Bearing Down on Bali: First Impressions of an Island Paradise

After Elizabeth Gilbert published her best-selling novel Eat, Pray, Love, Bali’s tourism numbers shot up as vast numbers of eager readers made the pilgrimage to find their new spiritual self. But is Bali really the mystical realm made out in the books and films?

Photography: Balinese School Boys on a Hill

A group of boys stand on a hill in Bali, Indonesia wearing school uniforms. Bali is an island province east of Jakarta. This photo was taken just outside of Denpasar, the provincial capital.

A Review of Hong Kong Airport Hotels

Traditionally, airport hotels are reserved for business travelers and those in transit, but a study from earlier this year reveals the airport hotel market has grown over the past couple of years, due to annual increases of downtown accommodation.

There and Back Again: Confessions of an Ex-Expat

Between 2010 and 2014 I left Canada to live and work in Seoul, South Korea. I returned to Canada in 2014 after three months of touring Southeast Asia. Here’s why I’m going back to this part of the world that I can’t get out of my head.

Hong Kong’s Best-Kept Secrets

In 2012, over 48 million visitors entered Hong Kong; it’s undoubtedly one of Asia’s hottest destinations. Emily Jones reveals some of Hong Kong’s lesser-known attractions you might not have thought to visit–but definitely should!

Photography: A Peek into Paradise

A peek out of the Población (town proper) in El Nido, Palawan, in the Philippines. El Nido is considered to have some of the most beautiful beaches anywhere in the Philippines. The town was originally called Bacuit, but was changed in 1954 to El Nido, with nido meaning “bird’s nest” in Spanish. El Nido is where much of the nests for the […]

Settling Dust in the Sunset: First Impressions of Phnom Penh

Cambodia. A country that’s difficult to talk about without mentioning either the ongoing state of poverty in which so many of its citizens live, or without mentioning the horrors of the genocide of the Khmer Rouge only a few decades past. It would be a shame to reduce such a beautiful country to its darkest recesses. There’s a lot of […]

The Year of the Horse: Celebrating Lunar New Year in Hong Kong

The Chinese New Year has come and the Year of the Horse has officially begun. I was lucky enough to be in Hong Kong during the celebrations and got a first hand look at how the Chinese celebrate their biggest holiday of the year.