Less than 48 hours since landing in Hong Kong, I was off on my next adventure. While I'm not always so spur-of-the-moment with my travel plans, I couldn't say no to the Philippines. So off I went to the Island of Palawan with Intrepid Travel, a destination many refer to as "the most beautiful island in the world." That's a lot to live up to but I soon discovered that its praise is well-deserved. T[...]
 
 
After my first week of touring Hong Kong like a boss, it was time to slow things down and actually get to know Hong Kong on a deeper level. When Urban Adventures approached me to participate on one of their most popular and longest running tours: The Story of Hong Kong, it was kind of serendipitous because I was already planning on signing up for one of their neighborhood walks anyway. This was my[...]
 
 
If you've been following my Google+ or Twitter posts (heck, even Facebook) lately, you might be wondering why I'm seemingly obsessed with Hong Kong. Well, I'm actually living here for the next four months! I arrived in mid-may but about two days later, I was on a flight to the Philippines so it wasn't until returning from that trip that I actually began exploring my new home.What did I discove[...]
 
 
*This is a guest post by Rohit Agarwal of Transindiatravels. Pondicherry or Pondy (as it is affectionately called) is a little French town in the Indian Union Territory, Pondicherry. The town has a huge influence of French architecture and culture that is reflected throughout the city. It is often called “The French Riviera of the East.” Pondy is thus a splendid amalgamation of South Indian an[...]
 
 
I decided to write a post about the myths and preconceptions that surround Macau because before visiting there last month, I believed most of them. Not only did I learn some pretty fascinating facts about Macau's culture and history, but I left feeling rejuvenated, empowered and most of all, inspired. As a writer and creator, inspiration is like my morning cup of coffee. Without it, I feel sleepy [...]
 
 
In mid October I was finally getting over the sleepless nights and tired days that plagued me since returning from my honeymoon in Bali (thanks jetlag!) So what was the logical thing to do next? Fly back to Asia of course!In all seriousness, Macau has been on my calendar for months now and I was really excited to visit another destination on the other side of the world. The weird thing, howeve[...]
 
 
Going along with my other life lesson post from earlier this year, I feel that Bali deserves the same honor. My husband and I got married nearly two years ago and ultimately chose Bali as our belated honeymoon destination. It's been awhile since I've taken a real vacation and we really went all out with out trip in terms of enjoying it 100%. We rented a small bungalow with an outside (but mostly c[...]
 
 
Kyoto is often considered a traditional city, particularly because there are so many temples and places of worship. While that's certainly true in many aspects, I also found it to be very modern and full of creative people doing innovative things. Here are three cultural activities that I recommend for any savvy and stylish traveler...and even if you're not necessarily seeking these off-the-beaten[...]
 
 
Although my time in Tokyo was short, I was still able to experience several unique aspects of the city. It almost felt like a sneak peek though because as soon as I touched down in New York City I was ready to turn back around.Like most international hubs, there are so many different ways to tour Tokyo and this post is aimed at five: architecture, avant-garde art, cuisine nature and nightlife.[...]
 
 
Japan was absolutely beautiful in October, not that I expected anything less. Before reaching Tokyo and then moving on to Kyoto, our group spent several days exploring a few of Tokyo's neighboring towns and attractions that are often overlooked by tourists. The only thing I would change if I could do this over would be to have more time in each place rather than rushing through them all. That bein[...]
 
 
My first trip to Tokyo lasted less than 72 hours so I really didn't have too much time to explore every neighborhood or visit every historical monument. I did, however, spend a few hours at the famous Tsukiji fish market and wow - what an day! We arrived there around 8am, which sounds early but by the market's standards, we were right on time.Considered the world's largest wholesale fish and s[...]
 
 
This is a guest post from Agness of eTramping.When strolling down the streets of Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, you can smell the fish sauce, seafood, rice, baguettes and fresh noodles. The smell is so intense you feel like eating all the time. Although the food is quick to make, it always contains fresh aromas, herbs and spices. If you ever decide to visit Vietnam, your culinary journey across th[...]