Let’s face it — most of us are creatures of habit. So when my husband suggested we stay at an Airbnb for a recent and unexpected trip to Asia, I was more than a little hesitant. Who would want to give up fresh towels, concierge services, and those free little bottles of …
By Tim Gruver NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Ambreen Tariq was just 8 years old when she traveled halfway across the world to the United States from India. The daughter of immigrant parents who both worked two jobs to make ends meet, Tariq grew up all across the country as a part of what she calls a […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Running a media operation is stressful. To recharge myself, I took a trip recently to California and Mexico. It’s not just all the good food to eat and wonderful places to see, I learn something new in every journey. Travel is a test of wisdom and resourcefulness. You have […]
A white bus with green decals cut in front of me — it was this pretty big and sleek-looking tour bus that carried Korean-looking people.
The local name for Victoria Falls is Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning the smoke that thunders.
The giant’s copper-colored eye was as big as a baseball and he knew we were watching — he could see us and smell us.
How does an American woman who doesn’t speak Japanese manage to run a traditional Japanese guest house called a ryokan?
I’m no millionaire. So my little family and I limit vacations that require travel by plane, and our travels overseas are even less frequent.
Have you ever listened to that Tony Bennett song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”? Understandably, that quirky city, with personality to spare, has left an indelible impression on those who have ventured there. Like San Francisco, the densely populated and bustling city of Taipei, Taiwan has also captured a spot in my heart.
By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly I recently took a long overdue vacation to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, and it was a really exciting experience, one that I gleaned many lessons from. Here are my 7 tips for surviving Vietnam when you’re not Vietnamese! (The exchange rate on my trip was ₫22,500 Viet […]