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Kardashians Ranked As Backpackers

By - Gemma  |  4 minute read
The worlds gone mad. And so have I. Ok so I’ve binged Netflix for 20 hours straight and I’m pretty sure I’m now an honorary…
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Best Places To Visit In December 2020

By - Donnacha  |  4 minute read
You cannot stop this TruCrew from dreaming up new adventures, it just cannot be done. It's like asking Mufasa not to dance on a Fr…
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F***ing Good News - Series 2

By - Joe  |  4 minute read
A very welcome back to another bit of F**king Good News. Bringing you some positive vibes and a gentle reminder that there is stil…
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TruStories: Sri Lanka Highlights From A Travel Blogger

By - Katie Collins  |  3 minute read
When legendary member of the TruFam and travel blogger Katie Collins contacted us about writing a guest blog of her time on the Sr…
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TruCrew Does Tattoo Roulette

By - Joe  |  3 minute read
TATTOO ROULETTE FOR TRU COMMUNITY FUND So… our crazy TruFam have come together and literally put their skin on the line to ra…
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Backpackers of Lockdown: How We Made The Best Of It, Now That It's Almost Over

By - TruCrew
Adapt and overcome! Everybody has been dealing with this downtime differently, but what soon became apparent is that our Tru Crew…
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Your Complete Guide to Backpacking Cambodia

By - Donnacha  |  3 minute read
This guide has been updated on June 23rd, 2020 from the original publication in Sept 2019 to outline the most recent news in terms…
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World Leaders Ranked By How Much Fun They Would Be Travelling!

By - Mark  |  4 minute read
With everything going on in the world and all the politicians in the news, it got us thinking… what would they be like if they w…
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Paradise Or Oblivion? It's our choice, and it's why Black Lives MUST Matter

By - Joe  |  20 minute read
CHAPTER 1 - "ALL LIVES MATTER" I’ll admit it, a few years ago, the thought did cross my mind, “why is saying ‘all lives m…
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F**ing Good News

By - Joe  |  5 minute read
Now that we have your attention… with all the craziness going on in the world at the moment, we thought we would try to inject s…
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Learn To Speak Thai: Easy Phrases For Beginners

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
Learn a new language in lockdown! Make the most of being at home, learn a new skill and let's get through this together! As man…
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Best Places to Travel In February 2021

By - TruCrew  |  4 minute read
Finally, we’ve all been paid post-Christmas and normality has resumed (deep breaths and positive vibes!). 2020 ey? What a life…
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Best Places To Travel In January 2021

By - TruCrew  |  6 minute read
Hey, remember those 2020 travel plans you made, only to have them dashed and trashed by the sh*t-storm that is the C-word? Well, w…
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Stay Fit At Home During Lockdown!

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
Staying fit while gyms are closed? Yes, it is possible!! Although it can seem difficult trying to work out what to do, there are m…
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Learn Tagalog Filipino: Easy Phrases For Beginners

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
How awesome would it be if you could speak a new language when you come out of lockdown?! Well, we can help you out with our Tagal…
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GRAB LIFE BY THE BALLS!

By - Joe  |  4 minute read
OK, so this whole lockdown malarky has gone on for a lot bloody longer than I expected, there is no doubt that we have all gone a…
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Best Places To Travel In November 2020

By - TruCrew  |  4 minute read
In the spirit of not quitting our daydream, the mileage our TruCrew has racked up means we know a little sumthin' sumthin' about t…
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Lockdown Reading: 5 Travels Books To Give You Wanderlust

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
Have you ever started a book but couldn’t seem to finish it because of your busy schedule or all the distractions around you? If…
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Cooking Around The World - Filipino Chicken Adobo

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
While we’re all stuck at home, and not able to travel the world, we thought we would bring our destinations to you so you can ro…
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TruStories - Salaam Baalak Trust

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
WELCOME TO OUR MINI SERIES - TRUSTORIES   DELHI, INDIA India is an incredible destination to travel to that is made…
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TruStories - Caren & The Local Village, Isla Experience

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
WELCOME TO OUR MINI SERIES - TRUSTORIES   ISLA DAROCOTAN, EL NIDO, PHILIPPINES On our Philippines West tour, we head…
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Tru Stories - Wayan & His Family

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
WELCOME TO OUR MINI SERIES - TRUSTORIES   BALI, INDONESIA Experiencing a country’s culture is up there as one of t…
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A Message To Our TruFamily

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
A MESSAGE TO OUR TRUFAMILY   Dear TruFamily, As you are all aware, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on day…
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Bali's Biggest Beach Clean!

