Most people never experience the way people in the hilltribes of Northern Thailand live. Caroline Eubanks had the experience of spending a week with the Lahu and Chinese residents of Muang Na and playing with their adorable children.
In Hoi An, Vietnam, budget travelers can arm themselves with enough handmade stylish shoes and suits to pass as kings. Jill Nawrocki offers seven tips to help travelers avoid first-time tailoring mistakes, learn how to find the best shops for clothing and shoes, and leave with their wallets intact.
Join Carleton Cole on this visit to the "perfect Chinatown" in Malacca, Malaysia - it's marked by a walkable road with an equilibrium of locals going about their daily life and visitors impressed with the culture, plus a "just right" balance of shrines and cafes, homes and shops.
On Boxing Day 2004, an earthquake measuring nine on the Richter scale struck just off the coast of Aceh, Indonesia. Amanda George travelled to Aceh to look at the progress that has been made and some of the surprising consequences of the disaster.