From the smoldering volcanoes of Java to the lapping waters of a Thai beach, travel in Asia offers possibilities as vast as the Great Wall. Watch thousands of candle-lit lanterns illuminate the sky in Chiang Mai, enjoy a serene cup of butter tea in a Bhutanese farmhouse, or discover the animated art scene of stylish Saigon.

Quite simply, Asia is immense. That’s why we created our Asia travel blog: to help you explore this massive, multifaceted continent with insight cultivated from our experience in living and loving Asia.

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  • A Spectrum of Culture: Meet the Locals of Vietnam
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  • 10 Best Foods Locals Eat in Thailand
  • Call of the Wild: Borneo’s Amazing Biodiversity
  • Thailand’s Festivals of Lights and Boats: Loy Krathong and Yi Peng
  • Top Local Dishes to Try in… Laos
  • Fiery Maples and Tranquil Temples: Autumn in Japan

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In addition to our Asia travel blog, Backyard Travel publishes a digital magazine, Inside Asia. Every quarter, you’ll find engaging local perspectives on topics such as food, country-specific recommendations, and the road less traveled — Asia holiday ideas that intrigue and inspire us. We hope our magazine is not only enjoyable, but also a source of motivation for the first step on your next journey to Asia.

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