Southeast Asia has long been a major stopping point for backpackers around the world. Exotic destinations, beautiful beaches and mountains, bustling cities, fantastic food, friendly people, a well trodden tourist trail, and super cheap prices all contribute to one of the top regions in the world for traveling. If you are thinking about planning a trip around the classic Southeast Asian loop of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, Adam Seper is here to give you all the information you'll need to know.
Thinking about a round-the-world or extended trip? We've got all the information you need, from how to plan your trip and buy your tickets, to dealing with travel burnout and staying in touch on the road, to how to keep your travel memories alive once you're back home.
Have you had an experience during your travels that really made you take a step back and reflect? Adam Seper shares his story about volunteering in Laos and how much of an impact a simple gift had on him.
Round the world travelers are always on the lookout for gear to help them travel more efficiently. BootsnAll recommends 25 gift ideas for the round-the-world trip traveler on your holiday shopping list.
With the holidays right around the corner, there are countless travelers on the road who won't be spending Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's Eve with their loved ones back home, and that can be tough, even for the most hard core traveler. Adam Seper is here to help you cope with being away from home during the holiday season.
Traveling around Vietnam can be extremely cheap. Extremely expensive. Or anywhere in between. Budget, bare-bones backpackers can probably get around on $10-$15USD per day or less. If you want to pamper yourself by staying in 5-star hotels and eating at the finest restaurants, you can blow through $150USD per day. Then there’s everything in between. [...]
Part of what we love about indie travel is doing the abnormal – getting outside the box of the typical one or two week vacation. Every other week we are going to profile a longer trip – not necessarily a round the world trip – but a trip that offers a little bit more. In [...]