BMT 71: Finding Life and Love in Thailand with Expat Ian Ord

Ian Ord Expat Thailand

In today’s episode, we move across the pond – westward, with Ian Ord, a Canadian expat who built a new life in Thailand. Though he only planned to stay for a few months at the beginning, he is still there over five years later, with a couple of businesses, a new fiancee, and a life full of adventure. Hear his story about how he did it, struggles he faced along the way, and whether he plans to stay in Thailand in the future.

About Ian

Having spent more than half his life on the road, Ian has developed an insatiable thirst for travel. His love for the road less travelled is only surpassed by his passion for helping protect this planet and all its earthlings. Travel blogger, board member of the Professional Travel Blogger Association, chapter leader for Travel Massive networking events, host of Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective twitter chats (#RTTC), and founder of the boutique travel company: WSE Travel, Ian plays a very active role in helping bring global awareness, education and experience to those looking to travel sustainably and responsibly. Ian loves spicy food and loud music to dance to – and occasionally dresses up in robot costumes for fun.

Episode 71 Show Notes

  • Ian’s website and tour company: Where Sidewalks End
  • Ian’s Twitter: @globe_trottah
  • Email Ian at
  • NGO Ian traveled to Thailand with originally: Pennies for Papa
  • Recommended language app: Duolingo
  • Ian’s advice: Integrate yourself into the community, learn at least how to say “hello” and “thank you!”

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2 replies on “BMT 71: Finding Life and Love in Thailand with Expat Ian Ord”

This is so amazing I went to University of Guelph and lived in Guelph afterwards for a few years!!! Small world
I love his advice about integrating with the community

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