Our Adventures Come To An End (For Now At Least)

In this edition, we've a summary on our tour of Cambodia, some exclusive discounts on some travel essentials and we highlight some of our own travel planning articles.

Our Adventures Come To An End (For Now At Least)
Matt and Jade riding the 'Bamboo Railway' in Cambodia

Hello again. It's been a while. How've you been?

We're back in the UK after our epic trip around India and Southeast Asia. Whilst we made a conscious decision to bring our travels to an end, it's certainly bittersweet to be back in our home country. We're enjoying not living out of a bag (although we kinda still are) and being in one place for a while, but we're missing the vibrancy and variety that travel brought us every single day for 7 months.

In this edition of our newsletter, we've a summary on our month long tour of Cambodia, some exclusive discounts on some travel essentials and we highlight some of our own travel planning articles.

Just a heads-up, this newsletter contains affiliate links. We may receive a commission if you buy something we recommend, at no extra cost to you. Thanks for supporting our work!

Let's talk about Cambodia

Cambodia has been in the news in the past few days. To many of us, it may not seem like good news, but this shouldn't discount from the awesomeness of Cambodia and, in particular, the warmth, friendliness and generosity of its people. Having spent a month touring the country recently, we can vouch for this.

As is the case with most visitors to Cambodia, the highlight of the trip was Angkor Wat, the world's largest religious complex. We spent a week in the neighbouring city of Siem Reap, visiting the complex on three seperate days via Tuk Tuk. Even in those three days, we only saw a fraction of the temples. Whilst the main temple is the most popular with visitors (it's even on Cambodia's national flag), our favourites were Bayon, which is covered in smiling faces, and Banteay Srei, otherwise known as the Lady Temple.

We also loved spending a week on the idyllic tropical island of Koh Rong Sanloem. There wasn't much to do on the tiny speck of an island other than swim in the crystal-clear sea and relax on the beach, something we're not accustomed to doing very often. We also really enjoyed kayaking through the mangroves on the outskirts of Kampot, riding the 'bamboo railway' and visiting a dog rescue centre.

To be honest, I could continue listing highlights - it was a truly incredible month of travel. Cambodia has a troubled history and those troubles continue to cast a shadow on some aspects of life in Cambodia. But, what we saw was a country that's full of incredible things to see and do and a kind, cheerful and optimistic population who are keen to ensure visitors have the time of their lives.

If you're able and curious in any way, go there! Go there now!

We visited the Holy City of Pushkar, India

We've been busy producing and publishing videos from our recent trip around India. In our latest video, we travel by train in Sleeper class and we explore the holy city of Pushkar.

Other recent videos you may have missed include a vlog on Jodhpur, our stay in an Indian village homestay and a visit to the fabulous city of Udaipur.

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Exclusive discounts on travel essentials

We try to support independent businesses as much as possible, especially those who have genuine and tangible eco-credentials. Here are a couple of our favourites, along with some cheeky discount codes that you can use.

These are all products we actually use, so they come with our genuine recommendations.

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Helping you to plan your travels

In this newsletter, we want to highlught some our our Travel Resource articles, each one written to help make your travel planning easier.

27 Ultimate Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Travel Products
In this mega-post, we explore the exciting and ever growing world of eco-friendly travel products. Constantly updated.
Long Term Travel: Realities of Backpacking and Pro Tips on How To Survive - Here To Travel
Discover the realities of long-term travel that you can expect to experience the next time you go backpacking. There’s also practical tips on how to overcome some of the challenges that you might encounter.
How to Find Unforgettable Eco Holiday Homes
In this post, we’ll show you how easy it is to discover unforgettable and affordable eco holiday homes to stay in during your next trip.
6 Great Alternatives to Airbnb for Holiday Homes and Rentals - Here To Travel
Are you struggling to find somewhere to stay on Airbnb? Don’t worry, you have other options. Discover some great alternatives to Airbnb here.


Here are some of the awesome things we've discovered this month as we've trawled the internet.

That's a wrap for this newsletter. We hope you found it useful. We’d love to hear from you if you have any questions or comments. If you’re receiving this in your inbox, just hit reply!

Until the next one,

Matt & Jade

P.S. If you’re curious about the tools we’re using to plan and book our big Asian adventure, head to our Resources section.