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
We're on a mission to give back to our planet and the communities we travel in, and we are one step closer after taking part in Ba…
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International Women’s Day - Empowering Solo Female Travel

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
To celebrate this year's International Women’s Day, we thought what would be better than to chat about the beauty of empowering…
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Malaysia Travel: 6 Reasons to go to Malaysian Borneo next!

By - TruCrew  |  4 minute read
Thinking of travelling to Malaysia? Here is why Malaysian Borneo should be next on your list. Not only is Malaysian Borneo the thi…
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Machu Picchu & Beyond

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
Machu Picchu is a real highlight when travelling around Central and South America however, there is so much more to see and do acr…
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Our Huge Central & South America Sale!

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
Our HUGE Central and South America sale has arrived! Grab 20% off ALL 2020 and 2021 departure dates. Don’t worry about paying fo…
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Explore Wonders of the World with TruTravels

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
The world is full of remarkable temples, monuments, tombs and other man-made created structures that attract millions of people al…
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The 10 Best Places To Visit In South America

By - TruCrew  |  4 minute read
Travelling South America is an experience that everyone needs to tick off on their bucket list. From visiting one of the Seven Won…
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Costa Rica Pledges to be Carbon Neutral by 2021!

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
With the fight to beat global warming being the worlds biggest and most important battle, Costa Rica is setting an example by show…
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Why You Need To Go Diving In Borneo

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
Although Borneo is known for adventure and wildlife (particularly orangutans!), the snorkelling and diving is hands down, out of t…
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Philippines 2019 Christmas Fundraiser!

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
As part of our 2019 Christmas Mission, in December 2019 the TruCrew in the Philippines did a Christmas fundraiser party in Siargao…
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6 India Travel Tips

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
India is one of the most wonderfully diverse countries in the world to visit, thanks to its unique culture, bustling cities and st…
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TruTravels January Sale!

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
Happy New Year from all of us here at the TruCrew! Big love to all our ex-TruTravellers for joining us on the most incredible adve…
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Eat Sleep Yoga Retreat

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
As we begin to embark on a new year many of us will take some time to re-centre ourselves and think about what it is we want to ac…
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Top 7 Destinations To Visit In 2020

By - TruCrew  |  5 minute read
There's nothing better than starting the New Year having something to look forward to, especially when the festive blues start to…
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Your Complete Colombia Travel Guide

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
Here is your complete Colombia travel guide. In the last five years, there has been a considerable boost to Colombia’s tourism…
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The 6 Best Things To Do In Peru

By - TruCrew  |  4 minute read
Lying in the heart of South America, Peru is full of endless amounts of hidden treasures and world-famous attractions which will t…
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Mexico's Day Of The Dead

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
Day of the Dead, or El Día de Los Muertos in Spanish, is not just a national Mexican celebration, but over the years it's become…
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Top 5 Things To Do In Costa Rica

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
COSTA RICA TRAVEL The list of things to do in Costa Rica, from activities to places to see are endless. To help you plan out wh…
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2019 December Getaways

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
FESTIVE SEASON HOLIDAYS We have added some extra trips across our Asia destinations, so you can jet off on an exotic adventure…
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6 Tips For Travelling Latin America

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
Travelling Latin America is an experience everyone should encounter. From a visit to the awe-inspiring Inca city of Machu Picchu t…
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TruTravels Christmas Mission 2019

By - TruCrew  |  5 minute read
At TruTravels we believe in giving back and doing our bit to try and address the equality divide that exists in the world today. W…
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Top Snorkelling and Scuba Spots in Asia

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
Asia is blessed with so many awesome snorkelling and diving spots, but if you're anything like us, it can be a f-ing challenge try…
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5 Best Eco-Friendly Travel Apps

By - TruCrew  |  4 minute read
A big part at TruTravels is to encourage others to be eco-conscious, travel sustainably and to spread the love of travel! Whether…
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The Best of Borneo's Wildlife

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
Imagine a place where tigers, rhinos, orangutans, and elephants all live together? Look no further - Borneo has them all! The wild…
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How to plan your travels

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
Have you been working your socks off this summer to earn some pennies to travel? We know that starting to plan your trip can be a…
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India's Must See Places

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
From crazy hectic cities to calm exotic waters, India has so much to offer! A country that is a lot bigger than most expect, tryin…
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Best Places to Visit in the West Coast of Thailand

