Hi & welcome to

The Longest Way Home

A 17+ year journey bringing you the best travel guides & guidebooks to Nepal, Thailand, & many more countries plus overland travel

My journey, your travel guides.

The definitive 17+ year overland journey that's developed into providing the best independent travel guides & guidebooks

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Original content

Everything here is 100% original & personally researched, live, in-country

Virtual Photography

Photographs here showcase beautiful places - displayed to help you find them

Genuine reviews

Everything from hotels to restaurants has been personally reviewed - anonymously

Days on a single journey
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Travel Guidebooks

The Best
to Nepal.

Intuitively Designed for all your Mobile Devices & also available in Paperback.

The perfect choice for anyone looking for a modern, up-to-date guidebook. It includes itineraries, treks, transport, interactive color maps, photographs of every highlight, personal reviews for all budgets, and essential travel info. Researched, written, & tested live in the country - there simply are no better guidebooks than these.

Experience One Now

"travel vicariously, or plan your own trip - right here."

The Longest Way Home

One man's journey, everybody's travel guides

A little about

From a personal travel journal started in 2005 to a live independent travel website that's developed into providing you with practical travel guides from personal on-the-road experience. This solo journey by David started in Sintra, Portugal, and went overland through Europe, the Middle East, Asia to Shanghai, China. Along the way, years were spent in Africa & Southeast Asia. From searching for a place to live, to expat life, making a living on the road, and so much more. Read the in-depth story on my about page.

What's here?

Throughout this website you will find travel resources & information that I have gathered from my years of experience. Travel planning, inspiration & overland maps, a hotel booking search engine, a flight booking search engine, my own personal travel journal and of course a mass of travel guides. I reveal insights into both old & new world culture. Real travel guides on exploring our planet practically. Big photos with dashes of food articles. And of course a place to document my own unique journey.

Why read here?

The Longest Way Home is different from many other travel sites. It encompasses a very personal story along with hands-on travel guides written for you using my years of in-the-field experience. I've been there, done that, and documented it all. Everything here is original, helpful, and genuine. Enjoy!

By the way, my name is David Ways, nice to meet you! I'm currently traveling in ... Nepal.

Recent Posts

Here's a sample of some great original content you can get right here!  

Reader Testimonials

Johann Testimonials

David is a 21st century travel pioneer, paving the way for others to enjoy the world a little better

Johann Hester U.K./Germany
Anna Testimonial

We planned out our whole trip to Nepal using The Longest Way Home .., our greatest holiday ever!

Anna Vasile Romania
Jane Testimonial

I've truly enjoyed reading The Longest Way Home for the past 5 years. Dave's story is an epic quest well worth diving into.

Anna Hart Texas. USA.

An original travel story plus great travel guides - choose your way!