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Thai elephant playing in the water
Many travelers visiting Asia have come to expect an elephant ride to be a part of their trip. As we get requests for these types of activities, we want to avoid any disappointment when we …
Local moving cattle through the fields
Now that you are convinced that your next trip MUST be a river cruise, the difficult decision of deciding "where to?" is upon you.  Adventure Life offers river cruising in some …
Cruising the Kinabatangan River
:   Borneo has great beaches for sipping straight from a coconut With pygmy elephants, orangutans, Atlas moths and the world's biggest flower, it's hard to imagine Borneo's …
My first sighting of Bornean pygmy elephants!
   My first sighting of Bornean pygmy elephants! As an avid nature program follower (hence my Attenborough enthusiasm), I thought I had a pretty good handle on the fauna of …
An orangutan enjoys his breakfast above the Sukau Rainforest Lodge in Borneo
An orangutan enjoys his breakfast above the Sukau Rainforest Lodge in Borneo I wearily boarded a Malaysian Airlines flight, cut across the northern peninsula of Borneo and landed in the busy, …
Japan The best time of year to embark on a cruise around Japan can often be decided on travelers’ weather and festival preferences. The climate in Japan falls into four distinct seasons, and each …
China travel, once consisting primarily of historic and cultural exploration, is now including opportunities to discover the country's incredible wildlife as well. The country's vast regions, …
China is the fourth largest country in the world (next to Canada, Russia, and the USA) and constitutes a total land area of 9.6 million square kilometers, which is slightly smaller than the United …
People: Over one hundred ethnic groups have inhabited the country of China, many assimilating into neighboring ethnicities, disappearing altogether, or merging into the more prominent Han comprised …
A China trip offers its travelers the opportunity to explore one of the world’s oldest civilizations as well as one of the world’s greatest travel destinations. The sheer enormity of …
The Chinese love food! On your China tour learn how cooking is regarded as an art. Chefs combining sight, smell, touch, and taste in their presentation are highly respected. Confucius encouraged the …
The fourth largest country in the world, filled with vast resources and various ecosystems, China has only just begun to scratch the surface of maintaining and respecting the land they inhabit. China …
Temperatures in China vary tremendously, influenced mostly by latitude and monsoon activities. From north to south, China consists of five separate temperature zones: cold-temperate, mid-temperate, …
A better understanding of the country's political policies will help enhance your travel experience in China. Following the Cultural Revolution, Chinese leaders set their eye on developing a …
China boasts one of the world’s longest histories, dating back at least 5,000 years. Throughout most of its history, China has been governed by a series of dynasties, or ruling family lines, …
The last Chinese dynasty ended officially in 1911, with the following years being marked by a battle for power between urban capitalist forces and Mao Zedong of the rural Chinese Communist Party. The …
The Chinese love food!  Food preparation and presentation in China is known as the ninth art. Chefs combining sight, smell, touch, and taste in their presentation are highly respected. A …
While Tibet is at a high altitude and has four defined seasons, the temperature and climate variations throughout the year are not as extreme as most would suspect. The landscape is a high …
Best Times for Travel to Thailand Thailand is a nice year-round destination without any particular “off seasons” for travel. If a time of year might be avoided, it would be the rainier …
Thailand's culture incorporates many influences, as would be expected from its constantly changing government structures and kingdoms throughout the centuries. Religious influences have been …
Modern History The Thai people established their own states in the early 20th century, with the Ayutthaya kingdom showing itself to be the most dominant for a time. The states were all constantly …
Ancient History Vietnam has one of the oldest and most continuous histories of any nation.  The area has been inhabited by some of the world's earliest societies. The needs to control …
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Sherry Ott
A 12 day, 2,000 mile race in a auto rickshaw across India with absolutely no support besides a starting and ending point – why would anyone do this?  We did it in order to bring more …

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