Nature and Noodles in Penang

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Long Fishing Pier Penang photo via Shutterstock By JJ Fox As the rush hour traffic dies down and the city starts to cool off, an aromatic blend of garlic and spices starts to fill the air. Local food stall owners fire up huge woks and chop away at mountains of fresh vegetables while customers take […]

Discovering Nepal in 50 Fascinating Ways

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The idea of Nepal is simply fascinating in itself. Even the most traveled of travelers are often missing the country’s entry stamp on their passport. As one of the most difficult places to get to and one of the least covered nations in the world by the media, Nepal remains an anomaly to most of […]

A Guide to Sri Lanka’s Best Boutique Hotels

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By Maria Russo Sri Lanka may just be the most beautiful place on earth (in my humble opinion), so staying at chic boutique properties only adds to an otherwise special experience. We always seek out hotels that adopt sustainable and socially responsible practices, and if none are available in the area where we are traveling, […]

Ay Mamacita! Vietnam’s First South American Food Stall

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Photo by Alex Marrs By Aimee Millwood Oisin Barr speeds on a Honda Win motorbike, comes to a halt, parks, and begins setting up shop. Off comes his helmet and out come frying pans, flour, and containers of freshly made pico de gallo, Argentinean-style beef, and shredded cheese. He plugs in the portable gas tank, […]

Travel Inspiration: A Sacred Step in Anuradhapura (PHOTO)


The Ruwanwelisaya stupa in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka is considered to be an architectural marvel. It is a sacred Buddhist site and one of eight places of veneration in Anuradhapura, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built in 140 B.C. by King Dutugemunu and remains one of the world’s tallest monuments, standing at 338 feet (103 m) with a circumference of 950 ft (290 m).

The Gourmet’s Guide to Hong Kong

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Hong Kong has officially been awarded with the “World’s Best Restaurants” honor more than any other Asian city. It’s thriving wine culture,  large number of Michelin Star restaurants and highest per-capita concentrations of restaurants in Asia make it a haven for foodies. This guide to the city’s restaurants scene will give you, among many other […]