Is the new Macbook the new best travel laptop?

Apple has just released its new Macbook. Not Macbook Air, not Macbook Pro. This is simply the Macbook. It wasn’t long before tech writers were heralding this super-slim, super-lightweight notebook as the future of laptops. There’s a lot to like about the new Macbook.... read more

How much does it cost to travel in Myanmar?

When I first began planning an extended trip round the world I often worried if I could afford it. As with many problems in life, I turned to Google for answers. I discovered a wealth of budget information online for countries across the globe, most of which came from... read more

Burma with blisters: Trekking to Inle Lake

It’s another blistering day in Ngwe Shwe, a veritable boomtown bordering Myanmar’s Inle Lake. The midday sun is shining through the hotel room curtains, illuminating the dust that hangs in the air. For the first time in over twenty-four hours I can sit up in bed... read more

Forget the Full Moon: What to do on Koh Phangan

Most travellers go to Koh Phangan for the Full Moon Party, myself included. But on my second visit I discovered there’s much more to this jungle-clad island than boozing on the beach. While it’s easy just to hangout in Haad Rin, getting pissed on buckets of cheap... read more

How to lose 11,500 Baht in Bangkok

It was our third day in Bangkok and we were starting to get a feel for the city. Leaving our guesthouse at 9am to avoid the midday sun, we strode confidently along the frenetic streets, weaving through traffic as sure-footed as locals. We had hatched our day’s... read more

Welcome to Thailand: The Travels Begin!

I’m writing from the top floor terrace of our guesthouse in the Phra Nakhon District of Bangkok. It took thirty hours from Heathrow to when I finally laid my head on a pillow. That thirty hours included six hours of dozing in Bangkok airport and two hours trying to... read more

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Hi there! I'm Charlie. I'm a writer from the UK and serial expat. In January 2015 I traded in my desk job for a life of travel. Right now I'm backpacking round the world indefinitely while building a location independent career on the road.

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Chang Mai, Thailand

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