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These Are the Most Expensive Cities to Live in During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Three cities are tied in the number one spot. Can you guess what they are?

Hotels & Resorts

Disney’s New ‘Star Wars’ Hotel Is Just as Awesome as You’d Expect

We can’t wait to book our own Star Wars vacations to a land (not so) far, far away.

Inspiration

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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In honor of International Men’s Day, we got facials

A lesser used tool in the men’s grooming arsenal, facials are frankly awesome.

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This New App Tells Airport Passengers When the Terminal Was Last Cleaned — and Allows Them to Give Feedback

Domestic and international airports are offering some peace of mind ahead of holiday travel with on-site COVID-19 testing — see if you can get tested at the hub you’re heading to.

Hotels & Resorts

Why we’re setting our watches to Peninsula Time

Savvy hotels are bending the rules to fewer limitations and more time in-house for Covid-era guests.

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This Vertical Forest in Vietnam Is Setting a New Standard in Eco-Architecture

Once completed, Solforest Ecopark outside of Hanoi will feature one of the tallest vertical gardens in the world.

Hotels & Resorts

This Hotel Chain Has Gone 100% Vegetarian

Luxury is draped in greenery at Ovolo Hotels, which has converted all of its menus vegetarian.

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9 New Cookbooks to Transport You Around the Globe

Be transported by this season’s new cookbooks—without ever leaving your kitchen.

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How One Hospitality Brand Is Showing That Community Care Starts With Self-Care

Five-star sustainability hero Banyan Tree is channeling the power of positive thinking.

Hotels & Resorts

We Go Vegan for a Week at Soneva Kiri in Honor of World Vegan Day (Video)

Spoiler alert: We didn’t even miss fish during the vegan “sushi” omakase.

Food & Drink

These Are the Hottest Tables in Thailand Now

French, Italian, Spanish and Thai. The five hardest reservations to get in Thailand today vary in all ways but their utter deliciousness.

Inspiration

Autumn Is the Perfect Time for the Whole Family to Discover Japan’s Tohoku Region

Natural splendor, cultural attractions galore, and plenty of fun for the whole family—there’s something for travelers of all ages in this vibrant region.

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Bali Is Getting 50 Football Fields’ Worth of New Coral Gardens

With tourism at a standstill, Indonesia hopes to rehab its coastline along with its economy.

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This Gourmet Food Festival Is Including a Dinner by Stranded Refugees in Its Lineup

Why #cheflife is as much about Michelin two-starred headliners as unknown refugees. This year’s annual World Gourmet Festival in Bangkok will help some of the globe’s neediest make a new life for themselves and their families.

Food & Drink

Travel Back in Time at these Adorable Old-School Eateries

Across Southeast Asia time-capsule cafés and bars provide a glimpse of—and a reassuring anchor to—neighborhood diners in simpler times.

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This Art Exhibit is a Celebration of Breasts and Stupas

Pinaree Sanpitak, one of Thailand’s most internationally acclaimed artists, celebrates the sacred and the sensual with two interactive—even edible—exhibits in Bangkok.

Food & Drink

Lockdown May Be Over, But the Restaurant Industry is Still Hurting—Here’s How to Help

Starved of customers since March, the restaurant industry is in dire straits. These local initiatives around the region are hoping to help out.

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Marriott Bonvoy is Giving Away Free Stays and Big Discounts with Week of Wonders

Marriott Bonvoy has come up with creative and heavily discounted ways to relieve you of your pent-up points.

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Back to Basics Tourism, Or How to Survive the Zombiepocalypse

If knowledge is power, then self-reliance is the new luxury. As the routines of our lives are upended, more of us are seeking to travel in ways that prepare us for whatever the world throws at us next. Here’s how to prep for the survivalist-tourism trend.

Inspiration

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.

Inspiration

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.

Culture

These Black-Owned Safaris Are Putting African Stories First

Across the continent, innovators are rethinking everything you thought you knew about heading into the bush—and changing these iconic journeys for the better. By Christine Ajudua.

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Singapore is Reopening to Tourists From 4 Countries

Singapore is reopening unilaterally to visitors from Vietnam and Australia (excluding Victoria state) this week.

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Thailand is Officially Reopening to Long-Stay Foreign Tourists

The Land of Smiles is officially reopen to foreign tourists. Thailand will welcome its first international leisure flight next week, with about 120 long-term vacationers from Guangzhou, China.

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Japan is Reopening Its Borders From October 1st

Starting October 1, Japan is reopening its borders to all foreign nationals with long-term permits to stay or those visiting for shorter-term business trips.

