35 Essential Things to Do in Beijing

Beijing is a city of contrasts and a metropolis in constant flux. The Chinese capital’s wide boulevards and modern skyscrapers have been rapidly eclipsing the charming hútòngs (alleyways) and sìhéyuàn (courtyard homes) for decades, but there is still plenty of history and culture in the ‘Jing. From exploring the Forbidden City and riding bicycles through […]

33 of the Best Things to Do in India

India is a vibrant and cacophonous country with something new around every corner. The nation is home to some of the highest mountains in the world, vast expanses of picturesque beaches, cool hill stations, and famous backwaters. India is the birthplace of yoga and a home to the Dalai Lama. Its people are incredibly diverse, […]

25 of the Best Things to Do in Hanoi

Hanoi lies at the heart of Vietnam’s ancient culture. The bulldozer of the 20th-century made few incursions here. The French districts, with their Indochinese architectural marvels and art moderne villas, evoke a pinch of nostalgia for colonial days (regardless of how we feel about colonialism). Since the late 1960s and the advent of the doi […]

41 of the Best Things to Do in Taiwan

There’s no place quite like Taiwan. Located 100 miles off the coast of China, Taiwan is home to enviable amenities that are a feast for the senses: misty and soothing hot springs, majestic mountains populated with tea plantations, bustling neon-lit night markets open until the wee hours, and remarkable points of interest like the massive […]

41 of the Best Things to Do in Sri Lanka

They call it the Teardrop of India: Sri Lanka. The island of spice, sun and tea fields. There’s no doubt about it— this is one darn mystical, amazing, culture-packed, and tasty destination. It’s just about as far south in South Asia as it’s possible to go, with swells of the Southern Ocean crashing into the […]

How to Spend One Day in Hoi An, Vietnam

Narrow streets peppered with lanterns and cultural fusion make Vietnam’s ancient city of Hoi An a wondrous storybook to step into. The mélange of historical influences are evident in golden colonial-style buildings which house some of the best eats and local goods in town. Although tourism is booming (and understandably so), it doesn’t manage to […]

27 of the Best Things to Do in Dubai

In Dubai —the most cosmopolitan city in the Middle East—cultures meet and mingle, with the lines between them often blurred. The result is a cultural experience that is unique, awe-inspiring, and delightfully whimsical. Filled with some of the coolest things to do in the UAE, Dubai is a cityscape where you can experience surreal skyscrapers, […]

7 Adventurous Things to Do in the UAE

It’s no secret that the UAE is famous for its glittering skyscrapers, shopping malls the size of small towns, urban beaches, world-class art and culture. If city life is your jam, there are endless things to do in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. But you might wonder: where does one go for a bit of adventure? […]

3 Days in Ancient Turkey: Selçuk, Ephesus & Şirince

Today, Turkey may be known for its dreamy cave cities in Göreme and insta-touristy hot balloon rides in Cappadocia, but Turkey’s ancient landscape has seen its fair share of history. From Ephesus, the best preserved ancient Greek cities in the world, and The Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World to […]

41 of the Best Things to Do in Bali

Peppered with mystical Hindu temples, writhed in volcano smoke, scented with incense and Javanese coffee beans, and blanketed in emerald rice paddies: Bali is one of the best islands in Indonesia, the fabled Isle of the Gods. And topping all that off are legendary surf swells, powered by the pumping undercurrents of the Indian Ocean […]

Riding Hai Van Pass: Ocean, Mountains, & Adrenaline

The dichotomous intersection of sea and mountains is where Hai Van Pass lies: a gloriously serpentine road famed for motorbike travel. The pass feels far away from civilization and is all too thrilling to zip across while riding (literally) an adrenaline high. Between the northern loop and Ho Chi Minh Trail, Vietnam is known for […]

Koh Lanta Is the Island Paradise You’ve Been Dreaming Of

Whether you’re looking to get away from your daily grind with a vacation to a tropical island paradise or need someplace to recover after a full moon rager on Koh Phangan, Koh Lanta is the destination you’ve been dreaming of. Located in the South of Thailand in the Andaman Sea, it’s the perfect place to […]