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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

Cows on Goa beach

Goa: It’s Not All About The Hippies

By Ivanka Yurchenko

Today Goa is mostly popular due to Arambol, its world-known hippie enclave that’s becoming more and more touristic with each passing year. Yet, there’s much more to Arambol than meets the eye, and there a lot of fun and interesting things to do in Goa apart from spending hours at … Read more   Read more

India Experiences Food & Drink
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8 Tips for the Solo Female Traveler in India

By Ivanka Yurchenko

Many people consider India an utterly unsafe place to travel alone, and while that may be true to some extent, there’s no denying the fact that this country is beautiful and each state has something amazing to offer in terms of sightseeing and cuisine. Besides, hundreds of people both male … Read more   Read more

India Insights Safety
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Shanghai – Where the Ancient Meets the New

By Jackie Jones

From historical significance, to popular culture, Shanghai is a Chinese city that intrigues millions. The seamless blend of ancient and modern add to its impressive infrastructure, and places like Nanjing Road, known as “China’s No.1 Street” because of its highly commercial aesthetic, play up this lure. YuYuan Garden.  Photo:  MojoBaron … Read more   Read more

Asia History The Arts
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Goa, actress Stefanie Powers, Friendly Planet Travel

National Geographic International (now FOX) producer, Dawn Drew, has been to India more than 100 times and she recently spent three months filming around the country.  Dawn says that each visit to India offers something new and that travelers should go beyond the iconic attractions for an authentic travel experience.  … Read more   Read more

Asia Budget Travel Off the Beaten Path History Social Responsibility
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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


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

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

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

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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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

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

LEGACY SHOW: Descending the Dragon, Travel Adventures, Women’s voices in Iran

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before rebranding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.National Geographic author Jon Bowermaster talks about his journey down the coast of Vietnam. Then- Canadian anthropologist Wade Davis joins Tonya and Ian to talk about his recent travels … Read more   Read more

Asia Insights Social Responsibility