Asia

5 Favorite Tropical Places to Beat the Summer Heat premium
Until the past two weeks, I didn’t understand how truly unbearable Paris is in the summer heat. With unseasonably warm temperatures terrorizing the city, the massive amount of stone and concrete turned Paris into an oven. As a Texas girl, I’m accustomed to crazy heat and humidity, but there is a huge difference between living […]
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March 24, 2017
A Southeast Asia Alternative: Reasons to Visit Okinawa Japan premium
Odds are that Japan isn’t the first country that comes to mind when thinking about exotic Asian beach holidays. Instead, it’s visions of the white sand beaches and turquoise waters of Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia. Japan, after all, is home to Mount Fuji and ski resorts. But as Japan’s southernmost prefecture, Okinawa not only […]
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April 14, 2016
Culinary Culture in Japan’s Mie Prefecture premium
Two full days, three short nights, and over thirty hours of travel time. On paper, my February trip from Paris to the Mie Prefecture in Japan made absolutely no sense. This type of trip is difficult, both mentally and physically, but the temptation to return to Japan was too much to resist, especially given my […]
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February 17, 2014
48 Hours in Langkawi, Malaysia premium
Located just off the northwest side of Peninsular Malaysia lays the tropical island of Langkawi. The main island is known as Pulau Langkawi, but there are nearly one hundred that make up this area of Malaysia. Steeped in legend and lore, Langkawi attracts visitors for its natural beauty, marine life, tourism infrastructure, and shopping {it […]
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January 12, 2014
A World of Color: Malaysia in Gold premium
Given its location near the equator, Malaysia is tropical, humid, and warm. As a result of its geography, the country is filled with a variety of vivid hues. Rubber plantations, palm trees, and assorted tropical foliage provide a verdant backdrop, while pops of red and pink come from orchids and hibiscus. Between the sea, lakes, […]
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December 18, 2013
Hong Kong Market Hopping with Kensington Tours premium
Shopping has long been a favorite past time of Hong Kongers, which is apparent in the massive shopping malls, as well as the countless markets. There’s no doubt that Hong Kong is an excellent high-end shopping city. Multiple outlets of Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Cartier dot the streets like Starbucks in New York City. […]
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