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

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
Videos / Asia / Health & Fitness / Medical Tourism / Southeast Asia

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
Destinations / Budget Travel / Beach Vacations / Cultural Immersion / Culture / 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
Destinations / Videos / Australia & New Zealand / British Isles / CBS News / Health & Fitness / Medical Tourism / Southeast Asia

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…

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

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
Travel News / Asia / Culture / Europe / Museums

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
Family/Kids Travel / Voluntourism / Asia

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
Eco Travel / Voluntourism / Asia / China

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
Culinary Travel / Asia / 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
Travel News / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tools / Asia / Entertainment / Festivals / Hotel News You Can Use / Japan / Luxury Travel / Restaurants / Spa Travel / 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
Travel Tools / Germany & the Netherlands / Japan / Shopping / Slideshow / The Best Places / 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…

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

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
Videos / Asia / Cultural Immersion / Japan / Shopping

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
Travel News / Culinary Travel / Asia / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Festivals / Japan / Restaurants

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…

Voluntourism Spotlight: JEN in Tohoku, Japan
Travel News / Voluntourism / Japan / Natural Disasters

Voluntourism Spotlight: JEN in Tohoku, Japan

This week’s Voluntourism Spotlight is inspired by Peter’s trip to Sendai for the World Travel and Tourism Council’s annual summit. More than a year after the tragic tsunami in Japan,… Read More…

A First-Timer’s Guide to Taiwan’s Highlights and Lowlights
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A First-Timer’s Guide to Taiwan’s Highlights and Lowlights

In many cases, Americans don’t even know where Taiwan is and fewer have ever gone there. Despite posturing about “who really is China” and “who belongs to whom,” we’ve always… Read More…

Slideshow: Taiwan’s Regional Festivals
Asia / Culture / Festivals

Slideshow: Taiwan’s Regional Festivals

Taiwan keeps its folklore alive with a variety of exciting festivals, many of which take place during wintertime in honor of the Chinese New Year. Julie Alvin rounds up some… Read More…

Slideshow: Secret Island Hopping
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Slideshow: Secret Island Hopping

You hear a lot about the road less traveled, but for the real deal head to the islands less traveled. Across the globe, there are small clusters of island where… Read More…