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The Newest and Most Luxurious Ways to Cruise the Chao Phraya River

A fleet of luxury boats is plying Bangkok with some of the classiest cocktail hours in town and meals that’ll sate the most selective sailors.

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Kyoto: Eat, Sleep, Repeat

A cheat sheet to the newest hotels and restaurants in the imperial city.

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10 of the Most Colorful Places in Asia

Happier days are ahead! For now, virtually escape to these 10 cheerful places.

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Experience next-level Indonesian hospitality in marvellous melting-pot Jakarta

There are few places as kinetic as the Indonesian capital, where layers of history mesh with the contemporary, and modern drinking and dining venues are elevating the city’s game—and the most elevated address in town is the new Park Hyatt Jakarta.

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Here’s How to Gear Up for the Olympics in Tokyo

The best way to gear up for the Tokyo Olympics? Three days of intensive training in sport and culture. Just keep your gloves on.

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Cast off for holistic Kiwi hospitality in the City of Sails

Wonderful, walkable Waitematā harbour beckons, and now there’s a new waterfront manse to call “your wharenui” for travellers and locals alike. The understated luxury of Park Hyatt Auckland presents perfectly in low-key but ahead-of-the-curve New Zealand.

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5 Luxe Thai Getaways Where You Can Start the Year Off the Right Way

We can’t imagine a better beginning to 2020 than a holiday at one of these gems in the Cape Hotel Collection.

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Reasons To Travel in February

T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.

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A Historic Tasting Binge in Luang Prabang

Often squeezed out by the cuisine of its neighbors, Laos offers its own menu worth exploring, we go on a historic tasting binge in Luang Prabang.

Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong

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Getting a new and memorable view of dynamic Hong Kong

This electric city—with its beloved mix of good eats, commerce, history, culture and nature—has been centered on the sea for centuries. Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong offers an easy access, upscale stay where there are seriously no bad views.

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How to have a spirit-calming cultural immersion in Seoul

Some places just scream “cool”, others do it with a casual whisper. Seoul, with its historic nooks and enviable style, is the rare place that does both. Ensconce yourself in chic city living that stays rooted in the culture at Andaz Seoul Gangnam.

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This Might Be Bangkok’s Wildest Hotel Suite

A new suite in a beloved boutique hotel lets you feel the call of the wild in the middle of Bangkok.

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Snorkeling with Sharks in the Maldives

Beyond the overwater villas and sparkling lagoons, the friendly giants of the Maldives inhabit a paradise of their own.

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Passage to Lan Ha—Halong Bay’s Quieter Waters

A new luxury ship with a focus on wellness carries cruisers to a quiet corner of Halong Bay, promising a mindful journey through 500 million years of history—if that thought gets too heavy for you, just faceplant on a massage table and commune with working out your kinks instead.

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Where to go 2020

Twenty places to visit this year, including the majestic Hunza Valley, Bangkok for those with an appetite, and a new-look Kyoto.

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An Eco-Tour Helping Save Sabah’s Elephant Population

In a palm-oil plantation in Sabah, an unlikely eco-tourism alliance paves the way for Borneo pygmy elephants.

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6 Amazing Beach Bars for a Sundowner in Asia

These stylish watering holes at InterContinental resorts serve up drinks with a view.

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Maldives Rising: The New Resort That Puts Conservation at Its Forefront

InterContinental Maamunagau may have opened up the Maldives’ less-developed Raa Atoll to more visitors, but this sparkling new jewel makes protecting its pristine foundations the prime mission.

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Bacolod Might Be the Philippines’ Most Welcoming City

Tracing her roots to Bacolod, we discover one secret to happiness in the Philippines’ “City of Smiles.”

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3 Ethical Tours for Wildlife Lovers

Sail into Komodo territory, visit retired elephants in Phuket, or try horse whispering in Gurgaon—this assortment of new experiences across Asia provides animal-friendly answers to the call of the wild.

Food & Drink

Taipei’s Food Scene Heats Up

With a group of young, wildly creative chefs leading the way, the Taiwanese capital is emerging as Asia’s buzziest culinary destination.

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Where Coral is King: Cruising the Atolls of the Rowley Shoals

In Western Australia, the little-known atolls of the Rowley Shoals have not only somehow escaped coral bleaching, but are thriving in defiance of global trends.

