Manila, Philippines is a huge metropolis that can feel overwhelming when you first arrive. There are so many things to see, do and eat, that’s it’s hard to know where to begin! That’s why we’re excited to share this guest post by Roger Timbrook from Expert World Travel who gives his first hand advice on ways to make the most of your time in Manila. Enjoy!
Mumbai is one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in India. We’ve visited twice now, but have barely scratched the surface of all there is to do! We’re so excited to feature this article by local Mumbaikar, Palak Gupta, as she shares her insider knowledge for getting off the beaten path in Mumbai, India. [Read more…]
Unique Accommodation in Cambodia
Cambodia has no shortage of incredible accommodation options, most costing less than half of what you’d spend for a night in a chain hotel in the USA or Europe.
From boutique hotels to eco lodges, jungle stays, and historic buildings, we have been lucky to experience a wide range of unique accommodation options in Cambodia. We strive to promote businesses with environmentally friendly practices that are also involved in the local community. [Read more…]
7 Tips for Choosing the Right Backpack
As every experienced traveler knows, backpacks are the best choice of travel bag for getting off the beaten track. Suitcases are fine if you are just traveling to city destinations or beach resorts, and duffels are a trendy alternative for short trips. But for serious traveling nothing beats the flexibility of a backpack.
Whether you are buying your first backpack, or you are replacing one that has worn out, here are seven tips for choosing the right backpack to ensure that it serves you well and provides value for money. [Read more…]
Scuba diving is your ticket to a world underwater, where life exists at every improbable turn in the most vivid arrays of colors, shapes and sizes. We’ve long heard that the Philippines boasts some of the most incredible dive sites in the world. But with over 7,000 islands making up the Philippines, where do you even begin?
This week Jeff Caceres, a digital nomad who has extensively explored the country, shares five of the best scuba diving spots in the Philippines, based on his own experience. We hope you feel as inspired reading about them as we did!
Going Diving? Be sure you have travel insurance that covers SCUBA.
Although we love traveling off the beaten path, the most famous destinations are popular for a reason and usually worth checking out! We are excited to share this article from D Scott Carruthers, a seasoned traveler and son of an Air Force Veteran, who spent time in Japan throughout his entire life. He shares the most famous tourist destinations around Japan, and whether they are worth visiting. [Read more…]
It can be hard to strike the balance of saving money for your trip to Asia while still living in the moment and enjoying where you are. Stevo and I are from southern California, one of the most unaffordable places for rent in the USA. After three years of living and traveling around Asia from 2011-2014, we considered moving to Los Angeles in 2015. When we started to math it out, the sticker shock of just existing in LA (rent, food, bills) versus our potential to save money and still have fun in the city just didn’t add up for us. We didn’t think we’d be able to save for future trips while struggling just to live there.
Getting Off the Beaten Path in Beijing, China
Getting advice from locals and expats before you travel is a great way to learn more about a city and make the most of your time there. We’re so excited to share this guest post from Sergi who lived and worked in Beijing for five years. In this article he shares his top tips on getting off the path in Beijing, China.
15 Things to do in Luang Prabang, Laos.
There is lots to love about Luang Prabang, Laos. The beauty and nature, the food, and so many activities!
This week we’re sharing a guest post from Jim Liang, a writer at Asia Marvels. Jim is a seasoned traveler in Asia. He aims to inspire and help others who seek to travel in this beautiful part of our world. Today he is sharing his top tips for first time visitors to Malaysia!