The South Caucasus: Europe's Forgotten Frontier

The South Caucasus is Europe's Eastern frontier. From the rugged, wild Caucasus Mountains on the border with the volatile Russian states of Chechnya and Dagestan, down to the flaming mountainsides on the shores of the Caspian Sea, traveling the South Caucasus is an adventure. Jennifer Walker gives you a lowdown on traveling Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. ...more

China for the Independent Traveler

China is an amazing country- but many traveler's find it intimidating. Here's your guide to backpacking in China- and why it's easier than you think. ...more

5 Reasons Living in a Less Developed Country is Better Than Living At Home

Some people might feel that moving to a so-called "less developed" country is filled with sacrifices, but Rachel Denning has done it more than once, and here she gives us 5 reasons why she actually prefers it. ...more

Ultralight Weight Travel and No Baggage Fees

Packing light can be a real challenge for some travelers, but Simone Cannon de Bastardo shows you how to master this skill quickly and easily. ...more

10 Reasons to Visit Iceland Now

Iceland may seem like just a dot on the map in the middle of the North Atlantic, but this remote island country packs a big punch, in the way of abundant natural wonders, delicious food, and delightful locals. Katie Hammel explains why now is the perfect time to visit Iceland. ...more

How to Have Custom Clothes Made in Hoi An, Vietnam

In Hoi An, Vietnam, budget travelers can arm themselves with enough handmade stylish shoes and suits to pass as kings. Jill Nawrocki offers seven tips to help travelers avoid first-time tailoring mistakes, learn how to find the best shops for clothing and shoes, and leave with their wallets intact. ...more