asia

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

Kathy Slamp2 days ago
Thailand
Visiting Thailand, I quickly understood why it is called “The Land of Smiles.” Everyone is friendly and eager to please! A single visit to any country never makes one an expert, but our visit to Thailand began to open up to us the brand new world of the Far East! Thailand is a gorgeous, tropical country, and its people are extremely friendly. Thailand is indeed a “Land of Smiles.” It is a Southeast Asian kingdom that has survived for generations which for many years the world knew as Siam. Its l...
Jesheckah Lynn13 days ago
The Secret World that Exists Within Japanese Temples
Traveling Japan, it is easy to see that everything is well ordered. Even for a country that is so well known in terms of allowing nature and modern construction to co-exist, most of the natural experi...
Rebekah B Lowri17 days ago
Why I Couldn't Avoid This Iconic Place
On arrival in Tokyo's Narita airport, one of the first things you'll see are the huge posters of the the iconic image of Itsukushima Shrine plastered on the walls. The 55 foot tall Otorii gate is list...
8 Hour Singapore Layover
In the middle of our 30+ hour journey to Australia, we had a layover in Singapore. Now, Singapore wasn't really somewhere that was a bucket list place for me, and I didn't really have any sort of idea...
Marie Nieves21 days ago
Best Things to See and Do in Hong Kong
Are you finally planning your Hong Kong adventure? It’s about time! Hong Kong is an amazing travel destination for everyone from adventurers to shopping maniacs and foodies, so you’ll probably find so...
E DM24 days ago
How to Tackle China, South Korea, and Japan in Less Than Three Weeks
The plan of tackling three countries in three weeks originated from being European and wanting to visit more than one country on our first trip to Asia. We therefore also chose countries that were "ob...
Osei Agyemang24 days ago
The Comprehensive Mountain Range of Sa Pa, Vietnam
If you have something for an upscale tourist area, then look no further but Vietnam's Sa Pa. Nature truly never lies—it's really phenomenal. The view from all angles clearly shows that the 350 kilomet...
Eli Sooker24 days ago
Quick-Start Guide to Camping in Japan
There's an e-Book version of this article which is more visually friendly, available for a small cost which will help fund my writing. Links below: Payhip (cheaper) Amazon/Kindle
The Ghost at the Crossroads
6:00 AM. Winter in rural China. I wake up in darkness, alone, in an unheated dormitory room, boil water for tea in my contraband kettle. Throw on my heavy winter coat, scarf, gloves, two pairs of pant...
Holly Wa month ago
20 Pieces of Advice and General Information You Should Know Before Traveling to Japan
Have you ever had the desire to study abroad or take a quick trip to the wonderful country that is Japan? Or perhaps you’ve thought about starting life anew in a foreign country that offers a historic...
Eli Sookera month 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 Beckera month 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 Sooker2 months 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 Wright2 months 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 Sooker2 months 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 Sooker2 months 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...
Kevin 3 months 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 Agyemang3 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...