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Singapore's Marina Bay by erwinsoo via flickr Creative Commons

Singapore is actually made up of over 60 different islands, with the largest island being home to the capital city and many great attractions.  It is very easy to get around, with an excellent train system linking almost all areas.  Many tourist areas are also easy to explore by foot, and there are many taxis waiting in the city to take you wherever you wish to go.  A city bus tour is a great way for those short on time to easily get around many of the highlights of this city. When visiting Singapore, there is a wealth of attractions within…

Naphamethinidon, Naphaphonphumisiri near summit of Doi Inthanon by Lester Mathias Andersson (creative commons)

Northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai is a real darling of a city.  With some of Thailand’s most stunning mountain scenery there is something for everyone to do outside. Pay a visit to Doi Inthanon.  This is Thailand’s highest mountain and is part of a beautiful scenic national park area.  The views from the summit are breath-taking, there is a gorgeous inviting waterfall nearby, and some fascinating ruins and pagodas dot the top. On an adventurous jungle trek you can really be at one with nature, sleeping beneath the stars in the great outdoors, hearing all the sounds of nature and marvelling…

Mandalay Near Zegyo by Hybernator

Burma, although starting to open up more for tourism and becoming more accessible, remains a land of intrigue and mystery.  Take a wonderful journey across this fascinating country to see some amazing sights, meet friendly, curious people, and have an adventure that you will never forget. Whilst not being a road, one of the best ways to see different faces of this wonderful and evocative country is to take a trip between Bagan and Mandalay along the Ayeyarwady River. Bagan, the start of this journey, is home to over 3000 temples.  Individually, they range from the impressive to the piles…

Along the Indochinese peninsula is Laos, a landlocked nation surrounded by China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Burma. Laos, especially its capital city, Vientiane, is rapidly becoming one of the most popular traveler destinations the world over. Thanks to a boom in the construction industry, the country has seen a steady increase of visitors over the last several years. While Laos boasts many activities for the enthusiastic visitor, one in particular has become popular of late with both foreigners and locals alike – tubing. Recreational tubing – which can be done in Laos on water, over snow or in the air…

Are you a beach lover? Do you look forward to winter’s end so you can slather on the SPF and never look back? If so, then consider treating yourself to more than a trip to the local shoreline. Most people have fantasies of living on a tropical island forever. And while you might not be able to spend the rest of your life on one, you can still check out the following beaches and islands to relax, sit back, and enjoy the sun. 1. The Seychelles The Seychelles islands are absolute paradise and are situated off Africa’s east coast. The…