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 Do Hong Kong on a Budget: Where to Spend & What to Skip

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Hong Kong is notoriously expensive, but seeing the city on a budget doesn’t have to mean skipping all the fun stuff. Mary Richardson tells you where it makes sense to spend some of your precious travel budget.

Eight Lesser-Known Places to Visit in China

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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

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.

From Italy to China: A Leap of Faith in the Mouth of the Dragon

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For Marco Ferrarese, trading a life in Italy for a punk rock musical dream in the USA was the start of an unpredictable back route to a new beginning in exotic Asia.

7 Reasons to Visit China NOW (Even On a Short Trip)

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As the Chinese proverb states: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Taking that first step to visit China may seem daunting, but Anne Supsic gives you seven good reasons to make a trip to China now, even if you can’t stay for long…

Top Adventures in China

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China may be known for its history, culture, and food, but Wanderfly writer and adventurer, Kerrin Sheldon, offers some of the top adventures in the Middle Kingdom.

14 Fabulous Things To Do In Beijing

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Susan James offers an insider’s look at some of Beijing’s trendiest restaurants and night life hot spots with in-the-know tips for shopping and sightseeing. You haven’t seen Beijing until you’ve seen the fab 14.

Best BootsnAll Travel Photos: June 2011

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Need a brief virtual vacation? Let your mind wander through this batch of BootsnAll’s favorite travel photos from June 2011.

Top Places to See in Beijing

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The long history of over 3,000 years has bequeathed many world heritage sites to the international city. Beijing is bound to be an unforgettable travel experience. Following is a brief introduction to the most famous attractions in Beijing.