Scott's Perspective


Scott Coates - Always checking details
Always checking details

As a hobby I enjoy freelance writing for publications and websites around the world when they’ll have me. I’ve been published in everything from Timeout Thailand’s first edition, authoring the Sukhothai section, to Canada’s Calgary Herald newspaper. I’ve written about music, politics, food, social issues and extensively about travel. A fun project was working with Groovy Map, researching and authoring first and second editions of their Cambodia map, producing the first edition of Seoul, and updating their Laos and Mumbai guide maps.

Following are some samples of pieces I’ve enjoyed and am proud of. Enjoy the read!

Bonding on the Trans-Siberian Railway
A tale of a father and son journey across Russia, Mongolia and China for the Calgary Herald.
File: Bonding on the Trans-Siberian Railway – 1MB PDF

Brewed Awakening
An expose on Thailand’s growing coffee industry for Bangkok Airways’ inflight magazine Fah Thai.
File: Brewed Awakening – 73KB PDF

Training Day
A tale of high-speed train travel for Cebu Pacific’s inflight magazine Cebu Smile.
File: Training Day – 594KB PDF

Bagan Bliss
Exploring Myanmar’s ancient capital of Bagan for Bangkok 101 magazine.
File: Bagan Bliss – 7MB PDF

Joe Cummings and Mystical Tattoos
A profile of legendary travel writer Joe Cummings for Traversing the Orient magazine.
File: Joe Cummings and Mystical Tattoos – 66KB PDF

The Digitization of Travel
A 10-part expose on where the global travel industry is headed for Travel Daily Asia.
File: The Digitization of Travel – 2MB PDF

Highland Farm Murders
The story of multiple murders at a wildlife sanctuary in northwest Thailand – for various newsprint publications.
File: Highland Farm Murders –  53KB PDF

The Kathmandu Valley: Three Cities in One
A profile of many sides to explore when traveling Kathmandu for
File: The Kathmandu Valley: Three Cities in One – 47KB PDF

Panorama’s Brazilian BBQ Buffet
A Brazilian restaurant buffet review for Bangkok 101 magazine.
File: Panorama’s Brazilian BBQ Buffet – 983KB PDF

International Adventures: Yangon, Myanmar
Expert travel tips while visiting Yangon for Jetstar Magazine, the inflight publication for Jetstar Airways.
File: International Adventures: Yangon, Myanmar – 940KB PDF

A firsthand account of the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami and its impact on Thailand’s southwestern coast – for various newsprint publications.
File: Tsunami – 19KB PDF

Upcountry on Two Wheels
An overview of my favorite adventures while leading tours in Southeast Asia and Nepal for Inbound Asia magazine.
File: Upcountry on Two Wheels – 252KB PDF

Thai Elephants
A look in to Thailand’s struggle to keep elephants off city streets and the future of Asian elephants for Traversing the Orient magazine.
File: Thai Elephants – 51KB PDF

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