Category Archives: Asia

Best Things to See and Do in Beijing China

My fascination with China's capital, Peking / Beijing, knows no bounds. In addition to a history that has lasted several millennia and seven (!) UNESCO relics, Beijing is also one of the most economically advanced cities in the world! You can find detailed information about the megacity in this article. In one of the world's…
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Land of the Rising Sun – Kyoto, Japan

Exploring Japan's cultural and artistic capital of Kyoto is more like walking through an outdoor museum than a bustling city of one and a half million residents. With temples, shrines, castles, and gardens located throughout the city, Kyoto has a calming, Zen-like essence. Perhaps this is why emperors chose Kyoto as their ancient residence. The…
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5 Unmissable Places to Visit in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a great place to visit for all kinds of travellers, including solo adventurers. It has a fascinating culture and is filled with interesting ancient sites, not to mention breathtaking nature views and idyllic beaches. With so many things to see and do in Sri Lanka, it can be hard to decide which…
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All you need to know while backpacking to Lahore

Lahore is the capital of the Punjab province of Pakistan, which was split between India and Pakistan after independence from the British in 1947. It is the historic cultural center of the capital with beautiful architectures and exquisite museums and of course, plenty of things to do for backpackers and explorers. Sure, Lahore might not…
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Kyoto Adventure Travel – Top 5 Adventures in Kyoto Japan

The allure of the Land of the Rising Sun caught me this fall. Enticed by an invitation to visit Kyoto with friends I had met on previous adventures in Cuba and Spain, I packed my bags for Japan’s cultural and artistic capital. With over 1,600 Buddhists temples and Shinto shrines along with several castles and…
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Ichi-go Ichi-e – Living in the Moment Along the Kumano Kodo of Japan

"While hiking the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route in one of the most scenic areas in Japan, a visitor starts to learn the local customs and get lessons in cherishing every gathering: "Ichi-go Ichi-e." With each footstep, I could hear the water whoosh from within my boots. Since daybreak, I had been walking amongst the dense,…
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Hiking the Kumano Kodo Japan – Adventure Travel to Japan

Kumano Kodo Japan If you are like most of the world, you probably have never heard of the Kumano Kodo. I didn't know of it either until I was introduced to the Kumano Kodo trek by friends with whom I walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain. I certainly knew where Japan was, but I…
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Southeast Asia Travel Tips

On my bucket list is to spend more time exploring Asia, in particular, Southeast Asia. I love beaches, diving, watersports, and amazing hiking. that's why I reached out to my peer travel writer and fellow adventurer, Dariel Smith, to share his Southeast Asia travel tips. Although he is originally from the U.K., Dariel is currently…
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Six of the Best Cities To Explore in Southeast Asia

Are you wanderlusting for a trip to Southeast Asia? Want to know the top sites to hit up on your maiden voyage? As these places have been on my bucket list for quite some time, I've reached out to my peer travel writer, Gerry Molson, who is based in Asia, to share his top cities…
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10 Unmissable Beaches in Bali

Need a dose of relaxation or to get the heck out of Dodge? Regardless, it sounds like beach therapy is calling and Bali has exactly what the doctor ordered. Being a believer that salt water can cure anything, I reached out to travel writer and journalist, Natalie Deduck, to share with us her expertise on…
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