travel planning

Boating building on Don Khone in Si Phan Don, Laos

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Si Phan Don (4000 Islands), Laos


Si Phan Don (4000 Islands) is situated right in the south of Laos, in the stretch of Mekong River that borders Cambodia. Here, the Mekong River splits into a maze of different channels covering a width of around 4 km, creating thousands of small islands (around 4000 in the dry season). Si Phan Don is… Read More

How To Find A Cheap Flight


Flights are one of the most expensive parts of travel, and they can quickly eat through your budget, particularly if you are budget traveller backpacking around the world. Unfortunately, it is often a necessity and an unavoidable expense, but there are ways to save money and reduce the impact that flights have on your budget… Read More

Planning for a trip to Laos


In August I will be heading off to travel through Thailand and Laos for seven weeks. Last week I went through my research on planning for a trip to Thailand, where I discussed my rough itinerary and how much things like accommodation, food and transport will cost. I will be spending a month in Thailand… Read More

Money and Passport

Planning for a trip to Thailand


In August I will be backpacking around Thailand for a month with my wife, before heading off to Laos on my own for another three weeks. A question that a lot of people ask me about traveling is “how do you know what to do and how much does it cost?”. So I thought I… Read More