• Three Travel Trends for 2017

    August 2, 2017

    It’s always hard to pin down a ‘trend’, especially in a fast-moving industry like travel. By the time one trend has peaked over here, it’s dying out over there, being replaced by a new one that came from way over there. But when you travel as often as we do and talk to as many savvy folks as we try

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  • Solo Female Travel Advice

    July 21, 2017

    There’s nothing more liberating than traveling on your own. Going where you want, when you want, and doing what you want to do, how you want to do it are incredible moments of discovery and self-empowerment. But when you’re a woman traveling alone, precautions need to be taken that groups or solo male travelers usually don’t have to worry about.

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  • Animal Tourism

    July 13, 2017

    Coming back from a trip to Asia with pictures of yourself and an animal or two is almost a rite of passage. Be it riding on an elephant, feeding a baby tiger a bottle of milk, or grinning as an orangutan climbs on your shoulders, it’s hard to look at these pictures and see anything but some innocent fun. But

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  • Oh, The Places You’ll Go in Bangkok …

    July 3, 2017

    …if you have the right transport, that is. In many western cities, most of the popular attractions are on well-established routes. Roads, trails, and pathways lead off of well-marked parking lots toward places that are on maps – either digital, or the ones given out at tourist stalls. But in Asia – and Bangkok in particular – well-marked anything is

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  • The Cost – and Benefits – of Third-world Tourism

    June 19, 2017

    Holidays can mean many things to many people. For some it’s lazing the day away in a hammock strung between two coconut trees. For others it’s fighting altitude sickness as they summit Mt. Kilimanjaro. Some prefer to spend their time volunteering in an orphanage, while still others prefer being an anonymous face in a large group, following the flag of

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