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Naadam Festival – A Celebration of Manliness & Sports in Mongolia

Eagle trained to hunt in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

I flew halfway around the world and was greeted by this… Right now the 3-day celebration that is the pinnacle of the Mongolian tourist season is in full swing. Naadam is a festival of merriment and machismo. A celebration of what it means to be a man. Athleticism and physical prowess is revered. And men … Read More

27 Things You Do Not Know About Bhutan

Punakha Dzong, Bhutan

A question I am commonly asked is “what is your favourite country to visit”? Having been to nearly 50 countries makes this a difficult question to answer but there is one country that will always be in my top three: Bhutan. There are so many things you do not know about Bhutan! A peaceful and … Read More

Destination Bhutan: A Unique Travel Experience

Bhutan Buddhism

Exploring Bhutan is an opportunity to discover a nation who are proud of and have retained their cultural identity. It is a place like no other and visiting it feels like stepping into a magical vortex frozen in time. Bhutan is a peaceful and spiritual oasis lying in the heart of the Eastern Himalayas, dwarfed … Read More

India Unexplored: 24 Incredible Offbeat Destinations

India off the beaten path

Ever thought of traveling off the beaten path and glimpsing a side of India that few tourists see? From pristine beaches to quirky villages, hidden architectural marvels and more, there is no shortage of such unseen places in India. These pristine surroundings are waiting to be discovered. Check out these 24 offbeat India destinations that … Read More

Hong Kong Off The Beaten Path Travel Guide

At first glance, Hong Kong might appear to be just another sprawling modern metropolis that revolves almost entirely around technology, corporate business, and the global financial market. Little do first-time visitors realize that there is plenty more below the surface. For those eager to experience Hong Kong off the beaten path and explore its hidden … Read More

Japanese Toilets: Impressive, Futuristic…And Daunting To First-Timers

Instructions on how to use Japanese toilets

There is nothing more gratifying than a top notch toilet. And when it comes to fancy toilets it is fairly common knowledge that Japan leads the pack. Their toilets have features most Westerners have never dreamed of, including background noise to cover any sounds that the user may make, a warm cleansing spray, self-warming seat, … Read More

Indonesian Food Cheat-Sheet: Tips & Translations For First-Timers

Mie Goreng Ayam

Indonesian food can be summed up in two words: delicious and inexpensive. Whether street food or actual restaurant, whether on Sumatra, Java, or somewhere further east, it is pretty hard to go wrong in this culinary country. I’ve eaten some amazing meals that cost only 15,000 rupiah ($1.50 USD) yet have left me so stuffed … Read More

Top 10 Travel Tips For Backpacking Vietnam

Colorful lanterns in Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam is slowly but surely emerging as the preferred Southeast Asian destination for backpackers all over the globe. And why not? With so much to offer in terms of exotic street food, long pristine beaches with clear waters, ethnic people and lifestyles, ancient cities and monuments with rich history, breathtaking trekking locations, gorgeous landscapes and … Read More

Monuments Of Excess: Amazing Dubai Luxury Hotels

Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is the world's tallest building and home to one of the top Dubai luxury hotels

A Necessary Excess Why stop at 5-star luxury traveling when you can have 7 No other metropolis on earth compares to Dubai. Located in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is home to the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, plus several breathtaking man-made islands that have turned this sandy city into a household name known around … Read More