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Radio Guest List–Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Malaysia–December 1, 2012
Asia / Radio Show

Radio Guest List–Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Malaysia–December 1, 2012

Can you imagine a hospital that looks and feels like a 5-star hotel?  As medical tourism is expanding in Malaysia, the tourism industry is also evolving. Peter heads to the… Read More…

Andy Warhol Around the World in 2012
Asia / Culture / Europe / Museums / Travel News

Andy Warhol Around the World in 2012

This year has had a few major milestones in art history: the 500th anniversary of the inauguration of the Sistine Chapel, the 150th birthday of Gustav Klimt, and the 50th anniversary… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Zoo Negara in Malaysia
Asia / Family/Kids Travel / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Zoo Negara in Malaysia

This week, our Voluntourism Spotlight comes to you from Malaysia’s Zoo Negara. If conservation or zoology interests you, they have a great program for volunteers, that easily fits into existing… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Ya’an Panda Conservation Center
Asia / China / Eco Travel / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Ya’an Panda Conservation Center

Who doesn’t love pandas? Don’t just ogle them at the zoo or send a check to a charity to help save this endangered species. This week’s Voluntourism Spotlight shows you an… Read More…

Slideshow: Taiwan Street Eats & Night Market Surprises
Asia / Culinary Travel / Cultural Immersion / Slideshow

Slideshow: Taiwan Street Eats & Night Market Surprises

With another summer weekend underway, you’re probably thinking about hamburgers, hot dogs and other backyard barbecue favorites, but if you really want to see something amazing look at what they’re… Read More…

Hotel News You Can Use: Summer Renovations, Openings & Festivals
Asia / Entertainment / Festivals / Hotel News You Can Use / Hotels & Accommodations / Japan / Luxury Travel / Restaurants / Spa Travel / Travel News / Travel Tools / USA

Hotel News You Can Use: Summer Renovations, Openings & Festivals

Spring has come and gone and so too has spring cleaning. In terms of hotel news you can use, this means renovations, renovations and more renovations. Check out Lily J…. Read More…

Slideshow: The Best Places for Bookstore Browsing
Germany & the Netherlands / Japan / Shopping / Slideshow / The Best Places / Travel Tools / USA

Slideshow: The Best Places for Bookstore Browsing

Getting lost in a great bookstore is almost as good as getting lost in a great book. Independent bookstores are one of the first spots Peter visits in a city…. Read More…

The Top 5 International Travel Myths & Stereotypes Debunked
Asia / Car Travel / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Destinations / Etiquette / India & Central Asia / Middle East / Travel News / Travel Safety / USA

The Top 5 International Travel Myths & Stereotypes Debunked

Don’t let old cliches and cultural biases influence how you see the world. Not all Brazilians are skinny, not all Asians prefer bicycles and no the Middle East isn’t a… Read More…

Recovery Spotlight: Sendai 14 Months After the Tsunami
Japan / Natural Disasters / Videos

Recovery Spotlight: Sendai 14 Months After the Tsunami

More than a year after the tragic tsunami and earthquake in Japan, it may surprise you to see that there are still sobering reminders of the devastation. Peter recently traveled… Read More…

Savvy Souvenirs: Shopping in Japan
Asia / Cultural Immersion / Japan / Shopping / Videos

Savvy Souvenirs: Shopping in Japan

We all go shopping when we travel, but sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect souvenir that reflects a culture but is not sold on every street corner.  Travel correspondent… Read More…

Slideshow: A Foodie’s Tour Through Kyoto, Japan
Asia / Culinary Travel / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Festivals / Japan / Restaurants / Travel News

Slideshow: A Foodie’s Tour Through Kyoto, Japan

Attention to detail and coaxing the best out of ingredients are hallmarks of Japanese cooking. Americans take pride in eating naturally and locally, something the Japanese have pursued for generations…. Read More…