9 Destinations to Add to Your Radar for 2019

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9 Destinations to Add to Your Radar for 2019

If you are planning a vacation in 2019, why not consider some destinations that may not be on the cover of all the guidebooks or brochures. Experience the medieval lore of Ethiopia or holiday in style at a Middle Eastern oasis with amazing modern skyscrapers. These vacation spots should be in the running. Forget London or Paris and check out these 9 destinations to add to your radar for 2019. Ethiopia Credit: mtcurado/iStock Ethiopia has been flying under the radar for too long. The Land of

6 Hotels in Asia that are Redefining Luxury

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6 Hotels in Asia that are Redefining Luxury

The luxury market is thriving, yet hotels must become ever more resourceful and inventive to ensure they retain market share. Asia’s seen a boom in top class hotels of late, and new innovative designs in familiar landscapes are giving the Asian luxury scene a facelift. Here are six that are redefining luxury as we know it. Alila Fort Bishangarh, India Photo by Alila Fort Bishangarh India’s not short on historic hotels, many of its palaces convert

The Most LGBTQ-Friendly Countries in Asia

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The Most LGBTQ-Friendly Countries in Asia

Asia is a continent full of different religions, cultures, and lifestyles. You may be surprised to learn that this region houses some of the most conservative and most open-minded countries in the world. Travelers who are gay, bisexual, trans, and anything in between can feel extremely safe and comfortable in many Asian countries. In fact, many of the Southeast Asian nations have a thriving gay scene! If you’re an LGBTQ traveler and want a smooth, safe, and enjoyable journey, we suggest headin

9 Stunning Hikes in Asia

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9 Stunning Hikes in Asia

If hiking is your thing, then Asia is your place. This continent boasts some of the world’s most challenging, scenic, and rewarding treks in the world. Every country has got something to offer in terms of worthy treks. It wasn’t easy, but we’ve narrowed it down to the top nine. 1. Annapurna Circuit, Nepal Nepal as a whole should definitely be on the top of every trekking-obsessed traveler’s Bucket List. Some of the most famous mountains in the world call Nepal home and trails crisscross this c

7 Irresistible Delicacies from Around the World You Need to Try

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7 Irresistible Delicacies from Around the World You Need to Try

When traveling, we open doors to expose ourselves to unusual situations and cultures far different from our own back home. There are few better ways to do this than delving into the local cuisine of a country. From hearty comfort foods and spine-tingling dishes to the downright bizarre, we think that the following seven delicacies should definitely be on your list to try. So get ready for a true sensory overload. Bunny Chow, South Africa The bunny chow is a variation of a sandwich that has bee

9 Best Spots Around the World to Watch a Sunset

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9 Best Spots Around the World to Watch a Sunset

Watching the sunset can be a bit of a lottery. Clouds in the sky add interest, but too many and it’ll be a washout. Some evenings the sun flames as it draws its last breath, yet other times an insipid sky is all the reward you’ll get for your patience. Nevertheless, we love to take a chance in the hope of being rewarded by a blood orange sky. If you do too, here are nine of the best spots to watch the sunset around the world. Uluru, Australia This hulk of a rock draws a crowd to watch the terr

10 Most Beautiful Temples in Asia

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10 Most Beautiful Temples in Asia

Steeped in history and brimming with religious tradition, Asia’s cultural heritage spans as far and wide as its geography. From Buddhism to Hinduism, Taoism and beyond, Asia's steep religious traditions vary drastically from country to country, and in some cases, region to region (here’s lookin’ at you, China; the only country in Asia that covers 5 time zones!). Embarking on an Asia-wide temple trail will bring you from the lofty Buddhist monasteries of the East to the elaborate Hindu Temples o

5 Stunning Ancient Landmarks You’ve Never Heard Of

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5 Stunning Ancient Landmarks You’ve Never Heard Of

OK, so you’ve diligently traveled the world, ticking off the likes of Petra, Machu Picchu and the Pyramids of Giza from a comprehensive bucket list. Impressive, we say, but what’s next? Here are five stunning ancient landmarks you’ve never heard of. Kuélap, Peru Credit: Matyas Rehak/Shutterstock Almost 4 million tourists visited Peru last year and a large proportion of them spent at least some of their trip in the beautiful city of Cusco, jumping off point for Machu Picchu. But there's so much