Stuart McDonald

Stuart McDonald

Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.

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Destinations


Accommodation

1,000 Miles Hotel
103 Bed and Brews
A Yone Oo Hotel
Abadi Guesthouse
Abdul’s Chalets
Acarya Bungalows
Adler Hostel
Adonis Hotel
Ahyu Hotel
AKZ Guesthouse
Alang Alang Boutique Beach Resort
Alila Manggis
Alung Shop and Bungalow
Amangati
Amarina Residence
Amethyst Love Guesthouse
Amy 2 Hostel
Anda Amed Resort
Anggun Boutique Hotel
Angkor Mithona Guesthouse
Ankermi Happy Dive
Anugerah Villas
Ao Leuk II
Apa Kabar
Araya Hotel
Arunras Hotel
Arwaty Homestay
Ba Danh Homestay
Ba Linh Homestay
Baan Grood Arcadia Resort and Spa
Baan Talay
Baanklangaow Beach Resort
BackHome
Baha Baha Villa
Bahia Tomini
Balumba
Bamboo Guesthouse
Bamboo Hut
Ban Krut Resort
Bang Saphan Beach Resort
Bangrak Beach Club
Barcelona Resort
Bayu Dive Lodge
Beach 99
Beach houses
Beam Bungalows
Beary Best!
Bedulu Resort
Ben Tre Farm Stay
Ben Tre Oasis Hotel
Benjamin's Hut
Betel Box Hostel
Bich Duyen Hotel
Big Blue Bungalow and Restaurant
Bintang Homestay
Bintang Lodge by Tobias
Bisma Eight
Black Marlin Dive Resort
Blue Marine Resort
Blue Moon Villas
Blue Star
Bo's Bungalows
Bola Bola Paradis
Bolilanga Cottages
Bombora Bungalows
Bottle Beach 1 Resort
Bottle Beach II
Bubbles Dive Resort
Bubu Long Beach Resort
Bunc @Radius Little India
Buring Homestay
Cakra Homestay
Candle Hut Resort
Cantik Homestay
Casa de Amed
Castaway Beach Bungalows
Central Inn
Chill Inn Beach
CoCo Beach Club
Cocohut Beach Resort and Spa
Coconut Beach Bungalows
Community Based Tourism Homestay
Cool Corner Backpacker Hostel
Coral Bungalows
Coral Hotel
Coral View Island Resort
Cozy Hotel
Crocodile Rock Villas
Crystal Bay Beach Resort
CS Pattani
Cuu Long Hotel
Daulat
Delight Resort
Desert Point Lodge
Dewi Tunjung Biru
Dharmarie Beach and Resort
Diver's Cafe Bungalows
Doan Ket 1 Guesthouse
Dolphin
Double Duke
Double One Villas II
Dream Field Resort
Duy Tung Hotel
D’Lagoon
D’Rock Garden Resort
Eka Purnama
Ekasbreaks
Fadhila Cottages
Family Bungalows
Family House Lombok
Flora Bay Resort
Flower and Frog Homestay
French Hotel
GaneshAmed
Gardena
Garuda Hotel
Gia Hoa 2 Hotel
Gili Layar Bungalows
Gokhon Guesthouse
Golden Rock
Golden Rock
Good Karma
Grand Sea View Beach Resortel
Great Bali family getaways
Great family accommodation on Ko Samui
Great hostels in Singapore
Green Hill Boutique Hotel
Green Hill Bukit Lawang
