Showcase Your Travel Stories


Unlike other travel blogs, this website is a collaboration of thousands of voices. 

Originally founded as a print magazine (remember those?) distributed for free in hostels, South East Asia Backpacker was founded by 23-year old British backpacker, Nikki Scott. Her vision was to create a ‘travel diary for everyone’ – a place for backpackers to share tales from the dusty road! Today that vision is very much alive in the website you see today!

Over the past 12 years, travellers, locals and expats have come together to create the largest hub for backpacking in Southeast Asia! Do YOU want to be a part of this awesome community and help create content that is shared with thousands of travellers? Read on!

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Want to share your travel experiences with others?

Are you a Travel Blogger?

We accept articles from travel bloggers and writers and will publish a bio about you with a link to your travel blog and other social media channels. Articles must be unique and not have already been published on your own blog and be about an experience you have had in Southeast Asia.

You can also send us a travel guide, or update an existing travel guide for which you will be credited. For more information on becoming a writer, see here.

Are you a YouTuber?

Do you want to share your video with us in a new series of videos where we showcase traveller videos from across Southeast Asia? We’re about to start developing our YouTube channel which we have left untouched for quite some time. Now it’s time for a big revamp!
We would add your video to our YouTube Channel with a link to your own YouTube Channel and then share it in our Facebook Group (over 17,000 members) and other social media channels tagging you!
To get started, you would just need to send us the video in its raw format (MP4 is best) and record a short introduction that we can add to the beginning of the video. It doesn’t matter if you are now back home as the intro can be done in your living room!
In your introduction, please say at the beginning: “Hi South East Asia Backpackers! I’m … from …” (We will be asking all YouTubers to do the same for consistency.) Feel free to mention your other social media channels if you like too!

Are you an Instagrammer or Travel Photographer?

Currently quarantined in a hostel in Hanoi due to COVID-19 and want to get the story out? Why not do a Takeover of the South East Asia Backpacker Instagram account and share your story live with other travellers!  Of course, if you just want to share a few moments from your recent street food experience or boat trip – then we’d love to see that too!

If you’re a travel photographer and would like to showcase your photos in one of our destination guides or perhaps share your own photoblog then see our writers page above and get in touch via our contact page! All photographers will be credited.

Review Opportunities 

Travel companies often ask us to try out their tours and trips for free in exchange for writing an honest article about the experience. If the trip is good enough, it may qualify to appear in the booking section of our website, a place reserved for top-quality, tried and tested adventures, in a world with too many choices!
We only offer review opportunities to writers, photographers and movie makers that have already been published.

Contact Us

If you’d like to collaborate with us in any of the ways mentioned above, get in touch via our contact us page here. Please explain briefly how you would like to collaborate and provide links to your Instagram, YouTube, Facebook or travel blog. We look forward to hearing from you!

And Finally… Join our Facebook Group

We are very proud of our supportive and inspiring Facebook Group: South East Asia Backpacker Community. While it’s an hourly task to let posts through, offer up to date travel advice and kick out the occasional troll, we love this job because it connects us with traveller’s highs and lows day by day! If you’re setting of backpacking in Southeast Asia, this is the place to connect with others, ask questions and offer advice yourself!

How we use our Facebook Group: We check posts and comments in our Facebook group daily and use them to update our website making sure that we have the most up to date information about Southeast Asia available. Sometimes we quote travellers in articles, but we will never use your full name without your permission. We will also never use photos without the photographer’s permission.

Join Our Community!

  • Join Our Facebook Group: South East Asia Backpacker Community.
  • Join Our Newsletter: Find out about opportunities to review trips for free.
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