For Episode 59 we’re running an encore episode from the early days of the show, Episode 12: Phare, The Cambodian Circus with Craig Dodge. For those heading to Cambodia, this is one of the top cultural attractions; for those interested in grass-roots social enterprises, this is a wonderful story. Have a listen and learn about this troupe of performers consisting of disadvantaged Cambodian children.
Episode 56: Asia Then & Now
The only thing that stays the same is that things are constantly changing and that’s nowhere more true than in rapidly developing Asia. Scott & Trevor talk about how places change, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse, but they always change. Often it’s your memory that’s not accurate too and the people you were with, mood you were in, etc, can impact how you remember a place. On this episode of Talk Travel Asia podcast, Trevor and Scott talk about how a number of places in Asia that they know well have changed over the years, both for good and for bad.
Episode 51: Volunteering While Traveling with James Sutherland of Friends-International
- Adventure Travel
- Expert Insight
- Nature & Wildlife
Episode 48: Snorkeling & SCUBA Diving in Southeast Asia
Many parts of Southeast Asia are famous for snorkeling and SCUBA diving. There are few parts of the world with as many great areas to get your face and body under the water than over here in the tropics. Countries including the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, in particular, have world-class snorkeling and diving sites. If you’re thinking of getting your open water certification, want to get dives in, or love snorkeling, Southeast Asia is the place. Today we’ll chat about our favorite locations to get in and under the water and share tips from some of our friends. Get ready to get wet! Continue reading
Episode 45: Out There Asian Adventures with Ric Gazarian
Today we feature a real adventurer: someone pushing the envelope of creativity in travel and transportation, going above and beyond the beaten path. Many people take at least one trip per year, then spend the rest of the year dreaming about their next one. For some, this trip is a week or so in length, but there are a growing number individuals that are finding creative ways to make travel their full-time gig. These people roam the world experiencing places and activities, then blog about them, take photos, videos, and find creative ways to generate a full-time income. Today we’ll chat with Ric Gazarian, an American who’s been doing just that for a number of years.
- Adventure Travel
- Expert Insight
- Nature & Wildlife
- Travel Advice
Episode 44: Great Day Hikes in Asia
- May 1, 2016
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Enjoy these notes about Great Day Hikes in Asia, then listen to the episode, which includes additional details and witty banter from your hosts Scott Coates and Trevor Ranges. For a Google Map of the hikes which you can follow, scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Episode 43: Adventure Travel in Asia with John Roberts, Mei Zhang, and Willem Niemeijer
- April 15, 2016
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Episode 33: Three Nights in Phnom Penh
- October 15, 2015
- Tagged as: best activities in Phnom Penh, best things to do in Phnom Penh, cycling cambodia, cycling Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh bars, Phnom Penh restaurants, Phnom Penh travel advice, Phnom Penh's best sites, top things to do in Phnom Penh, what to do in Phnom Penh, why travel to Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh is a city mired in mystery. The name is exotic to some, unknown to many, carries a storied history, and in reality is a little of all of the above. At one time, in the 1960s, it was an up and coming SE Asian
Episode 30: Up and Coming Cambodia with Nick Ray
Episode 26: Responsible Tourism with Bodhi Garrett
- June 15, 2015
- Tagged as: andaman discoveries, Asia Podcast, Baan Talay Nok, Bodhi Garrett, Mokken Experience, responsible tourism, Responsible Tourism Thailand, Responsible Travel, Responsible Travel Thailand, Scott Coates, Talk Travel Asia, Thailand Podcast, Travel Podcast, Trevor Ranges, WeHelpNepal
To kick off this week’s episode of Talk Travel Asia podcast, Trevor talks about a time in the recent past when ‘ecotourism’ was the big travel buzzword. Though no one really knew exactly what it meant, it was thought to represent travel that was ‘green’ or perhaps sustainable; that is to say, low impact on the environment, perhaps. Eventually, the label seemed to become used to describe anything that occurred outdoors.
Episode 23: Planning an Asian Honeymoon
Scott explains that planning any honeymoon (which of course must be perfect from start to finish with no fights) is no easy task anywhere in the world, let alone in a region so different from home that the chances of unexpected things happening is high. Isolating what you ‘really’ want to do, how you want to spend your time, what the budget is, hitting the ‘must see’ spots, while also experiencing a host of other things, and ensuring there’s a balance for both of you is no easy feat. This is your first trip as a married couple and you don’t want it to be anything less than perfect. So how do you do it? First off – it won’t be perfect.