Green Lotus Hotel
Green Papaya Resort
Grocer’s Inn
Gunung Baru
Haad Gruad Beach Bungalow
Haad Salad Villa
Haad Tian Beach Resort
Haad Yao Over Bay Resort
Hadthong Hotel
Hangout @ Mt Emily
Happy Family Homestay
Happy Happy Hotel
Happy Homestay
Harmony Bay
Havana Beach Resort
Hey Hey Homestay
Hin Wong Bungalows
Hninn Si Budget Inn
Home Stay Guru Ben
Honey Hotel
Hong Fa
Hotel 1929
Hotel Abby By The River
Hotel Anisa
Hotel Corduroy
Hotel Dewi
Hotel d’Prima
Hotel Edelweiss
Hotel Ikhlas
Hotel Lila Graha
Hotel Madani
Hotel Majapahit
Hotel Nur Fitrah
Hotel Olympic
Hotel Pelangi Indah
Hotel Perdana Kota Bharu
Hotel Quality
Hotel Rejeki
Hotel Rinjani
Hotel Samada
Hotel Sindha
Hotel Stripes
Hotel Supreme
Hotel Trung Nguyen
Hotel Tugu Lombok
House Boutique Eco Hotel
Hue Riverside Villa
Hue Serene Shining Hotel
Hung Cuong Hotel
Hung Vuong Hotel
i-Samui Lamai
i-Talay
Island Retreat
Istana Balian
Jelenga Lodge
Jen’s Homestay
Jo Je Boutique Bungalows
Judita Cottage
Jukung Bali Bungalows
Jungle Hut
Jungle Inn
Kadek Homestay
Kadidiri Paradise
Kama Hotel
Kanawa Beach Bungalows
KB Backpackers Lodge
Kelimutu Ecolodge
Kembali Beach Bungalows
Kencana Beach Resort
Keong Saik Hotel
Keranji Beach Resort
Kita Garden
KL Journal
Koh Talu Island Resort
Koh Tan Village Bungalows
Koh Tao Cabana
Koh Tao Hillside Resort
Korina Hotel
KT Chinatown Lodge
Kubuku Homestay
Kumudara Hotel
Kupu Kupu Phangan Beach Villas and Spa
Kuta Baru
Kuta Bay Homestay
Kuta Cabana Lodge
Kuta Indah Hotel
Kuta Mara
La P’tite Kepa
La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa
Laem Son
Lakey Beach Inn
Lamai Coconut Beach Resort
Lamai Inn 99 Bungalows
Lamai Wanta
Lambitu Hotel
Lamoon Lamai
Lan Thai Ngoc Hotel
Lantern Hotel
Le Peranakan Hotel
Le Robinet Homestay
Lemon Grass Chalet
Lena House
Lestari Cottages
Lia Beach
Life in Amed
Lily Amed
Lily The Home Hotel
Ling Sabai
Lipa Bay Resort
Lipa Lodge
Lloyd's Inn
Loc Phuc Hotel
Lola Bungalows
Longtail Beach Resort
Losmen Irama
Losmen Saudara
Losmen Sibayak Guest House
Lucky Dragon Hotel
Made Homestay
Mae Haad Beach View Resort
Maggie's Homestay
Mai Pen Rai Bungalows
Malenge Indah
Malibu Beach
Mama’s Chalet
Mandalai
Marina Hotel
Mascot Beach Resort
Matahari Chalet
Mayo Inn
Medana Resort
Meditasi Bungalows
Merbabu Guest House
Merdeka House
Merente Homestay
Mimpi Manis Homestay
Mingle Hostel
Minh Dien Hotel
Mona Lisa
Montalay Beach Resort
Moon Dance Magic View
Moon Light Guesthouse & Red Star Restaurant
