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[...]
 
 
This is a guest post from Jeremy Albelda, who runs The World or Bust and Top Spot Travel.If China has always been somewhere you’ve wanted to go, but you can’t live with the thought of not being able to check your Facebook (ya, it’s banned on Mainland China), you have two options, Hong Kong, or Macau (Taiwan sort of, but that’s an island). Both hold unique statuses as autonomous city-states tha[...]
 
 
This is a guest post from Phoebe Magdirila of Maiden Voyage Travel.5 Adventurous Excursions in the PhilippinesThe tropical country Philippines, known for its archipelagic state, has too much in store that travelers seeking for adventure can find a lot of other interesting places apart from just being in the bustling streets of a congested Manila.Traveling here can be the definition of [...]
 
 
This post is written by Global Basecamps.Thailand has it all: ancient ruins, holy temples, elephant rides, world-class parties, and so help me Buddha, the very best, cheapest street food I have ever tasted. There is one other thing you will encounter while touring here though: other tourists. Tons of them. When we travel, many of us want to feel like we are getting away from familiarity. If yo[...]
 
 
This post is by Karina Schroeder, one of our contributors. Like all countries, Cambodia is diverse and rich in culture. Newly opened to the tourism scene (within the past 20 years), it is fast becoming one of the most popular travel destinations in Southeast Asia.The ancient temples of Angkor Wat, the major cities of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, and Cambodia’s gorgeous beaches are all must-se[...]