Category | Asia

India for The Newbie

Posted on 16 January 2016

Story & photos by Cathie Arquilla My son asked, “So, how was India?” I knew I had about two minutes to describe my trip, he was wolfing down Cheerios, about… Continue reading »

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Sibling Rivalry in India’s National Parks

Posted on 30 March 2015

By Julie Maris/Semel Two tiger cubs squabble and their mother reprimands them with a reverberating ROAR! Like drums resonating through Bandhavgarh National Park, the roar puts every living thing on… Continue reading »

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Dispatch from Taiwan

Posted on 03 March 2015

By John Grossmann Two very different highlights stand out from a recent six-day visit to Taiwan–one natural, the other divinely man-made. China Airlines, which now offers a non-stop overnight flight… Continue reading »

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36 Hours in Nepal

Posted on 27 March 2012

By Everett Potter On a recent Sunday morning, I arose at 4:45 am in the dusty village of Jomsom, Nepal which sits on the northern edge of the Annapurna range… Continue reading »

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Letter from India: Tigers, Burning Bright

Posted on 25 October 2011

  By Marc Kristal We reach Bharatpur, where our magic bus is to be exchanged for an air-conditioned India Railway car. Bhowani explains that the drive to Ranthambore National Park… Continue reading »

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Shanghai’s Top 10

Posted on 21 September 2010

By   Bobbie Leigh Mao’s classless society is no more. “To get rich is glorious”  Mao’s successor   Deng Xiaping  announced in 1979.  With his  reforms, a new pseudo capitalist program  was… Continue reading »

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What Are the Best Countries for Solo Travelers?

Posted on 02 August 2010

What are the best countries – the happiest and the safest – for solo travelers? Here’s what I discovered after crunching some numbers for Travel + Leisure …


Bollywood Meets Beefeater at the India/Pakistan Border

Posted on 01 June 2010

At the border with India and Pakistan. Story and photos by Kristin Rust Americans today may not associate Pakistan with any kind of fun, but fun is to be had… Continue reading »

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Kuniyoshi: Good Guys, Bad Guys, Magic Monsters, and Beautiful Women

Posted on 27 April 2010

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Sakata Kaido–maru Wrestles with a Giant Carp, c. 1837. None other than Frank Lloyd Wright once owned a print. Color woodblock print, 14 7/8 x 10 ¬ in…. Continue reading »

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West on Books: Not Quite Paradise

Posted on 20 April 2010

Reviewed by Richard West Recall  the popular chin-stroking adage about Hong Kong when the British returned it to the Chinese in 1997: "past imperfect, present tense, future conditional." It immediately… Continue reading »

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