Moon Paradise Resort
Mother's House Hotel
Mr Charles Guesthouse
Mukhtar Abdullah Accommodation
Murray Guesthouse
My Way
Myanmar Beauty Hotel I
Myanmar Beauty Hotel II, III, IV
Myat Lodging House
Na Na Chart Ban Krut
Naela Homestay
Nam Khae Mao Guesthouse
Nam Thanh Homestay
Nap Inn
Neptunes Villa
New CocoHut Chalet and Cozy Chalet
New Hut
New Life Guesthouse
New Melati Hotel
Nice Beach Resort
Ning's Place
North Beach Bungalows
Numsin Hotel
O-Chai
Oasis Hotel
Ocean View Beach Resort
Om Shanti
Ombak Resort
Onederz
Orange Pekoe Guesthouse
Oriental Heritage Residence
P10 Samui Design
Palace Hotel
Palita Lodge
Palm Garden Amed Resort and Spa
Palm Leaf Resort
Panorama Chalet
Panviman Resort Koh Phangan
Paper Plane Hostel
Paradise Bungalows
Pariya Haad Yuan
Pasific Beach Cottages
Patio Hotel
Pelangi Homestay
Penh House
Perak Hotel
Phangan Bay Shore Resort
Phangan Cove Resort
Phong Lan Hotel
Phuc Tho Hotel
Ping Chan Koh Pha Ngan Beach Resort
Planet Nomadas Resort
Planters Hotel
Poetic Hue Hotel
Poki Poki
Pondok Indah Homestay
Pondok Lestari
Pondok Petulang
Pondok Senaru
Pondok Siola
Pondok Vienna Beach
Pondok Wisata Angel
Pondok Wisata Hidayah Homestay
Poseidon Bungalows
Poya Lisa
Prantara Heritage Suites
Prince of Wales Backpacker Hostel
Promtsuk Buri
Proudthai Beach Resort
Pulo Alor Hotel
Pulo Tiga Bungalows
Punnpreeda Beach Resort
Puri Bunga Beach Cottages
Puri Rinjani
Puri Wirata
Pyay Strand Hotel
Rachavadee Bankrut Resort
Rainforest Bed & Breakfast
Rainforest Guest House
Rantung Beach Bar
RedDoorz Plus @ Setiabudi Medan
Rima Hotel
Rinjani Beach Eco Resort
Rinjani Lighthouse
Rinjani Lodge
Rinjani Mountain Garden
Rising Star Beach Resort
Rocky Resort
Romlan
Royal Guest House
Sai Daeng Resort
Saigon Vinh Long Hotel
Sala Samui
Sala Thai
Salad Hut
Samawa Transit Hotel
Sambor Village
Samudra Beach Chalet
Samui Backpacker Hotel
Samui Honey Cottages
Samui Jasmine
Samui Pier Beach Resort
Sandee Bungalow
Sandy Bay
Santai Beach Bungalows
Santai Hotel
Sarang Paloh Hotel
Sarikantang Resort and Spa
Seaboard
Seaflower Bungalows
Seaview Sunrise
Secret Garden Beach Resort
Secret Island Resort
Security and hostel dorms in Singapore
See Through Boutique Resort
Segara Anak Cottages Ahmed's Expeditions
Segare Anak
Sekar Kuning Bungalows
Sekeping Tenggiri
Senaru Villa
Sendok Restaurant and Hotel
Seng Chhenghorn Guesthouse
Senja Bay Resort
Sera Beach
Shambhala
Shiralea Backpackers Resort
Should I book for the full moon party?
