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19 Places In Southeast Asia That Will Actually Change Your Life

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.22.2014 | 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." It...

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 ...

Burger King Ads Underscore Imperialism of the Fast Food Nation

Cathy Erway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cathy Erway

It's hard to tell who's more clueless -- the peasants, who pick up parts of the burger in disconcerted quandary, or the producers, who ham themselves up as rugged pioneers.

The Public Health Consequences Of Thailand's War on Drugs

Jennifer Winstanley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Winstanley

In 1997, the Thai government criminalized yaabaa in the same way as heroine. As a result, the prison population doubled within four years. There are a number of public health consequences of a policy that encourages and overuses incarceration.