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8 Ideas to Make Your Budget Stretch Longer in Southeast Asia

Wednesday, October 21, 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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Do Backpackers Smell? 5 Low Maintenance Tips to Keeping up Appearances on the Road…

Tuesday, April 14, 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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A Luxury Backpacker Paradise on the Beach in Mui Ne, Vietnam for $3 USD!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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A Luxury Backpacker Paradise on the Beach in Mui Ne, Vietnam for $3 USD!

Recently, we discovered the amazing Long Son Mui Ne Resort and we can’t believe the value for money and quality of this place! The luxury resort does what not many other fancy resorts do – open their doors to lovely backpackers like you and me! With our flip flops and messy hair most resorts wouldn’t want to see us within a mile of their property – but not this place! The resort give backpackers the chance to share in the all of the amazing facilities by offering them a unique budget accommodation option... Camping!

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

Tuesday, November 25, 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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Backpackers! Give A Little Respect…

Friday, October 17, 2014

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Backpacker Respect South East Asia Buddha

My mum always told me from a young age: "Treat people the way you want to be treated". This quote is very true. So why do people tend to forget this when they travel? Backpacker Ambassador Alesha Bradford highlights some of the do's, don'ts and 'absolute don'ts!' of backpacking in South East Asia...

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

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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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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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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