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  • 5 Reasons to Go to Laos

    Laos will surprise most any traveler with its endless draws, from isolated beaches to wildlife-filled forests. Here are 5 things you just can't miss on a visit to one of Southeast Asia's last frontiers.

    Posted by Adam Hodge on September 06, 2013 at 4:58:41 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Heineken Asks Travelers to Risk a Random Trip with "Departure Roulette"

    In a new marketing stunt, Heineken asked random travelers at JFK to "drop everything" and fly to a random, exotic location on the spot, assigned by a "departure roulette" board. What would you do?

    Posted by Maggie Gorman on July 19, 2013 at 8:56:40 AM EDT in News
  • Sailing the Mekong River with AmaWaterways

    River cruises can offer a whole new way to see an exotic locale. Take a trip down the Mekong River with AmaWaterways for an immersive and luxurious experience.

    Posted by Elissa Richard on February 05, 2013 at 12:08:29 PM EST in Cruises
  • Save Big at Design Hotels this Summer

    Design Hotels is a well curated collection of chic hotels, known for their exceptional design —and they're offering fabulous summer specials to get you on the go for less this summer.

    Posted by Stephanie Johnnidis on May 06, 2012 at 11:33:43 AM EDT in Deals, Hotels
  • Luxury Southeast Asia Escapes

    Southeast Asia is the new destination du jour for luxury-minded travelers who appreciate great value. Discerning travelers delight in Southeast Asia, where reasonably priced five-star hotels abound and indulgence is newly defined. With so many options, it can be a difficult task to choose the resorts truly worthy of your vacation dollars. Happily, we've narrowed down the dizzying array of choices for you: Indulge in the opulence of one of our five favorite extravagant escapes in Southeast Asia.

    Posted by Katie Goldstein on March 21, 2012 at 10:25:04 AM EDT in Trip Ideas, Hotels
  • Show respect in Laos by following local greeting customs

    Laotians traditionally greet others by pressing their palms together in a sort of prayer gesture known as a nop; it is also acceptable for men to shake hands. If you attempt a nop, remember that it’s basically reserved for social greetings; don’t greet a hotel or restaurant employee this way.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 20, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips Tagged: corsica, Corsica