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The Deep North

In an ever-shrinking world, Ha Giang, with its uniquely preserved tribal culture, is one of those rare places that hasn’t been corralled by modernity or prepackaged for visitors

The sound of crunching stones underfoot was almost deafening as we hiked up the steep gravel […]

By |June 15th, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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In Transit

In Hong Kong, that most cosmopolitan of cities, contrasts and energy abound

HONG KONG.

It’s neither here nor there. Sure, you can find it on the map, tucked under the chin of China, islands dangling like so many stray hairs or crumbs. […]

By |May 18th, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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The Pacific Neverland

Oregon’s thousands of acres of vast evergreen forest remain refreshingly untamed

Oregon  is on fire. When we cross into the state from the southwest border beneath Steens Mountain, technically, we are the first vehicle to respond. We pass by the […]

By |May 11th, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Hue Away

The Glory of the Former Imperial Capital Still Resonates Long After You’ve Left the City

I remember everything

I remember it took six steps to cross the balcony to lean on the white ledge to look across the river and through […]

By |April 5th, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Ho Tram Kite Festival

The First-Ever Ho Tram Kite Festival

To celebrate the New Year, The Grand Ho Tram Strip will host the Ho Tram Kite Festival on  January 1 & 2, 2016. The skies will be full of vibrant colors and unique designs crafted by talented […]

By |December 17th, 2015|Destination, News, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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La Isla Bonita

Welcome to the beach capital of the Philippines

There’s oohing and ahhing as the island comes into view from the windows of our twin-prop plane swooping in to land. We pass wind turbines and postcard- perfect waters. “Mate, that’s beautiful, that’s […]

By |December 14th, 2015|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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The Island of Heroes

From Hell to Heaven on Con Dao

“Con Dao is an island of heroes, a great historical monument… It will be the property of the people and an invaluable asset for many generations,” declared General Secretary Le Duan on visiting the […]

By |November 22nd, 2015|Destination, Travel & Leisure, Travel Features|0 Comments
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Savage Island

Discover the Remotest Polynesian Island

There are destinations in this world where everyone wants to go (Paris, Tahiti, hopefully Saigon) and those only good for the bragging value of having been somewhere hard to find but worth the effort. Niue falls […]

By |November 8th, 2015|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Laidback Lombok

Long overshadowed by Bali, the equally idyllic island of Lombok is quickly becoming the preferred destination for discerning travelers

Wanting to escape the polluted and congested streets of Kuta – Bali’s main tourist hub – our taxi driver takes us to […]

By |November 2nd, 2015|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Colorful Colorado

There was a time when Colorado was the Wild West and that spirit stays alive today

Colorado is for the hale and hearty. A place where the elderly boisterously mock passing 4×4s and reminisce about their skills on VW Bugs; where […]

By |October 11th, 2015|Destination, Travel & Leisure, Travel Features|0 Comments