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Category: Asia

Tourism Supports Wildlife Conservation in Myanmar

Elephants enjoying a bath in Kalaw, a wildlife sanctuary in Myanmar

Tweet When I first visited Myanmar, I was struck by the beauty of the people, its ecosystems and colorful history. It’s a must to visit major pilgrimage sites such as the revered, ancient Shwedagon Pagoda and the thousands of stupas and pagodas that dot the landscape of Bagan. Venturing to these sites provides a glimpse […]

Travel Cambodia by Phone – An iPhone Photography Guide

travel cambodia, Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Tweet Travel Cambodia very long and you’ll appreciate NOT using your big, flashy (and heavy) digital SLR all the time. Let’s face it, Cambodia’s in the tropics and doing a lot of walking with a big camera bag can wear you down. iPhone photography (and Android photography as well) can get you great, high-quality creative […]

Pacific Cruises | Great Early Booking Rates

Tufi child Papua New Guinea

Tweet Once-in-a-Lifetime Adventure at  Once-in-a-Lifetime Savings   NOTE: This post has been updated to reflect new discounts still available on our Pacific cruises Book one of our 2012 Pacific cruises by January 31, 2012 and save up to 40% off the posted price! The Orion and Orion II represent small-ship adventure cruising at its best. Both […]

The Clelia 2 Morphs into the Orion 2

the clelia 2 becomes the orion 2

Tweet The Clelia 2, a veteran of our Great Lakes and Antarctica cruises, has now been re-christened the Orion 2. The Orion 2 now plies the waters of the north Pacific, offering intriguing itineraries from the Russian Far East to Japan and Southeast Asia. For fall of this year (2011), IWA offers three cruises aboard […]

Angkor Wat – World-class Wonder in Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Tweet Angkor Wat, the vast, ancient temple complex in northern Cambodia draws close to a million visitors each year. I guess that fact alone should have prepared me to be impressed. But when I stood at the shore of the massive moat surrounding the sprawling structure, any preconceived notions went out the proverbial window. Susie […]