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
The West of Thailand is full of endless amounts of beaches, tropical rainforests, awe-inspiring culture and a huge array of restau…
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Meet the Crew - Thailand Edition 2

By - TruCrew  |  4 minute read
Always wondered what it's like to live the dream job of a group leader in Thailand? Well, find out here as we welcome you into the…
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Gili Eco Trust Fundraiser

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
On 14th July, Tru Crew joined forces with the community on the paradise island of Gili Trawangan to raise money for the Gili Eco T…
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Do One Thing Different Challenge

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
A big part of our mission here at TruTravles is to not only focus on giving you awesome experiences, but to give back to the peopl…
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What TruTravels tour is made for me?

By - TruCrew  |  5 minute read
This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions we get: ‘Which tour is the best? ‘What tour should I choose?’ …
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Our Bali Travel Shop is now Open!

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
We are excited to announce we have opened our first travel shop in Bali! This has been one of our dreams for a long time and it's…
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Summer Session 2019!

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
It's that time again! Summer has arrived and we are getting ready to throw our annual summer bash, but this year it is going to be…
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Top 5 places to stay in Koh Phangan for young backpackers/holiday makers

By - TruCrew  |  6 minute read
Koh Phangan is a beautiful island off the South East Coast of Thailand. Koh Phangan is most famous for being the home of the world…
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Meet the Crew - Thailand Edition 1

By - TruCrew  |  5 minute read
At Tru, we are proud to be part of such a huge family from all over the world! So, we thought we would compose a 'Meet the Crew' b…
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TRU DO SRI LANKA

By - TruCrew  |  4 minute read
Some of our team headed out to Sri Lanka back in March to check out one of our newest tours - Sri Lanka Uncovered. So we thought w…
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6 Reasons to wake up for Sunrise in Asia

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
If you're anything like me then you will struggle getting up in the mornings and will do anything to snooze your alarm just a few…
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7 reasons why you should add Laos to your bucket list!

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
Most people would have heard of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, or the full moon party in Thailand, the islands in the Philippines... but…
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Get involved with our Charity Projects while on tour!

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
At TruTravels, a massive part of our ethos is responsible travel and giving back to the communities that we operate in. With that…
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TRU GOOD DEEDS - EARTH DAY!

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
LOVE YOUR PLANET! In light of the recent Earth day clean up, we thought we would share a few images of our teams out in South E…
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Underrated activities in South East Asia

By - TruCrew  |  4 minute read
If you’ve been to any Country in South East Asia then I guarantee you’ve slapped on some UV paint for the Full Moon party, got…
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Meet the Crew - Indonesia

By - TruCrew  |  5 minute read
Introducing you to our awesome team of Tru legends who make all our Bali/Indonesia trips as epic as they can be! Some of you may b…
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Full Moon Folklore

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
In light of the upcoming Full Moon, we thought we’d pay homage to the legendary Full Moon Party held each month on our beloved…
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Nyepi Day - Balinese New Year

By - TruCrew  |  1 minute read
The Balinese new year, also known as Nyepi, is not celebrated as we might celebrate it back home. It’s known as Silent Day, whic…
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Bali's Best Beach Clubs!

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
If you’ve already been to Bali, or you're thinking about going, there's nothing better than chilling at a seriously cool beach c…
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South East Asia's Most Romantic Spots

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
Valentine’s day is approaching quickly and what better way to spend it than by booking a last-minute romantic trip to South East…
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How to plan a gap year!

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
2019 is your year of adventure and it is time to start ticking off that bucket list! Here we give our 4 quick steps on how to plan…
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Top 6 foods you must try when in Thailand

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
Checking out the street food is an absolute must when visiting Thailand. You’ll also want to visit many of the several incredibl…
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Tru UK Bucket List for 2019

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
So we are now a week into 2019 already and we are all struggling to stick to our New Years resolutions. We have already caved and…
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Top places to visit in 2019

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
It’s that time of year where you need a little something to get you through the winter and an adventure to this year! So we thou…
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See Asia for under £700

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
South East Asia is a great destination to visit especially if you're travelling on a budget. Some of you may only have a few weeks…
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Phangan Plastic Project

By - TruCrew  |  6 minute read
Each year approximately 8 million tonnes of plastic is dumped into the world's oceans, and around 60% of this is apparently down t…
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TruTravels Xmas Mission

By - TruCrew  |  4 minute read
We can all agree that Christmas is a time for giving, spending time with family and spreading lots of love. We tend to get spoilt…
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TruTravels Sri Lanka Tour

By -  |  2 minute read
Everyone has a bucket list right? Well we have just ticked another tour destination off of our ever growing list which means anoth…
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Help the Locals of Lombok

By - TruCrew  |  5 minute read
You may have heard about the devastating earthquakes that rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok in August 2018. We immediately se…
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Philippines Island Hopping - See more of this amazing country!

