Welcome to the Club

A “resort within a resort” at InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort A small, tropical island getaway less than an hour from Ho Chi Minh City, Phu Quoc has for years been groomed as Vietnam’s next “It” destination. Shedding its reputation as a backwater hideaway, the emerald isle has emerged as a bona fide destination

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Footsteps in the Past

A self-guided walking tour of Prague’s turbulent past Modern Prague contains few obvious reminders of the 41 years Czechia spent as a communist state. Go on a walking tour of the city to discover what is left of this turbulent period: from brutalist architecture to haunting memorials to victims of the regime. In the fairytale

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Goa with the Kids

A visit to these beaches will get your children a step closer to the sun and the sand Rewind back even just to the beginning of the ‘90s and you didn’t see many children on the beach here in Goa—but now traveling has become so much easier and hotels and restaurants welcome families with open

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V for Valencia

Better beaches than Barcelona, more picturesque than Madrid, and less visited than both Valencia bakes in the sun by day, smells of oranges at night and burns entirely once a year, during the world-renowned Las Fallas Festival, the city’s most important holiday—when the noise of fireworks and the stink of gunpowder fill the air for several sleepless nights in March. Valencia, the third biggest

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A Peaceful Seaside Retreat Inspired by the Elegance of French Indochine

Just off the southern coast of Vietnam lies the paradise island of Phu Quoc. Blessed with a lush interior and some of Asia’s finest white-sand beaches, Phu Quoc is set to become Vietnam’s next luxury destination. Situated on this tropical gem just a 50-minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City is the luxe La Veranda

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Hang On

A relatively new sport, bouldering gathers momentum amongst the local community in Saigon On a Tuesday afternoon, I find myself clinging to a wall four meters off the ground, unsure how to get back down. “Push off the wall and fall on to your back!” the instructor yells at me. Four meters suddenly seems a lot higher than it did when I was on the

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Take a Bow

Make like Katniss and Robin Hood and learn how to hit the bullseye “People ask me these questions a lot: Why archery? Why not some other modern sport?” says Hoang Anh, founder and president of the Saigon Archery Club (SAC), the first and largest archery club in Ho Chi Minh City. “To a lot of people, archery is kinda boring. Watching an archery tournament is

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Life is a Sport

Why and how to raise “sporty” children “Kids today.” It’s such a timeless and all-encompassing phrase, used over the span of generations to denote the way that things and people change over time, and the ways in which those changes are reflected in our youngsters. One commonly held perception of children in the new millennium is that they’re too distracted by technology to bother to play

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Trail Blazer

If you’re looking for a more adventurous type of mountain bike riding, enduro is the way to go With a rush of adrenaline, a supportive community, and an escape from the hectic energy of the city, enduro mountain biking is gaining popularity and exposure in Vietnam and all throughout Asia thanks to the hard work of the folks behind the Asian Enduro Series and South Vietnam

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Echoes of Asia in L.A.

For unparalleled diversity in Asian culture and Hollywood movie magic, Los Angeles is the place to be Some years ago I traveled to Taiwan and to save costs I stayed in a super cheap, somewhat dilapidated and terribly grimy guesthouse called Amigo, located in Taipei New City. There I struck up a friendship with an American couple, Jerami Johnson (JJ) and Michelle, who had come to try

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