Best Hostels in Kuala Lumpur

The Best Hostels and Budget Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

The Best Hostels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Looking for the best hostels in Kuala Lumpur? We’ve got you covered! There are many places to stay in Kuala Lumpur, but not…

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The Best Tokyo Hostels – Japan on a Budget

Looking for the best hostels in Tokyo, Japan? We’ve got you covered! Tokyo is one of the world’s most fascinating and exciting cities, perfectly balancing a respect for tradition with…

Best Budget Hostels in Bangkok

The Best Hostels in Bangkok – Backpacking Thailand

The Best Hostels in Bangkok, Thailand Are you looking for the best hostels in Bangkok? So are a hundred thousand other backpackers visiting Thailand. And while there are tons of…

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How I Got a Job Teaching English in South Korea – Step by Step Guide

Teaching English in South Korea Two months ago, I hopped on a plane bound for Incheon to start a new job teaching English in South Korea. It was a risky…

Top Free things to do in Taipei Taiwan

10 Cheap or Free Things to Do in Taipei, Taiwan

Free Things to Do in Taipei Wondering if there are free things to do in Taipei, Taiwan? Good news! The short answer is yes, there are a bunch of cool…

Surviving Food Poisoning in Thailand

Food poisoning in Thailand is a very common occurrence for travelers. Food poisoning. Are there two words more dreaded by any traveler? Probably not. Food poisoning is a risk that…

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6 Incredible Countries You Need to Visit in 2019

Are you planning to travel in 2019 but haven’t yet decided where to go? Let us help! In the past five years we have traveled through 50 countries on 4 continents….

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17 Awesome Things to Do in Malaysia

Things to Do in Malaysia – A Travel Guide From a bustling capital to the silky beaches, there are a ton of things to do in Malaysia. Are you guys…

13 Remarkable Hostels in Unique Destinations

Finding a great hostel in an uncommon destination is every budget traveler’s dream come true. All travelers love undiscovered destinations, right?! Once you have seen all the big cities like New…

Thailand Cambodia Border Crossing Scams

Thailand to Cambodia Border Crossing – How to Avoid Scams at the Border

The Thailand to Cambodia Border Crossing is filled with scams. Here’s how to avoid and the best way to cross the border pain free! Border crossings can sometimes be a…

Best Beaches in Malaysia

The Best Beaches in Malaysia – Exploring Malaysia

The best beaches in Malaysia are a flight away! Malaysia is a must-visit Southeast Asian country for anyone looking to immerse themselves in a place marked by rich heritage, colorful…

Kuala Lumpur on a Budget

Spend Less in Kuala Lumpur – A Budget Travel Guide

Are you looking to spend less on your next visit to Kuala Lumpur? Is Kuala Lumpur an expensive city to visit? We get this question a lot, and the answer…varies….

Awesome and Free Things To Do in Pai – Exploring Thailand

Things to Do in Beautiful Pai, Thailand You don’t have to look far to find a ton of cool things to do in Pai, Thailand. Pai is located 150 kilometers,…

Phuket thailand sunset

Phuket on a Budget – Exploring Thailand

Offering white sands, endless rays, blue waters, incredible sunsets, and (cheesy) nightlife, the lsland of Phuket in Thailand hosts millions of tourists and vacationers a year. Jet-setters from all around…

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Five Things to Do in Siem Reap – Exploring Cambodia on a Budget

Things to Do in Siem Reap, Cambodia Visiting Angkor Wat is a given, but what are the other awesome things to do in Siem Reap? Siem Reap is famous for…

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Why I’ll Never Ride a Scooter in Southeast Asia Again

Last Christmas was a particularly memorable one for me. Not because I saw Santa, or received a Golden Willy Wonka ticket as a present. Nothing that awesome. It was memorable because…

Why I Got Laser Eye Surgery in South Korea

Many people have asked me why I decided to get laser eye surgery in South Korea. When I answer the question, I always start right back at the beginning. One…

Chiang Mai Accommodations: From Luxury to Budget

Chiang Mai offers travelers a myriad of choices when it comes to accommodation options. Like most places in Thailand a visitor in Chiang Mai can live in abject luxury, or…

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Where to Stay Bangkok: Budget to Luxury Accommodation Options

Where to Stay in Bangkok Looking for the best hotels in Bangkok? As the capital of Thailand, Bangkok hosts millions of tourists each and every year. As a result Bangkok…

Solo Female Travel in Asia: A Quick and Dirty Guide

Asia isn’t necessarily known for being a female-friendly travel destination. Stories of gang rape in India and sex tourism in Thailand might make the average solo female traveler think twice…

A Day in the Life of a Cambodian Rice Farmer

I grab ten golden stalks of rice in my left hand and bunch them together. The serrated sickle in my right hand saws through the stems clumsily; it takes multiple…

