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10 places where you must stay in a holiday home and not a hotel

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Tokyo isn’t just the fast-paced, high-tech metropolis symbolic of present-day Japan. Nature blends itself in seamlessly amidst all the modernity, more so in autumn, when colourful leaves spread across the capital city of Tokyo around November and December like cherry blossoms spread in spring. The city has a lot of gardens and parks lined with …

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Classical Buddhist temples, lush gardens, imperial palaces, traditional wooden houses – Kyoto is vintage Japan. Tokyo and Kyoto are anagrams, and that’s pretty much where the similarity ends. The two cities couldn’t be more different. The former represents the flawless modernity and high-tech feel that is synonymous with the modern-day image of Japan while the …

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Picture yourself reminiscing on a rainy afternoon or looking back at memories as you stare at the myriad colours of the ocean ahead of you. Chances are that you are thinking of some precious moments you have spent with your family. Laughing at secret jokes, spending a lazy afternoon, or travelling together! From the cosy …

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 Hi, I’m Chan Won and I blog at www.chanwon.com. I’ve recently partnered with HomeAway on an amazing trip in the Setouchi prefecture of Japan. I’m guest-posting on the HomeAway blog to share with you my awesome experience in Setouchi, Japan. About Setouchi So basically Setouchi is not a new prefecture or a specific place, it's actually a ...
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Does your vacation dreams feature soft sand between your toes, palms swaying in the gentle breeze, an island where it is just you and the people you love, falling asleep to the sound of gentle waves and waking up to enjoy a beautiful, serene morning? Langkawi is the stuff of dreams. An island which can …

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Ever spent a day staring at stunning #travel pictures on Instagram? Wondered how you could enjoy similar vacations and share pictures that would make everyone want to book flight tickets the next instant? Asia has an abundance of picturesque, serene, natural topographies that’ll take your breath away.  Its beaches, mountains, culture, monuments and exciting culinary …

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Festivals, apart from being fun,  are a great time to understand a place’s culture, history and traditions. Here are 7 unique Asian Summer Festivals you are sure to enjoy: Taiwan Balloon Festival, Taitung When: June 30 – August 6 Gently soar above the East Rift Valley and float up in the sky enjoying gorgeous views at …

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Palm fringed beaches, glorious sunsets and the ocean breeze have the power to wipe away your worries and help you reconnect with yourself. Here are 5 different Asian beach destinations with a lot of character and beauty: 1. Boracay, Philippines The 4.5 miles long award winning Boracay island packs plenty of beach destination punch in a …

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“Travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly a heightened sense of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips like the best love affairs, never really end.” Pico Iyer Travel has the power to do wonders for your spirit, …

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He helped you take your first step, when you’d barely entered the world. Now is your opportunity to return the favour by taking several steps with him across the world he helped you enter! Come Father’s Day, take your ‘ol man out for a trip that you both will cherish forever. Here are some HomeAway-approved …

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