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Bhutan

Be a Part of the Festival Revelry in Bhutan

Jacada Travel | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Alluringly known as the land of the thunder dragon, Bhutan has been capturing the imagination of adventurous travellers since opening its gates to visitors in the '70s with the promise of Himalayan mountains blanketed in pristine forest.

Prayers on the Clothesline

Lillian Daniel | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Lillian Daniel

A recent art exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art at St Louis University featured the work of photographer Regina DeLuise, whose black and white photographs attend to the ordinary moments in the spiritual lives of the people of Bhutan.

In Flight: Fasten Your Seat Belts, It's Going to Be a Bumpy Ride!

Christopher Atamian | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Form and function have been doing battle in drama since the Ancient Greeks. In this case, as in some of Bader's other writings, her delicious punditry and rhyming ease almost occult the very serious messages that she wants to get across about love, modernity and the way we relate to another in an age of social media.

China's Growing Global Military Presence: Walk Softly and Carry a Small Stick

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.13.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

The alarm bells that are ringing among various governments and in the press with respect to China's growing global military presence are overdone.

This Country Just Made a Forever-Commitment to the Environment

Carter Roberts | Posted 06.21.2015 | Green
Carter Roberts

Project Finance for Permanence is one of the greatest innovations of our time to secure permanent funding for our precious and vulnerable landscapes. It holds governments accountable to their long-term conservation commitments.

Time Is Money

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 06.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I. Rimanoczy We have all heard it -- and said it ourselves, or thought of it at different moments in our life. Time is money. While it sou...

Nine of the Most Striking Sacred Sites in Asia

Jacada Travel | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

The temple is said to house eight hairs of the Buddha and was built by the Mon people between 6th and 10th centuries and gilded through the 15th century. Sunrise or sunset are the best times for visiting.

India's Political Influence in Asia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.17.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

As India continues to gain its footing on the global stage, it continues to revise the manner in which it approaches bilateral, regional and international relations.

2015 Holiday Wish List

William D. Chalmers | Posted 02.22.2015 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

When I was kid I wrote to Santa Claus every year. More or less, my Christmas wishes were usually fulfilled. Nowadays I make lists about my wishes as I travel the world. That list is long. Here is my 2015 holiday travel wish shortlist:

Memoirs From My Time in "The Land of the Thunder Dragon"

THINK Global School | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel
THINK Global School

The first time I landed in the Himalayas was an early morning in the beginning of January 2013. Before that, I had spent two weeks back at home in Scandinavia, and I was growing increasingly more worried as I wondered if I had adequately packed for this trip and fulfilled my mental preparations.

Top Emerging Travel Hotspots for 2015

Gogobot | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Gogobot

It is becoming ever easier to travel to remote pockets of the globe. Every year, emerging destinations brimming with travel potential rise in popularity, without the crazy crowds and tourist traps.

These Photos Capture The Lives Of Others Like You've Never Seen

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 09.17.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peo...

What A Family Vacation Taught Me About Death And Happiness

Ali Smith | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Ali Smith

Some of life's most profound changes start as existential crises. In 2013, my husband and I were having a whopper of one.

Should Happiness, More Than GDP, Define A Nation's Success?

CNN Money | Jeanne Sahadi | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

The drafters of the Declaration of Independence didn't really define "Happiness" when they cited the pursuit of it as an inalienable right. But in ...

The 19 Most Stunning Sacred Places Around the World

minube | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
minube

From mountaintop monasteries to super-modern temples, these amazing places will make you believe.

How China Benefits From the Ukraine Crisis

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Giorgio Cafiero

Beijing's calculated silence on the Ukrainian crisis is based on several geopolitical issues: the ideological pillar of non-interference, the China-Russia alliance, Chinese investments in Ukraine, and concerns about ethnic separatism in western China.

Lessons from Bhutan, Land of 'Inspiring Generosity'

Barbara Bonner | Posted 05.20.2014 | Books
Barbara Bonner

Immersed in a culture of giving, of looking out for one's neighbors and providing what one can, my new friend's pondering over my hypothetical question was due to my lack of understanding, not his.

WATCH: What The U.S. Can Learn From Bhutan

Posted 03.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Many Americans may not have ever heard of Bhutan, but Ben Henretig, author of "The Happiest Place," thinks it's time for that to change. In an inte...

Who Ruins the World? Travelers? A Chat with "Gringo Trails" Director Pegi Vail (Part 1 of 2)

Adedana Ashebir | Posted 05.18.2014 | Travel
Adedana Ashebir

"Perhaps the time has come that guidebooks highlight newer destinations in favor of one that's overrun to allow them some breathing space."

Why Giving Matters in Business

Karin Volo | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

So what's happening to make such radical changes in the way we do business? People want a bigger purpose now -- for themselves and for what they choose to support.

Do Not Enter: 5 Countries That Don't Roll Out the Welcome Mat

Budget Travel | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Some tourist visa applications are easy -- an Australian visa, for example, can be acquired in a few minutes via the Internet. Others, however, can take weeks, if not months, to procure.

PHOTOS: The 'Scandalous' Religious Symbol Of Bhutanese Worship

Religion News Service | Tara Limbu | Posted 03.03.2014 | Religion

THIMPHU, Bhutan (RNS) For centuries, Buddhists in this tiny landlocked Himalayan kingdom have had a special devotion to the most unusual of objects: t...

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Viator

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

China Needs to Decide What It Wants To Be

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

For decades the Chinese government has deployed both soft and hard power to promote China's influence and status, while at the same time discouraging interference in Chinese affairs.

The Importance of De-Hyphenating India

Cleo Paskal | Posted 03.01.2014 | World
Cleo Paskal

If healthily engaged, India could help in understanding the concerns of sections of the world that are often underrepresented, and be a valuable partner in growth as geoeconomics shift.