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Reflections on Travels in Laos Over the Past Decade

LAOS | Sat, 26 Oct 2019 | By nw_dave | Views [92]

As Lori and I get ready to leave our home in Laos for the past three years, naturally, we've been reflecting a lot on our Laos travels over the past decade. Laos left such an impression on the two of us the first time around in 2012 that we decided ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, expat life, laos, motorbiking, southeast asia, trekking

Every Trip has a Beginning

THAILAND | Thu, 20 Aug 2015 | By cocolamb | Views [420]

  "Where am I?" You're working a journalism job any budding reporter would kill for. You travel the U.S. to sit up in air conditioned press boxes at U.S. Women's National Soccer team matches and you get to interview Alex Morgan and Abby ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, backpacker, cambodia, laos, maldives, southeast asia, sri lanka, thailand, travel, vietnam

Both The Thief and Giver of Happiness

MALAYSIA | Thu, 7 Nov 2013 | By evantan | Views [519]

  I caught myself staring outside the bus, at the tall buildings lining the highway from Kuala Lumpur to Penang, and I thought the idea of being in a strange country, or strange city or town or whatever territory that is not what you're ... Read more >

Tags: george town, malaysia, penang, southeast asia, southeast asia travel, travel to southeast asia

Inside the mind of Stuart McDonald (TravelFish.org)

INDONESIA | Tue, 20 Aug 2013 | By travel-tips | Views [13922] | Comments [5]

There are some sites that you occasionally dip into when planning a trip, then the are those that you treat like a bible. TravelFish.org is widely regarded as the quintessential resource for travellers looking to explore off the beaten path destinations ... Read more >

Tags: bali, flores, indonesia, komodo, off the beaten path, southeast asia, travel fish, travelfish.org, world nomads

Photos: Colors of the Philippine Shores

PHILIPPINES | Fri, 24 May 2013 | By 16burningsuns | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

I am a full-time nurse, part-time beach bum with a serious case of wanderlust. I am an aspiring photographer, and one look at the photographs of Greenland, inspires me to continue with the things I love most - exploring new places and taking photos to ... Read more >
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Tags: asia, beach, beaches, ocean, philippines, sea, seashores, southeast asia, travel photography scholarship 2013

Planning Stages

USA | Fri, 4 May 2012 | By coliestravels | Views [567] | Comments [1]

Stage One Hello all (or just mom and dad)!! So as you may know, I am planning a grand adventure between jobs.  I have done my research for the past few days and decided on Southeast Asia.  At this point, I think I can do a FAQ Colie's SE Asia FAQ ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, planning, southeast asia

Off the Beaten Path: Indonesia

INDONESIA | Fri, 24 Jun 2011 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [8390]

Indonesia has long been the chosen destination of free-spirited travelers and the sprawling collection of islands provide ample opportunity for ventures to places unknown. Here are a few starters for making the most of your travels and getting off ... Read more >

Tags: bali, cycling, food, indonesia, java, off the beaten path, southeast asia, teaching english =, travel, volunteering

Cambodia's Dark Past

CAMBODIA | Thu, 2 Jun 2011 | By mpreece7 | Views [898]

A school is a place where people can better their lives through education. School can lead to a good job with a good house and a well looked after family. So how does a place of learning turn into one of horror and torture? S-21 in Phnom Penh ... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, depressing, genocide, phnom penh, pol pot, sad, southeast asia, the killing fields, torture, violence

Going Local in West Java, Indonesia

INDONESIA | Fri, 20 May 2011 | By connectlocally | Views [8404]

A few weeks after I arrive in Indonesia, one of my host’s friends, Jamal, invites me and a few other volunteers to his village. We travel 20 minutes out of Cianjur until the rice paddies and tea plantations dissolve the highway into a bumpy mud ... Read more >

Tags: asia, connect locally, eating, fishing, indonesia, java, locals, rice paddies, southeast asia, travel

A Taste of Malaysia - Nyonya Chicken Curry

MALAYSIA | Fri, 29 Apr 2011 | By connectlocally | Views [4660]

