China for the Independent Traveler

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China is an amazing country- but many traveler’s find it intimidating. Here’s your guide to backpacking in China- and why it’s easier than you think.

How to Have Custom Clothes Made in Hoi An, Vietnam

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In Hoi An, Vietnam, budget travelers can arm themselves with enough handmade stylish shoes and suits to pass as kings. Jill Nawrocki offers seven tips to help travelers avoid first-time tailoring mistakes, learn how to find the best shops for clothing and shoes, and leave with their wallets intact.

7 Unique Modes of Transport In Asia

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If you’ve spent time traveling around Asia you know that transportation there often has its own local flair. Kelvin Lim points out 7 modes you won’t likely find elsewhere.

Thailand’s “Banana Pancake Trail” and 5 Insider Tips for Escaping It

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Until you actually get to Thailand, the infamous Banana Pancake Trail sounds like fun, but it’s also wise to go beyond that, so Steve Bramucci shares expert tips for pulling that off.

8 Reasons to Fall in Love with Burma

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Burma has long been shrouded behind a cloud of controversy, but Andy Knight gives you a glimpse through the cloud into this country rich in history and tradition.

Exploring Indonesia by Motorbike

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While bus might be the most commonly used form of transportation for travelers in Indonesia, renting a motorcycle affords you the freedom to explore at your leisure and allows you to truly experience the amazing cultural diversity that exists.

Journey to the Spice Islands – Spice Islands, Indonesia, Asia

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Dave Stocking recently returned from a trip to the Banda Islands, also known as the Spice Islands. This article is about the journey – and what a journey it turned out to be.

Indie Travel in Myanmar for $45 Per Day

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Myanmar, with its beautiful mountains, pristine lakes, temples, and outdoor activities galore, is a country that can be easily explored without punching a hole in the wallet. Learn how Chelsea Perino experienced all that Myanmar had to offer on a $45 a day budget.

Falling in Love with Malaysian Food

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Many people consider Malaysia as one of the world’s most eclectic food paradises. Marco Ferrarese, long term foreign resident in the country, gives you 10 tips to get straight to the counter and order your roti canai biasa – and much more – confidently in second

Istanbul, A Love Letter to Turkey’s Most Famous City

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In this love letter to the Turkish capital, James Pham highlights some of the reasons why Istanbul should still be at the top of your bucket list.