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We Went to Japan For A Citrus-Focused Tour

Squeezed into whisky or steeped in a bath— Japanese citrus works its magic on us.

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5 Reasons to Travel in November

T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.

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Discovering Batanes in the Philippines’ Verdant North

At the top of the Philippines is a clutch of windswept islands where the bonds of community have been forged by the elements. In verdant Batanes, Stephanie Zubiri dances among lighthouses, absorbs lessons from tribal elders and just lets go.

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Watching Wild Antelope and Cheetahs on an Emirati Desert Island

Just off the coast of Abu Dhabi is an enchanting wildlife reserve with 8,000 years of human history. We head to a resort island where it’s hard to tell your sitting room from the savannah.

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This Hidden Sabah beach Is a Diver’s Paradise

A little-known north Borneo beach is Sabah’s best alternative diving spot, writes Marco Ferrarese, who asks that you keep Mengkabar Bay to yourself—and don’t disturb the tarsiers.

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Japan’s Sado Island Is a Trip Back to the Country’s Golden Age

Off the west coast of Japan, we visit Sado Island seeking an immersion in the nation’s golden age, and discovers a shingle-roofed, pine-ridged, Midcentury time capsule.

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Returning to The Roof of The World, Nepal

With its myriad legends and legendary treks, mystical Nepal is adventure incarnate. Two decades after his first visit, Duncan Forgan heads back and finds you don’t need to climb Everest to reignite your sense of wonder.

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Preserving Paradise in Phu Quoc

How to prep a corner of paradise for the outside world while keeping it as pristine as possible is on the minds of many in Phu Quoc these days. It’s shockingly easy to get to this on-the-up Vietnamese idyll— just please don’t eat the sea urchin.

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Macau Beyond The Neon

If you ever need to get away from the bustling crowds in Macau and neon lights of the Cotai Strip, Coloane village offers a breath of fresh air and slices of nature: beaches, hiking trails, pandas and more.

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Shopping in Tokyo with Fashion Designer Tomo Koizumi

Fashion designer Tomo Koizumi pauses from his breakout year to share some of his favorite places to shop in the Japanese capital, stops that inspire him every day.

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A Study in Contrasts in Guizhou

In China’s Guizhou province, a tech-forward culture rubs shoulders with ancient traditions.

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3 Reasons to Travel in September

T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.

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Taking Thailand’s South By Motorcycle

Touring the south of Thailand on a vintage motorcycle is a chance for Duncan Forgan to get a true taste of the region and its limestone karsts, abandoned beaches and more than a plate or two of spicy food.

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Canggu is the Bali of Your Dreams

With a prolific population of creative, locally-minded cool kids, the place to be in Bali right now is surf town Canggu.

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This is Top chef Éric Ripert’s Travel Uniform

Eric Ripert may be one of the globe’s most highly lauded chefs, but he stays grounded with daily meditation—and keeping things simple on the road.

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3 Reasons to Travel in August

T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.

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Here’s Why Taiwanese Whisky Should Be On Your Radar

Taiwan might not be the first locale that comes to mind when speaking of whisky. But we seek out the water of life here, and finds its single-malt expressions maturing mighty finely.

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The Eastern Side of Koh Lanta Is the Perfect Quiet Island Getaway

The eastern shore of Koh Lanta offers a more subdued take on the popular Thai island, writes Joe Cummings, who is already daydreaming of his next visit.

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An Eating Tour in Hong Kong With a Food Writer and Her Michelin Three Starred Chef Husband

Where do food writer Juliana Loh and her head chef husband, Guillaume Galliot, of the Michelin three-starred Caprice at the Four Seasons, dine out in Hong Kong? From cheap eats to high-end, the foodie couple serves us some of their favorites in the city.

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4 Floating Breakfasts That Are Worth Skipping The Buffet For

You know that phrase, “do it for the gram”? We’re pretty sure floating breakfasts were born from it, and, well, as long as we get the shot, we’ll welcome the trend from every angle.

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Exploring Hue One Bite at a Time

Vietnam’s last dynasty may have built extravagant monuments around its imperial citadel, but Lester V. Ledesma says the enduring monarchic influence is found in the food of the commonfolk—the banh Hue.