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Plan a Staycation in Hong Kong or Phuket with These Exclusive T+L Reader Deals

This is the year of the staycation, so make the most of it with a special readers’ deal in your own backyard.

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Chef’s Table: Lennox Hastie’s 5 rules for cooking with fire

The modern master of grilling shares his tips on how to barbecue like a boss.

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Bangkok’s Tallest Building is Offering Roof-Top Exercise Classes

If a HIIT class 78-floors above ground won’t make you sweat, we’re not sure what will.

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3 New Travel-Related Books to Keep You Inspired

A top chef’s pastry cookbook, a guide to eco-travel and an industry-supporting collection of the world’s best hotel experiences.

Hotels & Resorts

Book a Carefree Balinese Holiday for Later

Not quite ready to travel? With Melia Bali, you can save on a luxe stay for now or later in the year.

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These Are the 25 Best Hotels in the World

Here are the Top 25 hotels around the world, as voted by you, our discerning readers.

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Top 10 International Airports

Readers rated airports on their access, checkin/security, restaurants/bars, shopping, and design. These are the world’s best airports in 2020.

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Top 10 Resorts in Southeast Asia

The best resorts in Southeast Asia as voted by our readers in the T+L World’s Best Awards 2020.

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The Best Hotel Brands in the World

Readers rated hotel brands on their locations, rooms/facilities, food, service, and overall value

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Top 10 International Airlines 2020

Anyone surprised that Singapore Airlines has been voted best carrier on Earth for the 25th year running—read: all the years of WBA—hasn’t been paying close enough attention to the skies.

Hotels & Resorts

6 Eco-Resorts in Bali You Should Visit

Bali’s eco-leanings put the island in good stead for a sustainable restart. These six resorts are leading the industry’s greenification.

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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 Hotels Are Offering T+L Readers Exclusive Discounts

With lockdowns easing, the tantalizing call of distant shores is made even more alluring by these exclusive T+L reader deals.

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A Country-By-Country Guide to Coronavirus Recovery in Asia

Here’s when and where you might be able to travel again in Asia.

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Watch The World Pass By Through Someone Else’s Window

Getting bored of your work from home view? Enjoy the view from someone else’s window around the world.

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Ring in a New Year in July With This Astral Livestreaming Event

Celebrate Maori New Year with a stargazing livestream over Lake Tekapo.

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These Resorts Are Paving the Way in Conservation

More and more tourism providers around Asia-Pacific have been taking sincere sustainable strides, and we’d like to tip our sun hats to these green-hospitality groundbreakers. If visiting the beach inspires you to seek out ways to save it, consider the following eco-pillars and the resorts that do them admirably.

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21 Questions with Jeninne Lee-St. John, T+L SEA’s New Editor in Chief

Raised in Washington, D.C., and having lived in Bangkok for eight years, Jeninne’s got a world of opinions.

Hotels & Resorts

The Ultimate Guide To Where To Stay On Samui

Break your travel drought with a Samui trip—check official hotel websites for resident and stay-later deals as properties reopen with special rates.

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This Auction Give You the Chance to Travel and Eat with the World’s Best Chefs

All funds raised will provide financial relief for restaurants and bars worldwide.

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Desperate for Travel? Tour an Airport or Bring a 5-Star Hotel to Your House

Take a trip to nowhere or bring a luxury hotel experience into your home.

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These Are the World’s Most Expensive Cities to Live in 2020

Hong Kong comes out on top, again.

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Drone Footage Captures More Than 64,000 Turtles Near the Great Barrier Reef

The mesmerizing aerial footage shows the sea turtles swimming along the Great Barrier Reef towards the shores of North Queensland to lay eggs.

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6 Tips To Sleep Better Away From Home

All those long-weekend jaunts seem great in theory, but they’re messing with your shut-eye. We look at science-backed strategies and some hotels deploying them to improve your slumber.

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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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How to Always be Prepared For an Emergency Situation Abroad

No one wants to need medical help away from home, but knowing how to make smart decisions in an SOS situation and advocate for yourself can save time, money, stress—and maybe even your life.

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RIP Hotel Breakfast Buffets—You’ll Be Dearly Missed

Every morning was Christmas morning when a breakfast buffet awaited.

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The Maldives is Reopening July 1

A little island time may not be as far off as you thought.

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A Giant Wave Crashes Over Seoul in This Trippy Art Installation

‘The Wave’ is the world’s largest anamorphic illusion.

