Category Archives: Asia

The Escapist

Regular visitors to TBTP are well aware of my inordinate enthusiasm for old school print travel magazines. So, it will be no surprise that I’m a big fan of The Escapist from the editors of MONOCLE. Each issue of this … Continue reading

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The Elephants Are Coming

Room to Read Laos, along with NGOs ElefantAsia and Action with Lao Children, created the Elephant Mobile Library. The  world’s first—and only—elephant powered library delivers Lao-language children’s books to rural primary schools in the northern Laotian province of Xaybouly. As … Continue reading

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Be There In A Gif

Francois Beaurain is a multitalented French artist and world traveler who documents his wanderings with photographs, paintings and some very sweet gifs starring the folks he meets along the way. Check out his website and blog to see what he … Continue reading

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Have a happy 4th (under adult supervision)

“Boom shakalacka boom” Sly Stone

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Travel Reading

While I might quibble with the specific book choices, I love the concept of this infographic from Fly Abu Dhabi. I always try and find good reads on my travel destinations before a trip. Travel guidebooks are great for history … Continue reading

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Amtrak needs to see this

American journalist Charli James went behind the scenes with an extraordinary railway cleaning crew to document their amazing “7 Minute Miracle” refresh of the famed Shinkansen bullet train in Tokyo.

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But How’s The WiFi

With all of the time that travelers are forced to spend in airports these days, free and fast wifi has become even more important. The website Rotten WiFi has compiled crowd sourced speed test data on more than 130 airports … Continue reading

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Don’t Stare At The Naked People

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Lost

Regular followers of TBTP are aware of my fondness for old school, print travel magazines. So you won’t be surprised that I’m looking forward to seeing more from the new travel publication from China of all places. Shanghai-based LOST magazine focuses … Continue reading

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What’s in a name

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