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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...

An Epic Motorcycle Road Trip in Australia

On an eight-day, two-wheeled odyssey from Cairns to the northernmost point in Australia, IAN LLOYD NEUBAUER battles bull dust, plays chicken with cassowaries, jumps Gunshot Pass and duels the Old Telegraph Road, pushing his limits, and his motorcycle, into overdrive. more...

A Pastry Chef's Guide to Colombo

Czar of sweets Rukshi Nethicumara gives us the scoop on her hometown in Sri Lanka. By RACHNA SACHASINH. more...

Rangoon's Beautiful Boutique Craft Shop

Traditional Burmese craftsmanship and contemporary design are on display at this stylish spot in the country's most cosmopolitan city. more...

Penang's Retro Barbershop

A son-and-pop barbershop is bringing classic 1950s styles back to Penang. By MARCO FERRARESE. Photographed by KIT YENG CHAN. more...

Edge of America

Underrated outpost Guam, with diving as fantastical as its local lore, is brimming with surprises. DUNCAN FORGAN braves the vengeful ancestors, and explains why you should crave coconut-milk cheeseburgers. Photographed by AARON JOEL SANTOS. more...

A Culinary Journey to Cambodia

On a spontaneous trip to Cambodia last summer, fashion designer PHILLIP LIM developed a passion for cooking and a new outlook on life and work. By LILA BATTIS. All photos courtesy of PHILLIP LIM. more...

Into the Jungle in Sabah

In the wilds of Sabah, a village is opening an untamed forest to help preserve the rainforest and their own culture. By MARCO FERRARESE. Photographed by KIT YENG CHAN. more...

Asia's New Generation of Design Hotels

We talked to designers behind some of the most distinctive properties in the region—including an Indonesian oasis that blends into the beach, an urban hotel in Australia that isn't afraid to get flirty, and a zero-carbon eco-pod in Malaysia—to find out how they are shaping the future of hotels. more...

Taking Ecotourism to the Next Level

It's a jungle out there—and the community-based conservation initiatives aim to keep it that way. RACHNA SACHASINH heads into the wilds of Southeast Asia for a few lessons on the "look but don't touch" ethos of eco-tourism. more...

Thailand's Top Spas

Beyond its traditional yogic massage, Thailand is awash in innovative well ness ideas. JENINNE LEE-ST. JOHN works out her kinks at some of the country’s top spas. more...

Magic and Mystery on Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan, with a reputation for the dark arts, still conjures some sorcery by keeping its sleepy pace of development in contrast with neighboring Bali. Story and Photographs by IAN LLOYD NEUBAUER. more...

Truly Eco-Friendly Travel

Waging the green revolution one community, hotel or jetsetter at a time. By CAIN NUNNS, With reporting by VERONICA INVEEN and RACHNA SACHASINH. Illustrated by AUTCHARA PANPHAI. more...

China's Tropical Getaway

The arrival of a stylish seaside resort heralds the beginning of a new era for Sanya, China's favorite island getaway. Story and photos by DIANA HUBBELL. more...

Why Designer Filipino Bags Are the Next Big Thing

Don't be fooled by their size, these handcrafted, Philippine-made minaudières pack a powerful sartorial punch. By STEPHANIE ZUBIRI. more...

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