Trekking / Nature
Southeast Asia is a marine region, with the South China Sea binding together its Asian mainland and archipelagic component parts
Far beyond the well-traveled tourist trails of the lowlands, the mountain towns of Southeast Asia offer a travel experience far more rugged and authentic, though you’ll need to travel much further to get there.
Some of Southeast Asia's most beautiful natural areas benefit from government protection; local stakeholders and government oversight have transformed these places into out-of-the-way marvels that appeal to any nature lover.
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.
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
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.
With Southeast Asia's summer season upon us, now's the time to review your beach options: where to go, what you'll find at each step, and a plan to move to the next one. We asked several bloggers to help us piece together a beach-only itinerary, and the resulting work (see below) gives readers a taste of the sunny, sandy landscapes you can explore this coming summer.
Avid hikers will go on and on about Southeast Asia's gorgeous multi-day trails – the hikes up Mount Fansipan in Vietnam and Myanmar's Kalaw to Inle Lake trail come to mind – but even the region's short hikes can give back far more than travelers dish out: amazing wildlife finds and stunning scenery out of all proportion to the effort hikers put in!
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.
The new normal in Southeast Asia is "responsible travel" – and that's put plenty of formerly popular animal experiences under the microscope. Tiger sanctuaries and elephant rides are under scrutiny – after all, many such experiences come at the price of animal suffering.
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.
Long known as the “Green Jewel of Brunei”, Ulu Temburong presents to the adventure ...
Cambodia’s Great Lake Tonle Sap provides dwelling and a way of living to millions of ...
The Angkor Wat International Half Marathon runs a 21-kilometer course that begins...
The rich culture of the Indonesian island of Sumatra flourishes in the midst ...
Located in southern Laos in the province of Champasak close to the Cambodian border...
When you want to go a bit off the tourist path in Laos, head south of its Vientiane...
Pulau Dayang Bunting, Langkawi. Image courtesy of Tourism Malaysia...
14 - 18 January 2019
Ha Long Bay,