Meet Our Authors!

Many people have contributed to this website and we are thankful to them all for their hard work. Here is a list of authors who’s work you can find on this site.

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Amy lived as an English Teacher in Chiang Mai for many years and is now hitting the road pursuing her dream to be a travel writer. She has a travel blog 'My Chiang Mai Everything' which celebrates everything about the city that she loves. Are you interested in writing for us?

Ben has travelled around South East Asia several times in the last few years, drawn back by the great food, culture and cheap lifestyle. Recently wed, he now takes his travel slow, travelling with his wife and his camera by his side, trying to taste, understand and document local food as much as possible.

Charla started her backpacking adventures in Europe while studying at the University of Bologna, Italy. Since then, she’s lived in Bangkok, Bali, Seoul, and Koh Phi Phi and worked as a textbook writer, school teacher, yoga teacher, divemaster and bar flyer girl. She now lives in the US with her fiancé, but still gets out to live the backpacker dream as much as she can. Are you interested in writing for us?

After six years of cold weather, Chase moved from Alaska to Bangkok to work and explore SE Asia. Along with his girlfriend, Charla, he has completed some epic travel adventures like driving a car from London to Mongolia in the Mongol Rally! Chase is currently taking a break from travel living in the US and saving up for his next trip!

South East Asia Backpacker Magazine is a collaboration of articles from travellers exploring the region right now. For more info on submitting an article to us, check out the 'Become A Writer' page in the 'About' section of the menu.

Dave joined the backpacker scene later than most. After 13 years in Barcelona, he set off for Asia for the first time at age 34. At this ripe old age, you're more likely to find him in a half-moon pose than at a full-moon party. Dave is a keen musician (Chopper Dave) and has a keen interest in urban exploration.

Having just graduated from the University of Birmingham, Georgia and John packed their bags and headed to New Zealand and Australia. Now travelling through South East Asia they are on the hunt for the region's best hostels, tastiest dishes and most awesome adventures.

Hannah Rivera is a freelance writer and Clinical Psychology graduate student. She left the hustle and bustle of New York City and made her way to Athens, Greece for a tastier and more relaxed lifestyle. When she’s not writing, Hannah spends time volunteering and feeding Athens’ street cats and dogs. Are you interested in writing for us?

Helen Comerford is from London and is currently taking a break from work in theatre to travel around Asia. She writes about her travel experiences on her blog, My life as a Lost Girl. She has written two novels and is several paragraphs into the third. Are you interested in writing for us?

Helen Patching is a civil servant living in Kent who has ditched office life until the money runs out to travel and volunteer at cat and dog rescue projects in Southeast Asia. Are you interested in writing for us?

Karen Farini went from owning a Burlesque nightclub in London (Volupté) to running the most popular backpacker hostel on Koh Phangan! Former deputy editor at SEA Backpacker Magazine, Karen has been adventure caving in Malaysia, attended music festivals in Borneo, and interviewed tantric gurus in Thailand - all in the name of journalism! Are you interested in writing for us?

Laura Davies started her career at South East Asia Backpacker Magazine on an internship in the summer of 2011. After proving she could knock back shots, ride a scooter and look good in a poncho, she soon became an indispensable part of the team. She's now living in London as a freelance designer and running our sister website - Europe Backpacker.

Lauren Pears is a travel writer from London. With a passion for backpacking and outdoor travel, she aims to inspire people to get off the beaten path, explore the great outdoors and travel cheaper. Follow her blog, Lauren's Travel Diary. Are you interested in writing for us?

Madhurima is a cultural purist at heart who believes in doing everything "the local way". She loves discovering off-the-beaten-track places and delving into the unknown. Eating local food, staying with the locals, understanding their culture & beliefs and celebrating local festivals is her motto while travelling. Are you interested in writing for us?

Melanie Swan is a modern Medicine Woman, Womb Witch and Shamanic Healer. She guides women on how to use the menstrual cycle as a natural Spiritual Pathway encoded within the body, and is dedicated to Birthing New Consciousness for our current times through, The Online Moon Lodge and The Sacred Womb Podcast.

