Thailand is not an easy trot from the U.S. It takes strong intention and a lot of patience to sit in a plane for the 15- to 18-hour trek to this land of smiles. Yet, Americans are coming – in droves. More than a million Americans will visit Thailand this year as part of the […]
The world’s most exclusive resort can be found in the Philippines. Banwa Private Island opened in April to become the not only the most exclusive resort in the Philippines but the most luxurious resort in the world. Taking that mantle requires a lot of doing – a decade or more in the case of Banwa, […]
By Susan Shapiro **** The Kumbh Mela will probably be the most fascinating event you will ever attend in your lifetime. It was for me. As someone who’s been around the world twice and visited over 110 countries that should indicate how impressive it really this riveting pilgrimage is.
While Bangkok offers all the film-quality intrigue of steamy, crowded streets, exotic foods and seductive shopping opportunities, it also offers a buffet of treats for tired bodies through a surfeit of spas. These can range from impromptu storefront set-ups to eye-popping palaces of sensual splendor, but they will all be sure to offer one primary […]
Trisara Phuket puts a private luxury resort in Thailand on the map where visitors would usually find a phalanx of budget to mass market, to family-friendly inns eager to offer proximity to public beaches with a bunch of affordability. But if you are a celebrity (Trisara Phuket has been a fave with Lindsay Lohan and […]