“Be” and “Sea”

Perfection at InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort  It’s a month into the school year when suddenly a new kid shows up in class, a pretty boy with effortlessly cool hair and stylish but not too flashy digs. Pretty soon, he’s everyone’s best friend, including yours, equally loved by the preps, the jocks, and the nerds. With a soft opening in

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A Weekend In Boston

48 hours in Beantown is ample time to fall in love with Massachusetts’ capital city It’s rare that Seth and I get to go somewhere when it’s just the two of us and we have no agenda. Our Boston weekend was a treat for that reason alone, in addition to the fact that we made our base right in the heart of the

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A Better Way to see Halong Bay

There’s something undeniably magical about Halong Bay. Despite the sometimes off-putting news of trash in the water, long lines of boats doing exactly the same itinerary, and new rules seemingly enacted at whim suddenly closing off the top decks of boats and governing where you can and cannot swim (currently there’s just one approved swimming spot in all of Halong Bay, on Titov Island), many

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Starstruck on Phu Quoc

The perfect summer getaway at La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc Phu Quoc has recently popped up on the travel world’s radar as Vietnam’s next up-and-coming beach destination, with a handful of international chains making their belated appearance. But as the Grand Dame of Phu Quoc, the first 5-star international hotel to open on the island, La Veranda Resort MGallery by Sofitel has a thing

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Nature’s Wonderland

In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos archipelago When I first arrived in the Galápagos Islands, my initial thought was, “Have I landed on Mars…?” This reaction may have owed to a very early morning flight and a slow awakening; nonetheless, as I stepped out onto the hot tarmac at Seymour Airport on Baltra Island I

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A Distinctive Experience

…on the SASCO “Amazing Rail Tour” Travelling on a train always gives visitors a distinctive and unique experience. With Amazing Rail Tour, travelers will have a fascinating journey exploring Central Vietnam, where Vietnam’s cultural traditions still endures. Hop-on/hop-off is a flexible way to travel without a fixed schedule, allowing tourists to visit many sites within a day. In Vietnam, this concept is

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Berlin Bound

36 intellectual and culturally focused hours in Germany’s largest city If you know anything about Berlin, it’s that it’s hip. A culture capital. There’s a mess of reasons why this is the case, but ultimately, we think it boils down to its distinct place through history (including being left untouched by Romans due to fear of Germanic “barbarians,” its baroque facelift courtesy of Prussian

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Won n’ Roses

From flowery spring landscapes to spicy food and quietly stunning historic sites, time to put South Korea on your new travel bucket list After finishing my exchange semester in Hong Kong I spent many weeks that summer traveling by train through China. Ascending the hewn granite stairs of Tai Shan Mountain in the pre-dawn morning light, a local bedraggled man approached me with a wad of bills he

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After the Quake

In search of Kathmandu’s beauty two years after the earthquake We arrived late to Kathmandu. We left the airport and negotiated with several cabbies before finding a price we were happy with—it’s actually best to find a cab outside the airport because those waiting inside need to pay a fee to enter, making the fare higher. After several unsuccessful attempts at finding our hotel,

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Home Away From Home

“Home sweet home” – a sentiment that touches the heart   For the elders, “home” is a sense of nostalgia, precious memories that they can’t be forgotten. For the young, “home” is shelter to from the tiredness of the crowded city and leaving the tiredness behind. The “Coming Home” theme this summer at Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh is an ideal getaway for the whole family. The

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