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“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”                -Miriam Beard

Explore beautiful Asia, the Earth’s largest continent. Covering more than 30 % of the planet’s land surface, Asia is the most populous region. It has a unique blend of many first civilizations. Asia’s history is vast and the continent is abundant with diverse ethnic groups, cultural heritage, traditions and religious beliefs; all worth learning more about.

The countries within beautiful Asia include: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, North, Korea, South, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor Leste (West), Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam


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Bangkok – Thailand’s Jewel

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Thousands of visitors are drawn to Thailand for a variety of reasons including elephant treks, the floating market, great scuba diving locations and marine life. Thailand’s cultural heritage has also become a great attraction for travelers. The country of Thailand offers many wonderful cities and villages that are worth spending … Read more   Read more

Asia Architecture History
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China to build life-size replica of Titanic

A Chinese energy firm has confirmed plans to build a life-size replica of the ocean liner Titanic, and moor it on a local river to attract tourism.  The Sichuan-based Seven Star Energy Investment Group announced that it had hired an American company to produce designs for the model based on … Read more   Read more

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South Korean coffee shop goes over the top with love for cameras

"I'll have some cameras with my coffee please!" There's a picture perfect coffee shop in South Korea shaped like a giant vintage camera.  It's called the "Dreaming Camera" and guests can enjoy coffee surrounded by hundreds of classic cameras on display around the cafe.  Say "cheese"! Still intrigued?  View the … Read more   Read more

Asia Food & Drink
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Backpacking South East Asia оn аn Adventurous Route

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

The South East Asian region, еsресіаllу the countries of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos – has bесоmе increasingly popular with travelers seeking adventure.   But travelers to that region are often faced with a travel dilemma—which route to take. If a traveler wants to experience each of the aforementioned countries for … Read more   Read more

Asia Backpacking & Camping
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Darjeeling––the queen of the hills

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Gathering Darjeeling tea leaves.  Photo:  David Edwards India is one of the most culturally and geographically diverse nations in the world. To cover each region would require a 100  page book so we’ll just offer a snapshot into the country with special attention for one particular region. The most attractive … Read more   Read more

India Agritourism Food & Drink
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First Person Perspective: Hong Kong and Me

By Marie-Noelle Araella

It is fascinating to travel to Hong Kong. The city feels reborn, new, exciting, intriguing and is spectacular. Hong Kong and I have this love/hate relationship. You know that feeling when something makes you uncomfortable but yet you cannot stay away?  That is the relationship I have with Hong Kong. … Read more   Read more

Asia Insights Architecture
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The Exotic Magic of Malacca

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

One of the most important and inciting tourist destinations of Southeast Asia lies about 150 kilometers south of the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. The historical city of Malacca or Melaka, as it is known locally, represents a magical and charming destination, with a cultural heritage that goes back for … Read more   Read more

Asia Off the Beaten Path History Preservation
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Rafting in Nepal

By Jackie Jones

One of the most popular features Nepal has to offer is its striking natural setting, and especially its mighty rivers. Whitewater rafting has become the third most popular sport that tourists want to try here.   Read more

Asia Adventure
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Asia’s marvelous floating markets

By Jackie Jones

Experiencing different cultures in all their diversity is one of the most fascinating aspects of exploring Asia. What all tourists ought to see there are local wondrous floating markets.   Read more

Asia Off the Beaten Path
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The art of Thaipusam- a measure of Devotion

By Jackie Jones

Looking for a travel experience that’s religious-based? Each year in January or February, over 1.6 million devotees and visitors make their way to Malaysia’s most popular Hindu shrine at the Batu Caves, to join in celebration for their religious holiday Thaipusam. The shrine is dedicated to Murugan, the God of … Read more   Read more

Asia Religious Travel
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The Raja Ampat Islands – A Marine Paradise

By Jackie Jones

Diving is a gateway to a different world revealing wonders of the natural kind. The list of top sites keeps on changing; however, those who have seen Raja Ampat look no further. This place is magical.   Read more

Asia Adventure Off the Beaten Path
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Yoyogi Village – Tokyo’s eco-friendly landmark

By Jackie Jones

Tokyo is keeping pace with the rising popularity of ecotourism. A fabulous new eco-friendly park was opened recently and its reputation is growing.   Read more

Asia Eco-tourism Sustainability
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Journey to the Heart of Tibet

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

The world is truly a magical and infinite place, with no human being able to discover all its wonders during a lifetime. All we can do is try to see and do as much as we can with the time given to us. Among the places that people travel, some … Read more   Read more

Asia Adventure Religious Travel History
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Into North Korea

By Richard Bangs

(Note: this piece does not explore or comment upon any political or ideological aspects of North Korea, nor does it pass any judgments or make critiques…there are many books and articles that do that…but rather this is merely an account of travel through a remarkable and little-known land as a … Read more   Read more

Asia Experiences
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LEGACY SHOW: Authors, Airlines & Living in Japan

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.Kate Hanni , Founder of the Coalition for an Airline Passengers Bill of Rights, returns to Travel'n On Radio to talk about the latest incidents on the tarmac and … Read more   Read more

Asia Insights Literature & Music