Southeast Asia travel Archive

Latest Posts

round-the-world flights can be expensive

The Biggest Backpacker Budget Killers: Location, Velocity, & Distance

If you’re trying to put together a reasonable backpacker budget for a journey around the world, start with the logistics instead of the bucket list. The difference between the planning process for an experienced traveler and one planning to take off
Traveling through Asia in the 1970s Kevin Kelly

70s Travel, Death on Karpathos Island, and the Kidnapping of Edward the Maasai

Sometimes the best travel stories have a raw power that transcends the style, the kind told round a campfire or over a few beers. We’ve got a few of those this month in Perceptive Travel, tales from the road that are
No sidewalks for a wheelie suitcase

Why You Don’t “Backpack” With a Wheelie Suitcase

  She looked like she was about to cry as she scraped her shiny four-wheel suitcase over the broken pavement and up another set of stairs. Since there was nobody else around and I was going to have to walk past
Lake Batur Spa in Bali

Living in Bali – Costs and Best Places for Expats

The last time I visited Bali was so long ago that it was getting less than 1/10 the amount of visitors it does now. The Indonesian island has become a digital nomad hotspot though, a prime choice for many who want
mangosteens

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Phnom Penh, Cambodia?

This is a guest post from Jen Joslin, best known for her blog www.twocantravel.com. She lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with her husband, stand-up comedian Stevo Joslin. They have been living and traveling in Asia together since 2011, and have been