101 episodes

Trevor Ranges and Scott Coates are two intrepid characters with a love for Asia and travel. They’ve lived and worked throughout the region since the late 1990s, dabbling in everything from teaching, to writing guidebooks, voicing radio ads, to running a travel company. This podcast is a pet project to share their favorite bits of travel insight and the work of their many regional contacts with travel enthusiasts who dream of their next big trip (often from their desk at work). We hope you enjoy this podcast as much as we relish putting it together.

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    • 4.6, 17 Ratings

Trevor Ranges and Scott Coates are two intrepid characters with a love for Asia and travel. They’ve lived and worked throughout the region since the late 1990s, dabbling in everything from teaching, to writing guidebooks, voicing radio ads, to running a travel company. This podcast is a pet project to share their favorite bits of travel insight and the work of their many regional contacts with travel enthusiasts who dream of their next big trip (often from their desk at work). We hope you enjoy this podcast as much as we relish putting it together.

    Talk Travel Asia - Episode 101: Traveling Afghanistan with Ric Gazarian

    Talk Travel Asia - Episode 101: Traveling Afghanistan with Ric Gazarian

    Talk Travel Asia podcast Season Three begins with guest Ric Gazarian and his quest to visit every country on Earth. On this episode we talk about travel to Afghanistan, a new destination for the podcast! Few nations in the modern era have as tortued a history as Afghanistan’s. It’s been in conflict for most of the last century and is still firmly unstable. Hippy caravan travelers passed through the country in the 1970s while making their way from Europe to Kathmandu, but today it’s pretty much off the travel radar. But not for our guest who will share tales of his recent visit.

    • 36 min
    Talk Travel Asia: Season 3 - Coming Soon!

    Talk Travel Asia: Season 3 - Coming Soon!

    Get ready for Season 3, starting June 1, 2020!

    • 8 min
    Talk Travel Asia - Episode 100: 100 Things We Love About Asia

    Talk Travel Asia - Episode 100: 100 Things We Love About Asia

    Wow - 100 episodes! When we started this podcast, with our first episode on June 11, 2014, we didn’t envision hitting 100 episodes nearly 5 years later. Asia’s been home to us for 37-collective years, we’ve had a ton of incredible experiences, from jobs to travel and even marriage. Join us as we celebrate hitting the big 1-0-0 by sharing 100 Things We Love About Asia.

    • 59 min
    Talk Travel Asia - Episode 98: Southeast Asia's Wild Side with Patrick Winn

    Talk Travel Asia - Episode 98: Southeast Asia's Wild Side with Patrick Winn

    Many countries in SE Asia have a sordid and fabled reputation. From movies about mercenaries trying to free POWs in the jungles of Vietnam to novels of colonialism and forbidden love, the region has served as a backdrop for more than a few of the world’s great tales and legends. Some true, others not so much. On this episode we’ll chat with American journalist, radio broadcaster, and documentarian, Patrick Winn about his life covering truly wild sides of life in one of the world’s most colorful corners.

    • 37 min
    Talk Travel Asia - Episode 99: Traveling Xinjiang, China with Josh Summers

    Talk Travel Asia - Episode 99: Traveling Xinjiang, China with Josh Summers

    China has the world’s largest population, is the fourth largest in terms of physical size, and as a result has an incredibly wide variety of environments to explore. On this episode of Talk Travel Asia podcast we’ll dive into traveling China, a country we haven’t covered very much on our podcast, focusing on the northwestern region of Xinjiang. An American living in the region, who has written a travel book and hosts a YouTube show about the area’s exotic offering, will give us a unique insider’s perspective and hopefully pique your interest about this relatively unexplored corner of the People’s Republic of China.

    • 33 min
    Talk Travel Asia - Episode 97: Travel Photography with Justin Mott

    Talk Travel Asia - Episode 97: Travel Photography with Justin Mott

    Almost everyone takes photos when they travel - especially to Asian countries, which tend to be very colorful, vibrant, exotic and smiling faces abound. With most people now having a high-quality camera in their pocket, photo-sharing sites like Instagram being popular, and social media everywhere, it seems everyone’s a photographer. On this episode of Talk Travel Asia we’ll chat with professional photographer Justin Mott about his work, some practical shooting tips and more. Dust-off your lens and get ready for a fun and inspiring episode!

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 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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