All in South East Asia

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…

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.

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!

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…

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.

THE BEAUTIFUL BLISSFUL BALI

After 2 days of travel, Blissful Bali..

I have arrived!I arrived in Kuta in anxious excitement to meet up with the crew I would be spending the next 3 weeks with. I checked in and got my bags situated when Petty, our guide, popped in to take me down to the beach, where the others were gathered. I had a feeling there would be a decent age gap between me and the others in the group and wondered whether it might b an issue.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF KUTA, BALI

Well tip one I learnt upon arriving in Bali, is that the ATM are a lil reversed compared to Canada! Take your money first, then your credit card! Learnt that the hard-ish way (currency exchange had it). The views and the architecture alone had captivated me right out of the airport. I felt the humidity on every part of my body, and yet it still had not clicked that my year of waiting was here. 

7 GREAT SURFING SPOTS IN VIETNAM

Vietnam might live in the shadow of Bali and Indo when it comes to surfing, but a long coastline of over 3,000 kilometres right in the middle of Southeast Asia surely can't be without its own swells, right? Damn right! From Nha Trang to buzzing Da Nang, pretty Hoi An beach and beyond, there are plenty of places to wax up the board and hit the rollers in Vietnam. Here are just seven of the best

WELCOME TO BALI!

What an amazing first couple of days we have had here in Bali! Started off with our awesome tour guide Petty picking me up at the airport on his scooter! Such a fun way to start the trip. Bali is absolutely beautiful, there's a type of warm and welcoming feeling here that I have never felt anywhere else, from the beautiful beaches to the kind local people it truly is wonderful here.

A GUIDE TO PAI, THAILAND

Little Pai sits nestled in the high hills of northern Thailand. Just a stone's throw from the border with Myanmar, it's a place of rickety bamboo bars and babbling rivers, dusty streets and enchanting local markets. In recent years, it's risen to become a favourite of the backpacking crowd, known for its laid-back vibes and long, lazy days.