Readers Poll

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

The Best Travel Backpacks

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!

The Best Face Masks for Flying

The Best Face Masks for Flying

Face masks continue to be essential for use when traveling and flying. This is what you need to know when choosing a mask.

Escape with Travel Books

31 Travel Books to Help You Escape From the World!

Tired of the same old books populating hostel shelves and circulating ‘best backpacker reads’ lists? Yeah, so are we! Therefore, we took a poll, asking you to tell us your favourite books to read while travelling, and you delivered! Here’s the fresh list we’ve compiled – with your generous help – that’ll easily satisfy all of your travel needs, for both now and in future.

A selection of beans and pulses in sacks. A common sight in many of the cheap places to travel in Asia.

Readers Poll: The Cheapest Place to Travel in Southeast Asia

Following the popularity (and controversy!) of our first readers poll – “Where is the worst place you’ve ever travelled to in Southeast Asia?”, we decided to ask you another simple question:

“Where is the cheapest place you’ve ever travelled to in Southeast Asia?”

Readers Poll: 13 Places to Avoid in Southeast Asia

We recently asked our readers on Facebook… “Where’s the WORST place you’ve ever been to in Southeast Asia? A place that you just couldn’t wait to leave!” All backpackers are unique, and have their own preferences when they travel, so we were expecting a variety of responses to this question – and that’s just what we got!

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