Photo: Late late at the Togean islands.

Welcome to Travelfish, the independent travel guide for Southeast Asia

We are an independent travel guide covering Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

We've got pre-trip planning information, weather information, country backgrounders and itineraries, plus we check out hotels, restaurants and things to do and see in the region, and provide transport information to get you moving. We never accept discounts or freebies.

You can browse the site for free. To post on our forum, where you can ask and answer questions on travel to the region, you need to become a Travelfish member. Members can also download a limited selection of our PDF guides for free, while premium members are able to download them all.


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Flores Driving Tour
In Indonesia, by Zellerrose, 4 Dec 2016
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3 months in Taiwan - I'm here already
In Taiwan, by ElizaBrit, 18 Nov 2016
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AnaHernandez
4 Dec 2016

Khao Sok - booking National Park bungalows
In Thailand, by patty22, 4 Dec 2016
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Northern Vietnam
In Vietnam, by stoowie, 4 Dec 2016
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Motorbike from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng
In Laos, by philip81, 10 Oct 2016
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Kohinko
4 Dec 2016

Camera Repair in Vietnam
In Vietnam, by SteffenM, 1 Dec 2016
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SteffenM
3 Dec 2016

Sen Monoram to Ban Lung road
In Cambodia, by stevie123, 26 Jan 2014
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taabarangse
3 Dec 2016

MR.PEACE BACKPACKER'S HOUSE
In Vietnam additions, by Peacebackpacker, 30 Nov 2016
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daawgon
3 Dec 2016

Need help with last minute trip to Thailand
In Thailand, by leftfield, 23 Nov 2016
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antoniamitchell
3 Dec 2016

Cambodia to Koh Samet
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Ronan
2 Dec 2016

Travel buddy wanted!
In Southeast Asia, by kenziejcolbourne, 1 Nov 2016
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RosieP
2 Dec 2016

bus travel
In Burma, by kiko1984, 2 Dec 2016
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Bach Ma National Park
In Vietnam, by rossilfossil, 1 Dec 2016
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7 week itinerary Thailand/Malaysia
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About Travelfish

A few quick words about the Travelfish team and what we're trying to do.

Travelfish founders Samantha and Stuart. Travelfish founders Samantha and Stuart.

Samantha Brown and Stuart McDonald came up with Travelfish.org as they sunned themselves on an eastern Thai beach in 2004. They wanted to use the internet to better provide travel intelligence to independent travellers, to help them find more interesting destinations, to get off the beaten track and to find little-known places to stay. They also wanted to help little-known places to stay find people to host.

What began as a collection of their favourite spots in Thailand has developed over the years into one of the largest independent travel guides dedicated solely to Southeast Asia. Researched and written by a team of writers who live in the region, Travelfish.org today contains independently researched and written coverage to Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. If we've written about a place on Travelfish.org, we've been there in person. There are no exceptions to this. Not one.

Our team of writers live in the region, research in person and as far as humanly possible, work anonymously. Travelfish.org operates on a strict "no freebie" basis, so what you read on Travelfish.org is our own unvarnished opinion on all things Southeast Asian. There's no outside influence you need to worry about.