137 episodes

Trevor Ranges and Scott Coates are two intrepid characters with a love of Asia and travel. They’ve lived and worked throughout the region since the late 1990s, dabbling in everything from teaching to writing guidebooks to voicing radio ads to working at and running travel companies. This podcast is a pet project to share their favorite bits of travel insight and to showcase the passion of their many regional contacts. Travel enthusiasts who are always planning their next big trip, Trevor and Scott hope you enjoy this podcast as much as they relish putting it together.

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Trevor Ranges and Scott Coates are two intrepid characters with a love of Asia and travel. They’ve lived and worked throughout the region since the late 1990s, dabbling in everything from teaching to writing guidebooks to voicing radio ads to working at and running travel companies. This podcast is a pet project to share their favorite bits of travel insight and to showcase the passion of their many regional contacts. Travel enthusiasts who are always planning their next big trip, Trevor and Scott hope you enjoy this podcast as much as they relish putting it together.

    Ep. 137: Our Best, Worst, Scariest & Strangest Travel Experiences

    Ep. 137: Our Best, Worst, Scariest & Strangest Travel Experiences

    What began as a brainstorming exercise for new topics turned into a trip down memory lane. One of the greatest gifts of travel is the stories we carry with us for a lifetime. Just as we have recorded not 1, nor 2 or 3, but 4 episodes of Tantalizing Travel Tales, we bring you something similar: Our Best, Worst, Scariest, and Strangest Travel Experiences. In Asia of course!

    • 50 min
    Ep. 136: Central Asia with Bradley Mayhew

    Ep. 136: Central Asia with Bradley Mayhew

    Central Asia is one of those regions that few international travers are familiar with, nowadays. That wasn’t always the case, however, as the Silk Road was once a crossroads for the movement of people, goods, and ideas between Europe and Asia, and Central Asia was at the heart of this prosperous trade route. Geographically, Central Asia stretches east-west from the Caspian Sea to China and Mongolia, and from Afghanistan and Iran in the south to Russia in the north. In between are “the ‘Stans”, including the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Today we have the benefit of an expert in the region, writer Bradley Mayhew, joining us to share a bit about everything we didn’t know that we didn’t even know, about one of the largest -- and least visited -- regions of Asia.

    • 31 min
    Ep. 135: Checking in with Scott & Trevor

    Ep. 135: Checking in with Scott & Trevor

    Here we are, nearing the end of 2021 and hoping that the future soon looks brighter around the world and we can all get traveling again. It’s been a while since Trevor and Scott last met in person and with vaccines appearing to be having positive effects and countries talking about opening up again soon, we thought it was time to do a check-in with one another. On this episode we’ll gauge what’s on our travel radar, places we’d love to travel together and give updates on what regional travel for us looks like in the coming months. This is Checking in with Scott & Trevor.

    • 23 min
    Ep. 134: Discovering Singapore with Ria de Jong

    Ep. 134: Discovering Singapore with Ria de Jong

    “Singapore may look small, and geographically speaking it is, but this tiny island city-state is jam packed with a myriad of things to do, see, buy and devour. The sleek and efficient public transport system makes zipping around a breeze, allowing you more time to dip your toes into this melting pot of cultures, religions, food and architecture.” That’s an excerpt from an article by today’s guest, Ria de Jong, about the Lion City, otherwise known as Singapore, the smallest and southernmost country on mainland Asia, which we’ll talk about on this episode of Talk Travel Asia.

    • 40 min
    Talk Travel Asia - Ep. 133: Kyrgyzstan with Stephen Lioy

    Talk Travel Asia - Ep. 133: Kyrgyzstan with Stephen Lioy

    The subject of many novels and movies, Central Asia sits at the crossroads of legendary rivalries and is crossed by the fabled Silk Road. The region is massive, covering more than 4-million-square-km and includes five countries that were formerly a part of the Soviet Union, including Kyrgyzstan, the focus of this episode. Both Kyrgyzstan and it’s neighboring countries have diverse cultures and rich histories but are largely unknown to western travelers. On this episode, we’ll chat with travel writer and photographer Stephen Lioy about his life in the region, particularly Kyrgyzstan, where he lives, to get some inside tips for visiting one of the world’s most remote travel locales.

    • 42 min
    Talk Travel Asia - Ep. 132: Predicting Travel Trends in Asia for 2022 and Beyond

    Talk Travel Asia - Ep. 132: Predicting Travel Trends in Asia for 2022 and Beyond

    We don’t have a crystal ball, nor do you. But with mass vaccination taking root, we’re hoping the future soon looks brighter and borders will open again to travel in the not too distant future. So with that, on this episode we’ll share some things we hope happen when travel kicks-off again, cross our fingers that certain trends are left in the past and imagine travel anew. With that said, all items discussed might not materialize, then again some of them may. So join us as we look to that light beginning to emerge at the end of the tunnel and begin imagining the travel that is hopefully to come.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

jennyreed99 ,

Best of the lot

You are the main reasons i explored SEA...So happy you are back ,looking forward to season 3 👍
Especially as now all we can do is dream!🙏😊

TalkTravelTrevor ,

Who gave us 1-star?

Even I’ll agree not every episode is The Big Lebowski but 1-star? If they left a review I’d take it more seriously. Probably a jealous Rik Gazarian ;P

BostonJohn23 ,

Loved every episode & very useful for travel.

I came across the podcast post SE Asia backpack and instantly enjoyed the episodes. Great story tellers and produced well- I’m going to miss you guys! Well done on the 100 episodes and look forward to any future production!

Good luck guys!

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