How to Travel Like a Local in Indonesia

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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.

Borneo: The Off-the-Beaten-Track Road Trip

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Train Travel in Southeast Asia

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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…

Five Tips for Traveling India by Train

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Train travel in India can be an overwhelming task in a sometimes overwhelming country. Samantha Love offers tips to help you enjoy the ride.

Bhutan: Why It’s Worth It

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Bhutan, a peaceful and spiritual oasis lying in the heart of the Eastern Himalayas offers unique adventures to travelers, but has a reputation for being expensive that deters potential visitors. Kellie Netherwood explains why it is worth it.

Travel South Korea on $30 a Day

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With five-dollar meals and seven-dollar beds, South Korea can be one of Asia’s cheapest destinations. Get out of Gangnam to save cash and see the traditional side of the country.

Hitchhiking Tips for Central Asia

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Fancy some real Central Asian adventure to feel like an explorer on the Silk Road? In this case, please read on, as Marco Ferrarese – who has recently completed an overland hitchhiking trip from Singapore to Europe – has a set of tips ready to help you find a ride across the region. Learn how to tackle greedy Uzbek drivers, score lifts across the Tajik mountains, dodge the Turkmen foreign travelers’ restrictions, and end up with multiple invitations to visit your hosts’ families for the ultimate Central Asian adventure.

6 Secrets for Diving Deep into Japanese Culture

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If predictability and room service don’t figure prominently in your personal mantra, anthropologist Stephen Le has some ideas on how to tailor a charmingly quixotic quest to discover Japan, on a bare-bones budget.

Travel China By Train

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China’s railway system has expanded to the third largest in the world, and it can get you almost anywhere cheap and easily. Here are seven simple steps Mitchell Blatt outlines to help you plan a trip in China by rail.

Independent Travel Tips for Tokyo

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Japan isn’t nearly as expensive as it used to be. Despite the lower prices, it can still be quite confusing and enigmatic. Everything is the same but different – which is also part of what makes Tokyo such a fun and interesting place to visit.