Travel like a local

Travel Tips Tips, Advice & Info for Travellers & Backpackers

Since 2014 I've been travelling around Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, sometimes living in one place for a long time (like Saigon, Penang & Chiang Mai) and sometimes in a more adventurous exploring mode. Check my other travel guides for specific advice for various countries (especially the food), but for more general tips, information and travel advice, I've compiled some things I've learned along the way. Click on a section below to begin.


Prepare »

Make sure you're prepared for your trip before you leave: Packing, immunisations, travel insurance, visas, etc. Especially useful if you're planning on backpacking around Southeast Asia.

Daily Life »

Everyday common situations: tips for booking accommodation, getting a local phone SIM card, backing up your photos, meeting people and everything else I could think of.

Transport »

Getting around: planes, trains, buses, etc.

Activities & Events »

Festivals, classes, tours, public holidays, etc.

Food & Drink »

Getting the best out of the local food and drink, especially in Asia.

Money & Budgeting »

Currencies, ATMs, budgeting, etc.

Last Updated: 26th April, 2018