The Most Informative Travel Blogs for Asiaas recommended by top Travel Bloggers
The Most Informative Travel Blogs for Asia
Are you ready to go on an adventure in Asia? Do you know where to begin looking for reliable and trustworthy information on your destination?
If you want to save time and make the most of your upcoming trip, the best place to start is by searching through Travel Blogs for Asia online and finding the people that have actually been there and done it. To find the best getaways, offbeat locations, and best places to eat and sleep, only those who devote their lives to travelling the world can help you.
Which resources can guide you to the locations you don’t want to miss, take you off the beaten path, and help you eat, sleep and act like a local?
Travel blogs and bloggers can!!!!!
In this article we’ve asked four travel bloggers to recommend their favourite Travel Blogs for Asia who not only share their adventures but give you tips so you can travel with confidence.
Enjoy their expertise as we take you around Asia to Bali, China, Central Asia countries like Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, and the Philippines.
”Journal of Nomads” by Saxena of Meander Wander
Due to Journal of Nomads, I was able to cover sights that I normally wouldn’t have and experienced things that I wouldn’t do. Since Cynthia herself hitchhiked a lot during her trip to Central Asia, she had shared tips about how to be safe while hitchhiking and gave me the courage to try it out myself. And it was such a wonderful experience, I ended up meeting all kinds of people and was living my movie dream.
Another thing I loved about Journal of Nomads is that they always mentioned the budget and the cost for the activities and the places so, it was easier to set a budget for myself. I had a tentative idea of how much my 2-month trip to Central Asia would cost and was prepared for most challenges that I would face here.
Honestly, this was the best Travel Blogs for Asia that I have ever come across, especially for traveling in Central Asia. Cynthia has covered each country such as Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, etc. in painstakingly detail. So, if you are also planning a trip to one of these destinations, then I would definitely suggest you to refer Journal of Nomads to plan your trip.
“Wild and Free Travel” by Steve from Maps Over Coffee
Then we came across Wild and Free Travel where they describe their experience on a layover tour of the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall.
The creators behind Wild and Free Travel are Rhys and Shanna, a traveling couple from Australia and Texas with loads of insights. They started their blog in 2016, sharing their travels around the world.
We found their guide to a Beijing layover incredibly helpful. Rhys and Shanna outline some of the most important things to consider. Budgeting, timing, and tobogganing!
A lot of this information is confusing or misleading when planning a layover in Beijing. But their article was simple and straight forward.
They included a link to the tour company they used and explained why they chose them over others.
For example, knowing about the 72 hour free visa helped to eliminate the tour companies that were charging for it. And that some tour providers charged extra for an English speaking guide.
And laying out their schedule gave us peace of mind that we could actually make it to the Great Wall in time for our next flight.
Having all of this in mind helped to sort out the available options and really narrowed it down to the one we ultimately went with.
Thanks to Wild and Free Travel we had a bucket list layover tour of the Great Wall and the Forbidden City in less than 13 hours. Check out their blog when planning your Beijing layover.
“Lost With Purpose” by Stephen Lioy of Asia Hikes
Alex of Lost With Purpose is one of the handful travel bloggers out there that I rely on as a reader for information that describes destinations truthfully as travel experience instead of just as pretty Instagram pictures and cliched aphorisms. Rather, she goes into some detail about the practical realities of traveling as an independent backpacker in some of Asia’s most under-explored destinations, especially in Central Asia and Pakistan.
From Afghanistan and Bhutan to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, there’s a ton of content on Alex’s page from all the most interesting corners of Asia. One of the places I’m most interested in is Pakistan – that combination of remote mountain villages and high trekking peaks is something I’m always a fan of, and she has tons of content from several years’ worth of exploring the country.
No matter which destination I’m currently planning, though, I can typically count on her pages for honest advice that doesn’t sugarcoat the difficulties OR overhype the highlights.
Beyond all that, even beyond travel planning, I appreciate that Lost With Purposes uses its platform and popularity for change – to promote social activism among readers, spread awareness of environmental concerns in the destinations she write about and beyond, and overall just trying to use her influence to make the world a little better.
“Traveling Up” by Dave of Silverbackpacker
I must add my favourite blog for travel around the Philippines. I discovered and started to follow Traveling Up by Kara Santos sometime in 2012 and just loved her style of writing.
Kara writes blogs that are well thought out, informative and straight to the point with lots of good relevant information that you can actually use and understand easily. The website itself is not flashy at all and has even been using the same style of theme (2011 wp theme and now 2016) since day one.
Kara has loads of experience, has travelled to every Province in the Philippines, – all 81 of them, and once at her destination usually hires a motorbike or mountain bike for getting around and exploring. She has hiked, spelunked in caves, climbed mountains, rappelled down waterfalls and even abseiled into Central Cave in Samar.
I have been living and travelling in the Philippines for the last 5 years, and each year before 2016 i spent the months of England’s winter here before returning for summer. During those months i travelled all over the Philippines and Traveling Up was always, and still is, the first blog i turned to for travel guides and tips on the different locations i visited.
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