Silver Beach Bungalows
Silver Sands
Sing Ken Ken Beach House and Bungalows
Sirin Samui
Siripong Guesthouse
Sisina Resort & Spa
SLA Boutique Hostel
Sleepbox Hotel
Smile Hotel
Smiley’s Homestay
Sonya Homestay
South East Asia Hotel
Starlight Resort
Stop & Go Homestay
Suan Bankrut Beach Resort
Suanluang Beach
Suite 18
Sun Beach Bungalow
Sun Beach Guesthouse
Sun Shine Bungalows
Suncliff Resort
Sunset Beach
Sunset House
Sunset Lavinia
Susteran St Maria Berdukacita
Tabo Cottages
Tam Family Homestay
Teman Teman Cafe Bungalows
Test driving Singapore's hostels
Thanh Binh Hotel
Thao Ngan Hotel
The Artist Guesthouse
The Beautiful Marigold Hotel
The best budget accommodation on Ko Pha Ngan
The best budget accommodation on Ko Samui
The best family accommodation on Ko Pha Ngan
The best hostels in Singapore's Chinatown
The best hostels in Singapore's Little India
The Big Easy
The Blue Corner Hotel
The Bright Lotus
The Brownstone
The Chandi
The Coast
The Green Kiwi
The Haad Tien
The Hive Backpackers' Hostel
The Icon Hostel
The InnCrowd Hostel
The Innotel
The Kabiki
The Kampung Villas
The Menjangan
The Packer Lodge
The Pavilion
The Pod Boutique Hotel
The Sanctuary
The Scarlett Boutique Hotel
The Spot Bungalows
The Strand
The Sunset Beach Resort
The Wira Cafe & Guesthouse
The Wood Garden
Think Retro Cafe
Thongson Bay Bungalows
Tian Jing Hotel
Tiara Homestay
Tira Villa & Homestay
Top Banana Guesthouse
Tranh Tra Hotel
Transit Hotel
Travelogue Guest House
Tropicana Inn
Truc An Hotel
Varinda Resort
Via Vacare
Victoria Chau Doc Hotel
Victoria Hotel
Viet Uc Hotel
Villa Bukit Segara
Villa Coral
Villa Langka
Villa Surga and Yo Yo's Beach Homestay
Villa Tanamera
Vintage Inn
Volcano Beach Bungalows
Waecicu Eden Beach Hotel
Waeni's Sunset View Bungalows
Warung Ary and Homestay
Warung Pantai Seafood
Watugana Bungalows
Wawa Wewe II
Wawa Wewe III
Whales and Waves
What is a good place to stay in Amed?
Where is the best part of Phnom Penh to stay in?
Where to stay at Taman Negara National Park
Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur
Where to stay on Indonesia’s Togean Islands
Where to stay on Ko Tao
White House Beach Resort
Why Nam Hut
Wink Hostel
Wisma Sunrise View
Yee Shin Guesthouse
YMCA @ One Orchard
Yo Yo's Hotel
Yuli's Homestay
Yut's Inn Flower Paradise Cottages
Zoe’s Paradise

Eat, drink and entertainment reviews


Sights and attractions

2-day 1 night trek in Taman Negara National Park
24 hours
24 hours in Kuala Lumpur
3 days in Phnom Penh
A 7-day detox on Ko Pha Ngan
A one day walking tour of Chinatown
Agal Waterfall
Aik Renung and Liang Petang
Akauk Taung cliff carvings
Amed jukung boat trip
Ao Khan Kadai
Ao Manao
Armenian Church
Around Lai Chau
Around Sin Ho
ArtScience Museum
Asian Civilisations Museum
Bali Botanic Garden
Bali Chocolate Factory
Bang Rak Beach
Bars with a view in Phnom Penh
Batu Caves
Beaches and islands around Sape
Beaches around Kuta Lombok
Beaches in Bali: Seminyak
Beachwalk
Ben Tre Revolutionary Museum
Bena
Biantal waterfall
Bidadari Island
Big Buddha (Wat Phra Yai)
Bima port
Boat trips
Boat trips
Boat trips from Ben Tre
Buffalo racing
Candi Cetho, Candi Kethek and Candi Sukuh
Canggu beaches
Central Market
Cham villages around Chau Doc
Chan See Shu Yuen Temple
Chau Doc floating market
Chau Doc Walking tour
Chili Paste Bangkok food tour
Chinatown Street Market
Chinatown, the Grand Mosque and Kampung Batik
Choeung Ek Genocidal Centre
Chow Kit Market
Chua Ang
Chua Hang
Chua Mac Don
Chua Ong Met
Chua Phuong
Cinema in Singapore
Climbing Gunung Prau
Climbing Gunung Tambora
Climbing Ile Api
Cooking class at Bali Asli
Cooking class at Hotel Tugu
Cu Lao Gieng
Dalam Loka
Danar Hadi Batik Museum
Darn Singkorn
Detox programmes
Diving
Diving Komodo
Diving on Ko Pha Ngan
Diving on the Perhentians
Doing the DMZ from Hue
Dokan Traditional Village
East Bali bike tours
Elephant camps: Should you go?
