Lonely Planet writer Shawn Low heads to the remote region of Yunnan, China, to observe an electric summer tradition that is part skill and part colourful showmanship.
Astana, the world’s youngest capital city, reflects the futuristic vision of its authoritarian president, contrasting sharply with its setting in Central Asia’s remote steppes.
Follow Tony Wheeler as he takes a break from the road, stopping in a small Laos village to learn about the local handicraft traditions, from weaving to making conical straw hats.
Charlotte Evans, a BBC Travel reader, is moving to China in July and is looking for some fun outdoor activities near Shanghai. Our Facebook followers offered their suggestions.
On assignment to Laos for the first time since the 1970s, Tony Wheeler heads up the Mekong to investigate the thousands of Buddhist sculptures found in these spectacular caves.
From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.