The Best Luxury Eco-Resorts Around the World

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Photo courtesy of Longitude 131°, Voyages Hotels & Resorts Eco-resorts are popping all across the globe — some more laid-back and rustic; others embracing high-end luxury. Many notable eco-resorts have made their home around some of the most raw, undisturbed places on Earth. You may think that building a resort in a pristine setting is an […]

Thailand’s Poor Neighbor Suffers Worst Floods in a Decade

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Since July, the media has diligently reported on the floods in Thailand, but seems to have forgotten about its poor neighbor, Cambodia, where approximately three-quarters of the country’s land area is underwater, according to a UN estimate. The situation in both countries is extremely serious, but in Cambodia it is nearing dire. Since the monsoons […]

Photo Essay: The Essence of Thailand

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The very essence of Thailand lies in the effortless way she flaunts her beauty, yet remains humble in spirit. She is a melange of colors, flavors and perfumes that adjoin sweetly under a cloak of  balmy sky, and even when she’s restless she does not wear. She is truly magnificent.   Phi Phi Leh Tubkaak […]

Around the Globe Photo of the Day: Idyllic Thailand

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This photo was taken from Tubkaak Beach in Krabi, Thailand. The limestone karsts in the distance are part of the Hong Islands.

“Little Girl”

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This little girl was photographed outside of a temple I visited in Chiang Mai,  Thailand. She walked over to me, flexing the fingers of her tiny hand back-and-forth, and said, “mon-ey, mon-ey”. Overwhelmed by her beautiful smile, and enchanting clothing, I handed her the only coin I had in my pocket. She looked at me, […]

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