Burmese Awakening

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Burma, renamed Myanmar, was finally reopening to the world and I wanted to be there as a witness.

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.

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.

Top 10 Destinations for Indie Travelers in 2013

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In anticipation of its announcement of the Top Indie Travel Destinations for 2015 on Tuesday, January 6, BootsnAll takes a look back to its Top 10 Destinations for 2013.

Burma is Back

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Burma is back on the map for ethical travellers. Follow in Alex Jones’ footsteps as he checks out a fascinating country where, for the moment at least, foreign tourists remain few and far between.

Why Today Should Be the Day You Head to Burma

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Decades of deservedly critical press warning travelers to stay away from Burma is finally giving way to encouraging signs for the country’s future. Chris Wotton discovers why now really is the time to give Burma a try.

Touring in a Troubled Paradise – Myanmar, Asia

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Can a responsible traveler ingore Aung San Suu Kyi’s plea to stay away from her repressive country? Charlotte Finn toured this troubled paradise and encourages others to responsibly ignore the tourist boycott also.

Party in my Shoes – Myanmar, Thailand, Asia

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Safely out of the jungle, Amy Rankin realized why she had signed up for a hefty fifteen-hour jungle trek to a Karen hill tribe settlement.

The Night Express to Myitkyina – Myanmar, Asia

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Matthew Van Saun boards the night express train from Mandalay to Myitkyina. Forty eight hours later, he comes into Myitkyina with an escort, treated as though he were a foreign dignitary.

The Ice Maker of Burma – Myanmar, Asia

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Matthew Van Saun met the ice maker – a unique man – whom he'll not forget. Read why.