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Asia’s Best Awards 2022: Top 10 Islands in Southeast Asia

The votes have been counted for your island-hopping pleasure.

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Announcing the Winners of Asia’s Best Awards 2022

These are Asia’s best hotels, restaurants, bars and more, as voted by you.

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Asia’s Best Awards 2022: Thailand’s Top Hotels, Restaurants, Bars and More

From Bangkok to Koh Samui to Chiang Rai and beyond, your votes have been counted!

Swan Lake by Ballet Preljocaj

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This Bangkok Festival Is the Artistic Inspiration You’ve Waited All Year For

Bangkok’s International Festival of Dance & Music is back for 2022 and we’ve got the scoop on all the events.

Pride Month

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This is Pride Month – Here is Where to Strut Your Stuff All Across Asia

June is the gayest month of the year, and we couldn’t be prouder.

Singapore Waterfront

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A Complete Guide to Where You Can Travel in Asia Now, Including Each Country’s Covid Rules

From newly open Laos to coming-soon Japan, the atolls of the Maldives to the temples of Thailand.

Hanoi Paragliding

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If Your Friends Jump Off a Cliff, Yes, You Should Too

To find out just how amazing paragliding feels, we tried it out, loved it, and then rounded up 5 of the best spots to try it in Asia. Here’s what to know.

Spectrum : Ultimate Family Suite in Sunset

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Review: Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Spectrum of the Seas

On the only cruise sailing out of Singapore these days, #boatlife means skydiving, butlers and an in-suite slide.

Koh Pah, Phang-Nga

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This Island Favorite Has So Much Going for It

If you think that Phuket is just for beaches, think again.

Bay of Fires Lodge

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8 Great Places to Digital Detox Across Asia-Pacific

Unplug and recharge at these wifi-free resorts and retreats that are the ultimate antidote to our digital age.

Topgolf Thailand

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This New Bangkok Sportainment Venue Is Going to Come Out Swinging

Topgolf is teeing off in Southeast Asia, and even if you don’t care about golf, you’re going to love this place.

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VIDEO: We Spent the Night with 2 Elephants in a 2-Bedroom Bubble Tent in the Jungle

Hello, bucket list.

Best Freediving in Asia :

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New #VacationGoal: Learn Hold Your Breath for Five Minutes Under Water

Ariel is calling, and she wants you to learn to freedive.

Jirapha Krataithong, general manager of W Koh Samui

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Today’s Inspiration Courtesy of the Fabulous New GM at W Koh Samui

Jirapha Krataithong has already helped W Koh Samui navigate tough times. Here’s what she has planned next, and her advice for other powerhouse young women.

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VIDEO: You Really Need to See Bill Bensley’s First-Ever Art Exhibit

Asia’s brightest starchitect is taking a star turn as a fine artist and insanely prolific painter.

One&Only Derasu Coast

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7 Hopelessly Romantic Long-Weekend Getaways in Southeast Asia

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so we’re here with romantic inspo.

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Inside Four Seasons’ Ongoing Journey Towards Building a More Sustainable Future for Travel

It’s not easy going green, but Four Seasons Resorts of Asia is implementing the kind of meaningful, structural changes that can have a lasting impact.

Thailand : James Bond Island

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Thailand Test & Go Is Back — Here’s How to Visit Quarantine-free

Green light, again guys! Thailand is reopen for business.

Best Seaplane Flights in Asia: Trans Maldivian Airways

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6 of the Best Seaplane Flights in Asia

Is it a boat? Is it a plane? It’s both – and a magnificently thrilling ride.

Amanda Hyndman

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Talking Travel With the General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

The grande dame of Hong Kong has a new grande dame in charge. Have a chat with Amanda Hyndman.

Where should I go in 2022 : Horizontal Waterfalls, Western Australia

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12 Unforgettable Travel Experiences, One for Each Month in 2022

Use this T+L guide to choose your own adventures this year.

Best Paradise Islands : Palawan

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The 9 Best Paradise Islands to Visit in Southeast Asia

Our kingdom for a beach. These are some of the best, most bucket-list-worthy tropical escapes in the region.

Where to go 2022 - Cempedak Island

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These Are the Places Asia’s Travel Experts Most Want to Go in 2022

Looking for inspo of where to go in 2022? We asked some of the most influential people in Asia’s travel industry for their this-year bucket list.

Chiang Mai Thailand Blue Zone Sandbox

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Chiang Mai Charming: The Best Things to Do in “The Rose of North”

The good news is that many tourists can now enter the charming city without quarantine!

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Hotels & Resorts

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Discover ‘Thailand’ at Four Seasons Resorts this New Year!

A wealth of experiences await your discovery amidst the various textures of Four Seasons Resorts Thailand.

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The Best New Openings in Thailand 2021

The ultimate T+L guide to all the best hotels, resorts, restaurants and bars that have opened since lockdown 1.0.

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6 Luxury Travel Experiences Designed Specifically For Travelers With Mobility Impairments

Travel is getting more inclusive.

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The Loy River Song Private Cruise Is a Dreamy Way to See Thailand From a New Perspective

A luxe sailing from Bangkok to Ayutthaya on the Chao Phraya may be the closest you’ll get to traveling back in time.

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The Beach in Thailand From ‘The Beach’ the Movie Is Finally Reopening

Maya Bay originally closed in the name of conservation back in 2018.

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These Are the Latest Private Plane Luxury Tour Dreams Trips to Add to Your Bucket List

The Wheels Up x Abercrombie and Kent partnership is a match made in luxury heaven.

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Here’s Why Most of the Most Luxurious Cities in the World Are in Asia

Can you guess which European destination took the top spot?

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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.

Udaipur

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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.

San Miguel de Allende

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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.

Khao Sok

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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.

The Gibbon Experience

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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.

Phang Nga Bay

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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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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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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.

Hotels & Resorts

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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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.

Hotels & Resorts

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.

Hotels & Resorts

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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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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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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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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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.

Culture

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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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.

Hotels & Resorts

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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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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6 Amazing Beach Bars for a Sundowner in Asia

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

the best of thailand; the best of 2019

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The Best New Openings in Thailand 2019

Sky-high, beachfront and boutique luxe hotels plus inventive and Instagrammable eateries and bars.

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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.

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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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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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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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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.

Hotels & Resorts

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.

Hotels & Resorts

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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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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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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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.