Chris Backe


Chris Backe is a travel blogger at One Weird Globe ( With over 1,500 posts written, Chris focuses on the unusual, bizarre, and offbeat destinations around the world.

Born near Chicago, USA, Chris has called Asia home since 2008. He has traveled all across Korea and Thailand, and has visited a number of other countries along the way. His writings and photographs have appeared in the Groove Korea Magazine, 10 Magazine, WorknPlay Magazine, the Korea Herald, the Korea Times, and has contributed guest posts to foXnoMad, the Professional Hobo,, Nomadic Chick, and the Travel Writers Exchange.

He currently lives in Thailand, where he and loves to go swing dancing.

Smashwords Interview

What kind of traveller are you?
Call my wife and I ‘slow nomads’ – we met in South Korea, got married in a Seoul park, lived in Bangkok for about 6 months, and have since traveled to several other southeast Asian countries. When traveling we don the backpacks and aim for value on the way to what’s out there.
How did you get started traveling?
It was in late 2007 that I wanted to make a change. I was teaching computer classes and delivering newspapers. One day, I heard about a job teaching English in South Korea. I wondered, 'can I do that?'. I looked at the requirements and thought 'yeah, sure, I can do this!'. I applied, interviewed, got the job, and flew to Seoul in March 2008.

After arriving in Korea, I made it a point to start seeing a new place, event, festival, destination, or something new every week. Since I was teaching This was pretty easy for the first couple of years, but over time I began getting a little bored. Korea's pretty small, and after traveling almost every weekend for a couple of years, I had been all across the country.

I started looking for the weird places as a challenge of sorts - where could I go that hasn't been seen by a lot of other people? That led to a whole different set of adventures, which have all made their way onto the blog.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Chris Backe online

Where to buy in print


7 Days In Central Thailand
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Bangkok is only part of the story - get out of the big city and go where few tourists have gone before. Directions, photos, details, and GPS coordinates offer everything you need to arrive easily.
7 Days In Northern Thailand
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Presenting one of the most comprehensive itineraries to northern Thailand. Travel off-the-beaten-path and independently in one of the country's most exciting areas! For 7 days in northern Thailand, your plans are made. The itinerary includes photos, addresses, GPS coordinates, clear directions, maps, and more. It's a carefully selected guide to the best of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Lampang.
3 Days In Chiang Mai
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Thailand’s second city charms almost every tourist that visits into a longer-than-expected stay. From a wonderful street market to hundreds of temples in the province, it’s hard to know where to start in Chiang Mai! For 3 days in and around Chiang Mai, your plans are made. Keep reading to see where you'll go.
3 Days In Bangkok
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
For 3 days in Bangkok, your plans are set. Complete directions and GPS coordinates, pictures, and descriptions help you enjoy the very best of what Bangkok has to offer.

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