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5 ways to get off the tourist trail in Southeast Asia

Laos

I’ve recently had several people tell me, when talking about their upcoming trips to Southeast Asia, that they’re sure Thailand is nice, but they won’t be visiting because it’s too touristy. While there’s no denying Thailand is an incredibly popular tourist destination – Bangkok was the second most-visited city in the world in 2014 – […]

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5 festivals in Southeast Asia worth traveling for

Loi Krathong in Chiang Mai

Southeast Asia is a place filled with color, spirituality, tradition and celebration. Everywhere you turn you’ll come across bright decorations, daily rituals and plenty of excuses to party. While festivals of all shapes and sizes are held in different places throughout the year, the five celebrations below are some of the most prominent and certainly […]

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Hunting heritage and art in the streets of Penang

Penang Street Art - Hokkien

Named as Lonely Planet’s top culinary destination for 2014, my recent trip to Penang, Malaysia was definitely dominated by food, eating, and a lot more food. It seriously felt like I spent that entire weekend trip just going from meal to meal! While I enjoyed the great hawker food immensely, what surprised me as I […]

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A Monster of a Day

Parco dei Mostri

An hour North of Rome you’ll find the little town of Bomarzo. At first look it doesn’t seem like anything […]

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