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Experts Interview: The Adventure Hungry Couple Behind Borneo Experiences!

4 October 2014

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Experts Interview: The Adventure Hungry Couple Behind Borneo Experiences!

One of the best things about backpacking is that you come into contact with some incredibly passionate people that inspire you to set your own goals a notch higher. Malaysian-born Donald and Marina Tan are those kind of people. Overflowing with enthusiasm and tales of adventure from their beloved native-land of Borneo, we decided to interview them to get their expert tips on the must-do experiences on the world's third biggest island. An island filled with adventure and mystery...

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Interview: Hitchhiking, Busking & Sleeping in Temples – What was Backpacking South East Asia like 50 Years Ago?

21 May 2014

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Interview: Hitchhiking, Busking & Sleeping in Temples – What was Backpacking South East Asia like 50 Years Ago?

In an era when love and peace perfumed the air and travellers hopped on hippie buses taking them from Europe overland to Asia, Londoner, Barrie Scott embarked upon what turned into a four year epic adventure (1967-71)! Hitch-hiking, busking, sleeping in a Thai temple with monks, building a boat with some travel buddies and sailing to islands that hadn’t seen foreigners since colonial times, his story sheds light on how the concept of backpacking has changed over the past 50 years. For the better? We ask Barrie what he thinks...

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The Newest Addition to our Ambassador Team: Introducing Penny Frederiksen

14 April 2014

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The Newest Addition to our Ambassador Team: Introducing Penny Frederiksen

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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We Introduce our New Ambassadors!

9 December 2013

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We Introduce our New Ambassadors!

We're very excited to introduce you to our first batch of ambassadors. For the past two months we have been looking for creative, talented, and adventurous folks to add to our team and so far we've found 5 fantastic additions. We know these guys are really great, but we wanted to give you the chance to get to know them as well. We invite you to meet our team!

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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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Meet Our First S.E.A Backpacker Ambassador – Eliza Arsenault

1 October 2013

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Meet Our First S.E.A Backpacker Ambassador – Eliza Arsenault

Last week we launched our S.E.A. Ambassador Program and we would like you to meet Eliza our first Ambassador! Eliza has called Thailand home for the past year and a half. Using Ubon Ratchathani (Isaan) as her base she has also made time to travel South East Asia far and wide. Originally hailing from the United States Eliza lived and studied in New England but quickly after graduating realized that the open road was where she felt most comfortable. Get to know Eliza a little bit better...

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