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Over The Hill? 20 Things Every Backpacker in their 30s will Understand

15 August 2016

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Over The Hill? 20 Things Every Backpacker in their 30s will Understand

As a wide-eyed, fresh-faced young backpacker, no travel hiccup, set-back, nor the worst changover in the world, could prevent you from having the time of your life! So now you’re 30. Will you ever go backpacking again? Hell yeah! But this time, for your sanity and your dignity, there’ll be a few slight adjustments. Here are 20 Things Every Backpacker in Their 30s will understand...

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An Inside View on Koh Phangan, The Full Moon Party Island

27 June 2016

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An Inside View on Koh Phangan, The Full Moon Party Island

Is it still worth visiting Koh Phangan if you're not interested in the Full Moon Party? We caught up with Israeli expat, Sharon, who runs the popular website, phanganist.com, to find out more about what the island has to offer, from yoga to Muay Thai, and learn about how the reputation of Koh Phangan has changed in recent years...

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Where Are You Going Next? The Lowdown on the Australian Working Holiday Visa

7 June 2016

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Where Are You Going Next? The Lowdown on the Australian Working Holiday Visa

So your pockets are running dry and you’re looking for something new and fresh. Maybe you’ve been in South East Asia for quite some time or perhaps you’re looking into going to Asia soon, but you need some travel money. Well, mates, Australia is right there and needs you, yes YOU, to come over and work! The climate is good. The money is great. What are you waiting for?

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The Perks of Travelling in South East Asia in the Low Season (June – October)

8 April 2016

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The Perks of Travelling in South East Asia in the Low Season (June – October)

Mention the words ‘wet season’ to most people and visions of great sheets of water endlessly pouring from the sky spring to mind. Not only is that a big misconception when it comes to South East Asia’s wet season, but it deters travellers from even considering the major benefits of travelling during the off-peak time of year. Rather than avoiding the wet season that falls between June and September, you’re better off embracing the low season when the positives far outweigh the negatives...

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5 Emotional Stages of Long Distance Bus Travel in Sumatra

29 March 2016

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5 Emotional Stages of Long Distance Bus Travel in Sumatra

You'll begin your long distance bus journey in Sumatra with an optimistic attitude. It won't last. Read Clare Absolon's witty take on the five emotional stages of bus travel on the Indonesian Isle and prepare yourself for your character-building adventure!

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Can You Make a Lifetime of Long-Term Travel Work? Tips for Working Abroad…

5 November 2015

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Can You Make a Lifetime of Long-Term Travel Work? Tips for Working Abroad…

Many people believe the long term travel lifestyle is somewhat of a fairytale story that only a select few people can obtain. Our brand new South East Asia Backpacker Ambassador, Nina Ragusa is here to tell you... That this myth is just not true! From becoming a tour guide or a dive instructor to selling all your worldly goods and signing up for the Peace Corps, Nina gives us some fantastic tips on how to achieve a long-term travel lifestyle AND sheds light on the reality behind the dream...

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Do Backpackers Smell? 5 Low Maintenance Tips to Keeping up Appearances on the Road…

14 April 2015

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Do Backpackers Smell? 5 Low Maintenance Tips to Keeping up Appearances on the Road…

While travelling, it’s pretty easy to fall into a downwards spiral of laziness when it comes to looking after our appearance. It get’s to the point where clean, nice clothes are a thing of the past and we only wash our hair for a special occasion! But folks - it doesn't have to be that difficult! Must we conform to that smelly, scruffy backpacker stereotype?

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10 Budget Busting Tips for Backpackers!

27 March 2015

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10 Budget Busting Tips for Backpackers!

Backpackers get a bad rep for being cheapskates… and sometimes deservedly so. But it's not all about stealing food from hostels and walking everywhere in broken flip flops in the sweltering heat just to avoid paying for a taxi… Here are some real tips that work to take chunks off your budget!

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10 Tips for Backpackers on How to Survive Long Bus Journeys…

19 March 2015

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10 Tips for Backpackers on How to Survive Long Bus Journeys…

An overnight bus journey can easily save you 90% of what a flight would cost, but of course a flight would take only a couple of hours, whereas you’re on that bus for the long haul There are, however, some simple steps you can take to make sure your 36 hours trapped in a bumpy steel can are as comfortable as possible, Travel Experts, Two Monkeys Travel give us some important tips...

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Just Arrived Home? 5 Ways to Defeat Post SEA Backpacker Blues…

25 November 2014

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Just Arrived Home? 5 Ways to Defeat Post SEA Backpacker Blues…

In 2013 I squished my life into a backpack, caught a one way flight to Bangkok and spent four months exploring the magical countries of South East Asia. I set off on my journey with a complete sense of freedom, with no set plans or deadlines. However, this article isn't about me reminiscing about my incredible time in South East Asia, mainly because, if I did, I'll probably end up crying in to my pillow when I get home! Instead, I wanted to talk about life after your Asia backpacking adventures.

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