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This Hotel Wants to Help You Grow Hydroponic Vegetables at Home

In case you were running out of quarantine activities (and vegetables!), here’s how you can build a hydroponic garden at home.

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Tourism Australia has Absolutely Nailed Their Newest Campaign Video

Amidst a global pandemic, Tourism Australia effectively encourages us to stay in, but also reminds us of the world that awaits.

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This Hotel Group is Offering Up To 50% Off on Premium Getaways Across Thailand

With some of the lowest coronavirus cases in the region, Thailand might be the destination you should consider for your post-pandemic vacation.

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Singapore Is Deploying Robot Dogs To Help Enforce Social Distancing

This is not the kind of dog you want to pet.

Inspiration

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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8 Wellness Experts On How To Have A Day of Self-Care From Home

We reached out to some of the experts in charge of the top hotel wellness programs to get advice on how we can recenter while quarantined at home.

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Shanghai Disney is Reopening Next Week

Shanghai Disney opens next week, and suddenly the world feels less bleak.

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This T+L Photographer Spent Two Weeks in Government Quarantine

When Thai national Charles Dharapak left Jakarta to return to Bangkok, he had no idea he wouldn’t get home until 14 days later.

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The Guggenheim Museum Has Released More Than 200 Art Books Online

Dive deep into the work of everyone from Picasso to Rothko.

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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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3 Places to Take a Cruise With Kids in Asia

With boutique sailings like these adrift on the region’s most spectacular waters, there’s no need to hit the high seas for a family cruise.

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Online Airbnb Experiences Might Be Our New Favorite Way to Spend Time in Lockdown

These experiences feel a whole lot more productive than watching Netflix all day.

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7 Family Travel Hacks From Industry Insiders

Take a tip from the pros with family-travel advice from the field.

Inspiration

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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Going Stir-Crazy? Escape With a Virtual Tour of Thailand

Tourism Authority of Thailand offers a little dose of escapism.

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8 PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER WHO HAS SHOT THE MOST COVERS FOR US

There’s never been a better time to hone your photography skills. Here, professional photographer Scott A. Woodward offers his top tips on how to get the shot.

Inspiration

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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Bangkok Hotels Are Turning Rooms Into Office Spaces

This might be your solution to getting work done without distractions from your children…or the fridge.


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Six Senses is Offering a 10-Week Virtual Marine Biology Course for Kids

You can’t take that family vacation to the Maldives right now, but you and your kids can still study the archipelago’s marine life.

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Take a Virtual Tour of the Most Beautiful Cherry Blossoms Around the World

We may all be stuck indoors, but, thanks to Google Earth, we can still experience the dreamy pink trees from our couches.

Culture

This Tour Company is Celebrating Radical Feminism

Unexpected destinations maybe, but what’s certain is that these journeys enrich both the travelers and the locals they interact with.

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This Fine Diner is Making Sure Nobody in Bangkok Goes Hungry

Chef DK of Haoma is serving thousands of meals a days to jobless people and families in Bangkok.

Food & Drink

Asia’s 50 Best Straight to Your Doorstep

Here’s how to eat at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, even if you’re under lockdown.

Culture

A Note From Our Editor in Chief

We’re all in this together.

Tips & News

It isn’t All Bad if You’re Stuck in Southeast Asia Because of COVID-19

It’s a surprisingly splendid time to travel domestically.

Tips & News

Air New Zealand Wants Their Economy Passengers to Have Access to Flat Beds

Who said sleeping pods were only for first class and business travelers?

Culture

Reasons to Travel in March

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

Food & Drink

These Bartender-Recommended Regional Spirits are the Souvenirs You Should Actually Be Taking Home

Rojak gin? Fancy Thai rum? Bring these bottles home instead of the elephant print pants.

Tips & News

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.

Inspiration

6 Amazing Beach Bars for a Sundowner in Asia

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

Tips & News

Give Singapore’s Geylang Neighborhood a Chance

The old school rules in Geylang, where a colorful jumble of heritage shops, ornate temples, bustling kopitiams and legendary eateries invites a closer look at Singapore’s grittiest neighborhood.

Culture

Bacolod Might Be the Philippines’ Most Welcoming City

Tracing her roots to Bacolod, Stephanie Zubiri discovers one secret to happiness in the Philippines’ “City of Smiles.”

Tips & News

A Charitable Artisan Boutique for Cool Cambodian Wares

Shinta Mani Hotels and architect/designer Bill Bensley have just opened Shinta Mani’s Shop With A Heart, a boutique specializing in handmade, artisan-crafted items from Cambodian creatives. One hundred percent of profits from the boutique go to the Shinta Mani Foundation in support of local community projects.

