Backpacking, Budget & Independent Travel Information for Southeast Asia

“Live Each Day Like It’s Your Last Day on Earth.” But is this Really Possible?

“Live Each Day Like It’s Your Last Day on Earth.” But is this Really Possible?

How many times have you heard the quote ‘live your life like it’s your last day on earth’? But how many of us do this? And is it possible? Surely if today was your last day, you’d spend all your money, travel to the place you’ve always wanted to, tell that boy / girl that you’ve been playing it cool with that you’re wildly in love with them and then get crazy drunk? So – is this concept practical in the real world!?

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Just Another Flag for the Backpack… Or a Lasting Memory?

Just Another Flag for the Backpack… Or a Lasting Memory?

Why do you think as backpackers that we like to tick places off a list? Get stamps in our passports? Declare things completed? A trend amongst some backpackers in South East Asia is sewing flags of the countries you have visited to your backpack. Would you ever sew a flag onto your backpack?

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Facing The Great Unknown – Travel & Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Facing The Great Unknown – Travel & Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Ever found yourself wondering… Where am I going next? What am I going to do when I get back home? How am I going to earn money to keep on traveling? I hate my job but I don’t know what else to do with my life! What happens next? Soul Seekers Ambassador Melanie Swan maps out what we can do to work through this dilemma and come out stronger…

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Backpackers, Fear on a Shoestring: Most Controversial Travel Book of the Year!?

Backpackers, Fear on a Shoestring: Most Controversial Travel Book of the Year!?

Tangled into an Asian backpacking adventure, is everything that would horrify your parents and encourage them to hide your passport and burn your backpack. Murder, lust, smuggling, drug-fuelled Full Moon Parties in Goa and psychological sex issues that make 50 Shades of Grey look like an Enid Blyton children’s book…

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Why you Should Never Give to Begging Street Children – By Friends International

Why you Should Never Give to Begging Street Children – By Friends International

It happens frequently while traveling in South East Asia, backpackers are approached by adorable children asking for money. Dilemma of what to do quickly ensues, the moral question is raised, to give or not to give? We asked the experts of NGO Friends International what they would do. Here they tell us why their answer is always a firm no.

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The View From The Top of the World: Climbing Everest with Mystik Mountains

The View From The Top of the World: Climbing Everest with Mystik Mountains

“A place where the neigh impossible had been made possible, where tremendous feats had been conquered by mere human beings and their collective, intense passion for life.” Climbing Everest Base Camp in Nepal, an experience of epic proportions and unparalleled experiences. Travel writer Eliza Arsenault takes us with her on her journey up the world’s highest mountain!

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