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7 Ultra Luxurious Tent Hotels

7 Ultra Luxurious Tent Hotels July 9, 2012 | Featured | Read More
The word “tent” usually conjures up images of sleeping bags, bug repellant and unsavory outdoor bathrooms. But these are not the kind of tents we’re talking about. The ultimate in experiential travel, these tent hotels may cost a pretty penny, but they offer an unparalleled way to experience...

The Newest Place(s) Google Street View Is Taking Us Is…

The Newest Place(s) Google Street View Is Taking Us Is… April 11, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
Google Maps just keeps expanding and expanding. The internet giant has now made its way into Thailand. New street views include roads in Bangkok, Phuket, and Chiang Mai, though many of the historical sites have yet to make an appearance, according to Jaunted. Beyond Thailand, Google Maps is also hopping...

Crocodiles Roaming Bangkok via Flood Waters

Crocodiles Roaming Bangkok via Flood Waters November 7, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
As if Bangkok didn’t have enough problems to deal with already, now snakes, crocodiles and disease are posing a threat to locals and tourists. The floods are reportedly the heaviest Thailand has had in 50 years, with the main river coursing through Bangkok swelling so high that there are concerns of...

9 Miniature Versions of Real Places

9 Miniature Versions of Real Places August 18, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Plane tickets, neck roll, passports and visas — wow, what a hassle! There’s got to be a better way! Are you wary of trying new things? Had enough of learning local customs, tasting scary delicacies, and dealing with just plain unfamiliar smells? Sick and tired of not being understood when...

Thailand Culture Minister Hopes To Ban Buddhist Tattoos For Foreigners

Thailand Culture Minister Hopes To Ban Buddhist Tattoos For Foreigners June 20, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
If only our governments had banned barbed wire, angel wings, and dolphin tattoos years ago. This time, maybe Thailand is doing us a favor. According to The Telegraph, Thai officials want to ban visitors to Thailand from getting tattoos of Buddha and other sacred images. Culture MinisterNiphit Intharasombat...

Animal Smuggling: “Virtual Zoo” Found in Man’s Suitcases

Animal Smuggling: “Virtual Zoo” Found in Man’s Suitcases June 6, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Chalk one up for the good guys. Although it does make one wonder how many successful smuggling attempts there are for every one that gets busted. As reported by The Guardian, a 36-year-old man from the United Arab Emirates was arrested in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi international airport while awaiting...

Planning a Diving Trip in Thailand? Check Your Reservation

Planning a Diving Trip in Thailand? Check Your Reservation February 15, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
The bleaching of coral reefs — in which stressed coral expels colorful algae living inside — is the reason cited by tourism officials for closing several dive sites in Thailand. According to the Daily Mail, while the reason is clear for the closures, the cause of the bleaching is up for debate....

10 Stunning Buddhist Temples of the Eastern World

10 Stunning Buddhist Temples of the Eastern World December 21, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Siddhartha Gautama, aka the Buddha, lived sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries B.C.E. Soon after, communities began to follow his teachings, and temples dedicated to Buddhist prayers and learning were built across the Asian continent. Today, there are around 500 million practicing Buddhists all...

Nip, Tuck, Travel: Medical Tourism Destinations

Nip, Tuck, Travel: Medical Tourism Destinations July 8, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Let’s face it: here in the United States, we’re coming to terms with the fact that medical services are unbearably expensive. Sure, if you have excellent health insurance you’re covered for most things, but many plans don’t cover elective operations such as plastic surgery. And...

OUCH! Extreme Ethnic Body Modifications Around the World

OUCH! Extreme Ethnic Body Modifications Around the World May 20, 2010 | Culture/History, Featured | Read More
When westerners hear “body modifications”, hardcore kids with stretched earlobes and assorted nose rings may come to mind. Think again! Traditional cultures around the world still practice body modification that seriously puts our punks to shame. Although many of these practices may seem...
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