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Is this small Palawan town the next Boracay?

Is this small Palawan town the next Boracay?

San Vicente is on its way to becoming one of the Philippines' hottest tourist spots
Keong Saik Road: The coolest new block in Singapore

Keong Saik Road: The coolest new block in Singapore

The former red light district has a library with a secret bar, chic restaurants and a reputation for being super-hip. Here's why
Meals on the go: Shanghai's vanishing street food

Meals on the go: Shanghai's vanishing street food

Its gleaming architecture may be reaching for the sky, but Shanghai's cuisine doesn't get better than at street level
Drive from Europe to the U.S.? Russia proposes massive superhighway

Drive from Europe to the U.S.? Russia proposes massive superhighway

The plan includes a road that would connect Russia's eastern border with the U.S. state of Alaska, while linking with existing roads in Western Europe and Asia
Naked art tours: Would you visit a gallery in the buff?

Naked art tours: Would you visit a gallery in the buff?

Uninhibited art fans will soon have a chance to take part in the National Gallery of Australia's first ever naked art tour
Stunning images capture rituals of Tibetan 'Yellow Hat' monks

Stunning images capture rituals of Tibetan 'Yellow Hat' monks

Buddhist monks gathered in a Tibetan area of China's northwest Gansu province to take part in Monlam or "Great Prayer" rituals
Japan's 31 most beautiful places

Japan's 31 most beautiful places

Is it possible to take an ugly photo of these stunningly scenic destinations in Japan? We don't think so
Vietnam opens revolutionary tunnels to tourism in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam opens revolutionary tunnels to tourism in Ho Chi Minh City

Not as famous as the legendary Cu Chi tunnels, this fascinating web of secret passages has yet to become a stop on the tourist trail
Powerful solar storm sparks stunning aurora around the world

Powerful solar storm sparks stunning aurora around the world

Parts of the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand spotted stunning displays of light in the night sky in the wee hours of the morning
Global laws you may not have realized you were breaking

Global laws you may not have realized you were breaking

A Facebook image of Buddha wearing headphones landed a New Zealander in jail. Here are other global laws travelers should be aware of
Is she real? Surreal sculptures captivate crowds at Art Basel HK

Is she real? Surreal sculptures captivate crowds at Art Basel HK

The eerily lifelike sculpture of a naked woman by Australian artist Sam Jinks was by far the most photographed work at this year's Art Basel Hong Kong