Backpacking, Budget & Independent Travel Information for Southeast Asia

Is Vietnam the Most Diverse Country For Backpackers in SE Asia?

Is Vietnam the Most Diverse Country For Backpackers in SE Asia?

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Adventure, Vietnam

From the steep rice terraces of Sapa to the limestone karsts of Halong Bay and the rolling sand dunes of Mui Ne to the buzz of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam has some of the most diverse landscapes in South East Asia. You can be trekking in the mountains one day and sunbathing on a sandy beach the next, then whizzing around on a motorbike through the hectic streets of a buzzing city the following day! If you’re planning a trip here you’re in for a treat…

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WIN! 2 VIP Tickets to Bali Unite Festival & Your Photo on the Front Cover of S.E.A Backpacker Mag!

WIN! 2 VIP Tickets to Bali Unite Festival & Your Photo on the Front Cover of S.E.A Backpacker Mag!

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Festivals, Indonesia, Yoga & Meditation

This summer we’ve teamed up with Bali Unite to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime South East Asia festival experience! We are offering YOU the chance to win two VIP Tickets to Bali Unite Festival along with tent accommodation for two people for two nights. Read on to find out more…

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Planning a Trip to South East Asia? 10 Epic Places That New Travellers Shouldn’t Miss!

Planning a Trip to South East Asia? 10 Epic Places That New Travellers Shouldn’t Miss!

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Travel Information, Travel Tips

There are so many amazing places to travel to in South East Asia, but where to start? Do you want to lay eyes on a perfect beach? Get lost in ancient culture and civilizations? Or get off the beaten track deep in the heart of the rainforest? Let us give you a few places that we think you shouldn’t miss!

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Why I Fell in Love With Boracay Island in The Philippines

Why I Fell in Love With Boracay Island in The Philippines

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The Philippines

“Up until now if you asked me what my idea of a backpacker paradise was, I would have not even hesitated to answer Koh Rong Island in Cambodia. Now however, I may have found something that has pushed Koh Rong off of the top spot. I proudly present you with… Drum roll please… Boracay Island in the Philippines.” Travel blogger Sally Munt tells us why she is totally in love!

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10 Essential Tips For Public Transport in South East Asia!

10 Essential Tips For Public Transport in South East Asia!

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Transportation, Travel Information

Chicken buses, tuk tuks, songthaews… Whether you’re on the so-called “VIP’ nightbus in Thailand, the public jeepney in Manila, or just learning to handle a scooter, being in transit in South East Asia provides just as many stories as the destinations themselves. Will you ever get there? Here are 10 essential tips on how to cope with the weird and wonderful transport options of South East Asia…

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boOola: The New iPhone App that’s a Travel Notice Board for the 21st Century!

boOola: The New iPhone App that’s a Travel Notice Board for the 21st Century!

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Resources, Reviews, Travel Tips

With its roots dating back to the hippie trail of the 60s and 70s the, traveller notice board is still a beloved part of backpacking life. Advertisements for yoga classes, items to buy and sell, people looking for travel buddies – a hub of valuable info! Now, imagine if you could have access to all of the traveller notice boards all over the world at the same time? In our digital age of communication, one ambitious backpacker believed this was possible! Introducing the amazing new app, boOola…

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