Inspiration

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.

Hotels & Resorts

Common Ground

A funky crop of co-living spaces is transforming millennial travel across Asia. Grace Ma finds sharing is caring in Singapore’s newest community-hotel hub.

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This Tour Company in Cambodia is Run By a Group of Deported Refugees

Carving out a new life in Cambodia, a group of deported refugees brings a deeper resonance to local tours.

Inspiration

5 Reasons to Travel in November

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

Tips & News

A Chat With Author Viet Thanh Nguyen

Literature allows us to explore the world as much as any of our trips, says author Viet Thanh Nguyen, who explains that he longs for the day he can visit Asia just for the sheer joy of travel.

Inspiration

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.

Hotels & Resorts

The Andaman Hotel Is Helping Save Langkawi’s Sea Cucumber Population

Faced with a rapidly dwindling gamat, or sea cucumber, population, The Andaman Hotel in Langkawi takes the lead to regenerate them.

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Planting for Peace in Vietnam

While its war with America may be long over, Vietnam is still dealing with unexploded ordnance at an all-too-high cost. Now, as Veronica Inveen discovers, there are safe ways any visitor can help out.

Inspiration

3 Reasons to Travel in August

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

Food & Drink

This five-star Vietnamese retreat makes dinnertime a family affair

They may have no Michelin stars, they might not rank on any best- restaurant lists, and, well, they’re not even trained as chefs, but the cooks who in infiltrate the kitchen twice weekly at The Anam Cam Ranh have something even more special to offer: a heaping portion of motherly love.

Inspiration

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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A revitalized cotton mill in Hong Kong turns textiles into tech-styles

New arts and heritage project The Mills has transformed the neighborhood’s old textile factories into a center of boutique shops, dining spots and exhibition spaces worth a detour.

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A Walk Through Manila’s Chinatown

A walk through Manila’s Chinatown reveals its blended cultural identity and the legacies—places of worship, dishes to worship—of the Chinese Filipinos.

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Pack These 8 Philippine Designed Essentials For Your Next Beach Getaway

Made up of more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines has its beachwear sorted. Here are some of our favorite Filipino designs to pack for your next stylish seaside escape.

Hotels & Resorts

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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Three Ways To Experience Sydney By Boat

There are more than 70 beaches bordering both the Pacific and Sydney Harbour, from the world-famous Bondi to the lesser-known Lady Martins. But you’d be remiss if you didn’t actually get out on the water— and take full advantage of the city’s idyllic setting.

Inspiration

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.

Hotels & Resorts

Japan’s first “dispersed” hotel encourages guests to stroll Kyoto

A night in a ryokan is already a singular experience, but a new, unconventional accommodation concept in Kyoto provides a stay that’s truly immersive.

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These 6 Secret Beaches in Australia Are an Escape from the Crowds

Flaunting 60,000 kilometers of sun-kissed coast, Australia is awash in beaches. Those in the know don’t need to share the sand.

Hotels & Resorts

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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How to Make the Most of Your Long Layover

Multi-hour transits don’t have to be a drag—squeeze in a little extra sightseeing with free transit tours offered by some of Asia’s busiest airports.

Inspiration

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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4 Apps to Help Combat Flying Fears

Get butterflies as soon as the plane leaves the gate? This collection of apps will help ease your flying fears, so you can relax and enjoy the ride.

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Connect With Locals On A Photo Tour in Hoi An

Taking photos of people you meet while traveling can be a great cultural exchange. Jeninne Lee-St. John heads out of Hoi An with a pro and learns how to turn on the charm.

Food & Drink

5 Chef-Driven Eateries in Manila

Young chefs in the Philippine capital are whipping the local food scene into a frenzy with their cool restaurants.

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A Conversation With 3 Of Asia’s Green Gamechangers

It’s not easy being green, but these three eco-innovators across Asia are reshaping their industries one upcycled garment or zero-waste restaurant at a time. Dianna Hubbell talks to the visionaries about building a brighter, more sustainable future.

Food & Drink

4 Asian Craft Beers You Need to Try Now

Catching the spirit of collaboration, Asian breweries are teaming up with bold beer hounds, artisanal chocolatiers, coffee roasters, and more to produce some serious suds.

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3 Places for Kids to Play in Chiang Rai

Three destinations in Chiang Rai are helping city kids get their hands dirty with a bounty of outdoor activities.