asia

All Asia-bound travelers need some guidance before tackling the largest and most populous continent on Earth.

Eli Sooker21 hours ago
Campsite #12, Sapporo (Ft Otaru): Camping in Hokkaido's Largest City Part 1
After all the talk about gentle countryside towns and isolated spots, you may be thinking, wait, what?!! You're in a city now?!! Well, I wasn't going to miss out on finding out what all the fuss was a...
LeLa Becker5 days ago
How I Went from $1.60 to $4,000 in 48 Hours in a Foreign Country
Fifteen years ago, before social media, I wandered into a small theater in Portland, OR, where they were showing a documentary called What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? It featured Dr. Amit Goswami, a quant...
Eli Sooker18 days ago
Campsite #11, Furano: Flowers, Food and a Bar to Meet Locals
Unlike my sunny escapade in Biei, my single night in Furano was a miserable drizzle. Here, I also chose a park to camp in, again for the reason that there wasn't really any other option for camping un...
Isla Wrighta month ago
What to Do in Hong Kong During a Three-Day Weekend
Hong Kong is a place that’s becoming more and more popular with tourists, and if you haven’t been there yet, it would be very advisable to go now, before it becomes extremely mainstream and crowded. S...
Eli Sookera month ago
Campsite #9, Asahidake: Camping in the Mountains
Before we get into the blog post, please consider donating to support my freelance writing! Even a little helps You can also follow my blog or social media (links at bottom of page). I was super excit...
Eli Sookera month ago
Campsite #5, Haboro: The Wild West Coast
Before we get into the article, here is a link to donate to support my writing. Otherwise you can follow me on my blog or social media (links at bottom of page). My main goal after Asahikawa was to ge...
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Kevin a month ago
5 Reasons to Visit Japan
There are so many reasons someone may want to take a trip to Japan. If you are an American and like to travel abroad to learn about different cultures, then there is no other place quite like Japan. J...
Osei Agyemang 2 months ago
Is This Really the Biggest Public Library in the World?
Reading, they say, does not only improve your life and skills but trains the brain and actively raises your vocabulary and writing techniques to a positive level. Above all, reading helps you focus an...
The Spontaneous Order of Phuket
Strolling through the streets and alleys of Phuket is a constant stream of stimulation. It’s hard to know what to look at with the barrage of color and smells, dodging amateur photographers who find m...
Jenny Beck2 months ago
'Bule'
'Hi, Bule!" The call of a young Indonesian child makes me turn my head and wave. The child lights up, enthusiastically waving back. I continue walking down the crowded sidewalk, ducking to miss the lo...
Chloe Gilholy2 months ago
Cruising Round Japan Was Worth It!
After a long flight and a few nights in Tokyo, I took my first steps onto Diamond Princess, a spectacular boat catering to 3,000 guests of 40 nationalities. To be one of them was a privilege I’ll neve...
Cil Borlaza3 months ago
Ten Tourist Destinations Outside of Seoul
With the perfect blend of modern and traditional culture, Seoul has been one of the must-see tourist destinations in the world. But there’s a lot more to see in the land of the morning calm, here’s a ...
Rachel Hicks3 months ago
Discoveries in Kuala Lumpur
Since being in Cambodia in September, I was beyond excited to explore new spots with a group of friends. We talked of Thailand and Vietnam before finally making the decision to head to Malaysia-Kuala ...
Tayla Roy3 months ago
Traveling to China
It all started with my grandmother, she loves travelling and has done so for good majority of her life with my grandfather. This year she wanted to do something a little different, she wanted us, her ...
Jenny Beck4 months ago
Welcome to Saigon
The warm night air covered me like a blanket. People around me were chatting happily while neon lights advertised the stores lining the street. It was late at night but the city was bustling and scoot...
Trish Gilmore4 months ago
10 Tips for Women Traveling Alone in Asia
I didn't have my first passport until I was nearly 22; this isn't terribly old, but I grew up in an area where most of my peers had passports by age 10 and airily talked about all the exciting vacatio...
Pam Gingerich4 months ago
More Than a Destination
On my most recent trip to India, I visited many places, from the south and north up the coast, to Delhi and Punjab. But my favorite place to visit is the state of Kerala in southern India. From the sh...
Jenny Beck6 months ago
Volcanic Craters and Tea Fields
I stared at the hissing lake, a gray greenish color, spewing blasts of sulfur into the sky. It smelled distinctly like rotten eggs. The crater lake bubbled and roared. It was a scene straight out of M...