Ko Phi Phi, Thailand: A Small Island in Need of Big Help

In 2004 Ko Phi Phi was ravaged by a catastrophic tsunami that hit the small island in Thailand, killing upwards of 2,000 people, and causing massive structural damage. 75% of…

Volunteering With Asian Sun Bears

Four years ago I was introduced to my first sun bear in Thailand. To be honest, before that experience I couldn’t have told you what a sun bear was. Other…

Sala Monkey English School

Sala Monkey English School in Cambodia

Last year we spent a month in Cambodia and we had our hearts stolen by the people there. Most of the population lives in poverty and is still feeling the…

Koh Rong Samloem Cambodia

Win a Trip of a Lifetime in Cambodia!

Visiting Cambodia? Let Just a Pack help you make it cheaper! We are running a competition with the awesome and socially responsible Mad Monkey Hostels that will allow two lucky winners…

Angkor Wat

Fifteen Minutes with the Gods: That Time I Bribed My Way Into Angkor Wat

I arrived in Siem Reap after a three day motorcycle trip across Cambodia’s northern outback, territories not accessible by bus, with a man who explained, just before squeezing my backpack…

A Hoi An Homestay Steeped in History

Picturesque Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s coolest little cities. Steeped in history, and dotted with aged Chinese and Japanese architecture this UNESCO World Heritage Site packs a lot of…

Why Mad Monkey Might be the Best Hostel in the World

What makes the best hostel in Cambodia, and South East Asia, so great? We have stayed in dozens of hostels and hotels as we traveled from Central America, throughout Europe,…

Superman Sprains His Wrist: A Tale of the Innocent and Irresponsible

A few weeks ago, after a particularly interesting night in Thailand, I received the following e-mail. Dear Michael, This is Sue* the girl you helped a lot last night in…

Kathmandu and Thoughts on India

We arrived into Kathmandu in whirlwind fashion and the transition between countries was slightly jarring. A brief 8 hours between the two nations which encompassed two flights and a three…

Movement

One of the many things I learned during the months I spent backpacking in South America was how to turn off my brain during long bus journeys. This is essential…

McLeod Ganj

McLeod Ganj is home to the Dalai Lama, who settled here temporarily in 1960. Five decades later he still lives here, and his modest residence within a small temple complex…

Best Hostels in Kuala Lumpur

The Best Hostels and Budget Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

The Best Hostels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Looking for the best hostels in Kuala Lumpur? We’ve got you covered! There are many places to stay in Kuala Lumpur, but not…

best hostels tokyo japan

The Best Tokyo Hostels – Japan on a Budget

Looking for the best hostels in Tokyo, Japan? We’ve got you covered! Tokyo is one of the world’s most fascinating and exciting cities, perfectly balancing a respect for tradition with…

Best Budget Hostels in Bangkok

The Best Hostels in Bangkok – Backpacking Thailand

The Best Hostels in Bangkok, Thailand Are you looking for the best hostels in Bangkok? So are a hundred thousand other backpackers visiting Thailand. And while there are tons of…

Teaching english in south korea

How I Got a Job Teaching English in South Korea – Step by Step Guide

Teaching English in South Korea Two months ago, I hopped on a plane bound for Incheon to start a new job teaching English in South Korea. It was a risky…

Top Free things to do in Taipei Taiwan

10 Cheap or Free Things to Do in Taipei, Taiwan

Free Things to Do in Taipei Wondering if there are free things to do in Taipei, Taiwan? Good news! The short answer is yes, there are a bunch of cool…

Surviving Food Poisoning in Thailand

Food poisoning in Thailand is a very common occurrence for travelers. Food poisoning. Are there two words more dreaded by any traveler? Probably not. Food poisoning is a risk that…

top travel destinations 2017

6 Incredible Countries You Need to Visit in 2019

Are you planning to travel in 2019 but haven’t yet decided where to go? Let us help! In the past five years we have traveled through 50 countries on 4 continents….

things to do in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

17 Awesome Things to Do in Malaysia

Things to Do in Malaysia – A Travel Guide From a bustling capital to the silky beaches, there are a ton of things to do in Malaysia. Are you guys…

13 Remarkable Hostels in Unique Destinations

Finding a great hostel in an uncommon destination is every budget traveler’s dream come true. All travelers love undiscovered destinations, right?! Once you have seen all the big cities like New…

Thailand Cambodia Border Crossing Scams

Thailand to Cambodia Border Crossing – How to Avoid Scams at the Border

The Thailand to Cambodia Border Crossing is filled with scams. Here’s how to avoid and the best way to cross the border pain free! Border crossings can sometimes be a…

Best Beaches in Malaysia

The Best Beaches in Malaysia – Exploring Malaysia

The best beaches in Malaysia are a flight away! Malaysia is a must-visit Southeast Asian country for anyone looking to immerse themselves in a place marked by rich heritage, colorful…

Kuala Lumpur on a Budget

Spend Less in Kuala Lumpur – A Budget Travel Guide

Are you looking to spend less on your next visit to Kuala Lumpur? Is Kuala Lumpur an expensive city to visit? We get this question a lot, and the answer…varies….

