Thailand's capital has lost none of its frenetic motion or relaxed informality. But it is a bit quieter of late, with last year's demonstrators dispersed by the military. However, the junta, which took power in May, is not leaving.
Unfortunately, a mid-winter or spring break getaway can get quite pricey, especially because so many travelers have just the same idea, thereby creating a price spike among hotels and flights. But, fortunately yet again, there are some beach locales that aren't inordinately expensive.
Global issues like terrorism, the economy, climate change and Middle East turmoil will sadly burden us this quarter and all year. These are factors that may hinder stability in the international system - that's global political risk in a nutshell.
At these luxury wellness retreats striving for your best in fitness and health feels like an indulgence.
Recent events and lingering ambiguities surrounding the extent of China's military power, intentions and preparedness for conflict should implore the United States to devise a long-term strategy in the Pacific that synthesizes arms buildups with expanded economic investment and alliance consolidation.
China has now stepped in and finalized a new gargantuan effort to modernize the transportation system of Thailand. One line will stretch from the border of the Nong Khai province to the Rayong province, and the other will connect the center of Thailand with Bangkok.
We cannot ignore the realities of habitat loss for wildlife, the extinction crisis, and the impact climate change has on nature; but equally as important, we should not forget the good news and the victories through conservation action.
Every New Year's resolution involves three key ingredients -- the commitment to better one's self, the passion to try something new, and the inevitable promise to venture beyond one's comfort zone -- and no one act accomplishes those goals more than international travel.
Last week marked the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake or Asian Tsunami Disaster, which killed an estimated 230,000 people in 14 countries. It elicited one of the greatest outpourings of humanitarian response ever from the global community.
Bangkok is a favorite with travelers looking to get the most bang for their buck, but I took my experience to Thailand up a notch this past December. Enjoy the street food and Khao San Road $12 hostels the first time around; it's okay to "treat yo'self" on your next trip to the Land of Smiles with these luxe suggestions.
During my sexual post-divorce journey, for the first time in my life, I discovered my own boundaries. I claimed what I wanted and disregarded what I didn't. I gave myself permission to make choices and not be attached to the outcome.
From the design of the facilities and choices for in-house props to the all-important standards for teachers, Manila is presenting a more grown-up version of the yoga scene than I've seen anywhere else.
Someone needs to inform General Prayuth that if your system of government is threatened by young people emulating a Hollywood movie, it is pretty sure sign that things needs to change.
Tourists come to Thailand for many reasons: genuine Thai cuisine, which uses authentic ingredients that never make it to U.S. shores; the friendly p...
While some nations have imposed voting as mandatory for all citizens, the process of disenfranchisement in the US appears to be tolerated and/or encouraged at least by some political elites who claim to represent us as a whole.
Southeast Asia is home to a great many national parks covering a diverse range of landscape and wildlife, but we've chosen ten that stand out for their unique and incredible environment.