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
Introducing you to our epic Philippines tours where you can travel all the hot spots and hidden gems of the stunning Philippines!
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TruTravels Summer Session 2018

By - TruCrew  |  1 minute read
So the Tru Summer Session 2018 was once again a success! We had an incredible turn out and we loved meeting every single one of yo…
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Clean Water Project Cambodia- Giving back to the community

By - TruCrew  |  4 minute read
Some travel to experience, others travel to give back! But what if you could do both?
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Cultural do's and dont's in South East Asia

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
South Asia East is known for it’s beautiful history and culture. In general terms, the people of these stunning countries are ve…
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Top 10 Instagram worthy hot spots in South East Asia

By - TruCrew  |  4 minute read
South East Asia is paradise, it's as simple as that. If you're looking for a destination that will tick every box on your never en…
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Travel Advice- 5 Top Tips for before you set off on your big adventure!

By - TruCrew  |  6 minute read
Our TruBabe Tina is no stranger to the backpacker life. In the past month alone, she has been to Thailand, Vietnam and Bali so she…
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Now, that’s what I call Thailand!

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
Thailand, also known as the land of smiles is a popular backpacker destination for those looking to travel South East Asia. Filled…
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The best places to visit in June & July

The best places to visit in June & July

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
Escape the frantic school holiday’s. Dodge the over-packed beaches. It's time to make a sweet escape to sunny South East Asia. H…
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Top 5 Foods in Vietnam

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
Vietnam is known for mega cities and incredible national parks but if there’s one thing that’s on the top of every traveller…
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How to Spend A Week in Thailand

By - TruCrew  |  4 minute read
Spending a week in Thailand is the perfect introduction to all that South East Asia has to offer. With everything from the infamou…
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5 Things to do in Chiang Mai

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
Chiang Mai is definitely one of the cities you need to check out while in Thailand. A little gem in the northern part of the count…
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Confessions of a Group Leader - Favourite Hotspots in Cambodia

By - TruCrew  |  6 minute read
Cambodia is famed for majestic temples such as Angkor Wat, but there is more than meets the eye to this small Asian country. Our T…
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5 different people you’ll meet in a hostel

By - TruCrew  |  5 minute read
Staying in a hostel is the best way to meet people, especially if you join a group tour alone. So many people from different backg…
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Top 5 National Parks in South East Asia

By - TruCrew  |  4 minute read
From Komodo dragons to 400 million year old caves, South East Asia's national parks have it all. Each of the countries we visit ar…
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Top 8 things to do around Koh Phangan

By - TruCrew  |  4 minute read
One of the main travel hubs in South East Asia, Koh Phangan. Our Thailand trips take in all the main sights and the majority…
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6 Incredible things you learn when you travel

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
Apart from the epic experiences & perfect profile pictures, there is so much more to travel than meets the eye. Here are some…
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Our Guide to Backpacking the Philippines

By - TruCrew
Famed for its rice fields, megacities, stunning dives and friendly people – the Philippines is home to 100 million. A cluster of…
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Confessions of a TruTravels Group Leader

By - TruCrew  |  6 minute read
Everyday is a holiday when you’re a TruTravels Group Leader, and I thank my lucky stars it happens to be my gig. If you’ve tra…
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Vietnam's Top 5 Cities

By - TruCrew
From hustle and bustle to peaceful riverside retreats, Vietnam's cities have it all. If you are looking for the best cities to vis…
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Phnom Penh: Beyond Cambodia's Temples

By - TruCrew
When you hear the word Cambodia, you probably think of Angkor Wat. There’s much more to this small Asian country, though, and di…
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Why you need to get to the Philippines!

