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Food & Drink

The World’s 50 Best Is Now Honoring Chefs Who Use Their Restaurants to Do a World of Good

The first Champions of Change awardees include Deepanker Khosla of Bangkok’s Haoma.

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Koh Samui Has Reopened Without Quarantine to Vaccinated International Travelers

Thailand now has two island gateways for international visitors to get their beach on.

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This Is the First International Hotel Group Taking Reservations With Cryptocurrency

Finally — a good use for all our Bitcoins!

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Phuket Has Reopened Without Quarantine to Vaccinated International Tourists

Here’s all you need to know.

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T+L Talks Pride with One of Thailand’s Most Famous Fashion Designers

VIDEO: Celebrating Pride at The Peri Hotel, one of the newest hotels in Hua Hin, Bangkok’s version of the Hamptons.

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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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The Top 8 New Design Hotels in Asia

We’re obsessed with these über-stylish accommodations.

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Inspiration

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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Hotels & Resorts

Here’s a First-Look Preview of the Stunning New Standard Hotel Coming to Bangkok’s Coolest Skyscraper

The Standard is rising to new heights in Thailand — and beyond.

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Culture

4 Ethical Elephant Camps for Your Next Trip to Thailand

These sanctuaries promise magical memories with magnificent beasts—at a friendly distance.

Tips & News

Travel Agencies in Thailand Are Now Selling ‘Vaccine Vacations’ to the US

“All tour agencies are suffering now,” Thai tour company owner Rachphol Yamsaeng said. “Whatever we can do, we have to try to do it.”

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Inspiration

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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T+L It List 2021: These are the best new hotels in the world this year

Presenting the Travel + Leisure It List 2021

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These Are Officially the Happiest Countries in the World in 2021

The United Nations World Happiness Report remains dominated by Nordic countries. But there’s a new twist this year, with East Asian nations getting a shout-out for Covid-times quality of life.

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From Yacht Quarantines to Easing Entry Restrictions, Here’s What You Need to Know About Travel to Thailand Right Now

It just got easier for international travelers to visit the Kingdom.

Food & Drink

Asia’s 50 Best Got More Woke with the Essence of Asia Restaurant List 2021

Street-food stalls, mom-and-pop shops, plant-based menus and community activists. We can’t eat in fancy restaurants every night—and this new list proves why we don’t want to, either.

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Phuket, Thailand, Will Reopen to Foreign Tourists in July

Get your beach bods ready. Thailand’s most famous island, Phuket, will allow vaccinated international tourists to fly in without quarantine in July

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Thailand Tourism Sector Has Its Sights Set on a July 1 Reopening

With the #OpenThailandSafely campaign, organizers hope to welcome tourists back on July 1.

Food & Drink

Drink Green: These Are the Most Sustainable Bars in Southeast Asia

These bars reduce, reuse and recycle, plus replant the rainforest on the path to delicious drinks. Here are a few lessons in eco-mixology, complete with climate-conscious cocktail recipes.

Hotels & Resorts

These Are the Top 500 Hotels in the World

The T+L 500 are the world’s best hotels in 2021, as voted by T+L’s discerning readers.

Hotels & Resorts

8 AWESOME PRIVATE VILLAS FOR YOUR NEXT GROUP GETAWAY

We love our hotels, but #villalife is really something special. Get inspired for your next group trip with this round-up of killer villas across the region.

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Lucky 7 Valentine’s Dinners to Help You Get Lucky

If home is where the heart is, these restaurants around our region really set ours aflutter. Here are 7 of our favorite fine-dining spots that deliver Valentine’s Day to your door.

Inspiration

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

These are the most luxurious quarantines in Southeast Asia

Governments around the region got you locked in? With Michelin meals, multimedia escapes and even leopard-spotting excursions, these hotels will (almost) leave you wishing that quarantine would never end.

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This Hotel Thinks Your Idea of Fun Might Be a 15-Day Quarantine Staycation

Thanks to COVID-19, Thailand requires all inbound travelers to quarantine for a couple of weeks. In a city swimming in staycations, will Bangkokians volunteer for a luxe lock-in?

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These 6 Countries Will Pay You to Go On Vacation

Over the past few months, staycations and domestic travel have pushed round-the-world journeys off our agendas. Check out these deals that make it easier—and cheaper—to travel in your home country.

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These 7 people totally beat us at the quarantine game

Thinking about extending that Christmas break in that five-star hotel? How about for five months? Meet three families who spent quarantine like Eloise at The Plaza.

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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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These Trips to Nowhere Are More Than Flights of Fancy

From mile-high dating games to temple flybys, airlines are pooh-poohing Covid border closures with plane tickets that go roundtrip in a single flight.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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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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 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.

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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.