Asia

5 Reasons Why India Should Be on Your Bucket List

by Guest Contributor on February 16, 2015

TTW suitcase

Situated in the Asian subcontinent, India is an amalgamation of diverse cultures, ethnic beauty and spiritualism. This land, once known as “the golden bird” can take you on a journey from the golden period to the modern evolving times. Here are five reasons why you absolutely need to add India to your bucket list: 1. […]

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Photo Friday: The Blue Mansion, Penang, Malaysia

by Mary Jo Manzanares on March 14, 2014

Blue Mansion, Penang

Always on the list of must-visit spots in Penang, Malaysia, the Blue Mansion is officially known as Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, named after a 19th century merchant. Built at the end of the century, the mansion is a vivid indigo blue, making it hard to miss, and boasts 38 rooms, 7 staircases, and 220 leaded […]

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Beijing Exposed: A Brief Guide to the Sights of China

by Guest Contributor on March 10, 2014

china wish blocks

Brimming with cultural attractions and historical significance, China has quickly become one of the world’s most enticing getaways. Few cities offer both ancient Wonders of the World and luxury spas, within walking distance and accessible in the same day. With a unusual blend of past and present, Beijing is the gateway to uncovering the many […]

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Photo Friday: Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo, Japan

by Mary Jo Manzanares on February 28, 2014

Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo, Japan

The Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo, Japan, crosses Tokyo Bay and connects the city to Odaiba, a waterfront development and entertainment area. The bridge is officially names the Shuto Expressway No. 11 Daiba Route – Port of Tokyo Connector Bridge, it was given the name Rainbow Bridge by the public as a result of the colored lights […]

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Food in Japan: An Instagram Tour

by Mary Jo Manzanares on February 17, 2014

Yoshida Udon

From Michelin stars to hearty country, my visit to the Kanagawa, Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures of Japan was a whirlwind of culinary experiences. From unusual dishes to peaches from a local farmer’s stand, come along on this foray into the art and flavors of food in Japan, Instagram style. Breakfast If you believe that breakfast […]

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Spa Indulgence for Men at Breeze Spa

by Mary Jo Manzanares on December 18, 2013

Breeze Spa for Men, Asia

Step aside ladies, the best kept secret to looking and feeling ten years younger is about to be leaked to the other side. Gone are the days where a spa is just a place for men to collect their girlfriends or read a newspaper. Today, men want to look good and feel great just as […]

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Experience Rajasthan Like a Maharajah

by Mary Jo Manzanares on December 11, 2013

Rajasthan India

In the spirit of the Maharajas, Geringer Global Travel is introducing an exclusive 15-day tour of Rajasthan, guided by Durga Singh Ji, a Rajasthani native and hotel proprietor who is from India’s royal Mandawa family. This once-in-a-lifetime trip offers a small party of travelers (maximum group of twelve) an intimate look into India’s complex dynastic […]

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Photo Friday: Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

by Mary Jo Manzanares on December 6, 2013

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are the tallest twin buildings in the world. The towers were officially opened in August 1999, and their 88 floors dominate the city’s skyline. Tower One is occupied by Petronas, a gas and oil company, and its subsidiaries, and Tower Two houses a variety of companies, including Seattle […]

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Chocolate Dinner Menu at Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

by Mary Jo Manzanares on November 20, 2013

Chocolate has lots of variations and room for exploration. Just look at this collaboration between the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong and master Swiss chocolatier LINDT. They’ve created – again – a new six-course interactive chocolate dining experience at the world’s highest Chef’s Table. This perfect meal for chocolate lovers is offered from November 18th, 2013 through […]

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Yaeyama Islands: Japan’s Best Kept Secret

by Guest Contributor on July 30, 2013

Ishigaki Japan

Smattered like droplets on Japan’s southernmost point are the Yaeyama Islands. Circling the central most island of Ishigaki, several of these tropical islands offer some of the best diving in the world, not to mention a splendid array of flora and fauna to rival anywhere else in southeast Asia. The Iriomote Yamaneko (translation:  Iriomote Mountain […]

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