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10 Things That Make a Hostel Great! (Review: Brick House Hostel, Chiang Mai)

3 February 2016

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10 Things That Make a Hostel Great! (Review: Brick House Hostel, Chiang Mai)

As backpackers, we know that a good hostel can be so much more than a place to rest your weary head. It’s a place where you can make a home from home. Recently, we reviewed the brand new Brick House Hostel in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand who seem to have got everything right when it comes to creating the perfect hostel. Check out our list of 10 things that makes a hostel great!

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How adding a stopover to your flight saves you money & enhances your adventure!

19 November 2015

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How adding a stopover to your flight saves you money & enhances your adventure!

Recently we discovered an amazing new flight search engine which allows you to add stopovers into your flight journey to turn any direct flight into a multi-city adventure! Not only do you get to add unplanned destinations into your travel itinerary, you get to save tons of money as stopover flights are often so much cheaper! Find out more here...

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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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8 Ideas to Make Your Budget Stretch Longer in Southeast Asia

21 October 2015

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8 Ideas to Make Your Budget Stretch Longer in Southeast Asia

For many newbie backpackers, SE Asia is the perfect first-time destination. With steaming jungles and glistening temples, raging rivers and cavernous mountains; this part of the world truly does have something for everybody. With beer from 25 cents, meals for a dollar and accommodation for just a few bucks, if you know what your doing you could travel for years on just a few thousand dollars! Will Hatton from The Broke Backpacker, lays down his rules for travelling around South East Asia on a budget of just $100 a week...

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Planning a Trip to South East Asia? 10 Epic Places That New Travellers Shouldn’t Miss!

3 June 2015

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Planning a Trip to South East Asia? 10 Epic Places That New Travellers Shouldn’t Miss!

There are so many amazing places to travel to in South East Asia, but where to start? Do you want to lay eyes on a perfect beach? Get lost in ancient culture and civilizations? Or get off the beaten track deep in the heart of the rainforest? Let us give you a few places that we think you shouldn't miss!

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boOola: The New iPhone App that’s a Travel Notice Board for the 21st Century!

29 May 2015

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boOola: The New iPhone App that’s a Travel Notice Board for the 21st Century!

With its roots dating back to the hippie trail of the 60s and 70s the, traveller notice board is still a beloved part of backpacking life. Advertisements for yoga classes, items to buy and sell, people looking for travel buddies - a hub of valuable info! Now, imagine if you could have access to all of the traveller notice boards all over the world at the same time? In our digital age of communication, one ambitious backpacker believed this was possible! Introducing the amazing new app, boOola...

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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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5 Tips For a Cheap Stay in Singapore, SE Asia’s Most Expensive Stopover

12 April 2015

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5 Tips For a Cheap Stay in Singapore, SE Asia’s Most Expensive Stopover

Many backpackers end up stopping over in popular Singapore for a night or a weekend on their way to or from South East Asia, Australia, or even South America. While Singapore is often known for its ritzy hotels and designer shopping malls, thankfully there are also plenty of cheap and cheerful attractions around the thriving metropolis that are well worth checking out...

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On Two Wheels! Country-by-Country Guide To Cycling in South East Asia

11 April 2015

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On Two Wheels! Country-by-Country Guide To Cycling in South East Asia

Have you ever wanted to cycle a continent rather than travel by bus or train? What could be better than the freedom of your own two wheels (and legs) with only the elements (and the occasional crazy motorbike) to contend with. With diverse and spectacular scenery, South East Asia is a haven for cycling enthusiasts. Avid cyclist and blogger, Tom Owen, give us his lowdown on what the riding in each country is like...

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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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