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Welcome! To the best decision you’ve ever made, to get out and experience the world. The curiosity of going is the first step in the right direction!
I was born with the travel bug. Being an only child, I was fortunate enough to be able to go with my parents everywhere they went. From a young age I was introduced to the life styles and cultures of people around the globe and traveling became just that for me, a lifestyle. I grew up on Vancouver Island, the outdoor lover’s paradise. Having activities like camping, hiking, biking, sailing, surfing, swimming, and snowboarding right out your back door, was one of best things a kid could ask for. I was never really one for hanging out inside, plus my dad was usually the one telling me to get off my butt, get some fresh air and learn something new. So that is what I did.
I had been here and there and everywhere with my family, but I wanted to do something for myself, by myself and pay for it myself. Do something for me. After my second year of University was complete, and I had spent the previous 2 years listening to some of what are now my best friends talk about how much they loved Thailand I thought, “This is it! This is the place I gotta go”. So in early 2010 I packed my backpack, bought a plane ticket and jetted off alone to meet up with 2 good friends that had already been over there for quite some time. About 2 weeks into my 5-week adventure I was lucky enough to meet a boat load (or 5) of the Free and Easy family, most of whom I stayed in good contact with over the next few years. I decided to return to South East Asia again in early 2012 upon graduating university, this time for a significant period of time to really get to know Thailand and its neighboring countries. Like clock work, it was only a matter of time before I stumbled upon this magnificent group of FNEZ’ers again, and I did, making it again, another unbelievable time spent exploring and learning about these wonderful countries with amazing people.
Free and Easy allows you to have the best of both worlds. The freedom to do what ever it is you wish, alongside the stability and comfort of a group setting that’s jammed packed with wicked activities and a bunch of new friends!
A group of like-minded individuals quite like yourself are doing it, so do the right thing... Come join us! You won’t regret it! That is my promise to you.
“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles”
- Tim Cahill