16 Best Asia destinations for March of 2018

March is the last great month of the high season in southern Asia, but still a bit too cold for the northern countries such as China, Japan, and South Korea. Still, as you'll see on the list below, you've got a lot of excellent choices, including a few amazing cities.

One great thing about March is that it's sort of an in-between season month, so you can get cheap flights in and cheap hotels in many places as well. The list below contains many beach destinations and quite a few very interesting cultural destinations as well. Mixing a couple from each category can make for an even more memorable trip. Click to read more

28 Cheapest overwater bungalow resorts in the world in 2018

Show a person a photo of an overwater bungalow or water villa and suddenly they have a new goal in life. Unfortunately, most of the 180 or so resorts that feature overwater rooms are quite expensive, usually well over US$600 per night, even in the off season.

Well, there is a bit of good news then as it turns out that not all of them are priced only for the super-rich. Thanks to the overwater bungalows and water villas guide, which lists every overwater resort in the world, we know that there are some affordable options out there. Click to read more

26 Cheap destinations for 2018 with great weather in March

Pokhara Boats HDRThe month of March is one of the better ones on the calendar for budget travelers since it's well before the summer season in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter crowds in the tropical areas are starting to thin out at the same time. Through much of Latin America and Asia you can find perfect weather with off-peak hotel prices and reasonable crowds.

For those starting in North America or Europe you'll find that most of these places will require a fairly long flight to reach, but that's the price you pay for warm weather this time of year, and those staying for at least two weeks can easily justify the airfare by the cheap prices they pay once they have arrived. Click to read more

China by tour or plan and go independently? Here’s how to decide

China famously has about 20% of the world's population, but it hasn't been a tourist hot-spot for most outsiders. I knew I had to see it for myself so in September of 2017 I painstakingly planned a 14-day visit there. At first I considered doing it on an organized tour because that's how the vast majority of people visit this huge country, but in the end I decided I should try to do it myself so I'd know how easy or difficult it really was.

It turned out to be more difficult than I had imagined, although certainly not impossible and I very much enjoyed my trip. I've now been to just about every major destination in Asia and I was surprised by how different visiting China was compared to the rest. If you are thinking about visiting China you absolutely should. If you are wondering whether to plan it and go on your own or go on an organized tour, I think you'll find the information below useful in making your decision. Click to read more

17 Best Asia destinations in February of 2018

If you are one of the millions of people who will be extremely sick of the cold northern weather by the time February rolls in, we've got some good news for you. Almost all of Asia's top destinations have fantastic weather in February, and that includes almost all of the beaches and islands.

Below you'll find our list of the 18 best destinations in Asia for a February visit. Many of them are close together or at least have cheap flights between them, so visiting more than one city is usually cheap and easy. Backpacker types should probably start in Bangkok, while luxury travelers won't do any better than the Maldives. If you aren't locked into Asia you can find other choices on our main list of cheap destinations with great February weather. Click to read more

24 Cheap destinations for 2018 with great weather in February

Phuket Beach TreesBy the time February rolls around in the Northern Hemisphere, nearly everyone is so sick of the cold weather that they are willing to pay almost anything just to get out of it for a week or two. Fortunately, the world is actually filled with cheap and warm areas that are waiting for your February visit.

The one complication for many people is that the flight itself might be quite long and fairly expensive to get to Southeast Asia or Latin America, but you'll see fare sales and low prices popping up in December and January so don't give up if they look too expensive at first glance. Booking as early as possible is usually wise, though plenty of the places on this list will have a wide range of available resorts even if you book closer to the last minute. Click to read more

18 Best Asia destinations in January of 2018

If you are thinking about an Asia holiday in January, you are in luck. This is literally the best weather month in the majority of the famous destinations such as Bangkok, Singapore, and Goa. Below you'll find out picks for the 18 best destinations to consider for an Asia trip in January, and it's easy to combine many of them because they are close neighbors.

Those lucky enough to be staying for at least two weeks should definitely see more than one country. You can book a cheap flight into Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, or Singapore from almost anywhere, and then book cheap flights from there to visit anywhere else. Click to read more

25 Cheap destinations for 2018 with great weather in January

Vagator Beach, Goa, IndiaAs January approaches it seems like half of the Northern Hemisphere is looking for a place to escape the cold. The good news is that there are dozens of great options in the Southern Hemisphere and the Tropics, so it's just a matter of finding the one that suits you best.

Those who live in North America and Europe should start by considering the Caribbean, as it's far faster and easier to reach than the cheaper options in Southeast Asia that appear lower on this list. Best of all, the Caribbean comes in all price ranges, at least once you pay for your flight. Particularly in the Dominican Republic, you can find all-inclusive resorts that offer amazing value, even in high season like this. Click to read more

16 Best Asia destinations in December of 2017

After a quiet autumn for tourism, the planes headed to Asia are all full again starting in mid December. Most tourists want to go to the beaches and islands, and there are plenty of those on the list below, but many of Asia's best cultural destinations also have fantastic weather starting in December.

Below you'll find a mix of the destinations that have great weather in December and are also very worthwhile stops. If you are looking for a sandy beach to relax on you'll have many good choices, but first-time visitors to this area should really include at least one or two of the main cities as well. Click to read more

25 Cheap destinations in 2017 with great weather in December

Phuket Beach ChairsThe final month of the year marks the time when people in northern climates start looking around for an escape to the sun. Fortunately, there are big parts of the world that have their best weather of the year at this time, and are very cheap as well, once you get there.

Most of the destinations below are in Latin America and Southeast Asia, so depending on where you are starting from it might be a rather long flight to get there. Many of us can take two weeks or even more around this time of year, but that fact means that all of these places do get crowded and raise hotel prices for the weeks around Christmas and New Year's. Speaking of that, we have a separate list of cheap and warm places to go over Christmas and New Year's, only listing beach areas around the world with affordable hotels during that period.

It's best to book as far in advance as possible for both your flights and hotels, since so many people have the same idea and prices generally just keep going up as it gets closer. Click to read more