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Hold on to Your Hats – We Have Big News! S.E.A Backpacker Magazine Leaps into the Future with a FREE Digital Magazine!

Hold on to Your Hats – We Have Big News! S.E.A Backpacker Magazine Leaps into the Future with a FREE Digital Magazine!

After five years, and 30 amazing issues, of South East Asia Backpacker Magazine printed, we decided that it was time for a change! We have, and always will be, a connection point for backpackers, the voice of a generation of travellers – yet we must now speak where our audience are listening…

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Were You Born To Bunk? Share Travel Stories for the Chance to Sleep for Free!

Were You Born To Bunk? Share Travel Stories for the Chance to Sleep for Free!

Could you be a travel writer? Then BornToBunk.com are looking for you to write for their inspiring blog! You don’t have to be a professional scribe for National Geographic or even be active with your own travel blog; you just need to share your unique story with others – and inspire people to hitch on that backpack! Oh and did we mention that you can earn enough Gold credits get the opportunity to sleep for free in any of the awesome hostels listed on the BornToBunk.com website…

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Move, Play, Breathe and Smile… Life at the Xhale Yoga School in Pai, Thailand

Move, Play, Breathe and Smile… Life at the Xhale Yoga School in Pai, Thailand

There’s the old cliché that backpackers travel to ‘find themselves’. In South East Asia, particularly Thailand, many travelers like to experiment with yoga and meditation in an attempt to still their mind and discover what it is that they really want out of life. We meet local Thai native, Bhud, owner of the Xhale Yoga School, located in the beautiful Pai Valley to find out more about daily life on a meditation retreat…

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Falling in Love on the Road… Reflections of Relationships on the Go

Falling in Love on the Road… Reflections of Relationships on the Go

Love, love, love! Or, more to the point for us generally unencumbered nomads…Love On The Road. And let’s cut to the chase here, shall we? – it’s a tad different to the traditional ‘holiday romance’ (yeah – remember those?!) Writer Karen Farini muses over the complexity of love on the road, it’s unique intricacies, and where that leaves us ready to connect backpackers!

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Road Trippin’ by Motorbike Around Kampot, Cambodia…

Road Trippin’ by Motorbike Around Kampot, Cambodia…

Set alongside the river, the rolling hills of the Cambodian countryside and Mount Bokor is Kampot, a small provincial town where not a lot happens and that’s exactly why I like it. Ambassador Ben Turland recently hopped on the back of his motorbike and explored the surrounding area of Kampot, Cambodia. Here he tells us what he discovered… so you can too!

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What’s going on in Thailand? Advice for Backpackers on the Thai Military Coup

What’s going on in Thailand? Advice for Backpackers on the Thai Military Coup

On May 22nd the Thai Army announced that they had taken over control of the country through a military coup. The two biggest questions that everyone has been asking since then are, “What does this really mean for my upcoming trip to Thailand? And is it true that 7-11s are actually closing?” Our Bangkok Ambassador, Chase Berenson gives us the lowdown on how life in Thailand has been affected by the political situation…

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