Asia

  • Viking continues to be on a roll when it comes to introducing new ships and new exciting itineraries. The company has now announced that it will launch a new ship next summer for its popular Magnificent Mekong cruisetour. The vessel, currently under construction, is the 80-guest Viking Saigon℠ is scheduled to debut in August 2021, with cruise tours and the river cruise portion of the itinerary sailing between Kampong Cham, Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam.

  • Traveling can be dangerous and a bit scary sometimes. Even when you do everything right, there's always a risk of tripping on a curb, getting hit by a car, or having your bag stolen. Truthfully, these things can happen here in the United States too but when traveling in a foreign country it makes things that much more complicated since things work differently in various countries and there might even be a language barrier. Let's take a look at five things to do if you have a travel disaster when visiting a foreign country.

  • The Philippines is a popular destination because of the stunning beauty of its beaches. The island nation is home to some of the world’s most beautiful coasts and it is hot year-round. It’s also really cheap, making for the perfect vacation.

  • For cyclists looking for something new and exotic, Taiwan offers an extraordinary opportunity to see parts of the country and experience the culture in way tourists who only visit the city simply can’t. Let’s take a look at some of the cool destinations you can explore on bike when you visit Taiwan.

  • Malaysia is a wonderful destination that should not be missed, and one way of making it an even more spectacular adventure is to make the sizzling capital of Kuala Lumpur your base. This incredible city is a treasure chest filled to the brim with exciting nightlife, delicious food and cool architecture. Travel alone, with a friend or even with your family, no one will be disappointed and there will be plenty to see and do for everyone. 

  • Have you ever dreamed about one-day sailing to the North Pole? This might be exactly the cruise you are looking for. This week as Poseidon Expeditions commences another sold-out season of voyages from Murmansk, Russia aboard the nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Years of Victory, to the geographic North Pole, the company announces that reservations are now open for three departures during the summer of 2020.

  • Off the Map Travel introduces an adventure to “another world,” taking guests through prehistoric jungle scenery to spectacular volcanoes and a night sleeping under the stars in a clear bubble on La Reunion Island.

  • Sri Lanka is a beautiful country featuring mountains, ocean views, and lush green jungle. It offers exciting things to do and is also perfect for a more laid back vacation for a group of guys looking for something different.

  • Most people identifying as part of the LGBT+ community have most likely struggled with that fact when it comes to medical treatment of any kind. Before acceptance hopefully found its way into each individual’s life there where and most likely will continue to be certain times when the world can seem an unforgiving place filled with fear, anxiety and pain. Sometimes these uncertain and difficult times become too much to bear and perhaps one find themselves searching for comfort in negative and harmful places. Asking for help is then one of the most difficult things to do but once that step is taken, the road to recovery can begin.

  • Whether it’s a stopover for a couple of days before moving somewhere else or you’re planning to spend a few weeks in Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand is a fascinating, exciting and incredible place to visit. Like many other capital cities, Bangkok never sleeps, there is always something going as people work around the clock and the city is awash with tourists, locals and expats alike. With eight million people living within the city you will find yourself encountering every walk of life, from the super poor to the mega-rich they all congregate in the one city, feeling at home as each other. So, to make the most of your time there make sure you visit these top attractions or destinations.

  • Every once and a while, it’s time to get out and take a break with the boys. If you’re ready for some much needed guy time, consider taking a “mancation” with you buddies to one of these 5 amazing islands.

  • Many people have visited Russia, but few have explored the frozen areas of North Eastern Russia including the Kamchatka Peninsula and Yakutia in search of mammoths frozen for thousand year old permafrost, diamonds, geysers. Guests on this tour though will be able to explore the area by sea, air, and a six-wheel truck to the edge of a volcano while learning about the people and culture of this incredibly remote part of the world.

  • There comes a time in a man’s life when he can no longer resist the calling of the beach party and this makes a beach party bachelor party that much more awesome. Beach parties have it all: the loud music, the cocktails-on-ice, and the sea to cool off after dancing like a madman. But where should you go for the ultimate beach party? 

  • Indonesia’s rich diversity extends beyond the people, culture, and ethnicity. The sprawling archipelago is also home to a myriad of wildlife that will fascinate anyone. From birds to primates, discover awesome native animals you can only see in Indonesia.  

  • Here's our picks for the best lad's holiday destinations from around the world. When you are picking a place to go, it's important to pick something fun and exciting with "just the right amount" of debauchery to have fun - but not get arrested!

  • Traveling to Asia has an almost magical quality to it for most Americans and I think much of that is a combination of being primarily a European-descent country as well as frankly the Pacific Ocean is a lot bigger than the Atlantic. Modern air travel and incredible deals though have made traveling to Asia something that is accessible to most travelers now and that includes the rich cultural adventures awaiting guys who explore Indonesia.

  • Taiwan's slogan is "The Heart of Asia". There's a reason for that. It's situated pretty much dead center between China, Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines, and it has a little bit of all of that culture. Taiwan is literally The Heart of Asia, and it shows when you visit. If you are a foodie, this is a great place to visit so you can sample the best flavors from the region without worrying about visas, finding a new hotel, or taking extra flights. Coming up in August though is an awesome opportunity to explore the region even more at the 2016 Taiwan Culinary Exhibition.

  • An Indonesia vacation is something that could be the adventure of a lifetime. Indonesia is a country made up of thousands of volcanic islands, so even going there is an adventure in and of itself. But with so many islands and so much culture, nightlife, dining, and outdoor activities to see and do, it's hard to know where to go. For an Indonesia vacation that you want soon forget there are a few must see places to really get your fill of this tropical island chain.

  • Fiji for a mancation with kids? You've got to be joking! Right? - no, seriously, why not pick this amazing South Pacific Island for a Father-Son Getaway to teach important life skills such as fishing, hiking, rowing, and have some good wholesome fun enjoying 5-star service, fine food, and maybe even a sports massage on the beach.

    Kids grow up fast, so this is a great opportunity to spend time together on an adventure that you will both remember fondly for the rest of your life. 

  • It's getting easier and easier to accomplish the dream of flying to Asia. One of the airlines that is working to make this happen for us is China Airlines. The company contacted me recently so that I could help share with you some of the cool features of their new 777-300ER planes such as the Family Couch, as well as improved ambient lighting and more.

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