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6 Craft Breweries in Asia Worth Checking Out

Asia’s craft suds scene keeps getting better. We check in with six exciting breweries using local flavors and ingredients to push beer boundaries.

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Unmanning the Bar: 5 Women Shaking Up Asia’s Bar Scene

Meet some of the cool women shaking things up in Southeast Asia’s best drinking dens.

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A heritage row in the former Burmese capital gives us food envy

Lined with crumbling fin-de-siècle buildings, Rangoon’s Pansodan Road transports visitors back to the former capital’s colonial yesteryears. But now, on-trend restaurants are breathing new life into the heritage edifices that once housed government offices and banks.

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Return to Paradise: Boracay’s Green Comeback

Boracay is back, cleaner and greener than ever. We return to the island to see if this Philippines favorite can preserve its soul along with its shores.

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5 Private-Jet Tours Worth Saving Up For

First class isn’t the only way to fly. How about flatbeds, chefs and your own crew on one-of-a-kind trips that let you skip the customs line? Private-jet tours are taking well-heeled travelers for the most luxurious cultural exchanges.

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7 Reasons You Should Explore Bangkok’s Thonburi Side

A flashy new mall has lured more visitors over to the Thonburi side of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river than ever before, but its Khlong San neighborhood has long been a local hub for Sino-Siamese eats and a lively social scene.

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Khmer Connection

Newly paved roads in Cambodia’s northeast make exploring via motorbike easier than ever. An intrepid solo trip around Banlung leads to natural discoveries and tasty local eateries and, best of all, that warm Khmer hospitality.

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Timor-Leste: Paradise Yet Untouched

Twenty years after its hard-won independence, Timor-Leste is only just beginning to open up its natural landscape to the region. Exploring every corner of Southeast Asia’s youngest country, Sophie Raynor discovers the pristine wonders we’ve been missing out on.

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This Luxe Resort Was Inspired by Its Island Site’s Celestial Energy

By Daven Wu. As islands go, the first impression of Ulleungdo tends to be a little underwhelming. Rising out of South Korea’s East Sea, this squat, dark mound of cedar-and juniper-cloaked volcanic rock seems an unlikely dream destination, especially as getting here is, to put it mildly, a major schlep. And yet, for generations, successive waves of […]

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How to Spend a Weekend in Vientiane

Often considered a gateway town, Vientiane is an underrated destination in its own right. Laurel Tuohy wanders its heritage streets and finds hip new hangouts that are reinvigorating the city.

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Finding Inner Peace at Vietnam’s Most Spiritual Resort

Following the well-trod pilgrim path to Vietnam’s most spiritual peak, features editor Eloise Basuki spends a few nights at Yen Tu mountain’s new designer resort, a sprawling palace that honors the mountain’s regal history.

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Fit for a Raja

Rajasthan is littered with the former forts, castles and chateaux of the Rajput Maharajas who ruled the region for centuries. On a royal tour of new palatial digs turned into heritage hotels, Rachna Sachasinh finds luxurious renewal projects that manage to conjure the community spirit of far humbler abodes.

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7 Bucket-List Worthy Resorts In The Maldives

Sinking? More like sprouting. There are so many beautiful new reasons to visit the Maldives, it’s hard for us to keep track. Read on for a hit-list of some of the freshest resorts in this far-flung Indian Ocean paradise nation.

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These 6 Design Hotels Are Millennial-Approved

Low-budget, high-design, next-gen hotels have begun to sweep Asia, an on-trend fit for digital nomads, flashpackers and aesthetes alike.

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These Are Our Favorite Business Hotels Around Asia

Traveling on the job doesn’t have to be boxy and boring. These upscale hotels do the hard work for you, leaving more time to enjoy your surroundings.

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Art at the Edge of the World

Sydney is in the midst of a cultural renaissance, with a booming contemporary art and festival scene that could rival any on the global stage. Tony Perrottet explores the creative side of Australia’s iconic city by the sea. Plus, where to stay, eat and drink right now.

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On the Maritime Frontier of Off-the-Grid Burma

Off the south coast of Burma, the barely touched, largely uninhabited Mergui Archipelago beckons the intrepid sailor. We check the phone at the cabin door for an exploration of the new eco-resorts in one of the least touristed places in Southeast Asia.

