South East Asia

Bali Discovery Tour Part Two: Testimonials From An LBW Traveller

Life has been so crazy these last few days, trying to find a moment to sit down and write has been somewhat low on my priority as I don't want to miss a single moment of this adventure. After we left Kuta we drove to Ubud, where we spent the next three days.

Bali Discovery Tour Part Two: Testimonials From An LBW Traveller

Chiang Mai Days

Oh, Chiang Mai – you beautiful. Thailand's second-largest city has risen and risen in recent decades to become a staple on the travel itineraries of thousands of backpackers making for the wondrous Land of Smiles.

Chiang Mai Days

My Blissful Bali Adventure: Kuta

As the wheels of the plane touched the ground, my heart genuinely skipped a beat. Excitement coursed through my body as the realization that I had finally arrived kicked in. My Blissful Bali adventure had finally begun after months of anticipation and I couldn’t be more thrilled…

My Blissful Bali Adventure: Kuta

Memoirs Of Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the most immersive and enthralling metropolises on Earth. It pulses with life, with scooters, with human cries. It vibrates with the clang of Buddhist prayer bells, and froths with the eager anticipation of first-time backpackers on the Banana Pancake Trail. Five years absent, I've finally returned…

Memoirs Of Bangkok

Going Up The Andaman Coast – An Island Odyssey

Ah, the Andaman. Whether you come for blinding-white beaches and glimpses of isles where James Bond once stood, or just hedonistic nights on buckets between the pearly blue bays, you sure not to leave disappointed…

Going Up The Andaman Coast – An Island Odyssey

SOME OF LBW'S BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL TOURS

Maybe it’s bungee jumping in the jungles of South America that’s got you all fired up? Or is it the thought of intrepid hikes to ancient Incan ruins in the Andes? Perhaps it’s the promise of hidden surf spots in the Indonesian Nusa Tenggara, endless parties on the full moon-floodlit beaches of Thailand, scrambles up Nica’s volcanic hills, or slides down Vietnam’s sandy dunes? Maybe its days spent under the Slavic sun hopping the plunge pools of Croatian waterfalls? Maybe it’s the vast Atacama and the hidden pueblo towns within? Maybe it’s Bali’s mysterious monkey forests or the green, green hills of Ubud? Maybe it’s all of the above…

SOME OF LBW'S BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL TOURS

THE 10 BEST ISLANDS IN THAILAND

Overhead, coconut palms rustle in the light gulf breezes. Sloshing waves lap against the shoreline, rolling off a turquoise-blue sea. Bamboo shacks sizzle with the scents of pad Thai noodle dishes and bubble with the chatter of backpackers two buckets down. Volleyballs bounce here, SCUBA teams prep their tanks there, and everywhere life is good. Welcome to the Thai islands.

THE 10 BEST ISLANDS IN THAILAND

The Travel Trends To Watch Out For In The Coming Years

Elon Musk chatting about colonizing Mars. Seminars about extra-terrestrial arcs and tourism in space. Thoughts of super-sonic transportation devices to replace airplanes. Driverless cars on the horizon. The end of diesel and petrol. It's all going down these days.

The Travel Trends To Watch Out For In The Coming Years

10 Of The Most Amazing Places In Southeast Asia

Mist-topped jungles peppered with the ancient temples of the Khmer, scintillating beachfronts on the Bali Straits, noodle-scented French towns on the edge of the South China Sea – the gems of Southeast Asia are pretty much endless. Here's our pick of ten of the top spots…

10 Of The Most Amazing Places In Southeast Asia

Top 8 Reasons to Live the YogaLife

Imagine the jungles of Krabi at your back, the sounds of swinging macaques echoing through the palm boughs. Then add the scintillating rollers of the Thai Andaman, lapping rhythmically against the karst cliffs and picture-perfect beaches of the shore. Drop in a group of likeminded travellers all eager for a blowout in the Land of Smiles, not to mention daily classes of yoga that push the body and mind, a regime of healthy smoothies and not-so-healthy Chang beers, the opportunity to scuba through coral reefs and the succulent flavours of the Thai kitchen. Bingo: that’s the YogaLife. As if you needed eight more reasons to go and live it!

Top 8 Reasons to Live the YogaLife

Crazy Things You Might Just See On An Asia Tour

Asia has beaches and buzzing cities, it’s home to some of the world’s most eye-wateringly wonderful natural sights, it bursts with interesting history and flavours and it’s got some of the nicest locals on the globe. Still, none of that helps with the culture shock experienced by first time travellers on an Asia tour. Those folk will still have to deal with the curious nuances and traditions that have grown up in this vast continent over the years, and get used to the fact that what may seem weird and crazy in the West is totally fair game in these parts! Check out some examples…

Crazy Things You Might Just See On An Asia Tour

8 Must-try Vietnamese Foods!

We all love a good Thai curry, and India's chili-packed paneers and tandoor sauces are now everywhere in the west. But what about Vietnam? This elongated nation on the eastern edge of the Indochina Peninsula is home to a truly unique and taste-bud-tingling kitchen all of its own. Packed with the tangy scents of ginger, stacks of chili, oodles of oxtail, beef broths, tropical herbs, beansprout garnishes, fried omelette, charred onions and fish sauces, it's a veritable roller-coaster ride for the budding foodie.

8 Must-try Vietnamese Foods!