Category Archives: Asia

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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5 Must Do Experiences in India

I know many travelers, writers, and photographers that have visited all 197 countries, thus hitting all 7 continents. I consider myself a seasoned traveler, but I haven't visited all countries nor continents. With that said, everywhere is on my list, so look for me on the road. However, I do know who to hit up…
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5 Cool, Off-Beat Things to Experience in Beijing

As I always say, I haven't been everywhere, but everywhere is on my list. With that said, China and Beijing are on my bucket list. In order to help us with off-the-beaten-path travel advice for Beijing, I've enlisted the help and expertise of peer traveler and writer, Talek Nantes. Enjoy her 5 Cool, Off-Beat Things…
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3 Hidden Gems of Goa India

I don't think I have met a beach that I didn't like. From powdery white sandy beaches to the beaches peppered with icebergs from nearby glaciers, I love a good beach. When I heard that India had some beaches worth checking out, I reached out to Pujarini Mitra, a travel writer, blogger, and mom. She…
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Top 7 Cities to Visit in Japan

I must admit many of my bucket list destinations are in Asia. Amongst my top destinations is none other than Japan. I know enough to be dangerous, but I'm no expert. That's why I asked for some help from a peer writer and travel lover, Amanda Kendle. Having lived in Japan, Amanda is just the…
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