"Not all who wander are lost." -- J.R.R. Tolkien

Trip Consulting

Joe Cummings / © Brent T. Madison,

© Brent T. Madison,

For those planning to spend time in mainland Southeast Asia (Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam) who need help making their travel plans I offer the following services:

  1. I design a custom itinerary based on the time of year you're visiting, number of days, interests and preferences, and then handle the bookings - rooms and domestic/regional transportation, guided activities where needed - for you through a small, independent, westerner-owned, Bangkok-based travel agency I work with. You would be responsible for air transport to Bangkok (the hub for travel to other countries in mainland SE Asia as well).
  2. I create an itinerary, then you make all your own bookings (using my recommendations and/or your own sources).
  3. A combination of 1 and 2, depending on your preferences.

For film and television crews, I also offer location scouting and location management.

My fee is US$180 per hour for private itinerary consulting, with a two-hour minimum. I can also serve as a guide, escort, facilitator and/or interpreter subject to my availability on the dates you're traveling, in which case I charge US$350 per day plus expenses (discounts for multi-day hire). Payments can be made via PayPal, cheque, wire transfer or cash.

A few of my clients:

  • A Cook's Tour
  • Asia-Transpacific Journeys
  • Drive Thru Pictures
  • Geographic Expeditions
  • Kaprice Kea/Bootleg Guru
  • Lonely Planet TV
  • Mick Jagger
  • Television Nacional de Chile
  • Unison Films/DeWarrenne Pictures

Please contact me to discuss your requirements.

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