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Bangkok Not Dangerous: A First-Timer’s Trip to Thailand
Asia / Destinations / Southeast Asia / Travel News / Travel Safety

Bangkok Not Dangerous: A First-Timer’s Trip to Thailand

Bangkok Not Dangerous: A First-Timer’s Trip to Thailand American travelers have long flocked to Thailand for its exceptional value and unique experiences.   But this spring, the media was saturated… Read More…

Bangkok Burns As Military Ends Thai Protests
Asia / Southeast Asia / Terrorism

Bangkok Burns As Military Ends Thai Protests

Bangkok burns after a day of heavy bloodshed following the surrender of anti-government protest leaders on Wednesday. After hundreds of Thai troops in armored vehicles crashed into protester barricades yesterday… Read More…

Violence Worsens in Bangkok, Thailand: Western Governments Issue New Travel Warnings
Asia / Southeast Asia / Terrorism

Violence Worsens in Bangkok, Thailand: Western Governments Issue New Travel Warnings

The American, British and Australian Embassies are advising their citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Bangkok after a series of grenade attacks in the city’s main financial district killed one… Read More…

Thailand Tourism Collapsing Amid Bloody Protests
Asia / Southeast Asia

Thailand Tourism Collapsing Amid Bloody Protests

Thailand tourism has plummeted in the wake of Saturday’s bloody demonstrations in Bangkok. As anti-government protesters swarmed into the capital city, many businesses have found themselves surrounded. Upscale malls, luxury… Read More…

Global Heritage Fund Co-Founder Talks Sustainable Tourism
Asia / China / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Japan / South America / Southeast Asia

Global Heritage Fund Co-Founder Talks Sustainable Tourism

On recent travels to Guatemala’s Maya ruin of Tikal and to the Maya ruins of Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum in Mexico, Meg Pier was impacted by seeing fresh paths… Read More…

Postcard from Thailand: Shopping Bangkok’s Floating Markets
Asia / Shopping / Southeast Asia

Postcard from Thailand: Shopping Bangkok’s Floating Markets

One of Bangkok’s claims to fame is its floating markets where vendors sell crafts and food. But is this an authentically local experience, or a tourist trap to avoid? Sarah… Read More…

Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Manila, Philippines
Asia / Southeast Asia

Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Manila, Philippines

With the nickname of “The Pearl of the Orient,” it is no wonder why people are drawn to the capital of the Philippines. Though the weather ranges from “hot” to… Read More…

Noodling Around Asia: Culinary Vacations in the East
Asia / China / Cooking classes / Culinary Travel / Japan / Southeast Asia / Travel News / Travel Tips

Noodling Around Asia: Culinary Vacations in the East

One of the surest, and certainly enjoyable, ways to familiarize yourself with a new culture is by experiencing its cuisines. But to immerse yourself more fully in a culture (and… Read More…