Lake Como

Destination of the Month

Lake Como

Situated in Northern Italy, Lake Como is part of the Italian Lake District. It has a kind of flair and sense of history that tends to impress its visitors in a sense deeper than only from a touristic point of view. Great place for holidays in August.

Okinawa

Off the Beaten Path

Okinawa

The name Okinawa means "rope in the open sea", a fairly apt description of this long stretch of islands between the four main islands of Japan and Taiwan. Consisting of 49 inhabited islands and 111 uninhabited islands, Okinawa has a subtropical/tropical climate.

Pike Place Market

Landmark of the Month

Pike Place Market

If you hate shopping you still might like this place, with its quirky atmosphere (including the famous seafood shop where the staff throw a fish from one end to the other). As the weather gets warmer, more artisans set up booths to sell photographs, glass, ceramics, and fresh flowers.

Portuguese

Language of the Month

Portuguese

It is spoken as the official language of Portugal and Brazil which might come in handy during this year's Olympics.

Mae Hong Son Loop

Itinerary

Mae Hong Son Loop

Want bypass the tourist traps and see Thailand's authentic countryside? Check out our guide to the Mar Hong Son Loop!

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