Travel Tales

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Celebrate Thai New Year in the Isaan Heartland

The Thai New Year, or Songkran, has become watered down in many urban centers, writes author and photographer Jim Algie, as you can see from all the malls where Buddha images are set up to be rinsed by patrons who go through the blessing motions with little heart and...

Kamalaya: A Prototype for the Future of Wellness

A holistic retreat on Koh Samui called Kamalaya caters to burnt-out execs by combining age-old disciplines with science, art, film screenings, traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, as well as workshops on everything from meditation to Tibetan music and anger...