Nikki with one of the early copies of South East Asia Backpacker Magazine.

Backpacker Business – By Nikki Scott

The Must-Read Book for Backpackers to Southeast Asia

“This is an epic tale of voyaging out into the world alone, setting up a business in a foreign land, overcoming personal doubt, living what you love, making life an adventure, philosophy and dealing with a precious loved one passing. In short, Nikki is a legend. An all-around adventurer, able to get on with a raft of characters who you’ll meet along the way. A few parts story, a few parts fact, and a few parts philosophy, I really loved how this story was told. Thanks for ‘getting naked’ and baring your soul for us Nikki 🙂 Go on just read it!”  – Anna Cleal, Amazon Reviewer.


Front Cover Backpacker Business Nikki ScottWritten on chicken buses, trains, boats and in beach bars all across Southeast Asia, this is the true story of how a 23-year old English backpacker set up the first print magazine for independent travellers in Southeast Asia, AKA South East Asia Backpacker – the ancestor of the website that you are reading today.

A True Story

From inexperienced backpacker in Nepal to established publisher in Thailand, via business deals in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia and the Philippines, Nikki’s story will inspire you to travel and think differently about the type of life you want to lead.

Join her as she discovers eye-opening ways of doing business in Southeast Asia, experiences anti-government riots in Bangkok, meets a host of quirky characters on the paradise island of Koh Phangan and deals with the tragic death of her father amidst a very foreign culture.

This real-life story is full of the highs and lows of pursuing an alternative path overseas. Follow Nikki’s journey and be inspired to create your own unique adventure!

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