Awesome and Free Things To Do in Pai – Exploring Thailand

Things to Do in Beautiful Pai, Thailand You don’t have to look far to find a ton of cool things to do in Pai, Thailand. Pai is located 150 kilometers,…

Phuket thailand sunset

Phuket on a Budget – Exploring Thailand

Offering white sands, endless rays, blue waters, incredible sunsets, and (cheesy) nightlife, the lsland of Phuket in Thailand hosts millions of tourists and vacationers a year. Jet-setters from all around…

things to do in siem reap

Five Things to Do in Siem Reap – Exploring Cambodia on a Budget

Things to Do in Siem Reap, Cambodia Visiting Angkor Wat is a given, but what are the other awesome things to do in Siem Reap? Siem Reap is famous for…

renting scooters in southeast asia

Why I’ll Never Ride a Scooter in Southeast Asia Again

Last Christmas was a particularly memorable one for me. Not because I saw Santa, or received a Golden Willy Wonka ticket as a present. Nothing that awesome. It was memorable because…

Why I Got Laser Eye Surgery in South Korea

Many people have asked me why I decided to get laser eye surgery in South Korea. When I answer the question, I always start right back at the beginning. One…

Chiang Mai Accommodations: From Luxury to Budget

Chiang Mai offers travelers a myriad of choices when it comes to accommodation options. Like most places in Thailand a visitor in Chiang Mai can live in abject luxury, or…

the best hotels in Bangkok

Where to Stay Bangkok: Budget to Luxury Accommodation Options

Where to Stay in Bangkok Looking for the best hotels in Bangkok? As the capital of Thailand, Bangkok hosts millions of tourists each and every year. As a result Bangkok…

Solo Female Travel in Asia: A Quick and Dirty Guide

Asia isn’t necessarily known for being a female-friendly travel destination. Stories of gang rape in India and sex tourism in Thailand might make the average solo female traveler think twice…

A Day in the Life of a Cambodian Rice Farmer

I grab ten golden stalks of rice in my left hand and bunch them together. The serrated sickle in my right hand saws through the stems clumsily; it takes multiple…

Ko Phi Phi, Thailand: A Small Island in Need of Big Help

In 2004 Ko Phi Phi was ravaged by a catastrophic tsunami that hit the small island in Thailand, killing upwards of 2,000 people, and causing massive structural damage. 75% of…

Volunteering With Asian Sun Bears

Four years ago I was introduced to my first sun bear in Thailand. To be honest, before that experience I couldn’t have told you what a sun bear was. Other…

Sala Monkey English School

Sala Monkey English School in Cambodia

Last year we spent a month in Cambodia and we had our hearts stolen by the people there. Most of the population lives in poverty and is still feeling the…

Koh Rong Samloem Cambodia

Win a Trip of a Lifetime in Cambodia!

Visiting Cambodia? Let Just a Pack help you make it cheaper! We are running a competition with the awesome and socially responsible Mad Monkey Hostels that will allow two lucky winners…

Angkor Wat

Fifteen Minutes with the Gods: That Time I Bribed My Way Into Angkor Wat

I arrived in Siem Reap after a three day motorcycle trip across Cambodia’s northern outback, territories not accessible by bus, with a man who explained, just before squeezing my backpack…

A Hoi An Homestay Steeped in History

Picturesque Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s coolest little cities. Steeped in history, and dotted with aged Chinese and Japanese architecture this UNESCO World Heritage Site packs a lot of…

Why Mad Monkey Might be the Best Hostel in the World

What makes the best hostel in Cambodia, and South East Asia, so great? We have stayed in dozens of hostels and hotels as we traveled from Central America, throughout Europe,…

Superman Sprains His Wrist: A Tale of the Innocent and Irresponsible

A few weeks ago, after a particularly interesting night in Thailand, I received the following e-mail. Dear Michael, This is Sue* the girl you helped a lot last night in…

Kathmandu and Thoughts on India

We arrived into Kathmandu in whirlwind fashion and the transition between countries was slightly jarring. A brief 8 hours between the two nations which encompassed two flights and a three…

Movement

One of the many things I learned during the months I spent backpacking in South America was how to turn off my brain during long bus journeys. This is essential…

McLeod Ganj

McLeod Ganj is home to the Dalai Lama, who settled here temporarily in 1960. Five decades later he still lives here, and his modest residence within a small temple complex…