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Why You Should Consider Taiwan for Your First Trip to Asia
Asia

Why You Should Consider Taiwan for Your First Trip to Asia

A first trip to Asia usually focuses on well-known countries—China, Japan, Thailand—but that’s not always the best way to go. Lilit Marcus shares why Taiwan is a smart landing place… Read More…

There’s WHAT in my Facial? Strangest Spa Treatments
Australia & New Zealand / Japan / Pop Culture Travel / Spa Travel / USA / Women's Travel

There’s WHAT in my Facial? Strangest Spa Treatments

Yes, it’s easy to get an ordinary facial. But you can also opt for one that’s a bit more interesting, and sometimes with ingredients and materials you would never expect…. Read More…

Traveler’s Booklist: What to Read Before Visiting Asia
Asia / Culture / Travel Books

Traveler’s Booklist: What to Read Before Visiting Asia

Don’t just pick up a guidebook before you visit Asia. Instead enter the world of travel memoirs to get a glimpse inside the culture. Author Alison Gee takes us there… Read More…

Fight Global Poverty: Ways to Give Back in India
India & Central Asia / Voluntourism

Fight Global Poverty: Ways to Give Back in India

Of the 1.2 billion people in India, an estimated 32.7 percent live below the International Poverty Line, according to 2010 data from the United Nations Development Programme. Michaela Guzy, founder of… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Relax and Ryokan
Asia / Hotels & Accommodations / Japan / Luxe Lavs

Luxe Lavs: Relax and Ryokan

Sometimes to find the world’s most surprising hotel bathrooms you need to go overseas and even travel back in time, in a sense. In Japan, a ryokan (旅館) is a type… Read More…

The Spa Experience on Pangkor Laut, Malaysia
Airlines & Airports / Asia / Romantic Travel / Women's Travel

The Spa Experience on Pangkor Laut, Malaysia

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind spa experience that goes beyond the expected, then skip the standard treatments. In Malaysia, it’s not just about the massage, it’s about what happens… Read More…

Health & Travel 2013: Wellness Treatments in Malaysia
Medical Tourism / Southeast Asia / Videos

Health & Travel 2013: Wellness Treatments in Malaysia

Malaysia is building its reputation as a hub for medical tourism, but a trip there is not just about treatments. It’s also about the concept of wellness and aftercare. If… Read More…

Health & Travel 2013: Medical Tourism in Malaysia
Asia / Health & Fitness / Medical Tourism / Southeast Asia / Videos

Health & Travel 2013: Medical Tourism in Malaysia

Prince Court Medical Center is becoming a main tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Why? It’s all about the brave new world of medical tourism.  A heart bypass could… Read More…

Maps, Not Google: Traveling by Instinct Through Malaysia
Beach Vacations / Budget Travel / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Destinations / Southeast Asia / Stories & Personal Journals

Maps, Not Google: Traveling by Instinct Through Malaysia

Many travelers dream of finding secret, untouristed beaches devoid of welcome drinks and tiki bars. Contributor Courtney Crockett relied on paper maps, night trains and instinct (OK, and a quick… Read More…

Travel Hotspots for 2013: A CBS This Morning Report
Australia & New Zealand / British Isles / CBS News / Destinations / Health & Fitness / Medical Tourism / Southeast Asia / Videos

Travel Hotspots for 2013: A CBS This Morning Report

Daydreaming of your next vacation? Tracking airfares all the way into next summer? Check out Peter Greenberg’s report on CBS Saturday Morning where he shares his top destination picks for… Read More…

Signature Dishes: Rendang Sauce from Chef Raymond Tan
Culinary Travel / Signature Dishes / Southeast Asia

Signature Dishes: Rendang Sauce from Chef Raymond Tan

As we learned on Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio this weekend, Malaysia’s diverse cuisine is heavily influenced by a number of cultures: Malay, Chinese and Indian. Check out this recipe for… Read More…