Kerala houseboat, India

River Cruising in Asia

Travelling to Asia is an eclectic mash-up of colours, cultures, and cuisines. Teeming crowds, gaps in infrastructure, and other petty annoyances don’t have to deter you from Asian travel. River cruises are quickly becoming the most popular vacation choice in Asia. Gliding along a meandering river, you’ll have intimate views of bustling cities, remote villages, […]

Couple in Stortorget Big Square in Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden

Road-Testing the World’s Most Liveable Cities for 2016 (as Travel Destinations!)

They’re great to live in, but would you want to visit? The phrase “most liveable city” pops up in headlines several times a year as numerous agencies including The Economist, EIU, and Mercer all announce their favourites. While totally subjective, the winners are usually compact, well-organized, very walkable, and offer plenty of culture and a […]

Young Woman in Taiwan Market

6 Must-See Street Markets in Hong Kong and Taiwan to Explore on Your Asia Vacation

Hong Kong and Taipei markets are an absolute must on any visit to these iconic Asian cities. Street markets remain an everyday part of life in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and locals still use them to buy everything from fresh produce to t-shirts and electronics. Whether it’s your first time to Asia or you’re a […]

Woman on a Swing in Ang Thong National Marine Park, Thailand

Ecotourism Destinations: Asia (Part 2)

Previous: Ecotourism Destinations: Asia (Part 1) Continuing the exploration of Asia ecotourism and the more outstanding destinations, we now look at Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia. THAILAND In order to protect the large number of absolutely stunning destinations in Thailand which are popular with visitors, several non-government organizations (NGOs), such as the World Wildlife Fund, have […]