Where travelers go, so must scammers, too – plenty of traps await travelers who trust too much when traveling in Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asia is a marine region, with the South China Sea binding together its Asian mainland and archipelagic component parts
Good news for Southeast Asia visitors: surfing on the ‘Net with your cellphone while traveling is easier than ever, with far less chances of running up those astronomical roaming bills.
It might not be apparent at white-hot tourism hotbeds like Siem Reap, Bangkok or Bali, but Southeast Asia has plenty of hidden tourist jewels.
Nothing reveals the tension between tradition and modernity like dance, and so it is with dance performances in Southeast Asia. Yes, many places perform dance moves little changed over centuries,
What did the Europeans ever do for Southeast Asia? Spotty history aside, the train systems left behind by colonizers remain a definite plus – some of their routes remain just as busy as they were in the 19th century.
For Bel Around the World's Isabel Leong, traveling boils down to “interesting learning from the destination, for instance by its unique culture or experiencing a new activity.”
Equal parts strange, beautiful, ancient, modern, boisterous, calm: Southeast Asia's massive and diverse range of attractions can be difficult to encapsulate. No list can really do the region justice.
Southeast Asia is awesome… and some spots can be a wee bit too awesome.
It's a high compliment, all these tourists visiting areas that have been lauded in
For the ultimate in authentic experiences, you can't go wrong by staying at a local homestay in Southeast Asia.
Who says the fun has to end after sunset? After dark in Southeast Asia, the festivities have only just begun:
As we've explained before, Southeast Asia loves strange things: and that applies to the food as well. We asked several blogger travelers what strange
Not a lot of travel brochures talk about the most rewarding Southeast Asia experience of all: giving time to a cause you believe in.
The “banana pancake trail” is looking a little too well worn. Its formerly out-of-the-way destinations, once much beloved by older backpackers, have since been deluged by crowds of package-tour travelers and flashpackers.
As the recent eruptions of Mayon in the Philippines and Gunung Agung in Indonesia demonstrate, no vacation can be completely insulated from the wrath of nature.
It's a big world out there – and Southeast Asia is just the right place for your kids to discover the color and adventure available outside of their comfort zone.
Go ahead, let your hair down: the parties in Southeast Asia give you the chance to let all your ya-yas out with great music, bottomless drinks and wonderful company.
Most of the ruling dynasties that once ruled over Southeast Asia may have gone the way of Ozymandias, but their glittering palaces remain. These stately homes used to house entire governments, maintaining the power of life and death over millions.
Weird? Southeast Asia loves weird. The seriousness of the region's grandest temples and most majestic tourist attractions aside, a few hidden corners revel in the locals' quirky sense of imagination, as a few travel bloggers have been happy to explain to us.
Gap year travelers are notoriously parsimonious, and Southeast Asia is a favorite gap year destination for precisely that reason: low cost.