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5 Tips To Make You Fall in Love with China

From majestic mountains to Hutongs, street food and the beautiful diversity of different provinces. I would say that if you're looking for a peaceful vacation by the beach with margaritas and gourmet food, China would not be the place for you. ...

Singapore – Clients & Cocktails

Like many cities around the world, the cocktail scene in Singapore gets better every time I go and I've had the pleasure of experiencing this business-centric city with some very knowledgable hosts. Here are some of Singapore's best cocktail bars you're guaranteed to enjoy unless you...

13 Unbelievable Landscapes in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has plenty in the way of manmade wonders---from its incredible temples and shrines to its intriguing centuries-old ruins---but the region is pretty blessed in the natural beauty stakes, too. For this Five Minute Vacation, we're taking you on a journey to some of...

Fall in Love with Tokyo with This Insider’s Guide

Juan Pablo Vieytes, a consultant for an Austrian firm specializing in new technologies in the automotive industry, is a Chilean that has been living in Japan for about 14 years. He arrived first with a scholarship for his undergraduate studies and stayed for two great reasons:...

Lesser-Known Countries You Must Visit in Asia

Asia is a massive continent, spreading its arms from Japan to Jordan and encompassing hundreds of uniques cultures and languages. It's easy to be distracted by the typical tourist destinations (Moscow, Beijing, and Bali) and forget about the unknown, un-advertised spaces within Asia. We've compiled...

All You Need to Know about Singapore

Singapore gained its independence from Malaysia on August 9, 1965, and what better way to celebrate its National Day than with a low-down on all things Singaporean? There's often confusion as to whether Singapore refers to a city or country, and the answer is both....

A Foodie’s Guide to Bangkok: Best Restaurants & Bars

Sivalee Anantachart, better known as SoMa SoM around the web, is a multi-skilled business woman based in Bangkok, who loves social entrepreneurship, technology, startups, and among her skills you can include jewelry design, media consultancy, creative direction and community building. She's the Director of SPS Gems-Jewelry,...

How to Deal with Culture Shock

Culture shock is a normal part of travel---it comes with the territory when you're immersing yourself in an environment and culture different from your own. It can be extreme (ie. moving from New York to a tribal village in Borneo) or not so extreme (moving...

Staycation in LA: How to Enjoy Venice Beach in One Day

I live in Los Angeles. As metropolitan cities go, it’s a humongous network of neighborhoods, each with its own vibe. This summer, I staycayed for one month at my friend’s Venice Beach pad a block from the Boardwalk. It helps to have friends in cool...

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Sushi

Sushi has achieved international cult status, taking countries by storm with its delicious vinegared rice and seaweed. What began as a way to preserve seafood in ancient Chinese culture has now become one of the most beloved Japanese meals in the 21st century. The cuisine...