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Sala Ayutthaya: A Weekend Escape From Bangkok

Oct 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Zia Hansen

Ayutthaya is a stunning historical city with a spiritual richness that is now preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Just a 30-minute drive northwest of Bangkok, you can visit Ayutthaya for a quick afternoon excursion, but an overnight stay is recommended.

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From Singapore to Bangkok on Belmond's 3-Day Train Excursion

Sep 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Taking place over three days, Belmond’s Eastern and Oriental express train takes travelers from Singapore to Malaysia and ends in Bangkok. The train can accommodate up to 200 passengers, and based on the number of guests, will add or take away railway cars. Indoors the cars feature rich rosewood and elm paneling, brass fixtures and elegant lighting.

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Elephants, Glamping and Al Fresco Spa Treatments in Thailand

Sep 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Mena, a 35-year-old Indian elephant that was rescued from a Thai logging camp 10 years ago, was my ride for the afternoon. We waded into the Ruak River as my mahout (elephant trainer) barked his orders for her to turn, stop and sit down. The water was cold but we couldn’t care less, as we were having the most memorable experiences of our lives riding these amazing animals.This excursion is only part of what makes a stay at the Four Seasons Golden Triangle so great.

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The New MahaNakhon Becomes Bangkok's Tallest Skyscraper

Aug 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Architecture firm Büro Ole Scheeren was reaching for the stars when they designed the MahaNakhon tower, literally. The structure which was officially introduced to the world on Monday is now Bangkok's tallest skyscraper. At 1,029 feet, the building has 77 towers filled with a mix of retail, hotel and residential units.

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6 of Our Favorite Resorts in Thailand

Jul 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Elizabeth Rudd

Thailand is well known for its white sand beaches and beautiful crystal clear blue waters, all set amongst lush tropical jungles. When it comes to accommodations, the country’s high-end hotels are renowned for their service and plethora of amenities including poolside retreats and exciting water sports. If you’ve ever had a Thai massage, then you’ll understand why it’s also a haven for spa lovers. With so great many options for resorts to choose from, here’s a list of our favorite properties scattered across Thailand.

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Four Seasons Introduces 3 New Private Jet Journeys

Apr 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Yesterday, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced three new private jet journeys: Culinary Discoveries, Global Getaway and International Intrigue. The three-week itineraries will include stops in some of the world’s most sought-after destinations such as Seoul, Mumbai, Lisbon, Koh Samui, Beijing and Budapest.

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Vibrant Lunar New Year Celebrations Across Asia

Feb 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Most people are familiar with the traditions and festivities of Chinese New Year. But what some may not realize is that between Asian cultures, the Lunar New Year is celebrated on different days and in various ways. This year, Chinese New Year fell on Monday, February 8, but in India they party it up for five days in October. Tibet's celebrations, which begin on February 22, include dough balls that will tell your loved ones (or enemies) exactly how you feel about them. 

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These Treehouse Villas Have Pools that Overlook the Thai Jungle

Feb 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We’ve seen some pretty cool, well-designed villas in our time, but Keemala’s accommodations in Phuket might be some of our favorites. Opened in December 2015, the wellness-focused resort was designed by Architect Space and interior designer Pisit Aongskultong. The pair envisioned a property that would blend in with the surrounding Thai jungle and be created as structures that the island’s indigenous clans might have once lived in.

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Secluded, Romantic & Lavish: Conrad Koh Samui is What Traveling Well is All About

Nov 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sometimes I wonder if I chose a life of traveling or if it chose me; the age-old “What came first?” question. At five it was El Salvador, at 16 it was all about Costa Rica, and later Spain sealed my love for the world. A plethora of destinations followed over the years. Twenty five years after that first overseas trip, Thailand brought me right back to that same place of awe and discovery.  

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Bored by the Luxury Hotel Experience? Ritz-Carlton Might Have a Remedy for That

Feb 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Around the world, Ritz-Carlton resorts and hotels are known for the elegance, grandeur and exemplary service. But what may be lesser known is that their portfolio also includes a collection of prestigious villas and cottages in spectacular destinations. The brand has placed some of their most unique accommodations in Thailand, China, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Georgia and Puerto Rico. 

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Find Some Serious Zen at Thailand's Villa Mayavee

Dec 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

I've never met anyone who visited Thailand and didn't immediately fall in love with it. Whether you are the type to spend hours sunbathing on the beach or exploring tropical jungles, Thailand is where you should be doing it. Don't know where to go? Try Villa Mayavee on the island of Phuket, because…just look at it!

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6 Cruise Itineraries Across Asia That You Should Embark On in 2015

Nov 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With the year coming to an end in just seven short weeks, we thought we’d get plans for 2015 started with a look at next year’s cruises through Asia. Pairing together places such as Singapore with Bali and Mynamar with Tokyo, we couldn’t get enough of all the offerings available next year. We handpicked six of our favorites to share to give you a little bit of wanderlust for the continent filled with ancient wonders, mouth-watering cuisine and a deeply spiritual heritage.

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10 Global Designers & One Beach House: A Mastery of Contemporary Design in Thailand

Sep 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Boasting an impressive resume of 10 esteemed designers including Chris Jones, Joseph Walsh, A-Cero, Graham Lamb and the Campana Brothers, the all-inclusive Iniala Beach House located on Natai beach in Thailand will probably make you cry tears of joy upon arrival. Seriously, we wouldn’t lie to you. As the brain child of philanthropist Mark Weingard, the property is made up of three villas and a penthouse suite with a combined total of 10 bedrooms.

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Luang Prabang's Amantaka Resort & Spa is Filled With Luxury, A Sense of Place & History

Jul 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

It is rare to find a hotel that blends luxury, history and a unique sense of place under one roof, but travelers who venture to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Luang Prabang, nestled at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, can find all three at Amantaka.

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Is This What You Had in Mind When You Requested 'Al Fresco' Dining?

Jun 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

When Soneva Kiri resort says “al fresco dining,” they really mean it; no seriously, like in a Swiss-Family-Robinson kind of way. Seated in a private bamboo pod, guests are invited to dine among Thailand’s rainforest while strung high above the ground with 360-degree views. In case that wasn’t enough, just wait until you watch your personal server deliver your meal via zip-line acrobatics.

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