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

BY : Glenn Harris | 2016

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...

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Every Maldives Visitor Should Experience These 4 Things

BY : Milaidhoo Maldives | 2016

Sun, sand, and surf—what more could a vacation need? If an island getaway is what you crave, look no further than the island nation of the Maldives. Milaidhoo Island Maldives showcases the best of what the Maldives has to offer, enticing visitors...

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Elephants, Glamping and Al Fresco Spa Treatments in Thailand

BY : Glenn Harris | 2016

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...

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Dying Here Will Grant You Eternal Life

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2016

It’s been said that if you die in Varanasi you will attain salvation, no matter how you lived your earthly life. This holy land is considered one of the most sacred in the world and is regarded as one of Hinduism’s seven holy cities....

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The New MahaNakhon Becomes Bangkok's Tallest Skyscraper

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2016

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...

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The Most Exclusive Shopping Experiences Available in Singapore

BY : The St. Regis Singapore | 2016

The malls, storefronts, designer labels and more in Singapore are enough to give any fashionista a rush. Located one block from Orchard Road, The St. Regis Singapore is a prime location for those that want to stay close to the retail action,...

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An Inside Look at One of World's Oldest, Family-Run Inns

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2014

While hotels nowadays are constantly evolving by getting bigger, grander and more technologically advanced, it’s rare to see a property do the opposite and remain true to its original form and traditions. Having been run by the same family...

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Singapore Luxury Real Estate: Back to a Buyer's Market

BY : Luxify Asia | 2016

Singapore’s luxury real estate market has been experiencing some serious highs and lows over the past few years. In March of 2015 Japanese property developer Katsumi Tada suffered a record-setting loss of over US $11 million...

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Part 2: Coasting Along the Mekong on Viking River Cruise's 15-Day Trip

BY : Janice Nieder | 2016

In Part One of our Mekong Viking river cruise series, we discussed the ship itself, what to expect in Cambodia, and some of our favorite aspects of the trip. This article meets back up in Vietnam, the second portion of the trip, which highlights the...

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Peninsula Beijing Offers the City's Largest Guestrooms Following $123M Remodel

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2016

To celebrate The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels’ 150th anniversary, the Peninsula Beijing is undergoing a $123 million transformation. Set for completion in February 2017, all guestrooms and public spaces have been redesigned, offering a...

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Part 1: Coasting Along the Mekong on Viking River Cruise's 15-Day Trip

BY : Janice Nieder | 2016

This is Part One of a two-part series focusing on Viking River Cruises Mekong itinerary through Cambodia and Vietnam. In this section we'll discuss the ship itself, what to expect in Cambodia and some of our favorite aspects of the trip. Part...

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Montigo Resort Nongsa Showcases Stellar Service in the South China Sea

BY : Glenn Harris | 2016

The Montigo Resort Nongsa is an impressive resort for the well-heeled traveler, offering breathtaking villas with panoramic views of the South China Sea and stellar service. Batam Island, Indonesia, where the hotel is located, is a 45-minute...

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