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No COLA? No Problem in These Top Retirement Havens

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.16.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Thanks to the roaring, soaring Greenback, more of the Old World is more affordable right now than it's been in a long time. No COLA? No problem.

Mindful Study Abroad, 1

Kyle David Anderson | Posted 10.13.2015 | Education
Kyle David Anderson

It was nearly 12. I could hear flipflops on gravel as I soaked in the final bursts of gold flashing off the top of the Wihan Luang at Wat Phra Singh.

Top 9 Places To Retire Overseas So The Grandkids Will Visit

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.29.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

One of the biggest downsides to retiring overseas can be the distance it can put between you and your grandkids. If this is a concern, consider choosing your retire overseas destination accordingly. That is, pick a place to relocate in retirement that'd appeal to your grandkids, as well.

A Unique School Struggles to Preserve an Ancient Culture

Hilary Cadigan | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact
Hilary Cadigan

This year, Mor Wah Kee saw its first two alumni graduate from college, and two more enter to begin their secondary degrees. When I asked a classroom full of sixth graders who else wanted to go to college someday, nearly all the hands shot up.

A Life Transformed in South East Asia

Don Mankin | Posted 06.21.2015 | 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.

WATCH: Herd Of Elephants Splashing In The Rain

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green

There are moments in the animal kingdom you come across and suddenly realize animals aren't really so different from us when you think about it. This ...

Mangosteen Are the Most Delicious Things in the World

Adam Groffman | Posted 08.02.2014 | Travel
Adam Groffman

On a trip to Thailand last month, it was the dessert that they brought out at the end which made me swoon.

Why Southeast Asia Is The Perfect Spot To Digital Detox

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner and James Cave | Posted 07.15.2015 | Travel

If the flocks of postgrad travelers in elephant print pants haven't told you already, Southeast Asia is having what we like to call "a moment." ...

Thailand Journal: Massage and Elephants

Francis Levy | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
Francis Levy

Massage, not necessarily prostitution or erotic, is one of Thailand's calling cards. You might call it one of the exports and also one of its greates...

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...

Higher Education: Child's Dream

Julia Cashen | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Julia Cashen

Child's Dream was established in as a charity organization dedicated to empowering children, youth and communities in the Mekong Sub-Region. This region is at the core of many humanitarian crises, and children are suffering the most.

Thai Monks Allegedly Caught Fetching Child For Sex

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.19.2013 | World

Thai police said Wednesday they had arrested two monks for procuring a 14-year-old boy to perform sexual acts with an abbot, in the latest scandal to ...

5 Best Destinations for Female Travelers

Kelly Lewis | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel
Kelly Lewis

While it's true that bad things happen even in the safest corners of the globe, by and large these countries top our list for female-friendly hotspots.

Riding An Elephant In Thailand

Mike Dunphy | Posted 04.17.2013 | Travel
Mike Dunphy

Whatever your view of elephant riding, the time together was life-changing -- not just for their sublime balance of majesty and gentleness, but for the gaze, which penetrates the ecological conscience.

20 Musts In Thailand

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 03.30.2013 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Get a massage.

WATCH: Elephant Owner For A Day In Thailand

Kevin Richberg | Posted 03.03.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

In this episode of The 30 Postcards Project, I was able to spend a truly magical day with one of nature's most impressive creatures, an animal whose future is unfortunately in question.

WATCH: Adventures In Chiang Mai, Thailand

Karen Schaler | Posted 09.01.2012 | Travel
Karen Schaler

What I really love about Chiang Mai is all the different things you can do from cooking schools and elephant treks to visiting colorful markets and world-class spas.

A Minor Diversion: Hill Tribe Trekking In Chiang Mai

Diya Luke | Posted 02.05.2012 | Travel
Diya Luke

Like most Karen, Ser wants to maintain his way of life but understands that tourism will be a threat to his village if youth like him don't empower themselves to guide it in the right direction.

A Minor Diversion: Hunting Dinner At A Chiang Mai Market

Diya Luke | Posted 01.21.2012 | Travel
Diya Luke

As we moved from produce to prepared foods, the smells shifted from sweet to pungent.

A Minor Diversion: Celebrating Loi Krathong In Chiang Mai

Diya Luke | Posted 01.12.2012 | Travel
Diya Luke

I'm in utter awe that hundreds of thousands of these lanterns were released over three days in our forested surroundings and nothing caught fire.

Elephant Nature Park: Comforting Those Who Can't Forget

Diana Edelman | Posted 11.28.2011 | Travel
Diana Edelman

Ironically, being in their natural habitat -- away from the urban world of people -- brings out the most human characteristics in these giant animals.

Watch: Thailand Tourist Death Mystery Solved?

Posted 10.16.2011 | Travel

An inquiry into the mysterious deaths of four foreign tourists and a tour guide in the resort city of Chiang Mai, Thailand has concluded that they wer...

The Elephant Woman

Simona Rabinovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Simona Rabinovitch

Fear is an interesting animal. It sneaks up on you when you least expect it and takes on a life of its own, a fun fact of which I was reminded in Thailand last year.

Australian, 90, Stands Accused Of Raping 4 Young Thai Sisters

AP | KINAN SUCHAOVANICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK — A 90-year-old Australian was arrested and charged with raping four young sisters whom he allegedly lured to his home in Thailand with ...

Surprise Panda Cub Welcomed In Thailand (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK — A day-old panda cub whose birth surprised Thai zoo officials is a healthy female that appears to be bonding well with its much larger ...