Category: Asia & Pacific

Oh My, Myanmar!

Myanmar is entirely unique. Not only can the country be identified as two different names but it also has some of the oldest and best-preserved sites in all of Asia. Not to mention they are […]

Bagan: City of 2,000 Temples, Pagodas & Stupas

The ancient city of Bagan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the true spiritual hub of the country with over 2,000 pagodas, stupas & temples. The city sits in the center of the country, […]

Mandalay: A Buddha’s City, A Writer’s Inspiration

It doesn’t take long to realize that Kuthodaw Pagoda is much greater than the sum of its parts. The revered fortress-like complex rests at the foot of Mandalay Hill. Its stupas gleam white in the […]

The Rich and Remarkable Culture of Inle Lake

The freshwater Inle Lake is Myanmar’s second largest lake and famous for its scenic beauty. Throughout the seasons, its depth varies wildly, from five feet in the dry season to 12 in the rainy season […]

The Gilded Pagoda of Bagan, Myanmar

Welcome to Bagan, Myanmar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and spiritual center of the country with over 2,000 pagodas, stupas and temples. This golden monument is the Shwezigon Pagoda and was built by King Anawrahta […]

The Magic of Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat is one of the reasons many visitors are brought to the Southeast Asian country of Cambodia. This monument to the Hindu god Vishnu is one of the largest and best preserved in the […]

Jaipur, India; The Pink City

The city of Jaipur, India is the capital and largest city in the desert state of Rajasthan. This beautiful pink city was painted this shade as a celebration of the 1876 visit of the Prince […]

India & Nepal: Mysterious and Magical

The mysterious land of India has long intrigued visitors, and its neighbor, the small nation of Nepal, is an up-and-coming favorite for travelers looking for adventure and unrivaled beauty. From the energetic capital of New […]

Foods of India and Nepal

Throughout our Incredible India & Nepal trip, travelers enjoy many opportunities to sample Indian and Nepali cuisine. Delightful, mild and warm curries and rice dishes are on the menus when we visit neighborhood restaurants in […]

9 Facts About the Taj Mahal

Rauza-i munawwara, or the “The Illuminated Tomb” rests tranquilly on the Yamuna River in Agra, India. When you first lay your eyes upon it, it seems the making of a dream– a vision of white […]