Melissa Lang is a free spirit with a passion chronicling her experiences on the other side of the world. Read more of her observations of South Korean life on her blog, Slice of Kimchi. Are you interested in writing for us?

Founder & Editor at South East Asia Backpacker

Nikki Scott is the founder & editor of South East Asia Backpacker. A traveller-turned-entrepreneur, she left the UK in 2009 and after 6 months on the road, she started a bi-monthly print magazine about backpacking in Asia. South America Backpacker soon followed and today she runs her backpacking enterprise from her base in Spain. Her honest and fascinating book, Backpacker Business, tells the story of her success in the face of adversity.

Nina Ragusa is the intrepid soul behind 'Where in the World is Nina?' This American wildflower shares her explorations without fluffing the details. You can expect wit and sarcasm dashed between REAL travel information and adventurous stories. Nina is a professional beach bum, hula hooper, and revels in getting lost on purpose.

Alesha and Jarryd, otherwise known as NOMADasaurus are an Australian couple who have been travelling the world since 2008. With a love for overland travel, they've explored Europe, South America, rode 15,000km by motorbike around Asia and got engaged inside the biggest cave in the world in Vietnam!

Penny Atkinson taught kindergarten in Bangkok for one year. Originally from the UK, she has travelled and worked in many parts of Asia and currently lives in Beijing. Are you interested in writing for us?

Raisa Gabrielli is the author of Raisa Reviews, a Malaysian based lifestyle website. She just returned from a 3-month solo backpacking journey in SE Asia and has plenty to say about it! Are you interested in writing for us?

Rosie, currently a school teacher in Leeds, recently returned to the UK after a one month epic trip of Vietnam where she documented her experiences as an ambassador for South East Asia Backpacker Magazine. Are you interested in writing for us?

An avid explorer, thrill-seeker, pen-wielder and coffee connoisseur, Samantha Lego wanders the globe, getting lost in interesting places and swapping stories with people much cooler than her. Are you interested in writing for us?

Samantha AKA 'The Pole Dancing Travel Geek' has hung up her stilettos, packed her backpack and boarded flights to places she'd never before dreamed of! She documents her fabulous travel experiences on her blog 'Totally Sam's World' and has many passions in life; she's a dancer, shopaholic, music lover, writer and dreamer.

Sean on the Run
Sean Delaney is a journalist and travel writer from South East London. In 2017 he quit his corporate job in the city to seek out new adventures in Asia. He has since visited six continents and over 35 countries and plans to tick off a few more in the near future. Follow his blog at Are you interested in writing for us?

A sucker for offbeat experiences, travel keeps me sparkling and people make my life a living breathing classroom every day. An Indophile at heart, I cherish exploring this massive country! From hills to the sea, from snow to sand, from cities to remote hamlets – nothing escapes my interest. Swimmer, occasional kitchen-wand-wielder and a writer, my creativity takes a back seat if I am tethered to a desk.

A 6-bedroom haven for writers on Koh Samui. Chilled creative spaces. Daily meals. Constant beach vibes. Now taking applications for Spring 2018.

Jon and Kach are the adventurous couple behind 'Two Monkeys Travel'. Some time ago, they decided to make travelling a lifestyle and to support this choice, they work, volunteer and even have their own yoga and massage business whilst on the road. They recently got married and now they're off on a luxury sailing adventure around the world!

Tyler, originally from Massachusetts, became familiar with SEA Backpacker Magazine whilst living and teaching in Chiang Mai. She travelled to South America with the owner of the company to help set up their second magazine, South America Backpacker. Currently back in the US, she continues to document her experiences on her blog, The Thai Chronicles.

Viktoria and Laura spent their teen years together in a small town in Germany. At the end of 2017 they decided to leave their jobs, flats and families behind to become full-time travellers, seek adventures, learn new things and meet inspiring people in beautiful places throughout Asia. Are you interested in writing for us?

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