SEA Backpacker Magazine in the Media


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Big Media Attention for South East Asia Backpacker

December 2017: Warrington Guardian

Featured in an article in my local newspaper, the Warrington Guardian, for our website being entered into a design competition hosted by Flatsome WooCommerce Theme. I’ve travelled all over the world, but I’ll never forget my roots!

April 2017: Forbes Magazine

Featured on Forbes in an Asian business article entitled ‘How This Myanmar Travel Company Went From $0 To $1.5M Revenue In A Year’, South East Asia Backpacker Magazine gets particular mention as one of the factors that helped, a flight search engine website, to become massively successful.

So how did this happen? In February 2016, we wrote an article for them called ‘The Burmese Backpacker Boom’, telling people about the new flight search and how it can help people to travel in Myanmar who have limited time. From this article, we helped grow their web traffic to 72,000 unique visitors.

South East Asia Backpacker Featured in Forbes

Read the full article here.

May 2017: Interview with Culture With Travel

Storyteller Nikki – Read the interview with Nikki Scott here.

November 2016: Interview with

September 2016: Become Nomad

Article published on Become Nomad called ‘Going Against the Grain. The Rewards and Challenges of Expat Life’ by Nikki Scott.

August 2016: Free and Easy Perspective

Interview with the Free and Easy Travel Blog: ‘Lessons from a Travel-preneur’.

Nikki Scott Interview Shot for Free and Easy Perspective

August 2016: Podcast with Jet Set Life

Rob from Jet Set Life interviews Nikki Scott about her life of travel, owning a nomadic business and her new book. Episode 31: Backpacker Business From South East Asia to South America with Nikki Scott.

Jet Set Life Podcast Image - Interview With Nikki Scott

August 2016: Interview with We Are From Latvia

Kaspar Misins from travel blog, We Are From Latvia, interviews Nikki Scott about being a ‘Backpacker Turned Travelling Entrepreneur’ and her new book ‘Backpacker Business’.

August 2016: Global Gallivanting Interview

Anna from the travel blog, Global Gallivanting, interviews our founder, Nikki Scott on ‘How to start your own travel magazine!’

Nikki Scott Cover Photo For Global Gallivanting Interview

June 2016: Interview

In this interview, founder of SEA Backpacker talks about her brand new book ‘Backpacker Business’, life as a travel writer and being an expat on the Full Moon Party island, Koh Phangan. Read full interview here.

August 2015: Epicure & Culture Magazine

Featured on the online travel magazine, Epicure & Culture (Food, Wine & Culture for the Ethical Traveller) as number 2 on the ‘Ten Best Blogs on Asia Travel’.

South East Asia Backpacker Featured in Epicure & Culture Magazine

June 2015: Two Monkeys Travel Interview

Interview with founder of the magazine, Nikki Scott by Toni Rose Eman, published on Two Monkeys Travel website. Check out full interview here.

October 2014: Smacking Fish

In depth interview with founder and editor of South East Asia Backpacker Magazine, Nikki Scott. Find out why she started the magazine, what challenges she has had to overcome and her hopes for the future!

Nikki Scott Cover Photo for Smacking Fish

Read the full interview here.

May 2014: Ukraine International Airlines Magazine

Published review in Ukraine International Airlines Magazine. South East Asia Backpacker Magazine editor, Nikki Scott, reveals all of the best places to explore on and off the beaten path in Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar.

Nikki Scott's Article in Ukraine International Airlines Magazine

December 2013: Drink Soma Interview

In this interview founder of the magazine, Nikki Scott, speaks to Kimberly Bryant about embracing life and tips she’s learnt from travelling. Read the full interview ‘3 Tips From a World Traveler for Embracing Everyday Life’.

September 2013: BBC Radio Oxford

We were on the radio! After a mad dash through the monsoon rains of Bangkok, Nikki made it safely back to her room to call into the station where she chatted with Kat Orman on BBC Radio Oxford. The topic was ‘backpacking in South East Asia’, as Richard Arthur promoted his new book “I Of the Sun” Nikki made a special guest appearance to share her backpacking knowledge! 

