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Traveling While Aging: 16 Tips

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 02.09.2017 | Travel
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Co-authored by Ellen Offner, Offner Consulting, LLC, Health care strategy and program development The two of us love to travel and we particularl...

Joshua Kurlantzick On Books And Writing

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 01.30.2017 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

Joshua Kurlantzick is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank. This interview has been edited lightly and condensed. You'v...

17 Epic Places You Never Thought To Travel, But Should

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.16.2017 | Travel

The HuffPost Lifestyle newsletter will make you happier and healthier, one email at a time. Sign up here. Paris? Been there. London? Done that. No of...

Expect More Dramatic Political Change in Asia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.09.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

For decades Asia was thought to be unable to translate populist political sentiment into change at the ballot box, with communist autocracies, militar...

This Jewelry Is Made From Bombs Dropped During America's 'Secret War'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.14.2016 | Impact

This article is part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” campaign, an ongoing project spotlighting the world’s waste crisis and how we can begin to solve ...

New School Year Should Not Mean Loss of Meals

William Lambers | Posted 09.08.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

The new school year usually brings much anticipation and excitement. It's time to focus on learning! School children should not have to worry about ...

Take A Look At Obama's Historic Visit To Laos

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the country of Laos this week. While there, he attempted to make amends for th...

U.S. Gives Laos $90 Million In Aid To Help Clear Unexploded Cluster Bombs

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 09.06.2016 | World

VIENTIANE (Reuters) - The United States announced on Tuesday it would provide an additional $90 million over the next three years to help Laos, heavil...

Asia on the Medal Stand: Rio Forecasts

East-West Center | Posted 08.04.2016 | Sports
East-West Center

By Marcus Noland, Non-resident Senior Fellow with the East-West Center and Executive Vice President and Director of Studies at the Peterson Institute ...

10 Of The Craziest Places To Sleep Around The World

Viator | Posted 04.27.2016 | Travel
Viator

Indulge your adventurous side by sleeping out in the rainforest among leopards, tigers and wild gibbons at the Gibbon Experience in Laos. Embark on a two- or three-day trek through the rainforest, tackling a thrilling course of ziplines and canopy walks during the day and sleeping out at night in the world's highest treehouses.

The Warblog: We Were Winning When He Left

Capt. Dale A. Dye, USMC (Ret.) | Posted 03.31.2016 | Books
Capt. Dale A. Dye, USMC (Ret.)

I was emotionally shattered after multiple combat tours when the war that defined me as a person and as a Marine ended in such a humiliating and ignoble fashion. For nearly a decade I stumbled through my life in a sort of daze trying to justify the sacrifices I made and observed in Southeast Asia.

32 Everyday Things That Become Luxuries When Backpacking

Kimberly Conner | Posted 03.23.2016 | Travel
Kimberly Conner

We're backpackers. We're trying to see the world on a budget, and more often than not it means that we must sacrifice some things that were used to at...

What Made Dozens Of People Hide In The Laotian Forest For Years?

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.25.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Corinne Purtill on her new ...

These Refugees Spent Decades Hiding From A War That Was Already Over

Corinne Purtill | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.24.2015 | World

In 2004, 34 men, women and children stepped out of a forest in southern Laos. They had never seen cars, telephones or television, and believed that th...

Southeast Asian Film Festival: November 20-22

Khanh Ho | Posted 11.18.2016 | San Francisco
Khanh Ho

In the past decade, we have seen a renaissance of artistic production by Southeast Asians that addresses our condition outside of the confines of mass-market big-ticket rat-a-tat-tat film.

Finding the inner peace

Sabine Ludwig | Posted 10.27.2016 | Arts
Sabine Ludwig

The walls of Begramoff Gallery in Brussels are decorated with stunning pictures in light orange, red and mystical dark colors. And in between there is Thép Thavonsouk, the Laotian-Canadian artists, dressed in a light silk dress and glad to greet all the visitors.

In Laos, An Invisible Minority Is Finding Its Voice

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.19.2015 | World

This is the ninth part of a 10-part series on LGBT rights in Southeast Asia, which uncovers the challenges facing the LGBT community in the region and...

Does the World Bank's "Success Story" on Dams Still Hold Water?

Peter Bosshard | Posted 10.02.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

As the World Bank again invests in large dam schemes with the promise of "sustainable hydropower," it has unfortunately failed to learn from its past mistakes.

Asia's Most Amazing Buddhas

Trippy | Posted 09.10.2016 | Travel
Trippy

From the bespectacled to the bubbly, the daunting to the daring, Asia's Buddhas are among its most extraordinary cultural, artistic, and of course, spiritual attractions. With this in mind, the members of travel website Trippy.com offer their favorite places to pay homage.

10 Exotic Places You Can Visit on $10 a Day or Less

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.22.2016 | Travel
GOBankingRates

Off the beaten tourist path, visitors can immerse themselves in new destinations without spending a fortune. Before planning your next global trek, read on to find out how these travelers saved money while vacationing around the world.

The Best Way To Travel Through Asia? On A Scooter, Of Course

Clarissa Ferreira | Posted 05.22.2016 | Travel
Clarissa Ferreira

When in Asia, do what the locals do: get on a motorbike and hit the road. Here are some suggestions of destinations you can hit up on your next vacation!

Thép Thavonsouk: Between Serenity and Light

Sabine Ludwig | Posted 05.20.2016 | Arts
Sabine Ludwig

As a young boy of four Thép Thavonsouk began drawing and sketching. In the early 1950's his father travelled frequently to Paris. He would return to Laos with presents for his young son. One of the presents was a box of watercolour paints.

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.

Saola: Hunted, Trapped and Starved

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.03.2015 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The author of this dramatic report is William deBuys, a prolific and important American writer. His latest of eight books, The Last Unicorn is an epitaph to the dying natural world in Laos. He tells his story by throwing light on a rare mammal known as the saola.

Why You Need To Get To Know Laotian Food

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 02.06.2015 | Taste

That Thai food you're eating might not actually be Thai at all.