Asia

Penang Tropic Spice Garden

Penang’s Tropical Spice Garden – Malaysian Cooking in Paradise

Malaysia is known for its cuisine. With the blending of Asian and Indian influences (among others), you can imagine the exotic flavors that come into play. We decided to take a cooking class while in Penang, Malaysia in order to unlock the secrets that make this world-renown cuisine. And as it turned out, the setting for […]
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on February 9, 2016
Koh Chang Thailand

Koh Chang, Thailand – Things to Do and Where to Stay

Here’s our best advice about visiting Koh Chang, starting with the most important: put Koh Chang on your short list of places to visit before it becomes too popular and overcrowded. We visited Thailand’s topical island paradise recently and found that the sleepy destination had attracted quite a few more visitors since our last stay five years […]
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on February 1, 2016
Doi Suthep Temple Hike

Doi Suthep Chiang Mai Thailand Hike

Doi Suthep-Pui National Park is a wonderful place to get into nature and find some of the best that Chiang Mai Thailand has to offer. One of our favorite sites is only possible to experience on foot on a Doi Suthep (meaning Suthep Mountain) hike. Along the way you will find sacred trees with orange sashes, a mysterious […]
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Hong Kong Dim Sum Food Tour

Eating Hong Kong: Dim Sum Food Tour

We only had three days in Hong Kong. It seemed like a very short time to experience this diverse and fascinating place. But honestly, for this brief visit we were really only after one thing: eating traditional Cantonese dim sum. These little bite-sized snacks became a favorite treat that we frequently shared with a large group […]
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on December 31, 2015
Ha Long Bay Junk Boat

Halong Bay Vietnam Luxury Junk Boat Cruise

Exploring Halong Bay (or Ha Long Bay, depending on who’s spelling it) by junk boat is an experience that shouldn’t be missed during a visit to Vietnam. How often do you get the chance to float around in an UNESCO world heritage site sipping a glass wine? For me, this was a first. Cruising along […]
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on December 21, 2015
Thailand Vacations

Thailand This Winter: Get Three Vacations in One

When you have limited time each year for a vacation, it can be difficult to choose where to go. But if you love the beach, crave exotic food, or want to get off the beaten track and experience some up-close and intimate animal encounters, Thailand is your solution. You can do it all and spend less […]
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on December 4, 2015
Panviman Chiang Mai Cooking Class

Panviman Spa Chiang Mai Thai Cooking Class

We recently had the opportunity to stay at the Panviman Spa in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Here we were in the midst of the kind of luxury that honeymooners dream about. But who knew that while in these beautiful surroundings, we would also find a cooking class where we were able to cook with a Thai […]
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on November 30, 2015
Mai Chau Lodge Activities

Mai Chau Valley Vietnamese Cooking Class

The Mai Chau Valley in northern Vietnam is a beautiful and serene place to visit. It has all of the picturesque elements that you think of when images of Vietnam come to mind. But what we didn’t expect during our visit was to have the opportunity to spend most of the day with a local […]
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on November 24, 2015
Mai Chau Ecolodge Pool View

Mai Chau Valley Ecolodge – Sustainability and Luxury in Vietnam

This was the Vietnam I had dreamed about seeing – only just a little bit better. Mai Chau Valley is in the Northern providence of Vietnam, about a three-hour van ride from where we were staying in Hanoi. Most of the people who traveled with us in the van were doing a day trip to the […]
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on November 9, 2015
Hanoi Vietnam Street Eats

Hanoi Vietnam Street Eats

Hanoi is a jolt to the senses. It welcomes you in with its intoxicating smells, exotic and strange sights. At the same time warning signals go off, cautioning you to hold the place at a distance. There are the dense traffic with an endless sea of motorbikes seeming to follow absolutely no observable rules and […]
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on November 6, 2015