Asia Travel Articles

Asia is a massive continent that is varied and offers tons of indie travel experiences. Choose from nearly 100 articles – hitchiking tips, travel guides to cities and countries, and food guides – just to name a few.

 
11 Ways to Save Big on a Trip to Japan
11 Ways to Save Big on a Trip to Japan Has anyone ever told you that Japan is too expensive for budgeting travelers? This is a myth that Denise Tench attempts to bust with her insider tips on how to keep it cheap.
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Eight Lesser-Known Places to Visit in China
Eight Lesser-Known Places to Visit in China From a traditional village on the outskirts of Beijing to a spice market in the Muslim northwest to a seaside beer festival, longtime Beijing expat Jennifer Conrad takes you on a tour of the best parts of China that you've never heard of
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7 of the Most Bizarre Asian Cultural Habits
7 of the Most Bizarre Asian Cultural Habits Every culture and region has habits that outsiders find odd. Nellie Huang tells us about some Asian quirks that stand out above the rest.
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Why You Should Make Mongolia Your Next Asian Destination
Why You Should Make Mongolia Your Next Asian Destination A combination of old and new, wild and urban, Mongolia is an up-and-coming destination perfect for independent travelers. Heather Carson suggests eight experiences not to miss.
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Eat Your Way Around Istanbul: 10 Dishes Not to Miss
Eat Your Way Around Istanbul: 10 Dishes Not to Miss Join David Joshua Jennings for a culinary tour of Istanbul's must-eats.
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How to Plan an Extended Trip in Southeast Asia
How to Plan an Extended Trip in Southeast Asia Southeast Asia has long been a major stopping point for backpackers around the world.  Exotic destinations, beautiful beaches and mountains, bustling cities, fantastic food, friendly people, a well trodden tourist trail, and super cheap prices all contribute to one of the top regions in the world for traveling. If you are thinking about planning a trip around the classic Southeast Asian loop of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, Adam Seper is here to give you all the information you'll need to know.
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How to Travel Like a Local in Indonesia
How to Travel Like a Local in Indonesia From getting muddy in the rice paddies to visiting a medicine man, Zoë Smith offers some advice on ditching the tourist trail and traveling like a local in Indonesia.
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Borneo: The Off-the-Beaten-Track Road Trip
Borneo: The Off-the-Beaten-Track Road Trip
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Train Travel in Southeast Asia
Train Travel in Southeast Asia Southeast Asia has become an easy destination for independent travelers: buses and planes literally crisscross each and every corner. Regardless, Marco Ferrarese has extensively traveled the region by train, and still thinks that Southeast Asia on rails may offer a more rewarding and intimate travel experience. Let him take you by the hand through the basics of extended rail journeying across Southeast Asia...
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Five Tips for Traveling India by Train
Five Tips for Traveling India by Train Train travel in India can be an overwhelming task in a sometimes overwhelming country. Samantha Love offers tips to help you enjoy the ride.
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