Home | Resources for Traveling Asia
Temple in Southeast Asia

Resources for Traveling Asia

Asia Travel Resources

Below you will find an extensive list of resources when traveling Asia.

Jump to A Section

Air Asia is the most popular budget Airlines for flying around Asia.

It is popular among backpackers, and frequent flyers as they offer some of the best deals for flying around Asia. 

Just be sure to follow the fare rules.

Stray as a similar service to Busabout.

They offer different passes and tours and a another good option if you are looking to tour around Southeast Asia at your own pace.

Busabout is a hop on hop off bus for backpackers around Asia. The routes cover a bunch of different countries. 

They cover Vietnam, Loas, Cambodia, and Thailand. However, it is not the cheapest way to travel. It is great for making long lasting friends. 

Rome 2 Rio is one of the best transportation websites out there. The site shows you the easiest way to get from A to B. Plus, gets you up to date prices on the tickets. 

This is a site I use almost daily on the road. 

Skyscanner is one of my go to sites for flights. It is great if you have open dates or do have a specific country in mind.

Check out how I use skyscanner to find insanely cheap flights

Trip is the new and improved C-Trip. It is the best sites for booking flights, buses, and trains in China and Taiwan. 

They have recently expanded to cover a lot more of Asia. 

Freya Stark –

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”

Tour Companies 

I Trust

With locals is a great service that offers tours, meals, and various experiences all run by the locals of the country you are visiting. 

It is a great way to get a local experience, and perspective. 

I get a lot of questions about my Sak Yant Tattoo.  

I got my Sak Yant with Where Sidewalks End with provides an authentic experience than many of the temples around Bangkok. 

I can’t recommend them enough. 

G Adventures is one of the biggest tour companies in the world! 

They have tours covering the globe from Africa to Asia.

Check out my G Adventures Review here

Intrepid Focuses on small group tours and getting off the beaten path. 

Intrepid Tour Review here.

Context offers cool and affordable walking tours of destinations. 

I’ve never used them but have heard great things from other people. 

– Andre Gide

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

Resources for 


Hostelworld is the best place to book hostels! They have an active community that gives honest reviews!

This is a service I use almost weekly while traveling! 

Airbnb sits somewhere in between Hostels and Hotels. When I want a little more privacy I use Airbnb. 

Check out how to save $100’s using Airbnb Coupon Codes

One of the best sites to book hotels on the web. Great hotels at great prices! 

Booking.com offer great deals and competitive prices. 

Other Resources For


WorldNomads is my go to source for travel insurance. The cost of insurance has saved me thousands in hospital bills over the years. 

Check out my World Nomads Review.

T-Mobile is the best phone service for traveling overseas. You get unlimited free text and 2g data in over 100 countries. While 2g isn’t the fastest it is awesome getting off the plane and immediately being connected. 

Eat With is a cool service that lets you grab a home cooked meal with some locals and other travelers. 

Each host sets there own price for the meal and can be a cool way to connect with locals.


REI is one of the best places to grab backpacking gear online! Get everything from backpacks to solar charges! 

Blog Post About



2020 Guide to Using Kayak Explore Before we dive into Kayak Explore, I will say that in my line of work I fly a lot! These days I average about 55 flights a year. Like many of you, I am obsessed with finding insanely cheap flights. When searching for a flight I spend hours sitting

Read More »


Ultimate Koh Lipe, Thailand Travel Guide There may not be a lot of secluded paradises left in Thailand, but Koh Lipe is definitely one of them. Koh Lipe offers some of the clearest water you will see in South East Asia, powdery beaches that are the whitest of the white, and a laid-back vibe that

Read More »

5 Slightly Unusual Things to try in Tokyo

5 Slightly Unusual Things to try in Tokyo (New 2020) While an increasing number of tourists are visiting the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan can still seem like a far and mysterious place to some. And there’s no denying that you can find some strange things to do in the capital city, Tokyo.  You’ll

Read More »
Hong Kong Island

The 38 Most Beautiful Cities in the World (With Pictures)

38 MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES IN THE WORLD (WITH PHOTOS) With 195 countries spread across our blue rock, narrowing down a list of the most beautiful cities in the world was a monumental challenge. Luckily, I wasn’t alone. I gathered some of the most well-traveled people on the planet in my quest to find the world’s

Read More »

30 Best Things to do in Turkey (NEW January 2020)

The 30 Top Things to do in Turkey From your first moments in Turkey, you start to realize you’ve landed somewhere special. Cities like Istanbul’s have an atmosphere, unlike anywhere else in the world.  The country has endless things to do that cover thing like cities built deep underground to fiery mountains, to forgotten villages.

Read More »

2016 – New Year Resolutions for the Long-Term Traveler

2019 Travel New Resolutions  The New Year is upon us! I’m going to spend mine backpacking around Italy and France while teaching my family the basics of overseas travel. We will be heading up the coast of Italy. Staying in Cinque Terre for a few nights then passing through Portofino to Genoa. It’s also been amazing to watch my family

Read More »

Nepal Travel Tips – Everything You Need to Know (NEW 2020)

Nepal Travel Tips [et_social_follow icon_style=”simple” icon_shape=”rectangle” icons_location=”top” col_number=”4″ counts=”true” counts_num=”0″ total=”true” spacing=”true” outer_color=”light” network_names=”true”] If you are looking for some Nepal travel tips then sit tight because you are in the right place. Traveling to Nepal is famous in the trekking, hiking, and mountaineering circles. Sadly, for many travelers, it isn’t on the radar. This

Read More »