About Us

Welcome to Cambodia Lifestyle, a pioneering holistic destination management platform dedicated to enriching the travel experience in Cambodia. Unlike traditional travel guides, our service offers a comprehensive solution for expats, travelers, and locals, providing a deeper, more meaningful exploration of Cambodia's diverse offerings. The true, who, what, where, when and why of Cambodian travel.

Why we do it?

There is a current fragmentation in Cambodia’s tourism sector, on top of being heavily skewed towards Angkor Wat and mainstream islands. Our platform broadens the narrative, highlighting the country’s lesser-known treasures through curated content and practical travel insights. We facilitate a richer, accessible journey through Cambodia, with sustainable practices and community benefits at the heart of our mission.

The Solution

The lack of cohesive, in-depth travel information has left many of Cambodia’s marvels underexplored. We will fill the gap by offering an all-encompassing guide to the country’s hidden gems, cultural heritage, gastronomic delights and more. Our platform stands as a one-stop shop for discovering, planning, and experiencing Cambodia’s full potential, from its untouched landscapes to its vibrant street markets.

Our Mission

To revolutionize the way people explore Cambodia, moving beyond conventional tourist spots to showcase the true essence of the country. Cambodia Lifestyle is not just a travel platform; it’s a movement towards a more sustainable, inclusive, and comprehensive exploration of Cambodia’s cultural and natural wealth.

We invite you to join us in this venture, contributing to a project that not only promotes the beauty of Cambodia but also supports its sustainable development and cultural preservation. Together, we can transform the narrative of Cambodian tourism and create unparalleled experiences for travelers worldwide.


Founded by Mancunian Tom Starkey and Gareth Johnson, Cambodia Lifestyle brings you the perfect blend of insider knowledge and international perspective.

Tom Starkey

With 5 years of living in Cambodia, Tom has navigated the landscape pre, during, and post the COVID pandemic. His extensive background spans the private and development sectors, coupled with significant contributions to leading national and business newspapers.

As the ambassador of Internations, Tom organizes monthly events connecting over 12,000 internationals in the region, fostering a vibrant community.

Tom is passionate about putting the Kingdom on the map for more than just Angkor Wat, with the mission to make sure each and every person doesn’t miss out on the amazing experiences he has and continues to have in Cambodia.

Tom aim to illuminate the incredible lifestyle, remarkable people, and boundless opportunities that Cambodia has to offer. The core objectives of Cambodia Lifestyle revolve around:

  • Showcasing the extraordinary lifestyle in Cambodia and unveiling endless unexplored opportunities.
  • Empowering communities by establishing partnerships with local small businesses and real people on the ground.
  • Strengthening and organizing the fragmented F&B and hospitality services in Cambodia, making them more accessible through innovative destination management processes.
  • Providing essential services and information to dispel doubts and demystify the experience of visiting the Kingdom.

Embark on a journey with Cambodia Lifestyle, where we not only guide you but immerse you in the rich tapestry of Cambodia’s lifestyle, creating memories that last a lifetime.

Gareth Johnson

An experienced online businessman and publisher Gareth Johnson started his adventure travel company Young Pioneer Tours back in 2008, which he still leads, giving him 17+ years of experience in the online and travel sectors.
During this time he has also been involved in a number of startups and online publications, such as PhilippinesLifestyle, Khmer Nights and Cambodia Investment Review. In these projects Gareth has been heavily involved with the technical aspects of creating and running a successful website, as well as developing links and embracing search engine optimization.

While Gareth Johnson is more behind the scenes than front of house, together with his team of developers he aims to give you the perfect website experience together with Tom.