Listen to the full radio show here.

August 2013: The Bangkok Post

Following a travel conference in Bangkok, we were excited to be interviewed by Thailand’s National Newspaper, the Bangkok Post, about the future of backpacking! From flashpackers, to career breakers and digital nomads – South East Asia has it all!

Nikki Scott Featured in Asia Focus

Read the full article that appeared in the newspaper on the Bangkok Post Website here.

August 2013: TIME Magazine

It’s pretty exciting when you are asked to quote on a specialist topic by a magazine. It’s even more exciting when that magazine is perhaps the most famous magazine in the world – TIME MAGAZINE. 

With our noses to the ground in South East Asia, birthplace of the backpacking, we were asked to comment comment on the recent news about the potential demise of the Lonely Planet Guidebook. #LPMemories!

Nikki Scott Featured in Time Magazine

Read full article on the TIME Magazine website here.

July 2013: Friends of Friends Travel Interview

Nikki Scott spills the details about how S.E.A. Backpacker got started and proves that anyone has the ability to follow their traveling dreams…

Nikki Scott Featured in FOF Travel

June 2013: Interview with Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). 

(Shown at the World Youth & Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) in Sydney, September 2013.)

Founder of SEA Backpacker, Nikki Scott was interviewed By Ivy Chee from PATA – about the changing trends in youth travel to the Asia Pacific region. From digital nomads and flashpackers to young entrepreneurs finding opportunities for business in South East Asia, she explains why the diversity of the region is so attractive to young travellers.

June 2013: No Vacancy Conference – Public Speaker

Speaking to an conference full of 5* hotel owners and high-end tourism industry professionals at the Sofitel Bangkok, we wondered why organiser Martin Kelly, from Travel Trends, had invited us? Would this audience be interested in backpackers and their influence on the travel industry as a whole? They certainly were!

More info about No Vacancy here.

June 2013: Digital Innovation Asia – Public Speaker

A new annual event, Digital Innovation Asia focuses on how technology can improve travel, looking specifically at new trends and developments in the industry. We were invited to share our observations about the increasing number of Chinese backpackers at their China Boot Camp Day!

Nikki Scott Speaking at Digital Innovation Asia

January 2013: Interview with Wanderlust & Lipstick

When’s she’s not busy putting together the next issue of S.E.A. Backpacker, Nikki, the editor and founder of  S.E.A Backpacker Magazine, spends her time sharing her secrets about how she started the magazine…

January 2013: Interview with Spunky Girl Monologues

The S.E.A Backpacker girls are quizzed once again! On the 1st of January this year, Pamela McNaughton, author of Savoire Faire Abroad, formerly Spunky Girl Monologues, quizzed Deputy Editor Karen Farini and Creative Director Laura Davies on their love for travel and what keeps them on them road…

August 2012: Travel+ Magazine, China

Although we confess to not being entirely sure what it says… This month S.E.A Backpacker Magazine is featured in the September 2012 issue of TRAVEL+ Magazine, China.

January 2012: Backpacks & Bunkbeds

Laura was interviewed recently by travel addict and blogger, Neil Barnes, on his website – So what did she have to say? Read Full Interview with Laura Davies Here

November 2011: Forge Press, University of Sheffield Newspaper

Read Full Article Here.

January 2011: The Sacramento Bee Newspaper, California

The Sacramento Bee Article

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S.E.A Backpacker Magazine in The Sacramento BeePublished Tues, Jan 4 2011, Written by Allen Pierleoni.

December 2010: Company Magazine, Now Cosmopolitan

Nikki Scott, the creator of South East Asia Backpacker appeared in Company Magazine, UK (now owned by COSMOPOLITAN) in an article called “See ya Desk!” The feature was about young people who had left the UK to start a new life or a business overseas.

COMPANY Magazine SEA Backpacker