San Francisco Does It Best!

Every year, the narrow streets of that city's fabled Chinatown come alive with the ear-slitting roar of firecrackers, filling the air with the scent of gunpowder and littering the sidewalks with tattered red paper.

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From Bangkok to Vientiane in Style

The green and cream carriages of the Eastern & Orient-Express will cross the Friendship Bridge that links Thailand with Laos for the first time ever next month. Trains were previously able to go only as far as Nong Khai, with travelers having to finish their journeys by other means. With the opening of the Friendship …

Go to Goa

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Incredible India Goa is India's smallest state, but it is also one of the country's most interesting travel destinations. There are Portuguese and Hindu heritage sites. excellent shopping, great nightlife, and excellent beach. Check Goa's best beachfront hotels. Portuguese navigator Alfonso de Albuquerque captured the Indian territory of Goa in 1510, turning it into an …

Where to Spend Chinese New Year

Based on the Lunar Calendar, Chinese New Year can fall between late January and mid-February – it varies from year to year. This year is unique because Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day coincide. To celebrate this rare coincidence, the Ayana Resort and Spa in Bali is offering a special package. From now until the …

Galicia: the Way of St James

The Way of St James was the route followed by Christian pilgrims in ancient times from Central Europe to the tomb of the Apostle of St James, or Santiago, at Santiago de Compostela, which is located in Northwestern Spain. The pilgrimage was initiated upon the discovery of the Aposle's tomb in 813. It has been …

Dynasty Wines Turns 30

Premier Chinese wine maker Dynasty is celebrating its 30th anniversary. To celebrate, the brand is partnering with – appropriately enough! – Hong Kong's Dynasty Chinese restaurant to present a dinner tasting menu. With one Michelin-star, the exclusive eatery is located in the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel in Wanchai. Selected by a team of sommeliers, wines …

Taipei Night Markets

The Chinese food served up in Taipei runs the gamut from extravagantly presented haute cuisine fit for an emperor to snacks targeted at the teeming masses. And interestingly enough, some of the tastiest morsels in town are not to be found in the elegant surroundings of five-star dining rooms, but rather in the unpretentious road-side …