Backpacking, Budget & Independent Travel Information for Southeast Asia

The Newest Addition to our Ambassador Team: Introducing Penny Frederikson

The Newest Addition to our Ambassador Team: Introducing Penny Frederikson

Everyone knows backpacking isn’t just for the party-hard gap year student. With so much diversity on offer in SE Asia there’s something for every type of traveller. When we heard from Penny Frederikson about her love for travel and her desire to encourage more people to hit the road at any stage in their lives – we knew she’d make a great ambassador! Meet Penny the newest addition to our team.

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Forget Muay Thai Boxing and Elephant Riding, Thailand is Crazy for… Football!

Forget Muay Thai Boxing and Elephant Riding, Thailand is Crazy for… Football!

Thailand is known throughout the world for its home-grown sports, most famously Muay Thai, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find sports that are more familiar to backpackers. We’re talking about football, a sport that is hard not to love. Bangkok expat (and our ambassador) Chase Brenson tells us all about why taking in a game while in Thailand is a well worth it cultural experience!

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Could Chiang Mai be the Next Tubing Mecca? We Spend the Day with Chiang Mai Tubing and Beach Club!

Could Chiang Mai be the Next Tubing Mecca? We Spend the Day with Chiang Mai Tubing and Beach Club!

Experienced backpackers will likely remember the olden days when the small mountainous village of Vang Vieng, Laos was overtaken by rowdy backpackers floating down the Nam Song River in rubber tubes stopping at bar after bar along the way. Things got out of hand and the world of tubing changed a bit. Now in Thailand, Chiang Mai Tubing and Beach Club has emerged with an entirely different idea of tubing. Think relaxation, an emphasis on the environment, and a beach in the mountains!

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Now You Can Book Amazing Adventures With Us! Introducing Our Brand New Website ‘Backpacker Bookings’

Now You Can Book Amazing Adventures With Us! Introducing Our Brand New Website ‘Backpacker Bookings’

We’ve been building South East Asia Backpacker Magazine for five years now, and over that time, we’ve discovered some amazing adventure companies that we feel fit with the backpacker vibe perfectly! Forget set lunches and boring organised tours, these trips are unique, cram-packed with activities and most of all – great value for money! For solo travellers, these trips are also a sure-fire way to meet lots of like-minded people! All the amazing trips that you read about in the magazine and website… You can now book!

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Stuff Backpackers Like. 101 Things…

Stuff Backpackers Like. 101 Things…

Aaahh…. Backpackersland – where beer is cheap, massage courses are mandatory, coffee is Fair Trade, happy hour lasts all year, yoga is free, beds are abolished in favour of hammocks and no one ever wears shoes. We decided to put together a list of 101 things backpackers like… Can you recognize yourself amidst the list? Can you add any more stuff backpackers like?

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Tales from a Motorbike. 6 Tips for Safely Experiencing Freedom in South East Asia!

Tales from a Motorbike. 6 Tips for Safely Experiencing Freedom in South East Asia!

Cold, wet and with frazzled nerves I rolled up to our hostel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter after having spent the last 36 days and 4,117 km touring Vietnam on a motorbike. The journey took me from Saigon to Hanoi, over to Cat Ba Island then up to Sapa while traversing hilly mountain passes, bone jarring country roads, sketchy highways and chaotic cities. Traveler Frank Guertler is back from his 36 day journey and here he shares his 6 tips so that you can safely enjoy your trip as well!

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