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Cynthia Rosenfeld
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Exploring Penang, Malaysia's Colony of Cool

Posted August 14, 2011 | 11:57:29 (EST)

A safe haven along the Straits of Malacca for traveling foreigners since at least the 16th century, Penang is in the middle of a 21st century renaissance. Hip boutiques, art galleries and five star crash pads are popping up alongside Chinese clan houses, Hindu shrines and Buddhist temples in and...

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Bali: My Isle of the Gods Address Book

Posted August 7, 2011 | 21:25:13 (EST)

Every year around this time, I receive rather frantic emails from friends and friends of friends vacationing in Bali who've suddenly realized that beyond their hotel--and its skewed recommendations--they have no clue where to go. So this party season, I thought I'd divert a bit of the islands notorious traffic...

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VIP Travel's Most Addicting Perk: Souvenir Swag

Posted August 1, 2011 | 02:13:05 (EST)

In my former life as a Conde Nast Traveler Hot List reviewer, I traveled mostly undercover, experiencing the same uneven service as everyone else: I got stranded at the airport when the hotel lost my flight arrival information and fought with indifferent staff over inexplicable charges at checkout. Things have...

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