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

26 March 2014

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

8 March 2014

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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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10 Things I’ve Learned While Living Abroad in Isaan, Thailand

25 February 2014

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10 Things I’ve Learned While Living Abroad in Isaan, Thailand

Living and traveling abroad can be an experience of a lifetime, and the experiences to be had can teach you much more about reality than you’d ever learn in a classroom. From traveling solo to learning to live alone, one of our Ambassadors, Eliza, shares 10 things she’s learned from spending the past two years living and teaching in Thailand.

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Pot Holes and Rice Fields: A Journey Through Cambodia’s Center

6 February 2014

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Pot Holes and Rice Fields: A Journey Through Cambodia’s Center

We travel to realize the basic power of connection, through chance encounters we are able to loose our carefully crafted identities and simply relate to each other as human beings. Photographer Dylan Goldby takes us on a journey away from Cambodia's capitol Phnom Penh, into the heart of the country, and introduces us to a part of South East Asia not typically travelled.

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Tackling Indonesia’s Active Volcano: A Backpacker’s hike to Mount Bromo

7 January 2014

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Tackling Indonesia’s Active Volcano: A Backpacker’s hike to Mount Bromo

Indonesia is home to several volcanoes, Mount Bromo being one of the more active ones. Also known as Gunung Bromo in Bahasa (Indonesian language), it is part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park and towers at a height of 2,329 metres (7,641 ft). When my friend and I visited Java, hiking Bromo was top of our list, but also one of the most challenging. The main reason was because Mount Bromo had erupted as recently as January 2011! Was it still dangerous?

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When is a group tour not a group tour? When it’s Free & Easy! Interview with Trip Leader & Life-long Nomad, Jeff Emmett…

26 November 2013

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When is a group tour not a group tour? When it’s Free & Easy! Interview with Trip Leader & Life-long Nomad, Jeff Emmett…

Jeff, originally from Canada, has been a group leader with Free & Easy Traveler for 5 years. He runs trips all over the world and has helped to give thousands of travelers the experience of a lifetime! We decided to quiz him with 10 questions on why Free & Easy Traveler is so different from your average group tour, what he loves and hates about his job and why he’d never switch roles with a Silicon Valley millionaire…

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