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Cruising Vietnam’s Red River with Pandaw

When I was on Pandaw’s Halong Bay and Red River Cruise I truly understood the quote, usually attributed to Mohammed, “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled.” I have watched movies, documentaries, and… (more)

You Gotta’ Love The Novotel at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport

The trip between the United States and SE Asia is long no matter how the flights are booked and the best airfares are usually ones that begin and end in Bangkok. We spend a fair amount of time in SE… (more)

Cruising the Irrawaddy from Mandalay to Bagan

Myanmar, “The Golden Country,” never disappoints. The country is dotted with beautiful golden pagodas, Buddha statues, and spires. The British referred to Burma, now called Myanmar, as the “Back of the Beyond” – a place off the beaten path and… (more)

Waldorf Salad and 1000 Island Dressing with an Shanghai flair

I have always felt a personal connection with the Waldorf Astoria even though it been years since I have stayed at the one in NYC. My husband, John, and I live near the 1000 Islands where, George Boldt, the owner… (more)

Cruising the Mekong River

Like many Americans when I hear the word “Mekong” I get an image that comes from movies dealing with the Vietnam War. For me those images are banished forever. After my 8-day cruise on the Mekong Explorer I now know… (more)

Pedicure by fish in Cambodia

I’m not into facials or manicures and I’ve been known to cut my own hair (and regret it). I like to think I’m pretty low maintenance overall. But I am a curious creature, too curious to ignore the lure of… (more)

Visiting Myanmar’s capital is no longer restricted

My husband and I have visited Myanmar six times. We have been to Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, LakeInle, Kalaw, Maurk U, and each year we ended with at Amazing Resort in NgapaliBeach.  I had read and heard about the new Myanmar… (more)

Dining at the Hilton in Colombo, Sri Lanka

The small island country of Sri Lanka is the new “gotta-go-to” destination. It is ranked Number One on Lonely Planet’s Places to visit in 2013. The country has a plethora of beaches, beautiful scenery, amazing wildlife and friendly people… (more)

Singapore has the “wow” factor

I have been to Singapore several times.  Singapore is a compatible mix of Chinese, Malay, and Indian where English is the common language. It is one of the most innovative and cleanest cities in the world. Singapore is a… (more)

Sushi Goes Global

Assorted Sushi Japan is the first country that comes to mind when one hears the word ‘sushi’– a gastronomic specialty that has surged in popularity over the last two decade.  Sushi has developed to be a vogue cuisine for… (more)

Asia from a Luxury Liner

“Sometimes when folks get on a ship they park their common sense some place and retrieve it after landing,” observes a fellow traveller on Holland America’s Asian Explorer cruise from Singapore to Hong Kong. True! Primed to enjoy, one can… (more)