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10 places where you must stay in a holiday home and not a hotel

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Bali –  the famed Island of the Gods is not only one the most loved travel destinations in Asia but also a great hit with Instagramers.  This beautiful #paradiseonearth is #pictureperfect with its varied landscape of majestic mountains, spectacular volcanic hillsides, beautiful beaches and lush green rice terraces. With world-class facilities for the adventure junkie, Bali …

Autumn is round the corner, nature is decking up in glorious golden hues and it’s time for some of the most beautiful celebrations and festivities to begin! Many cities around Asia come alive during this time by revering traditions, giving thanks to their gods, and  celebrating their bountiful yields. From religious processions and ceremonies to lavish, …

If Taiwan had a heart, Nantou County would be it. Located right at the center of the country, this rural beauty is the only landlocked county in Taiwan. Nantou County, with its rustic rural feel, perfectly complements Taiwan’s modern urban face. With abundant natural beauty in the form of massive mountains and serene lakes, it …

Known globally for its upscale shops, modern architecture, busy markets and a vibrant nightlife, Taipei City is on many travel bucket lists. If you are wondering when to visit the Taiwan capital, there couldn’t be a better time than autumn. With welcoming temperatures and striking natural beauty, Taipei City promises to give its visitors unforgettable …

It is said that every leaf turns into a flower in autumn. This couldn’t be truer in the East Asian belt where tourists flock to coastal towns for their pleasant weather and picture postcard landscapes. Yilan County just south of Taipei is one such place. The eastern coast of Taiwan is particularly beautiful and Taipei …

Okay do Hokkaido. We promise we’ll rhyme better next time. It’s probably the laid back lifestyle here compared to the rest of Japan that influenced our lazy rhyming. Hokkaido makes for about 20 percent of Japan but is home to just about five percent of the population. The area faces harsh climate in the winters …

Tokyo isn’t just the fast-paced, high-tech metropolis symbolic of present-day Japan. Nature blends itself in seamlessly amidst all the modernity, more so in autumn, when colourful leaves spread across the capital city of Tokyo around November and December like cherry blossoms spread in spring. The city has a lot of gardens and parks lined with …

Gangwon-do, a province in South Korea has the most beautiful locations to enjoy the fall season. Think mountains, temples, natural reserves, and a plethora of colours. The province has been in existence since the Joseon Dynasty came into power, in the late 1300s. Located in the northern and east part of Korea, it is one …

 Hi, I’m Chan Won and I blog at www.chanwon.com. I’ve recently partnered with HomeAway on an amazing trip in the Setouchi prefecture of Japan. I’m guest-posting on the HomeAway blog to share with you my awesome experience in Setouchi, Japan. About Setouchi So basically Setouchi is not a new prefecture or a specific place, it's actually a ...

Ever spent a day staring at stunning #travel pictures on Instagram? Wondered how you could enjoy similar vacations and share pictures that would make everyone want to book flight tickets the next instant? Asia has an abundance of picturesque, serene, natural topographies that’ll take your breath away.  Its beaches, mountains, culture, monuments and exciting culinary …