Tim Ashdown

After a life-changing motorcycle accident, Tim decided life was too short to stay cooped up in his home county of Norfolk, UK. Since the incident, he has travelled in South East Asia, walked the Camino de Santiago and is currently backpacking around South America. His first book 'From Paralysis to Santiago' chronicles his struggle to recover from the motorcycle accident that changed his life and will be released later this year.

Three backpackers with their matching Osprey Backpacks heading to the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan!

What are the Best Backpacks for Travelling?

We asked 100+ of our readers to tell us which is the best backpack (brand, model & size) for travelling Southeast Asia – and here are the results! So, if you’re looking for a backpack yourself… Sit back, relax, and read some words of wisdom from fellow travellers in Southeast Asia – so that you can find the perfect backpack for you!

Backpacking Southeast Asia on a Budget: A Shoestring Guide!

Backpacking on a Shoestring: 28 Budget Travel Tips!

For many newbie backpackers, Southeast Asia is the perfect first-time destination. 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! Read our tips here!

The 13 Best Travel Podcasts

The 15 Best Travel Podcasts

Feet getting itchy? For your much-needed dose of escapism, travel podcasts hold the answer! Check out our favourites here and get downloading!

The 14 Best Waterproof Backpacks 2020

The 14 Best Waterproof Backpacks

A waterproof backpack is a hugely useful item to take travelling. They protect your valuables and electronics from water damage and can be particularly useful if you are doing lots of outdoor activities during your trip! Find out if you need to invest in a waterproof backpack and discover which ones are our favourites!

Best Travel Shoes for Backpackers

Best Travel Shoes for Backpackers

Deciding which shoes to take on your trip can be overwhelming. How many pairs do you need and what type of travel shoes will suit you best? Our gear guide expert Tim comes to your rescue, armed with the recommendations of our community. Wonder no more, here is the ultimate list of the best shoes for travel!

Packing cubes

The Best Packing Cubes for Backpacking

Packing cubes are the latest ‘must-have’ accessory for travellers! We find out why everyone loves them & check out the best options for backpackers!

Best Travel Laptops For Backpackers

Best Travel Laptops For Backpackers

If you are a backpacker looking for the best travel laptop, you’ll need to think about weight, size, battery life, storage capacity & COST! Deciding whether you need a laptop for your backpacking trip is a personal decision and if you conclude that you do, choosing the best travel laptop can be downright confusing! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Travel Gifts for Backpackers

55 Amazing Gift Ideas For Backpackers

Looking for backpacking gifts? Buy the traveller you love something they will actually value rather than just weigh them down! We delve into the best gifts for backpackers to inspire wanderlust!

Dog on a towel

10 Best Microfibre Towels for Travelling

A microfibre travel towel is an essential item to add to your packing list for Southeast Asia! We look at the benefits of this quick-dry material and the top 10 choices!

The Best Filterned Water Bottle for Travel - The Gray Geopress

The Best Filtered Water Bottle for Travel? For Responsible Travellers

A filtered water bottle is an essential item for the responsible traveller in Southeast Asia. Not only will it ensure that you can drink purified water from any water source, but it also means that you will be protecting the environment from unnecessary plastic waste. Read our pick of the best options for filtered travel bottles for your journey!

Exploring Tam Coc Village & Ninh Binh, Vietnam – Halong Bay on Land!

Looking for some down time in North Vietnam? Just three hours from the crazy capital of Hanoi, you’ll find the serene Tam Coc village in Ninh Binh Province. Tam Coc is often referred to as “Halong Bay on Land” due to its incredibly scenic landscape and the rice paddies…

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