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The Adventure Travelers Guide to Bali in Indonesia

Visit Bali in Indonesia

If you’ve never been to Bali in Indonesia then you owe it to yourself to visit the island which, according to many frequent visitors, is one of the most peaceful and beautiful to be found anywhere on the planet. It’s also been remarked that the … Continue reading →

3 Easy Ways to Keep Yourself Fit While Backpacking

Keep Fit Cambodia

You might think that backpacking itself will keep you fit, maybe even shape you up if you’re not that way already. But the impact travelling can have on your health may take you by surprise. No boasting here, but I found it impossible to add … Continue reading →

Movie Tours

Move Tours

A great way to make Cambodia holidays exciting is to view the country through the prism of cinema. Three major films have been shot in Cambodia. Why not follow in the steps of the filmmakers and crew during your stay? It is possible to arrange … Continue reading →

The Cost of Living in Europe (After 8 Months in Asia)

Europe Cost of Living

We just spent 8 months in developing Asian countries living quite cheaply. Before leaving, I wrote that we were somewhat anxious about our impending move to Europe; partly due to cost, but also in dealing with undesirable weather and straight-laced Europeans. Now, after a full … Continue reading →

The Best Wifi in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Wifi Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai strikes an important balance for long-term travellers. The cost of living is very low, but  facilities are developed-world standard. How can that be? Well, I have no idea. After 3 months here, Chiang Mai  is still a paradox. Digital nomads will especially like … Continue reading →

Don’t Save For Long-Term Travel, It’s Not Worth It

Retirement Travel

For many years, say 15 or so, I was on a path of working hard with the intention of retiring early to travel the world. Long-term travel was essentially my end goal, and I was going to work harder to make it happen sooner. Sound familiar? This … Continue reading →

Why You Should Live City-to-City in Developing Countries

Living Abroad

Sometimes there’s a little too much talk about how ‘travel has a deeper meaning’. So to lighten the mood, I thought I’d give you five very practical, non-spiritual reasons why you should hit the road and live city-to-city in developing countries. This may sound a little … Continue reading →

Holy Duck! There’s a Fish in my Handbag!

Laos Visa Run

I woke up same time, same place, same intention, nothing different, just another day. But Holy Mother of God, today was all sorts of wacky. Not the sort of wacky that puts you in an animal hospital with a missing nipple, but rather the sort that … Continue reading →

Cost of Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Cost of Living Thailand

I always thought the cost of living in India would be the lowest on Earth. But after spending only a few weeks there, I started to hear suggestions that Thailand was even cheaper. Could that possibly be? Our cost of living posts have become somewhat … Continue reading →

Do I Need Anti-Malaria Tablets?

Do I Need Malaria Tablets?

Malaria is a tricky one. You can’t be vaccinated against it, but it can be cured. Yes, almost one million people die from it every year, but those who do, don’t have access to treatment. There are many ways to try and prevent malaria, but … Continue reading →

Join a Charity Cycling Challenge in Cambodia

Charity Cycling Challenge Cambodia

This coming March, a global anti-poverty agency is organising a cycling adventure to Cambodia and looking for enthusiastic participants. It will be fun, physical and charitable aimed at getting you out of your comfort zone. For years, ActionAid Australia has been working with communities in Cambodia … Continue reading →