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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 …

Family holidays often mean overpriced, gated resorts, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Yes, it’s true that when travelling with kids, safety and convenience come first. Yet at the same time, what’s the point of going overseas if it doesn’t help the little ones cultivate a sense of curiosity and adventure? Taipei, Taiwan …

Theme parks in Asia are nothing short of magical and amazing. Not only do they feature heaps of state-of-the-art diversions and fun-filled roller-coaster rides, but they are also campy fun and offer plenty of tasty snacks, making them must-visit sites in Asia. As an added plus, these parks are filled with enthralling sights that depict …

The summer will soon be upon us bringing clear skies and warm sunny days that are best enjoyed outdoors. Take a break from work and enjoy a summer holiday at any one of five the trending destinations featured below.  Boracay , Philippines The tiny ‘picture postcard beautiful ‘ island of Boracay situated off the coast …

Looking to escape the constant drizzle and downpour that the monsoon months bring? Here are 10 destinations around Asia that are sunny and dry at this time of the year. 1. Jakarta, Indonesia With its bustling streets, Jakarta is a city which is truly diverse – thanks to its wonderful mix of Asian, Arabic, and …