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A New Era in Kuala Lumpur

As Malaysia goes through a political shake-up, the capital is rippling with change. With an influx of luxury hotels and experimental, proudly Malaysian restaurants, plus a community of small bars adding cool spots to spend the night, Eloise Basuki finds it is now worth lingering in Kuala Lumpur.

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The 6 Best Hotels to Celebrate A Special Occasion

From a former royal guesthouse to a room with sweeping Mount Fuji views, these intimate, extravagant and picturesque resorts are just the spots to celebrate those once-in-a-lifetime moments.

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Sight Unseen in Saigon

With its landmark heritage buildings, and now shimmering skyscrapers, Dong Khoi Street is undoubtedly Saigon’s most prestigious address. But it’s the drag’s more inconspicuous charms, squirrelled away in century-old apartment blocks, that continually coax Connla Stokes to the area.

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This inspirational underwater tour explores the Indigenous ties to the Great Barrier Reef

Adventure group Experience Co’s Indigenous rangers tell the creation stories that were passed down to them from First Nation land and sea owners.

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6 Hotels Perfect for a Family Vacation

We know it’s no easy feat to vacation with multiple people, ages and energy levels, so here are some of our favorite hotels where everyone can get their kicks.

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Perth Coming of Age

On the shore of Western Australia, once-sleepy Perth is coming of age as a new culinary and creative destination.

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Small-Town Surfing Center Siargao Island Needs to Be on Your Radar

If small-town surfing center Siargao island isn’t already on your radar, it will be very soon. Jeninne Lee-St. John propellers out to the eastern edge of the Philippines, where hand-woven hammocks hang on still-empty sands, laissez-faire beach life sets the tone at bars, in boutique hotels and on the breaks—and the pacific currents roll in uninterrupted.

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Why You Want to Book a Bucket-List Bike Trip in These Real-Life Ancient Chinese Paintings

Emerald karsts, cascading paddy fields and majestic rivers abound in the rural Chinese regions of Yangshuo, Longji and Guilin. Touring via two wheels allows a slow traveler to keep ahead of the masses.

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3 Cozy Australian Hotels with Big Perks

Across Australia, compact quarters among the great outdoors are sometimes the coziest way to spend a weekend. Eloise Basuki uncovers a few tiny hotels offering big experiences.

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8 Creative Hotels For Digital Nomads

With designer digs and creative spaces, a new crop of hotels is making it easier than ever to ditch the nine-to-five and embrace the digital nomad lifestyle.

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Meditative State: Cruising Burma’s Irrawaddy River on the Road to Mandalay

Channel your inner Buddha on a Belmond cruise through Burma.

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4 Bangkok Rooftop Bars With Killer Views

The Southeast Asian City of Angels definitely looks its best from high up in the sky. Soak in the stellar panoramas from these stylish watering holes.

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Dining and Driving Through Central Vietnam

Vietnam’s narrow waistline is bursting with indigenous dishes and inviting eateries. Duncan Forgan dines and drives from Hue to Danang to Hoi An.

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3 Bangkok Spas You Have To Try

You can’t walk a block in the capital with out passing two things: a 7-Eleven and a massage place. In truth, we’d entrust our sore muscles to plenty of the latter, but the following spas truly surpass your standard street-side foot rubs .

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Chasing Calm in Tangalle, Sri Lanka

Sleepy Tangalle, on the south coast of Sri Lanka, is getting investments on its perfect sands. Head there soon, before you have to share the waves.

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5 Unforgettable Dishes You Have to Try

Whether they’re served in a bar, a humble street restaurant or a Michelin-worthy gastronomic temple, some specialties are worth seeking out no matter where in the world they may be.

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Mermaid Island

On verdant, volcanic Cheju, farmers raise tasty black pigs, grandpa statues boost fertility, and lady divers pry abalone from the icy depths of the sea. Duncan Forgan reports from this legendary treasure chest in the Korean Strait.

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The Next Pride of Palawan

One Philippine beach town is toeing the green line before tossing up tourist-filled resorts. JENINNE LEE-ST. JOHN lives to tell the tale of why you should visit sustainable San Vicente—just not too many of you, please.