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Want to Retire Abroad? These Are the Friendliest Countries for Expats

Thinking of working or retiring abroad? Some countries look upon foreign residents with suspicion or unease. Wherever you go, you'll probably want to …

TED Talk's Head of Conferences Reveals the Secret to Giving a Better Presentation, Every Time

Cultivate your own storytelling technique to create an engrossing talk for any audience.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Storytelling is a tradition as old as humanity itself. Stories unify us, drawing us out of our world and into that of someone else. We tell stories to …

Public Speaking

18 Things to do in Bhutan - A Comprehensive Guide of What Not to Miss

<b>Many people only spend a few days in Bhutan due to it's $250 per person per day fee. It can be difficult choosing what to see and do to make the most</b> …

How to visit beautiful Thailand ethically including wild elephant spotting, jungle treks and fairytale temples

"Look down there," said our guide. "Through the trees." We gazed down the overgrown path and collectively held our breath. About 600 yards off …

There are secret luxury villas hidden in the Bali jungle with hot tubs and a spa - and they're actually amazingly cheap to rent

Heading deep into the heart of the Balinese jungle you'd expect to find lush rainforest, exotic wildlife and spectacular natural wonders.<p>You'd be …

Escape The Crowds In Thailand: 5 Unspoiled Thai Islands

The Thai authorities recently made the bold move to close Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi, the beach made popular in DiCaprio movie The Beach, during the low …

10 Unmissable Places to Visit in Japan

Japan is somewhere I think everyone should visit. From futuristic skyscrapers to tranquil bamboo forests and neon arcades to serene temples, it’s …

Japan

In Peru, a Still-Hidden Alternative to Machu Picchu

I was standing in a cloud forest in northern Peru, 10,000 feet above sea level. Quiet cloaked the more than 400 cylindrical homes and ceremonial buildings that make up the most important settlement of the Chachapoyas, or “Cloud Warrior” culture. Farther out were limestone walls up to 65 feet high. …

South America

8 of the Most Unique Walking Paths in the World

1. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia<p>Once a battle site in the Croatian War of Independence, Plitvice Lakes National Park is an enchanting …

Best Indonesian hotels based on guest feedback revealed

Fifteen Indonesian hotels were on the list of the top 100 luxury hotels in the Asia-Pacific region, recently shared by guest feedback platform …

20 Amazing Places In Asia You Must Visit Before You Die : Asia Travel

Asia is brimming with indescribable beauty, both natural and man-made, and frankly, it is hard to say whether a whole lifetime is enough to …

Taj Mahal

Stairway to heaven: hiking ancient pilgrimage trails in southern Japan

Normally I am not given to praying but the occasion demands it. After bowing twice and clapping twice, I make a silent entreaty that my trek will go well. My obeisance is taking place in front of a small wooden building, rather like a summerhouse. It is a shrine in the town of Takijiri-oji, a …

Hiking

The best train journeys in Asia for 2018

Our rail experts suggest the best train journeys across Asia for 2018.<p>1. Jungle Train, Malaysia<p>The 300-mile (480km) Jungle Train was built by the British to harvest Malaysia’s tin, rubber and tea. It still weaves through defunct mines, rubber estates and vast tea plantations. There’s no dining car, …

I Lived in Europe for 5 Years — These Are the Places I Tell All My Friends to Visit

<i>This story originally appeared on Thisisinsider.com.</i><p>These talented women have turned buttercream into a business<p>The 'Star Wars: Rogue One' trailers …

Where To Stay in Bali For First Timers – 18 Stunning Villas and Resorts

You might think deciding where to stay in Bali is pretty easy – as almost every hotel, villa or beachside bungalow is drop dead gorgeous. The tricky …

Bali

Inside Thailand’s new adults-only island retreat

BROOK SABIN<p>It’s an untouched island paradise: Kiwis Brook Sabin and Radha Engling explore a new adults-only glamping retreat in Thailand.<p>Forget …

How to Plan Your First Trip to India | Popular Itineraries & Costs

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Best Luxury Hotels In Central Java, Indonesia

Central Java in Indonesia offers a lush and volcanic landscape. It forms a stunning backdrop for numerous excellent luxury spa hotels that are …

The 9 Best Places to Visit Outside Bangkok

Many of the best places to visit near Bangkok are within 4-5 hours of the city. Although technically, you could get there and back with an early …

This Secret Waterfall in Bali Is So Beautiful, It Will Take Your Breath Away

Are you brave enough to take the leap down a rushing waterfall? If you are (or if you simply want to see a breathtaking sight), then add the Kroya …

An expert’s guide: the best homestays in Vietnam | Travel Feature

Vietnam’s emergence as one of Asia’s most vibrant destinations shows no sign of abating. And with the rapid pace of change affecting everywhere from …

Your Complete Guide Of Things To See, Do And Eat in Bali

Bali is one of those islands that that conjures up thoughts of beautiful beaches, tropical forests, historic temples and incredible volcanic vistas… …

Luggage

10 Amazing Asian Vacations That Won't Cost a Fortune

Your dream trip is cheaper than you think<p>Looking for a budget-friendly vacation with a big wow factor? Head to Asia.<p>This is one of the best regions …

The Happiest Place on Earth: Why Bhutan Belongs on Your Travel List Now

It’s been decades since the fourth king of Bhutan came up with the notion of gross national happiness. But that’s still what comes to mind when most of us think of the country. Even though it’s sort of silly, it proved to be successful marketing, on top of the inherent mystique and allure of this …

Bhutan

Indonesia: Where to Go Instead of Bali

While Bali is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and culturally rich islands in Indonesia, there are plenty of less famous, but equally …

National Parks

Three ways to see the Great Wall of China, two much greater than the other

My first trip to China 15 years ago came at a pivotal moment.<p>The country had just been admitted to the<p>World Trade Organization. The largest construction project in the world — the Three Gorges Dam — was nearing completion.<p>A few months before my visit, Beijing had been chosen as the host city for …

Hiking

10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate from Your Daily Routine

You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are</i> …

Self Control

The Most Affordable Places to Travel in 2017

If you want to save money on travel, you’ll do well to focus on the costliest expenses, typically airfare and lodging. In their 2017 Travel Hacker …

Here's What Happens To Fat You "Burn" During Exercise

If you managed to snag a treadmill at the gym this week, first of all: congrats! Second, you're probably wondering what all that exercise really …