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Mind, Body and Soul Meet in Thailand

Mind, Body and Soul Meet in Thailand

Thailand has long maintained a contradictory allure in the minds of different travelers. While it offers wild nights of hedonism, it is also imbued with a long history and ingrained culture of wellness and peace – home to myriad Buddhist temples and a world-famous tradition of massage. Perhaps it’s that very dualism that has informed […]

New Japan Adventures – Discovering Southern Kyushu and Sacred Yakushima Island

New Japan Adventures – Discovering Southern Kyushu and Sacred Yakushima Island

In my perpetual quest to find ever more fantastic remote destinations, I went to Kyushu, Japan’s southernmost island of her four main islands, in February 2016. Numerous Remote Lands clients are going back to Japan for the second or third or fourth trips, and they seek ever more off-the-beaten-path places where few other tourists venture. […]

A Luxurious Comeback for Sri Lanka

A Luxurious Comeback for Sri Lanka

The tiny island of Sri Lanka has endured a lot, both in the past and in recent memory. Torn apart by civil war and a devastating tsunami, this strong and determined little country has fought its way through the hard times and come out on the other side not only with its beauty and culture […]

Cambodian Coastal Charm – Sun, Sand, and the Bountiful Sea

Cambodian Coastal Charm – Sun, Sand, and the Bountiful Sea

While often overshadowed by neighboring Thailand for its tropical islands and Vietnam for its natural beauty, Cambodia should not be overlooked on either count. Indeed, the fact that its gorgeous southwest coast is a little lesser known makes for a more tranquil retreat, away from the well-worn sunseekers’ trail. With the crystal waters of the […]