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Where to Go for a First Trip to Southeast Asia

It's your first time visiting Southeast Asia and you're quickly discovering that there is so much more to see and do than your time and/or funds will allow. So where do you start? It's a dilemma for just about everybody. And, it can be overwhelming. What follows is a guideline as to which destinations make [...]

By | October 25th, 2018|Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam|

Laos – Off the Radar

There are places in the world that are quite wonderful but that somehow manage to elude most travelers. Laos is one of those places. Most visitors to Southeast Asia - especially first time visitors - focus on more well-known destinations such as Thailand and Vietnam. But, Laos has a lot to offer - not only for travelers who [...]

By | June 13th, 2018|Adventure, Culture, Laos|

Sabah Borneo Wildlife Adventure

Inspired by a growing number of inquiries for wildlife viewing in Borneo, I recently visited Sabah state, located in the northwest of the island. The island of Borneo is shared by Indonesia, Brunei and Malaysia. Sabah is part of Malaysian Borneo and it boasts pristine rainforests with a variety of exotic fauna, river adventures and offshore beach [...]

By | April 9th, 2018|Borneo, Malaysia|

Foodie Adventures & Cooking Classes

Up until fairly recently, travelers to Southeast Asia were nervous about eating unfamiliar foods. Those days are long gone! Nowadays just about everyone wants the opportunity to experience street food and local delicacies. Even people who are hesitant to try street food are still excited to learn about exotic spices, unfamiliar produce and Southeast Asian cooking techniques. Eating [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Adventure, Cambodia, Culture, Food, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam|

How To Get Trip That You Want

There are lots of tour companies that offer generic trips to Southeast Asia, hitting the most frequently visited highlights of each country. These trips typically include motorcoach touring with a large group of people. On the plus side motorcoach tours may cost a little less. On the other hand, the included hotels aren't always in the most [...]

By | August 6th, 2017|Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, News, Thailand, Vietnam|

Best Treks in Southeast Asia

Yes, Southeast Asia is known for its culture, history, architecture, etc. But, it's also becoming well-known as a great place for hiking - both day treks and multi-day treks. Because there are so many hiking opportunities in this part of the world, it's a bit tricky to narrow down the options in order to make [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|Adventure, Cambodia, Culture, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam|

Fun Facts & Tidbits

There's lots to learn about history, customs, etc. when visiting the countries of Southeast Asia. But, sometimes it's the miscellaneous fun facts that are most interesting. Here are some random bits of Southeast Asia trivia: Myanmar is the highest per capita consumer of onions in the entire world. The Burmese people love their onions! The Mekong River, which flows [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, News, Thailand, Vietnam|

Tet Holiday & History

Tet is Vietnam's most important holiday. It marks the beginning of the Vietnamese New Year and is traditionally a time when families gather together to eat and otherwise celebrate. Because Tet is based on the lunar calendar, the date of the holiday changes from year to year, but it generally takes place anytime from late [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Culture, History, Vietnam|

What’s New for 2017

One of my favorite things is discovering new destinations, hotels and tour options to offer to visitors to Southeast Asia. Just after the first of the year you'll be able to view a variety of new activities and adventures, by accessing Southeast Asia Tours' individual country pages. Just to give you a taste of what's coming, here are several [...]

By | December 10th, 2016|Adventure, Cambodia, Laos, News, Thailand, Vietnam|

Generosity and Happiness

For the third year in a row (2016) the country of Myanmar has been honored as the most generous country in the world, by the Charities Aid Foundation World Giving Index. What's so remarkable about this designation is that Myanmar is a newly developing country. Many of its people are still struggling with the aftermath of [...]

By | October 29th, 2016|Culture, Myanmar, News, Vietnam|