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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 | Home
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.

Astoria Characters: The Soul Worker

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.27.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Eleni Petraki used to be a dancer. There's not a bit of regret in her voice when she talks about bowing out of the profession.

Only the Tourists Can Save Thailand

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

One thing that could make a difference would be if the tourists stopped coming, prompting the exchange rate, foreign exchange reserves, and stock market to fall substantially. Perhaps, if there was enough collective pain, the red and yellow shirts would determine that it is in everyone's interest to find common ground.

Shrinking Coast, Sinking Land Discussed at Louisiana Forum

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Speakers at last week's State of the Coast or SOC 2014 conference at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans balanced grim projections for Louisiana's low-lying areas with possible solutions.

The Roaring Gay 30s and 40s: Am I Too Old to Love the Nightlife?

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jeremy Helligar

I'd always considered 30 to be the turning point where I'd finally grow up. It would be a new age as tame and lame as new age (cue Yanni -- ugh!)

Weapons of Mass Construction: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic

Greg Barrett | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg Barrett

[This week every year Graduation Day reverberates through the Klong Toey slums of Bangkok, Thailand for hundreds of poor students (nearly 1,000 this y...

Around The World In 12 Days--One Suitcase, 4 Climates And Four Currencies

April Rudin | Posted 05.03.2014 | Travel
April Rudin

The first step to helping your business grow overseas is expanding your own global knowledge via traveling. If you haven't already, it's time to get a passport and book that overseas trip.

The Gay "Cougar": Why the Men I Date Keep Getting Younger

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jeremy Helligar

I'd rather commit to an enthusiastic twentysomething whose iPod is stocked with bad pop music than a middle-aged man whose romanticism is tempered by a long list of don'ts and who is terrified of losing control.

Thailand: Democracy on the Brink

Andrew Lam | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics
Andrew Lam

Since Thailand became a constitutional monarchy in 1932, it has experienced many coups and counter-coups. Yet the monarchy traditionally held enormous power, providing much needed constancy and balance.

Thai Police Reclaim Bangkok Protest Site

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2014 | Home

By Orathai Sriring and Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Thai riot police reclaimed a main Bangkok thoroughfare on Frida...

This 'Ghost Tower' Deserves Its Nickname

Posted 08.28.2014 | Business

The Sathorn Unique was once slated to be a glistening, stunning addition to the Bangkok skyline during Thailand's economic boom in the 1990s. But in 1...

Why The F*ck Aren't You In Koh Rong?

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.12.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

The islands of Thailand are notorious for their hoards of tourists that think they're visiting something "exotic" along the beaten pancake trail. Ready to really get off the been-there-done-that, Full Moon Party track and claim you were there then?

5 Reasons Why You Should Travel Thailand in Time of Crisis

Ankita Sinha | Posted 04.06.2014 | Travel
Ankita Sinha

The ongoing anti-government demonstrations in Bangkok have made many change their travel plans to Thailand at the last moment. But life in most other parts of the Thai capital remains open to travelers.

Hong Kong 101--An American's Guide to The Asian Financial Forum

April Rudin | Posted 04.01.2014 | Home
April Rudin

About two years ago, I visited Hong Kong for the very first time and could not believe my eyes. Traveling from the dated, fraying JFK airport in NYC to the shining, efficient airport in Hong Kong, my world view was immediately changed: It was the U.S. that was a third-world country, and Asia was vivid.

Photos From Inside Thailand's 'Shutdown Bangkok' Protests

Hunter Styles | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Hunter Styles

Sunday's fatal public shooting of activist Suthin Tharathin marks the tenth fatality in what has become nearly three weeks of protests against the Thai government, centered here in the nation's capital.

Map Steers Bangkok Tourists Away From Protest Areas

Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Being a tourist in a city during a time of unrest can be a scary thing. Luckily, travelers in Bangkok can now steer clear of protest areas thanks to a...

Amita Thai Cooking Class: A Delicious Alternative To The Usual Bangkok Attractions (PHOTOS)

Susan Portnoy | Posted 03.15.2014 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

I wanted to do something fun, but after flying 18-plus hours, the idea of doing anything that required a lot of walking, or would land me in the middle of a large crowd, made me want to put a fork in my eye.

Thailand Journal I: Chiang Mai Bargirls

Francis Levy | Posted 03.07.2014 | Travel
Francis Levy

The first thing one notices driving into the Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai from the airport at night are the bargirls. Thailand is famous for bargi...

Thailand's Invisible Revolution

Michael Hughes | Posted 03.05.2014 | Home
Michael Hughes

The Western media's neglect of the ongoing political unrest in Thailand seems quite conspicuous considering it's a sordid gem of a story ready-made fo...

Bangkok Travel: Eating is the Entertainment

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

Study the Bangkok skyline at night, and it will feel as if the city is already delivering on some futuristic promise. Eat at some of its dynamic new restaurants, and you can taste it.

Everything I Know About Travel I Learned at a Yoga Class in Bangkok

Dana McMahan | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Dana McMahan

Part of the joy of travel is discovery; and you can discover the most when you open yourself up, childlike, to a world of new ideas.

A Retrospective

Murray Fromson | Posted 02.14.2014 | Home
Murray Fromson

Following a month-long return to the memories of my Cold War years of reporting in Southeast Asia, life in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Hong Kong exposed me to an economic revival of these countries that have put the animosities of the past to rest.