By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly For Chazmin Peters, a first officer with Alaska Airlines, aviation was not something that initially came naturally to her. “Once I knew that I wanted to become a pilot, I realized that I had to be better — I needed to be impressive enough to become one,” said Peters. […]
By Scott Wittet and Gary Tang Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly Just ahead of me, further along the dimly lit souk alleyway, the tourist — cameras dangling from his neck — was being dragged by the arm into a tiny shop. I was a young backpacker who obviously had no money, so most of […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly I love hanging out with myself. I love eating at restaurants alone, going to movies alone, and taking long walks alone. I also enjoy traveling alone. Let me take a moment to extol the virtues of solo travel. When you travel by yourself, you can go at your own […]
By Steve Danishek and Dee Tezelli NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY If you have frequent flyer mileage banked and never seem to get a break to redeem them, to travel to an extraordinary destination, Singapore is the place for you! Alaska Airlines recently announced their mileage partnership with Singapore Airlines, so Alaska miles can get you mileage […]
By KELVIN CHAN Associated Press GUILIN, China (AP) — After 10 days of crisscrossing southwestern China by high-speed train with two young children in tow, exploring minority villages amid rugged scenery and often sleeping in grimy hotels, it was time for a break. And what better way to decompress from our fascinating yet grueling family […]
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.