Posts Tagged with "backpacking"

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

Friday, June 27, 2014

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

Wednesday, May 21, 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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Same Same But Salsa! From Backpacking South East Asia to South America…

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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Same Same But Salsa! From Backpacking South East Asia to South America…

Could you backpack forever? Already thinking about where to head next? Some of our team members are currently exploring South America (and starting a whole new backpacker magazine)! If you’re keen to keep on travelling, but can’t believe you’ll find a more beautiful beach or mountain range than you’ve already laid eyes on in South East Asia, don’t fret! We’ve put together a list of places in South America where you’ll feel right at home!

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A ‘Wannabe’ Flashpacker Guide to South East Asia – 10 Unmissable Moments

Monday, January 27, 2014

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A ‘Wannabe’ Flashpacker Guide to South East Asia – 10 Unmissable Moments

Do you want to backpack South East Asia but the thought of 'roughing it' is freaking you out? Don't panic! There are ways you can keep your trip on budget with a touch of class and sophistication. This post gives every 'wannabe' Flashpacker the tips you need in order to add some Asian glamour in to your life.

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A Taste of Luxury. A Backpacker Takes Time Away From the Hostel Route

Monday, January 20, 2014

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A Taste of Luxury. A Backpacker Takes Time Away From the Hostel Route

“Excuse me miss, but where are your shoes? In order to enjoy the breakfast buffet you will need to wear footwear.” This was a new environment. A private butler was on call 24/7, my bathroom was the size of the most splurge worthy accommodations I had enjoyed from time to time after a few too many night buses, and I was graced with a view more spectacular than any sky bar I had ever been to. Luxury to say the least was not something I was accustomed to. Journalist and backpacker Tyler Protano-Goodwin finds herself amidst a whole new world, forcing her to reflect on why she choose the backpacking lifestyle in the first place!

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Skyscanner Competition! And the Winner of The Trip of a Lifetime is…

Friday, March 1, 2013

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Skyscanner Competition! And the Winner of The Trip of a Lifetime is…

Last month, in an exciting partnership with our friends at Skyscanner, S.E.A Backpacker Magazine offered YOU the chance to win a flight to South East Asia for the trip of a lifetime! The prize was worth a whopping £1500 GBP or $2,400 USD! All you had to do was answer the question “Which Type of Traveller Are You?” in 50 words or less for the chance of winning. After receiving over 500 amazing entries, we reveal the WINNER...

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