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10 Places You Wouldn't Have Gone 10 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 05.08.2015 | Travel

Of all the exciting developments that have occurred in the last decade, the new travel landscape is definitely high on the list. Certain countries hav...

PHOTOS: Is This Myanmar's Next Great Hotel?

Posted 03.11.2013 | Travel

Since Myanmar threw open its doors to international tourists several years ago, the Southeast Asian dictatorship has been a huge draw for travelers lo...

Among Myanmar's Forgotten People

Jessica Beaton | Posted 03.04.2013 | Travel
Jessica Beaton

The ethnic Chin people -- the tribe whose older women still wear the traditional facial tattoos -- number approximately 1.5 million and are spread between Myanmar and neighbouring India.

PHOTOS: Getting Personal In Myanmar

Judith Fein | Posted 04.30.2013 | Travel
Judith Fein

It has always been my belief that if you can communicate with locals in another country, you can have an authentic, personal experience no matter where you are. But Myanmar (Burma) was daunting. I couldn't read the script, couldn't comprehend one word of what people were saying and, when I opened my mouth, no one could understand me either. Then I made a connection.

A Visa Scavenger Hunt To Visit Myanmar

Lisa Ellen Niver | Posted 02.24.2013 | Travel
Lisa Ellen Niver

From September 23 to 28, 2012, we focused in Bangkok, Thailand on figuring out how to get a visa to Myanmar. We traveled by local boat (15B about 50 cents) and sky-train (15B one stop) from Koh San Road to the Silom area where the Myanmar embassy is located.

Myanmar's Wild, Violent West

AP | By TODD PITMAN | Posted 01.27.2013 | Travel

MRAUK-U, Myanmar -- It was dusk in a corner of Myanmar recently shaken by some of the bloodiest sectarian violence in a generation, and a dozen Canadi...

Why You Should Still Skip Myanmar

Kip Patrick | Posted 04.12.2013 | Travel
Kip Patrick

The recent influx of visitors has allowed hotel and tour operators to charge a premium for mediocre products and services, meaning travelers won't get much for all the crisp, unfolded U.S. dollars they're required to spend.

PHOTOS: Myanmar's Charms And What Lies Beneath

Eline Gordts | Posted 01.05.2013 | Travel
Eline Gordts

Myanmar is beyond beautiful and its people are wonderfully welcoming. Their absurd fairness and unique warmth makes it hard to constantly remind yourself of the misery and sorrow often hidden from tourists.

WATCH: Burma In 1957

Posted 08.10.2012 | Travel

A vintage educational film just uploaded to YouTube shows what life in Burma was like five years before the military coup that would result in the nat...

Myanmar Plans Second Airport To Facilitate Tourism Boom

AP | Posted 09.01.2012 | Travel

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar called upon local and foreign investors Monday to fund construction of a second airport to serve the country's largest...

'A City That Captured Time'

AP | DENIS D. GRAY | Posted 06.26.2012 | Travel

YANGON, Myanmar -- There's nowhere in Asia like it any more: a cityscape studded with hundreds of grand and humble buildings from the colonial era ami...

PHOTOS: 8 Reasons To Go To Myanmar Now

BootsnAll | Posted 06.05.2012 | Travel

The reclusive country is ready for the spotlight.

PHOTOS: Tips For Visiting Myanmar Now

Simone Girner | Posted 06.01.2012 | Travel
Simone Girner

If things continue to change as fast as they have been, it will be different to visit even six months from now, let alone years when -- predictably, hopefully -- the sanctions will have been lifted and U.S. and European investors will have discovered this culturally rich place.

Myanmar Struggling To Handle New Surge In Visitors

AP | By JOCELYN GECKER | Posted 03.22.2012 | Travel

YANGON, Myanmar -- Now that Myanmar is opening to the outside world, good luck getting a hotel room. Travelers and eager investors are pouring in to ...