Elephant Springs
Exploring around Ipoh
Exploring Cao Lanh town
Exploring Komodo National Park
Exploring the Cameron Highlands
Exploring the greater Dieng Plateau
Exploring the Lungs of Bangkok
Five days on the Togean Islands
Food tours in Phnom Penh
Fort Canning Park
Gili Bedil
Gili Kenewa
Gili Keramat
Gili Paserang
Gili Pudu
Glenmore Plantation
Good books about Bali
Guan Di Temple
Guan Yin temple
Gundaling viewpoint
Gunung Sibayak
Gunung Sinabung
Gunung Sirung
Haad Talor Kapor
Haad Wanakorn National Park
Hakka Miner’s Club
Heritage Centre
House of Sampoerna
How long to spend on the Perhentians?
How to make the most of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival
How to prepare for climbing Gunung Agung
How to visit Gunung Bromo
Huay Xai to Pak Tha by slowboat
Ipoh’s historic quarter
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
Istana Asi Mbojo (The Sultan's Palace)
Istana Maimoon
Jalan Sulawesi
Jamek Mosque
Jemeluk Lookout
Jereweh Waterfall
Jungle trekking in Bukit Lawang
Kampung Baru
Kawah Ijen from Banyuwangi
Kellie’s Castle
Kencana Beach
Kepa Island
Khao Chong Krachok
Khao Chongpran
Khao Lommuak
Khao Ngu
Khao Ra
Khao Wang
Khmer Architecture Tours
Khon Kaen National Museum
Kien Svay
KL Bird Park
KL Forest Eco Park
KL Tower
KLCC Park
Ko Phi Phi beach getaways
Ko Taen
Ko Talu National Marine Park
Koh Dach (Silk Island)
Kompong Khleang
Kompong Phluk
Kompong Thom Museum
Kota Bharu Cultural Centre
Krama Bura
Kraton Kasunanan Surakarta
Kris Nusantara Museum
Krue Se Mosque
Ku Chang Ku Ma
Kuala Terengganu walking tour
Kun Khmer (Khmer kickboxing)
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple
Lamai Beach
Learn to surf in Bali
Learning to dive on the Togean Islands
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Legian beach Bali mini-guide
Leong San Temple
Liang Bua (Hobbit cave)
Lipa Noi
Mangeruda hotsprings
Marina Barrage
Markets in Bima
Mata Jitu Waterfall
Meiktila to Kalaw, the scenic way
Mekaki Beach
Merdeka Square
Monumen Kapal Selam
Monuments on and near Sihanouk Blvd
Motorcycling the Chiang Rai loop
Mountain biking in Bali
Municipal beaches
Museum 1000 Moko
Museum Brawijaya
Museum Dokter Mohamad Saleh
Museum Pasaka Karo
Museum Probolinggo
Museums and galleries in Hue
Must-do activities on Samui
Muzium Adat Istiadat Diraja Kelatan (Jahar Palace)
Muzium Diraja Istana Batu (Royal Museum)
Muzium Islam (Islamic Museum)
Muzium Kelantan (Kelantan State Museum)
Muzium Kraftangan, Handicraft Museum
Muzium Perang (Bank Kerapu) War Museum
Nam Nyon Waterfall
Namtok Huay Yang National Park
Narathiwat: residence of good people
Nathon
Natien, Laem Set, Bang Kao and Thong Krut
National Art Gallery
National Gallery
National Monument
National Mosque
National Museum
National Museum
National Textile Museum
Northern loop to Sangaeng village
Off beach activities on Ko Pha Ngan
Off beach activities on Ko Samui
Off beach activities on Ko Tao
Other things to do on Rawai
Pak Ou Caves
Pantai Tiga Warna
Pasar Basar Siti Khadijah
Peranakan Museum
Perdana Botanical Gardens
Petaling Street Market
Petronas Twin Towers
Phnom Penh walking tour
Phnom Santuk
Phsar Chas
Phsar Orussey
