Annapurna skiing

150 Asian adventures: Skiing and boarding

Asia’s snowsport gets little attention internationally yet arguably offers the most diverse experiences of any region of the planet thanks to its varied seasonality, topographies and cultures

Kumano Kodo

Hiking the tranquil, temple-studded peninsula south of Osaka is even more a spiritual journey than it is a physical one
Japanese contrast

Japan: artful enigma

Mysticism and modernism are rarely such close partners as they are in Japan, where every view and every byway offers inspiration and invites reinterpretation

Prime powder plays

Logging some slope-time this winter? With Japan the playground of choice for most boarders and skiers, we take a quick tour of some of...

A link in the chain

Freediver, filmmaker, model: Ai Futaki is always looking to make a difference Tim Rock Ai Futaki is floating on the surface of the Philippine Sea...
Pillows of lovely pow

Great white slopes, part II: northern exposure

Our focus in the second half of our series on Japan's best winter resorts turns to the northern island of Hokkaido. Though most of...

Great white slopes

The first of a two-part look at the best of Japan's winter scene checks out the resorts of Honshu Japan undoubtedly has the best...

Volcano hikes

Having a blast - Asia's 10 best volcano hikes (and plenty more almost as good) Looking for a truly elemental challenge? Hiking a volcano...
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Cat Tien National Park

It’s just getting light as I walk out the front gate of the Forest Floor Lodge.

Adventure capitals: Dalat

By Steve White Built by the French in colonial days as a hill station hideaway from the heat of lower altitudes, today Dalat is the...
Mark Tokong AKA Marama

Local hero: John Mark ‘Marama’ Tokong

Born on Siargao Island, the Philippines’ surf capital, Marama started surfing at 6-years-old. He had a good mentor: his uncle Rodolfo ‘Usot’ Alcala, three-time...
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