Southeast Asia is an absolutely magical place full of gorgeous beaches, amazing food, and incredible culture.
Couple all that with the fact that it’s insanely cheap, and you’ve got one of the best places in the world to visit.
And no one knows that better than Stuart McDonald, founder of the amazing online guidebook Travelfish, who has been living, working, and hanging out in the region for over 20 years.
There’s no better way to find the best places in SE Asia, and to really understand it’s magic than taking a tour with a man who’s been to 31 different Thai islands!
Whether you’re dreaming of going there for the first time or dreaming of going back, after this podcast, you’ll be an expert!
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In This Episode:
- How many guesthouses Stuart has personally reviewed (hint: it’s higher than the number you’re thinking right now).
- How the Travelfish team is able to cover such a quickly changing region.
- Traveling through vs. living in an area
- The traditional guidebook vs. Travelfish
- How and why to take a digital detox
- A recap of each SE Asian country in a few sentences
- What country is the hidden gem of SE Asia
- How much it costs to live in Bali for a year
- What island has the best beaches in Thailand, hands down
And much more!
Links Discussed in This Episode:
- Travelfish main page
- Travelfish forums
- Turkey Travel Planner
- Travellers Point
- Ko Kut- writeup and photos
- Cambodian islands
- Flores, Indonesia
- Free PDF books for the iPad
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Stuart just set us up for the world’s most amazing SE Asian vacation, so show him some love by clicking “Tweet This” below:
I just found out the best hidden gems in all of #SEAsia from @Travelfish on the EPoP Podcast w/@PackofPeanuts. Time to plan a trip! #travel
Enjoyed getting Stuart’s take on best places to go to. I had never heard of Travelfish and will now plan to use it for my upcoming travel planning to Southeast Asia.
@Aaron- Do it! Travelfish is THE BEST resource on the internet about SE Asia, and it’s not even close. Shoot Stuart a tweet to thank him if you have time…the content he has built there is invaluable!
I just clicked on the Contact icon to try and email you directly but got a 404. I enjoyed listening to your interview with Stuart and poking around your blog a bit. Your enthusiasm for travel is contagious. Feel free to get in touch next time you’re in Bangkok; I’d be happy to show you some of my favorite spots and have an excuse to gorge on some of the best food in the city if I’m here when you are.
David Luekens (Travelfish staff writer)
@David Luekens- I certainly will get a hold of you, thanks! Glad you liked the podcast. If you ever need to contact me, the email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Going through a site redesign, so some things are acting up a little bit!