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
If you are looking for a less discovered paradise get away, then the Philippines is just what you need. With over 7000 islands, it…
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New Year, Same Me! - TruTravels talk New Years resolutions

By - TruCrew
So 2017 is now a thing of the past and as we sail on in to 2018, our news feeds are filled with posts for a ‘NEW YEAR, NEW YOU…
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Top places to visit in 2018

By - TruCrew
Santa Claus has done his annual run and the Christmas buzz is quickly dying down. It’s that time of year where you need a little…
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Halong Bay's Hidden Gems - Backpacking Vietnam

By - TruCrew
One of the most picturesque hidden gems in South East Asia - Halong Bay. However, there is so much more to this amazing place than…
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Christmas Tradition around South East Asia

By - TruCrew
We are well and truly into our Christmas countdown and feeling pretty festive in the TruOffice. The Christmas songs have been on r…
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The Best Snorkeling Spot's Around Bali

By - TruCrew
Snorkeling is one of the many ingredient's that makes Bali so special. If you are looking for a snorkelling trip in Bali, check ou…
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TruTravels' Facebook Groups

By - TruCrew
Everything you need to know about TruTravels Facebook groups and how you can meet your future compadres before you go away. The be…
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Best destinations to visit in December / January

Best Destinations to visit in December / January

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
Say goodbye to this year in style. How about stocking up on that Vitamin D and jetting off to Sunny South East Asia! For recommend…
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Top 5 Backpacker Travel Insurance

By - TruCrew
You've booked your trip, it's time to get away. Let's get excited! Some of you may of seen Gemma from TOWIE taking a tumble this w…
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Travel Books that give you wanderlust

Top 5 Travel Books to give you Wanderlust

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
Summer may be over and winter just around the corner, but that doesn't mean we can't use our imaginations to take ourselves off to…
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Dream Job

* Dream Job Alert! * TruTravels are now in search of some awesome group leaders!

By - TruCharlie
Always wanted to travel the world for work?! Imagine meeting awesome people from all around the globe and sharing your love for tr…
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Top Places To Visit Around Bangkok

By - TruCrew  |  4 minute read
Bangkok is not only the capital city of Thailand but is one of the most populous cities in the country, full of so much chara…
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How to write a travel budget and tools to make it easier

By - TruCrew
Have you been dreaming of getting away, plotting your escape from the 9-5 and whisking yourself off to a desert island? You have a…
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Best Places to Visit in Vietnam - TruTravels Blog

Best Places to visit in Vietnam

By - TruCrew
They say best things come in small packages and this definitely applies to Vietnam! This iconic country is a bundle of historical…
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Island Hopping Indonesia

By - TruCrew  |  4 minute read
There are so many reasons to visit Indonesia. Find out what made us fall in love with this destination. WARNING: The following inf…
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My Top 6 'feel good' inspirational travel quotes

By - TruCrew
Our TruBabe Heidi Tells us about what motivates her to travel the world. Here she reveals her top travel quotes which highlight th…
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5 Reason's why you should quit the 9 to 5 day job and travel...

By - TruCrew
Too many people these days are so wrapped up in focusing on their 'careers' that they forget what it is like to actually live! The…
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My awesome foursome go to places of Southern Thailand

By - TruCharlie
Our Tru Babe Heidi tells us the highlights of her trip backpacking Southern Thailand. Here she sums up some hidden gems off the be…
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Travel Tips- How to Bargain Like a Boss!

By - TruCrew
While traveling, you may end up in a country that requires you to do a lot of bargaining. Whether you are booking a tour, taking a…
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How much money do I need to travel South East Asia?

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
Planning a trip to South East Asia and not sure how much money to bring? We have had a lot of you contacting us recently asking ho…
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My Top 5 Tru Highlights- Island Hopping

By - TruCrew
Check out Poppy Reed's Top 5 Highlights after joining us for our 18 day Thailand Island Hopper trip! Poppy joined us in April this…
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Hidden Gems in Koh Phangan- Bottle beach

By - TruCrew
Koh Phangan is most famously known as the island home to the wild wonders of the full moon party on Haad Rin beach. But little do…
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The beauty of joining a group tour!

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
One of our legendary TruTravellers, Charlotte from our past 10 day Bali Experience tells us her real experience of being on a…
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Must do's for Yoga and meditation lovers in Thailand

By - TruCrew
Thailand is a fantastic destination for yoga practitioners. There is a wide variety of yoga studios, yoga retreats and workshops h…
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Project Water Well- Cambodia

By - TruCrew
We would like to introduce you to a little something we have been a part of over the last few years. As part of a Buddhist associa…
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10 Tips to Stay Fit & Healthy While You Travel...