Photo courtesy of Chosillano Ferrente, hsa*ba There is a crisp air this morning that signals autumn is well underway (down under) and it’s time to switch from fresh, light, zingy salads to more robust, earthy and comforting dishes. For me ... Read more >

Tags: asia, connect locally, cuisine, food, malaysia, southeast asia, travel

Malaysia Travel 101

MALAYSIA | Thu, 28 Apr 2011 | By nomads-survival-kit | Views [4925]

Tags: asia, diversity, food, homestay, kuala lumpur, malaysia, religion, southeast asia, transportation, travel

A Taste of Vietnam - Nem Ran (Vietnamese Spring Rolls)

VIETNAM | Thu, 21 Apr 2011 | By connectlocally | Views [8153] | Comments [1]

On a recent trip to Vietnam my unintentional travel buddy was plates and plates of delectable nem ran.  Four hours of trekking in Sapa, nem ran for lunch. Another four hours, nem ran for dinner. I loved it. The light and flaky rice paper ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, connect locally, cuisine, experiences, food, nem ran recipes, southeast asia, spring rolls, travel, vietnam

Driving from Finland to Thailand

LAOS | Tue, 1 Mar 2011 | By karsoe | Views [631]

So after reading the preceding post, you may well ask, “What the hell are you doing in Vang Vieng then?” Fair enough. I never had any intention of visiting the town, and was in fact planning on heading directly from Luang Prabang to Vientiane.... Read more >

Tags: bus trip, finland, indochina, laos, road trip, southeast asia, thailand

True Travel Tales - In the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time

LAOS | Mon, 21 Feb 2011 | By true-claims-stories | Views [3201] | Comments [1]

What happened? Tell us your tale. We arrived in Vang Vieng, Laos excited to see what all the “In the Tubing” fuss was about, anxious to get in the river and get the tubing underway. We jumped in the river with our tubes and paddled to the first ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, backpacking, drinking, laos, luang prabang, partying, southeast asia, swimming, terrifying travel tales, vang vieng

24½ Days of Trying to Get My Shit Together

CAMBODIA | Wed, 1 Dec 2010 | By karsoe | Views [692]

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA – What was meant to be “30 days of literary abandon” turned out to not really work out so well. My final wordcount was about half of what it should’ve been. I won’t go into the specific reasons why, what with this not being ... Read more >

Tags: battambang, cambodia, diamond island, indochina, kampot, koh pich, koh tonsay, phnom penh, rabbit island, southeast asia

Off the Beaten Path: Thailand

THAILAND | Tue, 16 Nov 2010 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [12206] | Comments [2]

Many nationalities can get a two-month visa for travel to Thailand. The visa is free at the moment, and once you're in-country you can extend it for at least another month. Three months in the Land of Smiles equates to an awful ... Read more >

Tags: diving, elephants, full moon party, islands, monastery, off the beaten path, southeast asia, thailand, travel, trekking

Scam Watch: Double Agents, Drugs and Dodgy ATMs

WORLDWIDE | Tue, 12 Oct 2010 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [3824] | Comments [1]

Imagine your travel budget as being a big plastic bottle of water. Now imagine that every time you spend money it is equivalent to taking a swig out of your bottle. You need to drink to survive, but you are always careful about just how much ... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, egypt, india, italy, laos, scams, southeast asia, travel, travellers

Off the Beaten Path: Laos

LAOS | Thu, 19 Aug 2010 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [9260]

Laos is a inexpensive and especially friendly country to travel in.  Our friend Stuart McDonald at Travelfish.org  dishes on how to get off the beaten path in Laos - from avoiding the banana pancake trail to learning how to say more ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, asia, backpacking, laos, off the beaten path, plain of jars, southeast asia, travel, trekking

Welcome To The Boomtown

CAMBODIA | Thu, 8 Apr 2010 | By karsoe | Views [297]

SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA – A lot can happen in five years. If I look at my own life, I can see so many changes within me that it’s hard for me to really believe that I went through them. Imagine what five years can do to a town 12 kilometers from ... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, changes, indochina, siem reap, southeast asia, tourism

Break On Through To The Other Side

CAMBODIA | Wed, 7 Apr 2010 | By karsoe | Views [244]

Tags: cambodia, indochina, siem reap, southeast asia

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