South East Asia

Why Phuket is the Perfect Destination to Celebrate a Special Occasion

It’s no wonder Thailand is called the “Land of Smiles”. The locals are so welcoming and friendly while the tourists, also beaming with smiles, look so happy and relaxed. A place with such positive vibes, it makes the perfect destination to celebrate special moments with your loved ones.

Why Phuket is the Perfect Destination to Celebrate a Special Occasion

Life Begins At The End Of Your Comfort Zone

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”. My friend Phát read this aloud to me as he pointed to the words tattooed in black on his arm. This is how Phát began the Vietnam Discovery Tour, and these words remained the echoing theme for the rest of the trip.

Life Begins At The End Of Your Comfort Zone

Traversing Two Vietnamese Worlds - Hanoi And Sa Pa

In four days, I've experienced two distinct personalities of Vietnam on the Life Before Work Vietnam Discovery Tour. The group has stayed busy weaving through vibrating streets, gorging on authentic Vietnamese BBQ in back alleys and embracing all aspects of culture offered to us by the welcoming company in Hanoi and Sa Pa.

Traversing Two Vietnamese Worlds - Hanoi And Sa Pa

The Secret To International Travel: Just Go

I'm currently curled up on a pleather airport seat in Washington, D.C. with 100 other travelers scowling in the gate lobby. The intense fluorescent ceiling lights highlight the unanimous ugly mood caused by storms and a flight delay to Los Angeles International Airport…

The Secret To International Travel: Just Go

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