By - TruCrew
You have been working hard for that bikini body- so why throw away all of your hard work once you hit the beach? I know that when…
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Canggu (Bali)eve it?! Bali uncovered...

By - TruCharlie
Check out this awesome blog written by one of our fabulous Tru Travelers after she joined us on our Bali 10 day Experience through…
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How to save at home so you can afford to get away!

By - TruCrew
A lot of people think that traveling is out of the question for them because they cannot afford it. In some cases this may be true…
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Been there, got the T-shirt, take my advice!

By - TruCrew
An insiders account of backpacking solo through South East Asia. Our friend and travel blogger Rachel Mcvay gives us some tips and…
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Why taking a break from Social Media can do you the world of good...

By - TruCrew
OKAY, SO I MAY BE ABOUT TO SOUND EXTREMELY HYPOCRITICAL AS I POST ABOUT TAKING A BREAK FROM SOCIAL MEDIA…ON SOCIAL MEDIA. BUT JU…
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6 Things Travelers' friends from home don't understand

By - TruCrew
Travel, especially for extended periods of time, changes who you are. After opening your eyes to the rest of the world it can ofte…
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Kiss goodbye to first time travel fears...

By - TruCrew
Always wanted to travel the world but you can’t find someone to go with you? Or maybe you’re a group of friends but all feel c…
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Travel Hack: How to tough out a nightmare journey

By - Sophie
To kick off our travel hack series our very own Becki Bowen gives us the low down on how to get through those dreaded and oh so lo…
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Travel Etiquette: Do's & Don'ts

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
Brush up on your etiquette before you jet off on your travels - we've got your back! Whether you are going on a trip around Asia&n…
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Inspiring Quotes About Travelling

40 Inspiring Quotes About Travelling

By - TruCrew
Sometimes you just need to read something that makes you stop and think...here are our top 40 inspiring quotes about travelling, w…
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movies to inspire wanderlust

Top 5 Movies To Inspire Wanderlust!

By - Sophie
Whether you're looking for film to watch this weekend or movies for those long journeys while on the road, our list of our top 5 t…
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Misconceptions of Travelling

Misconceptions of Travelling In SE Asia

By - Sophie
STOP THINKING ABOUT IT AND START DOING IT! Here we extinguish the myths and misconceptions of travelling in SE Asia. Trust us, you…
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Packing For South East Asia

Packing For South East Asia

By - TruCrew  |  3 minute read
Okay, so first things first. Number one on your list should be a positive attitude, enthusiasm and excitement for what is about to…
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cambodia

Cambodia: Our Guide To The Real Kingdom

By - Sophie
Quietly tucked in between two of the largest cities in Southeast Asia, Cambodia is a hidden gem bordering Thailand on the east and…
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Travelling Therapy: Why It's The Best Thing For You

By - TruCrew
We're all just riding the rollercoaster of life, continuously moving along the track going up and down and sometimes we find ourse…
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5 reasons to spend Christmas away from home

By - Sophie
Ah, Christmas. We Brits do love to spend a large amount of hard earned cash on gifts, spend hours of our time wrapping them and th…
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Solo Travelling: Why It's The Best Kind Of Travel

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
Solo travelling can be daunting especially if you are setting off on your first backpacking adventure around Asia. It is completel…
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5 Best Places to Spend Christmas in South East Asia

5 Best Places to Spend Christmas in South East Asia

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
If you're looking to spend Christmas in a sunny, exotic destination, or you just fancy getting away for your December holidays - w…
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Hidden Beaches Southeast Asia Edition: Top 5

By - Sophie
Southeast Asia brings different pictures to mind, for me, it’s a tropical paradise. Not only are there mountains, waterfalls and…
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7 must see bars Thailand

7 Must See Bars Thailand

By - TruCrew  |  4 minute read
With arguably some of the best nightlife in South East Asia, Thailand has no shortage of bars and clubs to cater to any newcomer o…
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Charitable Eating In Cambodia: Eat good. Feel good!

By - Sophie
One of the most moving things about visiting Cambodia is seeing the extreme levels of poverty all round; from kids selling scarves…
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Make your passion, your life, land your dream job today... Join the TruCrew

By - Sophie
Want to be the architect of your own destiny? Have the opportunity to work with an awesome team and see the world? Then read on…
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Why travelling was a blessing and a curse

By - TruCrew
I’m sitting on top of a volcano in Indonesia, my legs are aching and my trainers are full of volcanic ash after hiking throughou…
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Our Khao Sok National Park Tour

By - Sophie
The beauty of Khao Sok National Park is indescribable, unbelievable and expansive, and it stole my heart the moment I laid my eyes…
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Cambodia's Killing Fields at Choeung Ek

By - Sophie
Just 40 short years ago communist leader Pol Pot and his Khmer Rogue army were inflicting their reign of terror and genocide on th…
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full moon party

Full Moon vs Half Moon Party... what’s better?

