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A Life Transformed in South East Asia

Don Mankin | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel
Don Mankin

I stood at the window on the top floor of the skyscraper in the heart of Bangkok looking out at the chaos on the streets below. It was hot and smoggy, and it had taken us about two hours to travel just a few miles to get here.

A Taste of Thailand

Findery | Posted 04.17.2015 | Travel
Findery

Of all the things I imagined Thailand to be, I never expected it to make me feel so beautifully overwhelmed.

Why Bangkok Is One Of The World's Best Retirement Spots

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 04.29.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

More expats live in Bangkok than in any other city in Southeast Asia. Who would retire to Bangkok? To answer that question, you need to spend some time here. Your first impressions of Bangkok likely will be that this is a huge city with some tourist attractions. If you stick around, though, your perception will change.

Sawadee Thai A380 First Class

Jared S. Baumeister | Posted 04.25.2015 | Travel
Jared S. Baumeister

Admit it, when you hear "Thai," some part of you thinks of getting a massage. If you're flying Thai Airways First Class from Bangkok, in addition to ...

Katy Perry, Formerly Guilty Pleasure, Now Just Pleasure

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 03.30.2015 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

At Madison Square Garden, Katy and I shared a moment near the end of her expertly choreographed musical production. She was flying overhead on a balloon contraption and I looked up, locked eyes, and tilted my Goorin Brothers newsboy hat towards her.

Pornosophy: Ten Sex Clubs Where You Can Redeem Your Rewards Points

Francis Levy | Posted 02.22.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

The question is can you reap a real reward for your rewards points and if in the moment of passionate lust, you have the wherewithal to defer your reward so that you can make a financially sound decision that will not exhaust the budget.

5 Luxury Experiences For Your Next Trip to Bangkok

Katka Lapelosová | Posted 02.21.2015 | Travel
Katka Lapelosová

Bangkok is a favorite with travelers looking to get the most bang for their buck, but I took my experience to Thailand up a notch this past December. Enjoy the street food and Khao San Road $12 hostels the first time around; it's okay to "treat yo'self" on your next trip to the Land of Smiles with these luxe suggestions.

Is This The Cutest Christmas World Record?

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2014 | World

BANGKOK, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Thai schoolchildren on Tuesday clustered into the shape of the word "Siam," the former name of the Southeast A...

Warrants Issued For Two Men In Stolen Body Parts Case

AP | THANYARAT DOKSONE and JOCELYN GECKER | Posted 11.18.2014 | Crime

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police issued arrest warrants Tuesday for two Americans who attempted to mail a preserved baby's head, foot and other human body...

Street-Food Eats Not to Miss on Your Next Visit to Bangkok

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 01.10.2015 | Travel
InternationalLiving.com

From noodles to grilled snacks and everything in between, the dishes on offer in Bangkok are endless. Dining on the street is incredibly cheap, typically just a few dollars or less.

5 Things This Gay Man Learned From Dating Abroad

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 01.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Eight years, eight cities: Buenos Aires, Melbourne, Bangkok, Berlin, Rome, Tel Aviv, Cape Town and Sydney. And what do I have to show for all that time spent living outside the U.S.? Here are some highlights: at least twice as much romantic drama (and comedy) in half the time I spent in New York City, at least two books, and at least five valuable lessons in love and lust.

Thailand To Build One Of The World's Tallest Skyscrapers

AP | Posted 10.15.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — Higher than a bird, almost as high as some planes. It's Super Tower. And it's coming to Bangkok. A Thai property developer has annou...

Get Free International Stopovers on These Airlines

Hopper.com | Posted 11.23.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

For adventurous travelers, a free trip to an exotic city is a mouthwatering prospect. Stopovers -- connections between flights of more than 24 hours -- provide a sneaky way to do just that, giving travelers two holidays for the price of one.

Adventures in Our Own Backyard

Ari Andersen | Posted 11.08.2014 | Travel
Ari Andersen

We don't need to be in transit to be able to approach our days this way. It is possible for me to be living my normal life and be excited for the unknowns of the day. I meet new people and do new things every day.

You Know Where You Are From the Very First Bite

Natalie Compagno | Posted 11.06.2014 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

I was discussing an upcoming New Orleans trip with friend and fellow foodie Jessica Collins. She said "When I took my first bite of turtle soup at Commander's Palace, I knew there was no other city I could be in than New Orleans." Truer words have never been spoken.

The Pros and Cons of Straight Guys in Gay Bars

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 11.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

I have mixed feelings about straight men in gay bars. Should gay spaces be for gay people only? Straight men can disrupt the aura of acceptance in a gay space. We go to gay bars and clubs not just to drink, dance and score, but to celebrate our own desires in a safe place, away from homophobic hecklers and heterosexuality.

'Sorry, I Don't Do Asians': The Dangers of Racial Discrimination in Dating

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 10.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Like so many men with the no-Asians dating and hooking-up policies, Nolan hid behind the old "That's just my preference" excuse. He compared his not being attracted to Asians to his preferring men over women. I let that one slide because it was such a ridiculous argument.

11 Rooftop Hotel Bars for Hot Summer Nights

Joy Pecknold | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

With summer in full effect, raise a glass and raise the roof -- quite literally -- it's peak season for rooftop patio-ing. As such, I've rounded-up 11 favorites at luxury hotels from Laguna Beach to Bangkok.

In Bangkok: Fitting Right In

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Bangkok, listen. Bangkok, no. I say, no. I do not want a suit that's specially made. I rarely tie a tie. My wife may gawk at fitted Chinese dresses, she may touch their magically thick twill. She will not buy.

LOOK: 1 Million Monks Can Fit In This Buddhist Temple

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion

Heralded as the world's largest temple, Bangkok's Wat Phra Dhammakaya can reportedly fit one million followers and has fostered a growing movement of ...

7 Surprising Things I Learned About Buddhism While in Thailand

Barbara McNally | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Barbara McNally

My take away from the Thailand spiritual experience is that women don't have much power within Thailand's Buddhist teachings--but there's hope for change! I've seen it in other cultures and countries, and each year I am gratified.

Let's Go to Thailand

Ashleigh Rolle | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Ashleigh Rolle

Tourists have nothing to worry about when visiting Thailand and One Young World need not fear the quality Bangkok will bring to the table. Exercise the same amount of caution you would when vacationing in any other country and just remember to have a good time.

10 Great Getaways Within The World's Busiest Cities

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel

Cities have everything -- great people, great food, great public transportation -- the list goes on and on. But sometimes they don't have the one thin...

Pollution Deaths Soar but Aid Is Cut

Ben Barber | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
Ben Barber

A widening plague of industrial pollution in the developing countries has become the largest cause of global deaths each year -- killing 10 million pe...

My Heart Breaks for Thailand

Mary Buffett | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Mary Buffett

As somebody who has a close kinship with the people and business leaders of Thailand, I'm heartbroken by the recent military coup. Over the past couple of years, I have spent a great deal of time in Bangkok on speaking tours and working with the emerging professional class.