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Thailand Hotels That Showcase Local Art & Design
Hotels & Accommodations / Culture / Southeast Asia

Thailand Hotels That Showcase Local Art & Design

Thailand’s beaches, flavorful cuisine, and lively partying draw thousands of visitors each year. Yet Thailand doesn’t get nearly enough attention for its artistic contributions and design aesthetics, which include local… Read More…

Finding Your Own Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia

Finding Your Own Southeast Asia

You don’t have to be an intrepid backpacker or a wealthy beach bum to experience a different, more magical side of Southeast Asia these days. Beyond the temples and beaches,… Read More…

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The Travel Detective® Blog / Southeast Asia

Travel Detective Blog: Singapore 50 Years After Independence

The Republic of Singapore is a sovereign city-state with a unique history. Located on the Malaysian Peninsula, Singapore was once a British colony and a part of Malaysia. In 1965,… Read More…

The Ten Tallest Skyscrapers in the World
Asia / Middle East / Pop Culture Travel / Southeast Asia / USA

The Ten Tallest Skyscrapers in the World

Today is National Skyscraper Day, and in case you didn’t have it on your calendar, it’s the official  day to appreciate and honor the architects, engineers, and construction workers who have… Read More…

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–Phulay Bay-Ritz-Carlton Reserve-December 31, 2011
Radio Show / Asia / Southeast Asia

Radio Guest List–Phulay Bay-Ritz-Carlton Reserve-December 31, 2011

Where do the locals like to eat in the resort town of Krabi, Thailand? What entices international travelers to make this place their home? And why is this part of… Read More…

Malaysia: Highlights from 40 Years of Travel through the Asian Peninsula
Asia / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Southeast Asia

Malaysia: Highlights from 40 Years of Travel through the Asian Peninsula

Travel correspondent David DeVoss has been to Malaysia over 30 times and each time he is greeted by modern innovations as well as reminders of the nation’s multi-ethnic history. DeVoss… Read More…

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Making Sumba Sustainable

How sustainable can a commercial hotel be? Can you limit your global footprint and still remain in business? Claude Graves did just that on the Indonesian island of Sumba after… Read More…

Bangkok Markets, Shopping & Thai Travel Tips: Suzy Gershman’s BKK Postcard
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Bangkok Markets, Shopping & Thai Travel Tips: Suzy Gershman’s BKK Postcard

World traveler and shopper extraordinaire Suzy Gershman returns to the markets of Bangkok, Thailand. In between shopping adventures, she shares the off-season hotel and restaurant deals available to those willing… Read More…

Four Local Favorites Of Chiang Mai, Thailand
Travel News / Destinations / Asia / Ask the Locals / Southeast Asia

Four Local Favorites Of Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Old City in Chiang Mai, Thailand is surrounded by a moat and the vestiges of a wall built to repel Burmese invaders. As the main tourist district, most stay… Read More…

Shopping Manila: Suzy Gershman’s Postcard from the Philippines
Travel News / Destinations / Asia / Luxury Travel / Shopping / Southeast Asia

Shopping Manila: Suzy Gershman’s Postcard from the Philippines

Shopping Manila: Suzy Gershman’s Postcard from the Philippines Dear Peter, I have not been kidnapped in Manila, so perhaps this postcard is not as exciting as it could be, but… Read More…

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

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…