Stu Brown

TravelBud Author: Stu Brown

Stu has always carried with him a passion for exploring the world through work and travel experiences.

After a year-long adventure working at a school in London and travelling throughout Europe, Stu began his tertiary studies at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Social Dynamics.

He also holds a 120-Hour internationally accredited TEFL/TESOL certificate and understands what it takes to teach and travel responsibly. As TravelBud CEO he understands that truly exciting and life-changing adventures only happen when you step outside your comfort zone; and not a day goes by when he doesn’t challenge the team to do the same!

What It’s Really Like Teaching In Thailand

What It’s Really Like Teaching In Thailand

Amanda Mathies, a 23-year old from Southern California, USA, taught in Thailand for a year and sat down with us to explain what it’s really like teaching English in Thailand. There are many aspects of traveling and working abroad that can seem quite daunting to...
How To Become An English Teacher In Thailand

How To Become An English Teacher In Thailand

Everyone wants to just wake up one day, throw a few essentials in a backpack, jump on board that aeroplane and fly away to an exotic paradise free of stress and responsibilities. Many people, especially students, often talk about completing their studies and heading...
Life As An English Teacher In Thailand

Life As An English Teacher In Thailand

We had the privilege of catching up with 5 expats, all from different regions of the Western world and all currently Teaching English in Thailand. Be it South Africa, the USA, or Canada, male or female, all of these teachers have been fortunate enough to embark on the...
My First Time Teaching English In Thailand

My First Time Teaching English In Thailand

We recently caught up with Jaco Kleinloog who was kind enough to share with us his first time teaching English in Thailand. Jaco is currently the head TESOL instructor in Hua Hin who is raved about by all his current and past TESOL students. He also was one of the...
Khao Sam Roi Yot: The Mountain with Three Hundred Peaks

Khao Sam Roi Yot: The Mountain with Three Hundred Peaks

I had no idea what to expect when I was teaching English in Thailand and joined a bunch of like-minded adventurous Westerners that had invited me to tag along to Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park early one Sunday morning. In fact, nobody seemed to have any clue of where...
Top 5 Beach Sunsets in Thailand

Top 5 Beach Sunsets in Thailand

Thailand is home to some of the most picturesque sunsets imaginable. There are so many different islands and beaches scattered throughout Thailand’s coastline, all with their unique attractions. We set out to find the top 5 sunset beaches present in the tropical...
Top 5 Party Islands in Thailand

Top 5 Party Islands in Thailand

It is no secret that Thailand is a host to some of the best party islands in the world. Every year thousands of young travellers make their way to Thailand in search of full moon parties, beach bars and clubs, and the non-stop party atmosphere that flows through many...
Top 5 Unexplored Islands in Thailand

Top 5 Unexplored Islands in Thailand

Thailand is blessed with thousands of beautiful islands both along the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. Some of these islands have seen rapid development over the last 10 to 20 years and are now packed with crowds of tourists, restaurants, bars and night clubs....
Top 5 Diving Spots in Thailand

Top 5 Diving Spots in Thailand

Thailand has arguably the best diving spots in the world with exceptional underwater visibility and a vast variety of marine and coral life. The Thai coastline is divided into two areas which experience different diving conditions over different times of the year. The...

My Experience Completing the Online TESOL Course

If you did not know already – one of the core philosophies that TravelBud stands by is providing all of our clients with first-hand advice and experience teaching English abroad. We believe that it is crucial to provide our customers with first-hand advice and...

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