*This is a guest post by professional photographer Angela Altus. You can view more of her work here. Half the beauty of any country is in its people. Vietnam is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The people are genuine, kind and present. They live for today, and hold their communities tight. Vietnam’s in the midst of an exciting and historic time, with one of the fas[...]
 
 
Follow my blog with BloglovinAs thrilling as Hong Kong Island is, don’t underestimate the natural beauty of the New Territories. About two weeks ago, I left the comfort of my Central apartment and went on an all day adventure to Tai Long Wan and wow, did it blow me out of the water (pun intended!) Getting there isn't easy but it's worth the hassle. In fact, by the end of the day, my friends an[...]
 
 
While most people head to the Island of Palawan for the sand and surf, there's quite a bit of culture beyond the beach as well. On our first full day in Puerto Princesa, we swapped the seashore for a jaunt in nature. Our half-day excursion consisted of a hike to the Batak village where we stopped for lunch and a tour before heading back. The Batak are the indigenous people of the Philippines and a[...]
 
 
Before ever arriving to the Island of Palawan, I knew two things: that it is part of the Philippines and that several travel magazines have coined it the "most beautiful island in the world." That's a lot to live up to but as soon as I landed at the Puerto Princesa airport, I knew that Palawan would be every bit as special for me as I'd hoped.In fact, after braving the extreme heat of Manila, [...]
 
 
*This is a guest post by professional photographer Angela Altus. You can view more of her work here. I had been travelling in Vietnam for just over a week - faced the wonderfully chaotic streets of Hanoi, taken the “less traveled” hiking rout through Cat Ba National Park, crawled through the mud-filled Dark Cave of Phong Nha in a bathing suit and hard hat, weathered what I thought at the time [...]
 
 
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[...]