Magnificent Madagascar

August 7, 2017       The world’s fourth-largest island is packed with wonders, and nowhere more so than on its less populated west coast, a region of otherworldly wildlife and bewitching landscapes. From my vantage point in a small field beside the Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar’s iconic trees appear almost cartoonish in the late-afternoon sun, with bulbous trunks and crowns of root-like branches that look like they were drawn by Dr. Seuss. Children…

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Samui Savvy: Where to go and what to do in Koh Samui

Our top picks for where to go, where to sunbathe, where to party and more. | Jun 23, 2011 Top Walking Street Bophut Samui is now obsessed with walking streets, and there’s one almost every day of the week. If you have limited time, then this is the one you should try. Bophut stretches along the entire Fisherman’s Village Street where wooden shophouses are home to cool restaurants, cafes, shops and guesthouses. On Fridays, street…

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Okinawa: Japan you might not know

2015-12-04 (CNN) If you’ve ever had the urge to hit up Google with the phrase “Where is Okinawa? you’re not alone. Despite being the site of a major World War II battle and an incredibly popular Japanese beach resort destination, many international travelers know little about the country’s southernmost prefecture. Which is where we come in, starting with a little geography lesson. Where is Okinawa?   OKINAWA has an area of 1,200 square kilometers and…

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