By - TruCrew
The vast majority of young backpackers who come to Thailand will intend on hitting up the legendary Full Moon Party, which has bee…
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Echo beach hostel dorm rooms

Dorm rooms & the people you’ll meet there

By - TruCrew
As dorm rooms are something we all can/will relate to, we thought we’d give y’all our quick run down of the TOP 10 HUMAN-LINGS…
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Thai Cooking Class: Cooking in Chiang Mai

By - Joe
On a recent reccy to Chiang Mai and Pai we were given the outrageous and unenviable task of researching cool activities which may…
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Help TT Buy A New Tuk Tuk

By - Joe
Back in 2016, as we finished our visit to the incredible Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples, our Tuk Tuk driver by the name of…
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Echo Beach Backpackers – A home away from home

By - Joe
Close your eyes and think back. Picture that moment returning home from a long exhausting journey and how good it felt to kick off…
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Sunrise at Angkor Wat temple, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia – Ancient Aliens?

By - Joe
Not only is Angkor Wat a wonder of the world. The Stunning architecture and breathtaking sunsets makes this place so special. Alth…
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Beach Thailand Tour

Little Lottie in Thailand – Pt 1 Thailand Tour Review

By - TruCrew
Where do I even begin?! The last 3 weeks have shown me sites that are comparable to nothing I’ve seen before. It has confirmed w…
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So, you think you’re ready for Thailand?

By - TruCrew
Welcome to Thailand, the Land of Smiles!
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Amsterdam Bar - Koh Phangan, Thailand | Tru Reviews

By - TruCrew
For those familiar with the name, Koh Phangan will no doubt be flooded with visions of thousands upon thousands of people wearing…
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Planning your Backpacking Adventure

By - TruCrew
So you’ve handed in your notice at work, your bank balance is looking healthy-ish, your bag is packed and your tickets are in yo…
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Getting a Tattoo whilst Travelling

By - TruCrew
So you’ve fallen in love with a certain place, at the perfect time and with the perfect people and you want something that will…
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Let’s take it back to 2004

By - TruCrew
As we have entered into 2016, we thought we would throw it back to the good ol’ 2004 days when you would fill out these ‘notes…
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Our New Trip, our 3rd Birthday and our 1000th TruTraveller

By - TruCrew
Our New Trip, our 3rd Birthday and our 1000th TruTraveller.
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Bali and Me

By - TruCrew
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Start planning the ultimate Spring Break Experience for 2016!

By - TruCrew
Thailand, Cambodia, Bali – 10% OFF earlybird rate
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Awesome Koh Phangan Christmas & New Year Packages

By - TruCrew
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24 hours in Vientiane, Laos

By - TruCrew
One of our TruCrew talks to us about her experience spending 24 hours in Vientiane. If you're looking to travel Laos or never…
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Man with big beard lying on a boat in Thailand

BallBoys – A Movember Story

By - TruCrew
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Festive Cheer for Homeless London

By - TruCrew
Whether you’ve been there or not, you have undoubtedly heard of it. One of the most famous cities in the world and capital of on…
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Two girls smiling with backpacks

How to NOT pack like me

By - TruCrew
So let me start by saying that I SUCK at packing! So this blog is more of a ‘do as I say, not as I do’ situation…
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Backpacking secrets

17 Backpacking Secrets for Happiness on the Road

By - TruCrew
Between the TruFam, we have had rocked up over 100+ years travelling around the world! We have collectively been to every continen…
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Trutravel’s guide to maintaining your beard abroad

By - TruCrew
I often get asked the question – are you not hot with that beard?
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PACS – Phangan Animal Center for Strays - Volunteering

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
Phangan Animal Centre for Strays, otherwise known as ‘PACS’ is a very special place which is the only centre of its kind on th…
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People on a group tour

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People with water pistols shooting water at each other at songkran festival in Thailand

Songkran In Thailand, A Tru Trilogy

By - TruCrew
In this edition of the Tru Blog we report on the 2015 Thai (Buddhist) New Year festival of Songkran. As we had members of the Tru…
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Girl sat on rock with backpack looking out to sunset

Sweet as Pie (Or Pai in Thailand)

By - TruCrew
If you are looking to travel to Thailand and prefer to head off the beaten track, Pai has to be at the top of your list when trave…
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tow clown fish swimming in the sea - Koh Tao Thailand

Scuba Diving in Koh Tao

By - TruCrew
So I want to talk about the day I spent scuba diving in Koh Tao on a discovery dive, sold by one of TruTravels’s good friends Mo…
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Group at Angkor Wat temple introducing your chance to win a free trip!

