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

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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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Countdown Entertainment, LLC

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

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In our romanticized, and admittedly naive, fantasy about life as a movie star, nothing is as unquestionably glamorous as traveling around the world on location. But considering that central casting hasn’t yet discovered us, we’ll make do by traveling in the footsteps of the best picture nominees for the... Read More

Marriott International

Marriott International announced today that it will open five new hotels for Edition – the company’s boutique, luxury lifestyle brand – on three continents. Plans are underway for Editions in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Bangkok, while contracts have been signed for additional hotels in Los Angeles and Gurgaon... Read More