Naga Fireball Festival

The Naga Fireball phenomenon takes place every year around the full moon at the end of the Buddhist Lent in October on the Mekong River between Laos and Thailand. Are the fireballs produced by the Naga, a large mythical Serpent living in the river, or can science explain the rational behind them? It has yet to be determined.

Christmas in Asia

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Christmas in Asia: festive carols, snoopy and record-setting elf gatherings

New Luxury Travel

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Discovering and indulging in luxury travel is about unique experiences, not just desirable things. Things come and go, but experiences help define us and how we see the world, and how we remember it.

New Luxury – Albino Smiles Nov., 2014

Smiling Albino’s intuitive look into the changing travel industry this month focuses on New Luxury — from fashion, to travel, to education — transends customary luxury & consists of tailor-made, experiential, relational & narratable experiences

Bikes on Planes

Bikes on planes: take your bicycle with you next time you travel around Southeast Asia. New airline regulations allow bikes as checked luggage, some free of charge. Go further, see more!