Posts Tagged with "backpacking"

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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Party Hotspots: Koh Phangan – Don’t Miss Rhythm & Sands Festival, 24th January

Saturday, January 19, 2013

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Party Hotspots: Koh Phangan – Don’t Miss Rhythm & Sands Festival, 24th January

Spending the festive season on Koh Phangan was never going to be your average chill-out affair, but even for party-fiends like us, the mere thought of a massive three-stage rave-up on the January 2nd (yes, the second of January) seemed… well. A bit… much? Could we handle it? Well, just a tiny peek at the lineup of Rhythm and Sands gave us our answer pretty sharpish: Hell, yes – we could. And was it worth it? Travel writer, Karen Farini finds out...

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The Gap Year Fear! Taking the plunge into the unknown. In need of a safety net?

Thursday, January 3, 2013

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The Gap Year Fear! Taking the plunge into the unknown. In need of a safety net?

Deep in your heart you know that taking a gap year is the thing you want to do most in the world – yet you can’t quite bring yourself to make the jump. What if you never do? Can you imagine if you’d never had that first driving lesson or very first date? Sometimes, all you need is a gentle push, a helping hand; support; a good safety net, something to set you on the path to an experience of a lifetime…

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Off the Beaten Track: Conquering Vietnam’s Highest Peak, Mount Fansipan!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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Off the Beaten Track: Conquering Vietnam’s Highest Peak, Mount Fansipan!

There are many incredible opportunities for trekking in South East Asia, from Malaysia's mighty Kinabalu to Indonesia's steaming volcanoes. English backpacker, Selena Black climbs to the wild peak of Vietnam's highest mountain, the rugged Mount Fansipan, and lives to tell the tale...

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