A Tru Cambodian Odyssey – and your chance to Join us for free!

By - TruCrew
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Two girls swinging on a trapeze in the sunshine - Koh Tao, Thailand

Koh Tao High Flying Trapeze - Tru Review

By - TruCrew
The tropical island of Koh Tao is famous around the globe for it’s fantastic diving and the cheap price it comes at, with more t…
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Wakeboarding in Koh Phangan

By - TruCrew
Wakeboarding in Paradise – TruReviews Episode 5 – Wake Up, Koh Phangan
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TruReviews – Blue Dream Hostel Koh Phangan

By - TruCrew
TruReviews Episode 4 – We visit Blue Dream Hostel (or, The Hostel formerly known as Hard Road)
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Tru-TV Episode 1 – Our Trip to Bottle Beach

By - TruCrew
Tru-TV Ep 1 – Our trip to BB and the first Tru-proposal!!  
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Group ready for a muay thai lesson, Thailand

Muay Thai Koh Phangan – TruReviews 2 -Diamond Muay Thai

By - TruCrew
In the second of our TruReviews series, the TruFam decided to get fit and head up to Diamond Muay Thai in Thong Sala, Koh Phangan…
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Night markt in Bangkok - people walking by the shops

Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok

By - TruCrew
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Island Fever – A brief look into some of the jaw dropping sites in Thailand

By - TruCrew  |  10 minute read
In this entry our very own Luke Mac (#10 ranked tour guide according to TourRadar.com and out of 1000’s of guides form some big…
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Group shot of TruCrew toasting with drinks, hurrah!

10 things you can buy for under £2 in Thailand

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
Thailand is a super cheap country in the heart of South-East Asia, especially when you compare to western Prices! We have put toge…
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The Many Parties Of Koh Phangan

By - TruCrew  |  5 minute read
Koh Phangan is well known globally as the home of the famous ‘Full Moon Party’ which occurs on the beautiful island on a month…
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Koh Phangan, the place and it’s people

By - TruCrew  |  5 minute read
I’m sure most travellers would agree that truly ‘the people make the party’, here on Koh Phangan it’s no different, the lo…
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golden buddha wataru, Thailand

The S.E Asia Backpacker Trail

By - TruCrew  |  6 minute read
Stepping off of the plane in Bangkok back in 2009 I was wide eyed and full of wanderlust, I was embarking on a year-long trip stop…
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View of the hills and mountains of Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand

By - TruCrew  |  4 minute read
For backpackers who have demolished themselves down south on whiskey buckets and beach parties, or those looking for a bit of tran…
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Bottle Beach Koh Phangan - A Day Trip With the Crew

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
One of the highlights in Thailand is Bottle Beach on Koh Phangan. Once you arrive to the pier in Thong Sala, Koh Phangan on our So…
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Lost in Translation 3

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
Thai Language can be difficult to learn for some. However, the Thai's are great at giving their best shot at speaking English. We…
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Lost in Translation No.2 - Funny signs of Asia

By - TruCrew  |  2 minute read
Thai Language can be difficult to learn for some. However, the Thai's are great at giving their best shot at speaking English. We…
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Lost in Translation 1

By - TruCrew  |  6 minute read
Lost in Translation – A collection of a few of the many amusing grammatical errors & spelling mistakes often seen on the men…
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Viewpoint in Thailand showing the ocean, beach and islands from above called Koh Nang Yuan

My TruTravels Thailand Experience: Lucy Wilson

By - TruCrew  |  4 minute read
Back in August 2014 we had the pleasure of Lucy joining us on our 8 day TruTravels Thailand Experience, here’s her week in a Blo…
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The Full Moon Party – How to do it properly!

By - TruCrew  |  6 minute read
Most people when you think of travelling to Thailand have no doubt heard about the famous Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan. There ar…
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