Travel Contests: Week of May 28, 2014

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This week’s travel contests include: Win a 13-day European tour for two from STA Travel Win Three Travel Adventures of Your Choice from HostelWorld.com Win $5,000 to spend on a London & Wales trip Win a trip to Prague from Travel Channel Win a trip for two to China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, or Singapore […]

A unified tourism model in Southeast Asia? Takeaways from ASEAN’s 33rd ATF in Malaysia

Southeast Asia’s 10 countries are bonding…like Borneo orangutans

The idea of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts is not lost on Southeast Asia. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is an organization comparable to the European Union with its enduring effort to achieve regional solidarity. Recently, the 33rd annual ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) took place in Kuching, a city in Malaysian Borneo. […]

Travel Video of the Week: Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Myanmar

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Myanmar

Anthony Bourdain has done it again! This is his third travel show, and first for his new network CNN. Appropriately titled Parts Unknown, Tony takes us on an hour-long tour of one of the most fabled and beautiful areas of Asia. Myanmar is a country I’ve wanted to visit for a long time and Tony’s […]

Honeymooning at Amanusa in Bali

Natalie at Amanusa

Amanusa means “peaceful isle” and that’s how many travelers would describe the island of Bali and the Amanusa resort which was the first of the three Aman Resorts we stayed at during last month’s honeymoon.  Here’s 10 things we loved about Amanusa: 1. Arrival We landed at midnight and I was surprised how busy the […]

10 reasons to stay at the Vivanta by Taj Bekal, Kerala

Bekal, India

If you’ve been following my travels to India on Facebook or Twitter, then you know that my fiancée Natalie and I began an unbelievable trip by flying from New York to Mumbai via Doha on Qatar Airways. We spent three days in Mumbai at the Taj Mahal Palace, then flew an hour to Hyderabad to […]

Share Your Sri Lanka Stories

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On my Facebook page (which you can now subscribe to so please do!) I asked my friends if they have ever been to Sri Lanka since I’m thinking about going there in April. I wasn’t expecting so many positive responses! So many people said they’ve been and inlcuded links to their blog posts. I thought it was […]

Thai Airways

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What a crazy week. It was as if the story line had come straight from Hollywood. It began with a fairy tale wedding and ended with the villain being taken out. Okay, in Hollywood the events would have been reversed (who doesn’t like a happy ending?) but you get the point. Mark Twain said it […]

Bangkok, Thailand

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Last week I left off from Hong Kong, China, which was awesome as always but chilly (50s). This week we fly two hours and some change to Bangkok, where it’s in the high 80s. If you want to escape the cold for some fun in the sun and see one of the world’s most exciting […]