Chris Backe March 2011

Chris Backe (hint: rhymes with ‘hockey’) is the main blogger here at One Weird Globe. He’s also the author of over a dozen books and itineraries, which can be found by looking at the menu. He’s originally from the US (the Chicago, Illinois area) and last lived in Lexington, Kentucky before coming to Asia.

Chris moved to the Seoul, South Korea area in March 2008 to teach English. When not teaching, he made it a point to travel to a new place, event, or festival each week. In 2010, he shifted focus to the more offbeat destinations around the country. In 2013, he published the book “Weird and Wonderful Korea“, which contains over 100 of Korea’s most unusual places.

While in Korea, Chris met and married to a wonderful Canadian named Laura. She is a professional translator, helps to plan some of their trips, and Chris’ better half. She keep a fairly low online profile, so she doesn’t get talked about very often. She is, however, a part of virtually every trip Chris takes.

Chris and Laura moved to Thailand in March 2013, eager to continue the offbeat adventure in a new country. They started in Bangkok (March 2013 – September 2013), moved to Chiang Mai (September 2013 – March 2014), Khon Kaen (March 2014 – September 2014), then Krabi (October 2014 – March 2015).

For a complete publication list, see this page.