About the Author Torstein R

I am Torstein R, and this is my website dedicated to travel in South East Asia.

I like to write about travel hacking, how to get good value hotels and transport, and just give you lots of information from places I travel to in Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

My Story

I have been traveling around the world pretty consistently for the last 6 years.

Ever since I turned 21 I have been hooked on travel.

There is something about being free, and seeing how other people around the world live that really struck me as beautiful.

I particularly love traveling in Asia and at times the hotter parts of Europe. I am from Norway so getting away from winter is one of my favorite things to do.

Working on the Road

To be able to travel so much, I had to learn to get good value out of my trips. And secondly, I had to learn how to make money.

At the start, I had no idea how. I would work for a few months, then travel for a few months.

After a while, I realized people actually hired people to do work for them online! So I started picking up some freelance work on the road.

The problem with working remotely and on your own online is that you always need a good connection. This is how I discovered slow-travel.

I love slow-travel.

That means I like to stay in a city or area for an extended length of time. I often rent an apartment for a month or two at a time. This way I am able to get into a routine of doing work for clients or working on my own business. I also get my internet needs covered.

Travel Website

Slow-travel also allows me to gather a lot of information that most travelers don’t have time to.

When you stay in an area for an extended period you get a much deeper understanding of the place, and you learn a trick or two others don’t know about.

That’s why I decided to create this website. I am able to share detailed guides that are actually making other travelers’ lives better.

Most of my articles are centered around South East Asia, as that is my favorite part of the world.

My guides from Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines are my main priorities.

Lightweight Travel

I did a lot of backpacking in the past, especially when I was around 21-23.

I have developed a very lightweight backpacking style that I think is a lot better than the traditional style (when you get used to it). Even during slow-travel I usually just carry a 6.8 KG carry-on backpack.

I guess this also makes me a minimalist. Either that or a weird traveler who just wears the same 4 shirts over and over.

Anyway, it is a great part of my life, and I also share some tips and tricks on how to travel like this.

Stay in Touch

Recently me and my younger brother started a travel channel. You can check it out on Youtube by clicking here.

I am also active on Pinterest at TorsteinRTravel. I strongly recommend following me here, as I pin all my new articles.

If you need to get in touch with me, send an email to contact@torsteinr.com.

See you around,
Torstein R

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