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(VIDEO) Visiting Myanmar’s K-Tribes: Kayan, Kayah, and Kayaw

Myanmar (Burma) Ethnic Groups Myanmar boasts 135 different ethnic groups. Watch what it’s like to visit three of the tribes, including the intriguing Long Neck women of the Kayan tribe. Also known as the Padaung, the women of this tribe wear brass neck rings. Two other tribes with...

Human Zoo? 3 Tips for Ethically Visiting Myanmar’s Long Neck Women

Ethical cultural travel is a very real dilemma. By nature, travelers seek to explore deeply and authentically. They are not satisfied with just looking at the soul-stirring pictures in National Geographic. They want to experience them. Is it possible to create a win-win for both travelers...

Kuang Si waterfall with teen

14 Things to Do in Luang Prabang with Teens

If Paris and Southeast Asia had a love child, her name would be Luang Prabang. Unlike many Southeast Asian hotspots, you are more likely to find yourself in a mob of middle-aged, French-speaking white people than backpackers sporting Aladdin pants and man buns. If this sounds like a...

Mey Cambodia genocide survivor

Cambodia’s Genocide: What I Never Learned in School

Unlike most genocides which are typically rooted in differences in religion or ethnicity, Pol Pot’s genocide was different. It was the mass murder of Cambodians by Cambodians. Only 7 out of 16,000 men survived the house of horrors known as S-21 Prison. Learn the remarkable stories of how...

Scuba diving boat

How to Get PADI Certified in the Maldives in 4 Steps

If you are planning a vacation to an amazing dive spot, consider getting PADI scuba certified through the referral program. In just four easy steps, learn how to do the boring part in your hometown, and then do your certification dives somewhere fabulous. Friends don't let friends get...

Boardwalk to overwater bunglows Maldives

Plan Your Budget Family Vacation to the Luxurious Maldives

With many resorts going for thousands of dollars per nights, the Maldives is just not a destination for regular folk... Or so they think. Contrary to what Instagram leads you to believe, the Maldives offer exactly two types of vacations: one for the rich and famous, and one for everyone...

Acid attack survivors from L to R: Bala, Roopa, Geeta. Madhu, and Neetu

Sheroes Cafe Helps Acid Attack Victims Turn Tragedy into Triumph

Walking into the Sheroes Hangout cafe in Agra, India, we immediately knew this would be one of the most meaningful meals of our lives. Not because of the ambiance or the all-vegetarian menu, because neither was exceptionally spectacular. Rather it was because of the brave women who run...