The New York Times gets tip on Myanmar from Kensington's Destination Specialist.
Awarded ‘50 Tours of a Lifetime’ by National Geographic Traveler Magazine.
A tour of Dubai might yield surprising fruit - outside the city limits blooms a garden of 45 million flowers. It's called the Miracle Garden of Dubai, and while it just opened last February, it's already setting records.
The cultivated explosions of color - shaping into arches, towers and pyramids - might remind travelers of a showier, modern garden of Babylon. It certainly is a wonder, having been cultivated in a region that gets rain less than 25 days a year.
Despite this limitation, the team behind the project decided not only to overcome it, but quash it by aiming to develop the world's biggest flower garden that also happens to have a minimal carbon footprint. The solution for gardeners was a waste water and drip irrigation system to keep flowers in bloom for much of the year, closing only from June to September, when temperatures reach 104 degrees.
The Dubai Miracle Garden has already set some records, boasting first and foremost the longest wall of flowers. It stretches 2,624 feet, or nearly half of a mile. The garden is also home to the world's biggest flower clock and the tallest flower pyramid.
As your small motorboat slides onto the sandy bank of a deserted beach and your attentive guides set up a gourmet seaside picnic, all that’s left to do is allow the turquoise waters of this remote paradise wash away your stresses.
(Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto)
Embark on this exploration of Japan's highlights, with the support of local guides, comfortable train transportation, and enough down time to truly get lost in the land of the rising sun.
(Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City)
As the sun sets over the vast temple network of Angkor Wat, find yourself a bend in the ancient maze and soak up all the serene magic of this spiritual land.
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