On Top of Bali: Backpacker’s Guide to Mount Batur at Sunrise
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

On Top of Bali: Backpacker’s Guide …

One of the biggest recommendations I got for backpacking Bali was to hike up Mount Batur, an active volcano, at sunrise. After seeing pictures of the incredible sunrise from the summit, it wasn’t hard to…

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Exploring Ubud’s Monkey Forest: A Backpacker’s Essential Experience
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Exploring Ubud’s Monkey Forest: A Backpacker’…

Home to over 600 Balinese long-tailed macaques, this Hindu temple complex is one of Ubud’s most popular spots receiving over 10,000 visitors monthly. Here’s your guide to experiencing one of the most popular backpacker attractions…

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Must-Know Thai Phrases for Savvy Backpackers
Thailand

Must-Know Thai Phrases for Savvy Backpackers

Traveling to another country where your native language isn’t spoken can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Save this list of essential Thai words and phrases you’ll be using on your backpacking trip.…

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10 Essential Tips for First-Time Backpackers in Thailand
Thailand

10 Essential Tips for First-Time Backpackers in Thailand

As someone who taught a semester of English in Thailand and backpacked around the country twice, I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs. Here are my top tips for first-time backpackers in Thailand!…

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Your In-Depth Guide to Choosing an Ethical Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Your In-Depth Guide to Choosing an Ethical …

With social media dominating our everyday lives, visiting an elephant sanctuary in Thailand has become a top pick among backpackers. Elephant sanctuaries are a thriving leader in Thailand’s tourism industry. While you’ve got an endless…

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What is “wai” in Thailand? And why is it important?
Thailand

What is “wai” in Thailand? And why …

Have you ever reached out your arm for a handshake but received a hug instead? Or perhaps you went in for a hug and unexpectedly got a kiss on the cheek? Clapping of the hands…

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