The Problem with Shangri-La

June 1, 2015

Try to picture “Shangri-La” and your mind might conjure up an Orientalist fantasy, a syncretic world, folding all the cultural distinctions that characterize diverse nations into a single category. In the Shangri-La, a Hawaii-based center …

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Vast, Beautiful, & Wild

February 5, 2015

Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent, encompassing China and India, the world’s two largest countries population-wise. Well over 4 billion of the world’s 7 billion people[1] live in Asia and most of …

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France: A History Lesson

February 4, 2015

The early traces of human life in France date back by tens of thousands of year, as evident through archaeological finds including the Lascaux cave paintings and the stone alignments of Carnac. Known as Gaul, …

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More Than Just Pirates

February 3, 2015

The Caribbean offers some of the finest sites in the world for scuba diving and snorkeling. The usually crystal clear warm water offers those travelers with an interest in the underwater world endless opportunities. The …

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Famous for Pocket Knives

January 29, 2015

Beautiful and Majestic Switzerland is a country as famous for its pocket knives as it is for its chocolate. But to travellers, Swiss fame is largely focused on its Alpine landscape. Beautiful and majestic, many visitors …

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