About the Author

Asia General Manager - At age 20, Diane set off to backpack the world as a solo woman traveller. She spent a year travelling through Asia, Australia, and the South Pacific, only to return home for a brief respite before spending 2 years travelling overland from Guadalajara, Mexico down to Rio, Brazil – making every stop in between. Diane has since retired that backpack but not her passion for travel. She’s made a career out of telling people where to go, and continues to traverse the globe. She’s been to all 7 continents and more than 75 countries.

Tokyo at twilight, Japan

Things To Do in Tokyo on Your Japan Vacation

東京へようこそ!Translated, these characters read, “Welcome to Tokyo!” This bustling capital city is eager to welcome visitors, on their Japan vacation, from across the world. From the moment your flight lands, you can breathe in the atmosphere. The city is both high-tech and fast-paced, but Tokyo still manages to have an old-fashioned, quaint atmosphere. You’ll love the juxtaposition. […]

Golden Pavilion Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto, Japan

Japan’s Must-See Sights

Japan is a cultural mecca where the modern and traditional coexist with style and flair. Not only is Japan rich in history and culture, it also is a land of contrasting natural scenery and some unique and modern tech parks and shopping experiences. If you’re thinking of a Japan vacation, here are the best sights […]

Young Couple Using a Notebook in an Asian Hotel Room While Lying on the Bed

Staying Connected in Asia

My backpacking days honestly don’t feel like they were that long ago, but I remember having to line up in the local telecom office, waiting my turn, paying my rupees or Bhat, and then dialing my parents to check in with them on how I was doing. There was always that inevitable first mission upon […]