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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

What surprised me most about Siem Reap, Cambodia was not the grandeur and sophistication of the temple complexes. Walking among the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world, I was struck by the overriding presence of the ‘feminine’. Carved into every wall of this vast complex are the images of […]

Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar

Myanmar is arguably the most enigmatic country in all of Southeast Asia. Following a coup d’état in 1962 in which the military seized total control of the government, Myanmar (formerly Burma) became a country closed off to the world, shunned and embargoed by Western nations, a pariah state known for its flagrant human rights abuses, […]

Bangkok Dining Guide

Bangkok Dining Guide

Bangkok is a city of extremes, from beautiful ancient temples standing side by side to modern day luxury high-rise hotels. It doesn’t do things by halves, and that includes food. Food is an essential element of Asian culture and in Bangkok the dining options are nearly limitless. Thai cooking places an emphasis on strong flavors […]

Exploring Bangkok’s Old City Temples

Exploring Bangkok’s Old City Temples

As one of the most sprawling and dynamic cities in all of Asia, the city of Bangkok can feel overwhelming to the uninitiated. But a one-day walking tour of Ratanakosin Island and Thonburi – Bangkok’s “old city” districts located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River – can provide visitors with a wonderful introduction […]

The Most Incredible Vacation Cabins and Villas in the World

The Most Incredible Vacation Cabins and Villas in the World

Everybody has dreams. Some of those are probably uniquely personal while others are more universal. As the latter goes, there’s a good chance that the ambition to embark on an incredible vacation to one of the world’s most exotic and beautiful places is a common enough dream. So, for those dreamers, here’s a list of […]

Mumbai: India’s City of Dreams

Mumbai: India’s City of Dreams

Often referred to as “the city of dreams” or “the city that never sleeps,” Mumbai is India’s own New York City, bustling day and night with life. With a mix of cultures and a vibrant economy, Mumbai offers visitors unique sights as well as a taste of the world’s most prolific film industry. The Metropolis […]

Phnom Penh: The Charming City

Phnom Penh: The Charming City

Upon arrival in Cambodia, most tourists flock to Siem Reap for the spectacular temples of Angkor Wat, skipping over one of Southeast Asia’s most charming capital cities. Yet Phnom Penh remains one of the better preserved French relics in the region and has much more to offer tourists than first meets the eye. History As […]

50 Free Things to do in 50 Cities Around the World

50 Free Things to do in 50 Cities Around the World

Traveling around the world can be pricey but many cities offer lots of inexpensive, even free options for the Savvy Explorer. Here is our list of 50 free things to do in cities around the world.

Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa is a wonderland for adventurous travelers.  The landscapes are brilliant, day activities plentiful and the markets are some of the most colorful in all of Vietnam.  After the lengthy train ride from Hanoi, Sapa’s dazzling scenery and views are a worthy reward for a long journey. The Vietnamese government opened Sapa to international tourism […]

Singapore’s New Hotels for 2013

Singapore’s New Hotels for 2013

Singapore’s travel market is booming and hotels are opening at a furious pace. Here is a look at some of the most recent Singapore hotels to throw open their doors. PARKROYAL on Pickering  PARKROYAL on Pickering (3 Upper Pickering Street, Website) has just opened in the heart of Singapore. This 367 room luxury hotel is located […]

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Rabat, Morocco

Rabat, Morocco’s capital city, is flush with history and culture unbeknownst to the many Morocco-bound tourists who flock to Tangiers and Casablanca. For those who venture off the beaten path, however, Rabat will prove just as rewarding.

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