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Discover Sabah: Malaysia’s Road Less Traveled

This week, a delegation of more than 100 representatives from Malaysia's tourism sector were in Dubai, making a case for tourists from the Gulf countries to make Malaysia a primary travel destination. Presenting at the Arab Travel and Tourism Market, the Malaysian Minister of Tourism encouraged governments and companies in the region to work with… Continue reading Discover Sabah: Malaysia’s Road Less Traveled

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Charleston: Full of surprises

(Photos by Jis K. Joseph) It was a crisp 58 degrees with sunny skies as I drove East from Atlanta on I-20 for a weekend getaway with my husband to Charleston, South Carolina. We had been looking for a short, driveable vacation to a place neither of us had been to for the Thanksgiving break,… Continue reading Charleston: Full of surprises

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The Big Island … and still growing

The first thing you notice as you descend is that the island is cloaked in black, unlike the lush green layer carpeting the others. The lady sitting next to me on the plane asked her husband, "So is that all like, mountain, like, rock?" "It's lava rock, honey," he said. And the whole island is covered in… Continue reading The Big Island … and still growing

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City Upon the Sea: Hong Kong 

My Splendid Tour guide for the afternoon was a bubbly young woman named Ivy. Speaking to a group of blank faces as the bus wormed through Kowloon to the main island, she chattered on about the island's history and some of the modern construction projects being undertaken today to connect Hong Kong by higher-speed rail… Continue reading City Upon the Sea: Hong Kong 

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Victorian Vision: First Glimpse at Hong Kong

Descending into Hong Kong last Thursday, the skies were only partly cloudy, offering a rather clear view of Hong Kong and the surrounding islands. In fact, throughout my stay, I was told repeatedly by hotel staff and tour guides that I had just missed the rains and gray skies from the week prior when Hong… Continue reading Victorian Vision: First Glimpse at Hong Kong