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Protecting Asia's Green Sanctuaries

A handful of sites around Asia-Pacific are in danger of losing their elevated environmental status, though tourists can help offset the modern-day stresses by simply following the rules. By CHRISTOPHER KUCWAY. more...

How Eco-tourism Is Saving Northern Cambodia's Countryside

New tours of northern Cambodia are working to save the forest, and the culture and creatures who call it home. By CLAIRE KNOX. Photographed by CHARLOTTE PERT. more...

Why Travelers Should Give Shenzhen Another Look

The overnight metropolis and newly minted economic powerhouse of Shenzhen is now emerging as a hub for innovative design and increasingly cosmopolitan culture. By SAMANTHA CULP. more...

Why You Should Go to Tangalle Now

Sleepy Tangalle, on the south coast of Sri Lanka, is getting new investments on its perfect sands. Head there soon, before you have to share the waves. By JENINNE LEE-ST. JOHN. more...

Adrian Zecha Opens Up about His Project in Laos

Hotel legend Adrian Zecha talks about his bold property in Luang Prabang. By RACHNA SACHASINH. more...

Escape to a Private Island Resort

An Indonesian private island near Singapore shines a light on the many tropical pur suits just a hop, skip and a jump from the city. By MERRITT GURLEY. Photographed by LAURYN ISHAK. more...

Stunning Sri Lankan Stays

Southern Sri Lanka's wave of hotels carries on the simple, sustainable and hybrid spirit of Ceylon's most famous native son, architect Geoffrey Bawa. By JENINNE LEE-ST.JOHN. Photographed by LEO MCHUGH. more...

Our Ultimate Guide to Global Shopping

What you bring back from a trip is often just as important as the trip itself. In this international guide to retail nirvana, you'll find curated, expert-led shopping tours of cities from Tokyo and Florence to Marrakesh and Singapore, along with the best specialty shops for jewelry, records and other obsession-worthy finds. more...

Walking Japan's Sacred Kumano Kodo Trail

Influenced by religion, history and nature, Japan's Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage is more than a trek through sacred mountains. It's a puzzle that leads you back to yourself with every carefully chosen step. By CHRISTOPHER KUCWAY. Photographed by SCOTT A. WOODWARD. more...

Explore the Mekong on a Four-Country River Cruise

A four-country Mekong cruise aims to reopen the river way to China. For JOE CUMMINGS, raging rapids and fiery chilies spice up a serene upstream sailing. more...

How to Meet New People While Traveling

A savvy traveler's guide to meeting new people. By VERONICA INVEEN. Illustrated by AUTCHARA PANPHAI. more...

Vientiane's Artists Are Making Waves

Counter-culture urban artists are bringing the Laos capital the hottest in-thing: freedom of expression. HOLLY ROBERTSON talks to the cool kids in Vientiane to find out how they are flipping the script. Photographed by MICK SHIPPEN. more...

How to Build a Phinisi

The graceful Indonesian sailing vessels known as phinisis are not defined solely by their twin masts and many sails. They're hand-hewn labors of love infused with 500 years of romance, tradition and trickery. Story and Photos By IAN LLOYD NEUBAUER. more...

Meet the Mermaid Women of South Korea

On verdant, volcanic Cheju, farmers raise tasty black pigs, grandpa statues boost fertility, and lady divers pry abalone from the icy depths of the sea. DUNCAN FORGAN reports from this legendary treasure chest in the Korean Strait. Photographed by YOUSUN MOON. more...

How to Stay in Shape on the Road

No need to check out of healthy habits when you hit the road. Here, our wellness experts share their tips on how to keep a balance between healthful living and having fun. Plus, what hotels, airlines and cruises are doing to help you maintain optimum fitness throughout your journeys. By MONSICHA HOONSUWAN. Illustrated by AUTCHARA PANPHAI. more...

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