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Three Essential Things to Know On Your First Visit to Japan

Japan is a fascinating and exciting destination, but it is sometimes a place that people shy away from – it is quite different from most other countries, the language, the alphabet, the food, the customers, the people. I remember when I first landed in Tokyo and I was trying to find the hotel that I’d booked in the busy, nightlife …

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How I Became a Sri Lankan Beauty Queen

Sometimes while traveling the world I will end up following a series of “why nots” and suddenly find myself in an absolutely bizarre and surreal situation. This has happened a few times before, but no circumstance has been more totally ridiculous than the night that I became a Sri Lankan Beauty Queen. Lee and I were staying in Negombo, a …

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Macau and Hong Kong – A Small Bite of China that Left Us Wanting More

An old fashioned Chinese junk with crimson sails, floating past futuristic skyscrapers blazoned with brand names. A dazzling light show that electrified the entirety of one of the most impressive skylines I have ever seen. Steaming hot pork dumplings sizzling in a wok. A young boy riding a bike down a cobblestone alleyway lined with historic Portuguese style buildings. Our …

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26 Things I Have Learned While Travelling South East Asia

Six months in Travelling in South East Asia has taught me a lot. You have strange preconceptions about a place before you visit and it is often hard to make sense of them all until you find yourself there. This is a list of 26 small details noticed from day to day life that I have noticed while living here. …

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24 Hours in Brunei – in Photos

We spent 24 hours exploring the tiny and extremely oil rich country of Brunei, on the North coast of Borneo. This country is small on square footage but big on fabulous wealth, as exemplified by the glittering domes, ornate mosques and gorgeous sculptures that can be seen everywhere. The capital of Bandar Seri Begawan is a fantastic city to walk …

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Beautiful Boracay in Photos – Philippines Travel

When people at home read about our lifestyle they assume that we spend all of our time relaxing on white sand beaches in paradise. Of course this is not always true. However, sometimes it is. During our recent travels through the Philippines we stopped for a while to enjoy Boracay, which is the quintessential holiday paradise island. You can walk …

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Our Relaxing Stay At TreeTops Jungle Lodge

As we sat sipping cold beer on the deck of the wooden longhouse and watching the sunset, I thought back over the wonderful day we had just had. We were staying at the TreeTops Jungle Lodge just outside of Miri, Sarawak. At this rural home stay the pace of life is slow, the surroundings are green and wild, the home …

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Photo of The Week: Singapore

Singapore skyline

It looks like a hurricane has blown a cruise liner on top of a skyscraper, but this amazing structure was actually built this way. The Marina Bay Sands is one of the most impressive buildings in the Singapore skyline and it is the most expensive casino property in the world with a value of $6.5 billion USD. This ridiculous resort …

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Top Five Things To Do in the Cameron Highlands

The Cameron Highlands are my kind of place, filled with beautiful rolling hills, juicy strawberries, fresh tea and fascinating trails through the jungle. Right away you will notice the difference in the temperature as the air is much chillier in this high altitude mountain micro climate. This is not a bad thing at all, because after the sweltering heat in …

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Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia – Lovely Beaches, That’s About It

There are many beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia and Batu Ferringhi is definitely one of them. As we walked down the beach at sunset we watched the sky turn stunning shades of orange and pink as para-sailers glided by and tourists rode horses across the sand. Unfortunately, the beach is one of the only interesting things about Batu Ferringhi. Once …

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Bangkok Sights and Sounds – Our First Impressions

Bangkok was the first city we arrived at on our trip around Southeast Asia and we were immediately blown away by this chaotic, noisy and colorful metropolis. This city is fast-paced, gritty, high energy and when you are a first time visitor the Bangkok sights will constantly leave with you with eyes wide open, bewildered at the strange world you …

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