Phsar Thmei
Phuket heritage walk: Car parts to saris
Piyamit Tunnels
Plai Laem, Thongson and Choeng Mon Beach
Prasat Phum Prasat and Tnoat Chum
Public sculpture on Singapore's Orchard Road
Pulau Bungin
Pulau Lapang and Pulau Batang
Pulau Ubin
Pura Luhur Lempuyang
Radya Pustaka Museum
Rama V stone
Ranamese Lake
Ratchaburi National Museum
Raya Al-Mashun Mosque
Riding around northwest Alor
Riding the west coast of Lembata
River Kwai Bridge Festival
Road to Bangle
Rontu Beach
Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda
Sabolo Besar
Sai Khao Waterfall
Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple
Sam Mountain
Sambor Prei Kuk
San Jao Leng Ju Khieng Shrine
Satellite temples
Satonda Island
Seraya Island
Shopping in KL
Shopping in Phnom Penh
Shopping on Ko Samui
Shwesandaw Paya
Sin Sze Si Ya Temple
Singapore Art Museum
Singapore Botanic Gardens & National Orchid Garden
Sipiso-piso Waterfall
Snorkelling
Snorkelling boat trip from Gili Gede
Snorkelling on the Perhentians
Snorkelling trips from Nusa Lembongan
Son La prison
Spider web fields at Cancar
Sri Krishnan Temple
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
Sri Mariamman Temple
St Andrew's Cathedral
State Museum of North Sumatra
Stuff to do in Phnom Penh
Sultan's grave and viewpoint
Sunset boat trip
Surabaya walking tour
Surin elephant festival
Takat Segele
Takpala village
Taling Ngam Beach
Teluk Chempedek, Kuantan
Terengganu National Museum
Thailand's Full Moon Party
Thanh Toan (The Japanese Bridge)
Thayekhittaya (Sri Ksetra)
The Bajo village
The best beach on Ko Samui
The best beaches of the Perhentian Islands
The Changi Museum & Chapel
The Citadel
The Kalaw to Inle Lake trek
The Tiger Temple
The Togean islands with kids
The whaling village of Lamalera
Thean Hou Temple
Thian Hock Keng Temple
Thien Mu Pagoda
Things to do in and around Phuket Town
Things to do in Muong Lay
Things to do in northern Phuket
Things to do in Taungoo
Things to do on Patong
Thong Ta Kien
Thuan An Beach
Tjong A Fie Mansion
Tombs around Hue
Tours in KL: Bike with Elena
Tours in KL: KL Food Experience
Tours in KL: VisitKL free walking tours
Tours in KL: Withlocals
Tra Su Forest
Traditional Cambodian dance
Tram Chin National Park
Travelling to Komodo National Park with kids
Trekking on the Perhentians
Trip Report: Rinjani climb
Turtle conservation on Ko Tao
Tuti Hot Springs
Ubud bird walk
Ubud Monkey Forest
Viewpoints
Viewpoints on Ko Tao
Visiting Gunung Kelimutu
Wak Hai Cheng Bio Temple (Yueh Hai Ching Temple)
Walking tour: Historic KL
Walking tour: KL’s Chinatown
Wat Mahawan
Wat Phnom
Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat
Wat Phra That Lampang Luang
Wat Tham Khiriwong
Wat Tham Manrong
Wat Thang Sai
Water sports on Ko Samui
Waterfalls around Munduk
Waterfalls around Senaru
West Mebon
What is going on in Amphawa?
What to do in and around Vinh Long
What to do on Lake Toba
What's a good beach on Ko Pha Ngan?
What's the best beach on Ko Tao?
Where to do yoga on Ko Pha Ngan
Where to do yoga on Ko Samui
Where to do yoga on Ko Tao
Where to go snorkelling on Ko Tao
Why go to the Togean Islands?
Xeo Quyt
Yangon in photos
Yoga