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Top adventures in Laos

With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.<p>Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, ziplining between tree houses or exploring temple ruins – you can choose your own …

Sri Lanka Is Working to Double the Number of Saudi Tourists

The Sri Lankan Embassy in Riyadh is aggressively promoting Sri Lanka as a tourist destination and plans to double Saudi tourist visits from 19,500 to …

Zhangjiajie National Park In China Has Awesome Twisty Roads

Zhangjiajie National Park in the northern Hunan Province of China is full of wonders.<p>First, there's dense green forest that is visually stunning and looks incredibly fun to explore.<p>Then there are the quartz-sandstone pillars -- renamed "Avatar Hallelujah Mountains" because they are said to have …

Personality Change On Vacation Results In Four Different Holiday Character Types, Psychologists Say

The Griswolds can attest: for better or worse, traveling brings out a side of our personality that we don't see in everyday life.<p>A survey from website Travel Supermarket reports that 51% of tourists (British ones, at least) say their personality changes when they're on a trip.<p>The site also worked …

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

Tourists and Global Warming Put Japan's Most Iconic Landmark in Danger

They trudge up well-trod cinder paths by the thousands, headlamps glowing in the dark, and then settle in, shivering, to await and cheer the sun’s …

Skift Global Trends Report: The Rise of the Chinese Independent Traveler

<b>In our launch report “Rise of the Chinese Independent Traveler,” Skift has put together the most definitive report covering what the next generation</b> …

China's Richest Man Plans to Funnel Billions into Overseas Hospitality Companies

Chinese property developer Dalian Wanda Group says it can afford to spend as much as $5 billion every year to buy foreign firms or assets, …

The Syria I Remember

"For my 30th birthday, I gave myself a trip to the Middle East!"<p>When I organized that trip in 2008 I never believed I would have to say that sentence so many times in the years since. Every time I returned to the U.S. from overseas travel after June 2008, I had to explain why my passport contained …

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I Heart My City: Booker’s New York City

Traveler of the Year <b>Booker Mitchell</b> was close to celebrating his fourth birthday when 9/11 happened. “Millions call New York City home, and while no one personally knows even a percentage of the population, we unite at times when it matters most and act locally like any other small town in the …

The Most Extreme Staircases In The World Could Finally Squash Your Fear Of Heights

(Photo: Getty Images)<p>When you want to sightsee and exercise at the same time, there's only one thing to do: climb a really, really big staircase. And if any are beautiful enough to tame your fear of heights, there are some pretty spectacular ones to check out.<p>We're counting down some of our …

Three Reasons I Love Traveling Alone

For me, the most frustrating part about traveling alone used to come at the end of the day, when I’d call my beau at home. “How was Machu Picchu? I saw your tweet and it looked incredible,” he’d say, eager for a full rundown. I would have absolutely loved it if he could have been there with me in …