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From the spectacular terrain of New Zealand to the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor Wat to the urban sights of Seoul, the possibilities for exploration in Asia and the Pacific region are endless.


Recent Articles on Cambodia

  • Gay and Lesbian Travelers in Cambodia The Rainbow Pride Flag caught in a breeze with the sun behind it.Cambodia is a gay-friendly country. Here are tips for gay and lesbian travelers, as well as a list of gay-friendly establishments in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

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Recent Articles on China

  • Five Women Share Their Experiences Living Abroad Moving World Artwork, Heathrow Terminal in London. Photo © Jim Linwood, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.Making the move abroad is filled with practical hurdles, like finding a place to live and to work, but what about making friends, becoming part of the community, thriving in your new home? From Japan to Mexico, here are the thoughts and experiences of five women on making the cultural transition to living abroad.
  • Social Customs in China: Gift-Giving A red and gold hong bao envelope with traditional new years artwork of a bull and oranges.Confused about social customs in China? Gift-giving is a central part of social life in Chinese culture, and it is one area where it is easy to offend if you don’t know what’s expected of you.
  • Getting a Sense of the Beijing Municipality Cyclists and cars share the road in the Houhai area of Beijing.The Beijing Municipality is slightly smaller than the state of New Jersey. Get a sense of the lay of the land, from notable landmarks to popular expat neighborhoods.

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Recent Articles on India

  • Five Women Share Their Experiences Living Abroad Moving World Artwork, Heathrow Terminal in London. Photo © Jim Linwood, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.Making the move abroad is filled with practical hurdles, like finding a place to live and to work, but what about making friends, becoming part of the community, thriving in your new home? From Japan to Mexico, here are the thoughts and experiences of five women on making the cultural transition to living abroad.
  • Expats Abroad: Emerging Opportunities Fishing at Jade Belt Bridge, Summer Palace, Beijing.An estimated 232 million people live outside their country of origin. Author Julie Doherty Meade examines expat communities in China and India in the first part of her “Expats Abroad” series.
  • Movies to Inspire Wanderlust A dramatic sunset over Positano, Italy.Author and film expert Laura Martone shares a few popular and classic films that highlight specific destinations around the world—and may just persuade you to start packing. (Also, discover the movies that inspire us here at Moon!)

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Recent Articles on Japan

  • Five Women Share Their Experiences Living Abroad Moving World Artwork, Heathrow Terminal in London. Photo © Jim Linwood, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.Making the move abroad is filled with practical hurdles, like finding a place to live and to work, but what about making friends, becoming part of the community, thriving in your new home? From Japan to Mexico, here are the thoughts and experiences of five women on making the cultural transition to living abroad.
  • LGBT Culture in Japan Rainbow flags and umbrellas at the Tokyo Pride Parade.Same-sex attraction and love has long been a part of Japanese Buddhism and samurai tradition, according to historical and literary references. Compared to the United States, Japanese society seems rather nonchalant toward gender, as far as dress and mannerisms go.
  • Consider Living Abroad: At Home in Japan A woman stands before a message board in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Photo © MIKI Yoshihito, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.It’s easy to fall in love with Japan. The sheer beauty of the country coupled with a modern consumer society makes for a comfortable blend of culture.

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Other Asia & the Pacific

  • Ko Samui and Ko Pha-Ngan Travel Planning On the shore of Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand.Tips and advice on planning your time in Ko Samui and nearby Ko Pha-Ngan; Ko Samui is a popular Thailand vacation spot, an excellent budget destination with a growing five-star scene, while Ko Pha-Ngan remains a backpacker haven.
  • 8-Day Best of Phuket and Ko Samui Itinerary Aerial view of Phuket Town. Photo © Sunanta Boonkamonsawat/123rf.This itinerary will begins in Phuket, where you’ll get a chance to tour waterfalls, snorkel, dive, explore the world-famous beaches, and do some island-hopping, too. After that, you’ll take a flight to Samui, where you’ll visit not only the main island but also neighboring Ko Pha-Ngan.
  • Discover Phuket Aerial view of Phuket Town. Photo © Sunanta Boonkamonsawat/123rf.It’s no wonder millions of people visit Phuket each year. The landscape, with its hilly, green, forested interior and clean, sandy beaches, is awe-inspiring. The vibes of the beaches and their surrounding areas vary from spring break fun to secluded romantic getaway to family-friendly. The accommodations range from unbelievably cheap to unbelievably luxurious. The tourism ...

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Photo at top by Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble licensed Creative Commons Attribution.