My First Trip to Hawai’i: the Big Island

Hilo is the second largest city in Hawaii, and it offers a look into the real Hawaii that most tourists never see.

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Hong Kong Travelers Prefer ATMs to Carrying Large Sums of Cash

When it comes to carrying large sums of cash, most Hong Kong travelers don't leave home with it, a consumer survey carried out by Visa reveals.  Instead they prefer to withdraw cash at ATMs after they have arrived in their overseas destination. According to the Visa survey, 25% of Hong Kong travelers would rather take …

Southeast Asian Countries Join Forces to Promote Tourism

The culturally diverse countries of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam are joining forces in a campaign to promote tourism in Southeast Asia. The campaign will start with a contest to populate a website with user-generated articles, images, text, and videos. This will be supplemented by professional content from …

All’s Well That Ends Well!

I am in Thailand, otherwise known as the Land of Smiles. So why am I frowning? After arising earlier than usual this morning, I headed for the cafe, where a wonderful breakfast buffet awaited. There were fresh and dried fruits. There were freshly squeezed fruit juices – some to order. There was Chinese dim sum …

Greetings from Thailand!

Sa wa dee krap! Greetings from Thailand. Just as the birds have flown south for the winter, I have flown west. I boarded a flight Saturday evening, heading for Thailand, where I will spend the next four weeks. I've got some exciting things lined up for the first two weeks and still haven't finalized my …

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 …