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Natural Wonder in Japan – Exploring Eastern Shikoku Island

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Tokushima is home to some of the best natural wonders in Japan, and it is a place I have long wanted to explore.

Into the Wilds of Kamchatka

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Kamchatka is a mysterious destination in Russia’s Far East, located along the “Ring of Fire” and known for its more than 200 volcanoes and diverse wildlife.

Setouchi Aonagi: Contemporary Art Museum Transformed into Luxury Hotel

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My idol Tadao Ando designed the original museum, and also oversaw the recent conversion to its current state as a 7 suite luxury hotel, a sprawling world of class, art, and exclusivity.

Muscat Get-Away

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Oman is an Arabic country in the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, a historically strategic location – and not one that is commonly on the radar for many travelers. However, with increasing flight routes and its proximity to the UAE travel hub, travel to the peaceful coastal sultanate is easier than ever and worth a look.

New Japan Adventures – Discovering Southern Kyushu and Sacred Yakushima Island

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In my perpetual quest to find ever more fantastic remote destinations, I went to Kyushu, Japan’s southernmost island of her four main islands, in February 2016.

Red Soil, Greener Pastures: The Sun Sets in the Red Lands

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The old man had wrinkled skin that was weather-beaten from years spent working in the fields and seemingly possessed no teeth.  “I’ve been sitting in the same spot, every day, for the last 10 years,” he said, through my translator.  He told us about his 10 children. 

Getting Down to Earth: Into the Wadis of Oman

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As the sunrise woke me, I got my first glimpse of Oman. The contrasting view of the beach below and the rocky Al Hajar mountains was a fitting introduction to a journey that would take me all over the diverse terrains of this fascinating country.

Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle: Discover the Soul of a Nation

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Whether your trip to Sri Lanka includes the stunning beaches in the south, the lush highlands terraced with tea plantations or a wildlife safari in one of its national parks, it’s worth making the effort to venture into the country’s heart to explore the Cultural Triangle to get a deeper sense of history.

Bacolod Masskara: Festival of Faces

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I’ve known for some time that people in the Philippines know how to throw colorful festivals, but it wasn’t until I recently ventured to Bacolod in Negros Occidental to experience one for myself that I truly understood the spirit of a Filipino party.

Eternal Flames: the Fire Dancers of Papua New Guinea

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In Baining culture the Fire Dance is performed on various special occasions, including the birth of new children in the village, remembering the dead, as well as being a coming of age ceremony for young men entering adulthood.

Cruising the Mekong Delta: Saigon to Phnom Penh

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Start from Saigon, I plunged deep into the Vietnamese countryside for an adventure up the mighty Mekong, finally to dock in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh

Hold Onto Your Wigs: Days of Wild in Tari

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From the hot and humid lowlands we headed once again to the cooler climes of the highlands, this time to Tari, home of the Huli Wigmen in Papua New Guinea.