Wat Arun/flickr/Thangaraj Kumaravel
Wat Arun/flickr/Thangaraj Kumaravel

Bringing you the world’s best travel destinations — and when you should visit them for the best value. Just 200 years ago, Bangkok was a small trading village on the banks of the Chao Phraya River; in the next 15 years, it will be one of the largest cities in... Read More

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Asia has long been a budget traveler’s paradise. In 2017, it remains one of the most affordable regions in the world to visit. But Asia, of course, is not just for backpackers. One of the beauties of traveling the continent is there’s an option for every budget. And for travelers... Read More

Wat Pho/Flickr/Justin C
Wat Pho/Flickr/Justin C

No one’s judging if you want to spend your entire Thailand vacation sunbathing, shopping, and drinking Singha. But if you’re the type of traveler who likes to return from a trip with a deeper understanding of the places you’ve been, Thailand offers that in the form of (affordable) classes in various Thai disciplines.... Read More

The shopping plaza on Ekkamai Soi 10 in Bangkok

By Jenny Adams for Yahoo! Travel The shopping plaza on Ekkamai Soi 10 in Bangkok. (Photo: Jenny Adams)  Tucked down shadowy, orchid-strewn alleys or confronting you in glittery glory, Bangkok’s shopping opportunities come in every size, shape, budget, and locale imaginable. The best part is, the prices here are half those... Read More


In these days of AirBnB and Couchsurfing, travel that highlights the local experience is becoming more attractive. Traditional travel companies need to compete; this is how some hotels are doing just that. ... Read More

Central World, Bangkok

Bangkok is a renowned shopping destination, and for good reason. With everything from rambling night bazaars to high-rise shopping centers, nearly any kind of shopper can find a good way to unload their baht. But travelers who go outside their home country in search of a true bargain on... Read More

Bangkok Temples

UPDATE: January 20, 2014: If your travel plans have you passing through Bangkok this month, it would be wise to use caution, consult your tour operator, or check the State Department for further updates. At demonstration sites around the city, things took a turn for the worse this weekend, when... Read More

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Ready to spend some of your holiday money? If you’re looking to get some overseas R&R, two airlines just announced sales, right in time for the New Year. ... Read More


As reports come in that the political situation in Bangkok is steadily relaxing after days of major anti-government protests, thee are still questions about the safety of tourists who find themselves in the Thai capital. On Tuesday, the BBC reported that concrete barriers and razor wire placed outside police headquarters had... Read More

Most Unusual Markets in Thailand

Whether it’s a smelly durian fruit, a sacred amulet, or even fresh livestock you’re seeking, there is a good chance you’ll find it in Thailand’s street markets. If you’re planning a trip, pay a visit to any of these for a unique shopping experience. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Damnoen... Read More

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Hawaiian Airlines Stopover

Like anyone else, we love the idea of a free trip. And that’s just what major airlines are offering when they advertise a “free” stopover in one of their home cities — essentially a bonus side trip to another city while en route to your final destination. Not to be... Read More

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Serene Parks in Chaotic Cities

Big cities make for great vacations. The culture and palpable energy is a large part of why so many people gravitate toward the world’s great cities and put up with, even embrace, the hustle and bustle. Sometimes, though, even the most committed city traveler feels the need to check... Read More

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Accor Hotels Super Sale

This summer, take the international vacation you’ve always dreamed of with Accor Hotels’ Super Sale. Enjoy a romantic vacation to Paris, explore the sights of Hong Kong, soak up the arts and culture of Sydney, and many more international destinations. With this sale, you’ll save up to 50 percent... Read More

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3, 2, 1 . . . Happy New Year! Whether counting down to 2013 at tried-and-true celebrations like New York’s annual Times Square extravaganza, or by eating a grape for every stroke of midnight in Barcelona, your adrenaline is sure to be racing as 2012 winds down at our... Read More

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Peninsula Hong Kong dim sum

Global travel exposes us to all sorts of cheap eats from roadside vendors, whether it’s dim sum in Hong Kong (pictured) or a hot dog with relish in New York City. New this spring, Peninsula Hotels gives a nod to this kind of street food with room service menu... Read More