Bali Temple Journey from North to South

Nam Cheah | December 14, 2018

Bali has no shortage of temples, and this journey takes travelers from north to south – with water rituals and fire dances – combining some of the very best in Balinese spirituality.

Tea for Taipei: Maokong Gondola to Taiwan’s Past

Jeremiah Jenne | December 11, 2018

Writer and historian Jeremiah Jenne takes the Maokong Gondola outside of Taipei for a taste of the country’s tea and a look into its past. Whether it’s a tourist trap or a beloved destination for tea lovers depends on how far you are willing to walk.

Faces of the Wakhan Valley

Jay Tindall | December 10, 2018

The history of the Wakhi people and the Wakhan Valley is complex, and the journey across the Pamir Highway can be unpredictable, barren, and cold. In the faces of the Wakhi people, there is warmth.

4 Lakes to Visit in and Around Udaipur

Mehk Chakraborty | December 7, 2018

It’s the land of lakes, so jump right in – or maybe just check out the plush hotels and scenery. This cultural center of India has lakeside treats for travelers looking to put their eyes on something wet in arid Rajasthan.

Shogun Stronghold: Samurai Castles in Japan

John McMahon | December 5, 2018

Remnants of a feudal age, the samurai castles of old are the tourist attractions of today. From Kyoto to Okinawa, the shogun centuries are alive and well in the preserved architecture of the Land of the Rising Sun.