Trevor Ranges and Scott Coates are two intrepid characters with a love for Asia and travel. They’ve lived and worked throughout the region since the late 1990s, dabbling in everything from teaching, to writing guidebooks, voicing radio ads, to running a travel company. This podcast is a pet project to share their favorite bits of travel insight and the work of their many regional contacts with travel enthusiasts who dream of their next big trip (often from their desk at work). We hope you enjoy this podcast as much as we relish putting it together. If you’d like us to explore a specific topic, send us an email and we’ll see what we can do to make it happen.
There are few people better liked in as many Asian countries as Trevor. He moved to Thailand in 2001 to work with the Princeton Review, preparing students for their GMAT and GRE exams for entrance to US universities. After hosting numerous legendary Halloween parties in Bangkok, he got the opportunity to pen the beaches and islands’ chapters for Fodor’s Thailand guidebook, which was very well received. He later contributed to National Geographic Traveler: Thailand, authored the first edition of Nat Geo’s Cambodia book, then set out to develop the next generation of online travel guide ”books”. Trevor has worked on promotional campaigns for the Tourism Authority of Thailand, taught at a variety of Thai universities, brews some pretty tasty beer, and is always up for fun. He’s based in Bangkok, but occasionally bounces between part-time homes in Vietnam, Bali, and Cambodia.
Curious, connected, and now feeling part Asian, Scott has made traveling the region his life. He moved to Thailand in 1999 to start a specialized travel company, Smiling Albino, which he sold out of in 2013. Over the years he’s written for guidebooks, newspapers and magazines around the world, pioneered innovative trips in six countries, developed nine community outreach programs, cycled to Everest Base Camp in Tibet, consulted as a team building facilitator, and maintains a personal blog smcoates.com. He lives in Bangkok, Thailand, with his wife, where loves working as Director of People Development for one of the region’s leading destination management companies, EXO Travel.
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