Golden Temples and Floating Markets in BANGKOK

From majestic palaces, to open-air markets and elephant rides, Bangkok offers a myriad of ways for visitors to experience Thailand’s unique culture. As the capital of Thailand, Bangkok serves as the country’s cultural, spiritual and culinary center. With more than 10 million inhabitants, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the city has to offer. Our suggestion is to sample the best of … [Read more...]

Full Moon Adventures Around the Globe

The following properties celebrate the lunar cycle with unique Full Moon adventures. From moonlit dinners in Thailand, moon bathing in Turks and Caicos or moon light swimming in Dubai, the celestial glowing orb is a wonder to behold in any destination. Paresa Resort- Phuket, Thailand A hideaway-style luxury pool villa and suite resort perched on the cliffs of Kamala, amongst a lush … [Read more...]

HOTEL BUZZ: The Siam Bangkok

Situated beside the Chao Praya River and ideally located near the city’s most historic palaces, temples and museums, the Siam stands surrounded by all the beauty and intrigue of must-see Bangkok. Crafted by renowned architect Bill Bensley, the hotel combines the ambient architecture of colonial Thailand with flourishes of Art Deco splendor. All of the Siam’s rooms are individually styled with … [Read more...]

Life-Changing Journeys: Asia’s Top Ten Sacred Sites

Experience gilded temples, devotees and sacred rituals in these mystical locations that make up Asia's sacred geography. All indications are that American travelers are increasingly visiting Asia, but also looking for deeper, experiential journeys that take them into the heart of the region. One of the best ways to do this is to join the millions of devotees that flock to the … [Read more...]

Happier Holidays: Celebrate the Season with Travel

It's like the film Groundhog Day -- you've been here before: the weather chills (in the Northern Hemisphere at least), the sales start, and the frenzy of the holidays begin.  If you’re planning on escaping to enjoy the season in new environs far from stress (and maybe some relatives too?), we’ve got you covered with a world’s worth of last-minute holiday inspiration in the form of trips and … [Read more...]

Bangkok by Boat and Bicycle

Taking the slow road in Thailand’s bustling capital reveals a hidden side of the city. One of the most unique things about Bangkok is the myriad ways of getting around. If you’re not viewing the city from your taxi window or breathing in the heat and smoke from your tuk-tuk – or moto-rickshaw -- then you may be on the sky train or the metro, beating the traffic while riding with the stylish … [Read more...]

Thailand’s Eco-Resort Gem: Soneva Kiri

Thailand’s recent troubles have now begun to subside, and the country is once again welcoming guests to exceptional experiences like the latest innovation from the award-winning Six Senses hotel group. Thailand's Prime Minister recently proclaimed things are "stable and secure," the protesters are gone from central Bangkok, and things appear to be returning to normal in one of Southeast … [Read more...]

Responsible Tourism at Anantara’s Elephant Camp

For the ultimate feel-good retreat that will revive not only your body but your spirit, head to northern Thailand's Anantara resort. Tucked between 160 acres of native bamboo forest along the Mekong River, this luxurious mountain hideaway created an entire elephant sanctuary that is home to 16 adult and 13 baby elephants and their mahouts (elephant caretakers). The camp provides the ideal … [Read more...]

Thailand Back in Business

After a week of protests shut down Bangkok's two airports, incoming and outgoing commercial flights have resumed after the peaceful resolution of protests there last week. The main airport, which has been closed along with Bangkok's secondary Don Muang Airport since November 26, resumed normal operations on Friday, December 5, when the first flight arrived from Phuket, in Southern … [Read more...]

Bangkok Getaway

In Thailand, most exchanges begin and end with a wai, a small bow of the head with the palms together. This simple gesture reflects the people’s gracious charm and courteous nature. The Thais’ relaxed, calm temperament is a testament to their adherence to the Buddhist faith and it carries over to all aspects of their life—no rushing to pass someone on the streets, no sighing in lines at the … [Read more...]