Things to Know Before you Go to Portugal

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Things to Know Before you go Portugal | Portugal Travel Guide

Though Portugal is often overshadowed by its larger Western European neighbors, it’s quickly gaining international attention as a world-class travel destination. Breathtaking palaces, pristine coasts, and a vibrant history, Portugal greets visitors with low prices (more…)

Phi Phi Islands by Speedboat tour & why I’ll never take one again

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Phuket to Phi Phi Islands by Speedboat & why I’ll never take one again  (watch video)
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Speedboat tours to the Phi Phi islands are a popular tourist attraction. You can see a lot in a day, but I can’t promise you there won’t be rough bumps.

First off, eOasia is a trip planning aggregator tour site. It works with many budget tours in some fo (more…)

Ultimate Phuket Travel Guide | Lazy Things to Do in Phuket & Getting Around

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Phuket Travel Guide

Coming to Phuket I didn’t have an itinerary plan.  Phuket  Island is large and I felt overwhelmed with the notion of figuring out how to get around just to sightsee.

Usually my travel time as a blogger and YouTuber keeps me on the constant hustle to see, photograph and film my experiences as much as I can for my readers and viewers. Don’t get me (more…)

Ultimate Guide to Bako National Park & Reasons To Go Now | Sarawak, Borneo

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GUIDE TO Bako National Park wildlife adventure

Bako National Park is located 37 km from Kuching and was the best wildlife highlights of my trip to Sarawak.. and probably my life! It was the first time I encountered wildlife that was not in captivity. Instead, I was free to wander in their land and walk beside them. Best of all, it didn’t cost me my entire travel budget, but significantly less. (more…)

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Shopping in Kuching | Where to Shop for your Travel Needs

What does condoms and Mentos have to do with shopping in Kuching? Continuing my 7 Eleven shopping series… If you haven’t guessed it yet, on YouTube, I love my 7 Eleven stores as much as I love documenting some of the weird toilets I’ve experienced in my travels. Filled with culture shock, curiosity and travel resource […]

November 2, 2016 1
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Quick Guide to the Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Phuket Vegetarian Festival | Documentary Video . . The annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival occurs on the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar (often, around October)  and spans nine days, where participants – usually of Chinese ancestry-  undergo a strict vegetarian diet during the period. Various gory spectacles, perilous events and parades taking place, from sword piercings, fire walking, etc… […]

October 15, 2016 5
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Kuching Flavors / Sarawak Cooking with Bumbu Cooking Class

Kuching Flavors / Sarawak Cooking with Bumbu Cooking Class . As a vegetarian I was having a rough go in Sarawak. I know… I’m sad. I was even starting to feel pathetic.  Entering a new place, I don’t always research food until I get there. Why? No time.  I always expect to swim by somehow- […]

October 11, 2016 1
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10 Top Sarawak Foods | Kuching Sarawak Food Guide | Malaysian Borneo

10 Top Sarawak Foods  | Kuching Sarawak Food Guide | Malaysian Borneo With foodie influences from Malay and Chinese cuisine, mixed with the jungle flavors of Borneo tribes, Sarawakian food is something to experience. So come along and I’ll show you the top 10 foods

October 5, 2016 2
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6 Reasons Why You Should Be Using a VPN While Traveling

  When getting ready for a trip, there are lots of essential items you have on your packing list. But there’s one very important travel survival item many people forget or don’t even know about in the first place – a VPN! There are many reasons why you should be using a VPN while traveling! A VPN […]

September 20, 2016 6
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Travel Survival Guide to Staying in Hotels

Travel Guide to Staying in Hotels I don’t know about you, but sometimes, staying at hotels can give me a bit of anxiety. I appreciate the pampering and the independence of having my own room. Yet, there’s the burden of always wondering how secure my room is or what the etiquette is

September 15, 2016 3
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How to Use Asian Squat Toilets #2 | A Chinese Toilet

How to Use Asian Squat Toilets #2 | A China Toilet . Travel is always an adventure. Over the years, its taught me to have an open mind, while exposing me to a variety of situations, which throw me outside of my comfort zone. One of those zones happen to be toilets; hence, why I have a […]

September 13, 2016 10
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Things about Me… You Asked! | Travel Version

Things you never knew about me but asked  | Travel version As promised, this is the continuation to round it up to 50 Things About Me.  The last video I posted was 33 Things About Me You Never Knew.

September 10, 2016 0
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Liveaboard Essentials |What to pack for a liveaboard dive boat

If you’re doing  a liveaboard in Thailand (or anywhere for that matter), you’ll probably wonder what to pack for a liveaboard dive boat vacation?  What essentials should you bring?

September 3, 2016 6
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Taipei Food Guide: 18 Top Taipei Street Foods

Pigs blood rice cake, Gua Bao, Stinky Tofu… If you’re a foodie and you want variety, then Taiwan is going to be your soulmate destination. As an international foodie capital, Taipei is a dynamic city of modernity, street food and fusion foods. Virtually any type of diet will be

August 29, 2016 1
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33 Things you Never Knew About Me, GRRRL TRAVELER (Video)

33 Random Things You Never Knew About Me . Crossing 20,000 subscribers on YouTube is like a rite of passage of hard work and exhalation.  It’s a huge wahoo! Blogging myself vs vlogging myself With YouTube, I pour a lot of time editing, thinking of ideas and throwing myself in front of the camera.  Of course, I enjoy

August 23, 2016 3
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Taipei Travel Guide: Unusual Things to Do in Taipei (Part 2)

Taipei has a quirky side. Oh yes it does. If you didn’t know it, there’s a handful of off-beat and unusual things to do in Taipei from museums, factory tours and theme cafes.   As always, my video give an inside peek into the experience as I report from that location.  The information between written post […]

August 17, 2016 2
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Ultimate Taipei Travel Guide | Best Things to Do in Taipei (Part I)

I spent 9 days in Taipei. Did I do everything? Not even close. A fortune telling street, a snake and toilet restaurant, night markets… as an international foodie capital, Taipei is a dynamic city

August 10, 2016 2
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My Liveaboard Vacation in the Similan Islands

. If someone were to tell me I’d be doing a liveaboard vacation in the Similan Islands of Thailand, I’d had thought they were writing a story of what they fantasized my travel life to be like.

August 8, 2016 3
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Taipei Eats food tour takes a big bite out of Taiwan

. Taiwan is very much a foodie capital to explore if you love food and travel! Oh yes, it is.  So of course, I wanted to take a food tour to see and experience the country through its food.  Enter Taipei Eats food tour.  As the leading food tour in Taipei, Taipei Eats takes you through neighborhoods and highlight […]

August 2, 2016 2
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Taipei Culture Shock : Things to Love or Hate (video)

Taipei Culture Shock : 7 Things to Love or Hate (video)   Culture shock can vary in range, from extremely unpleasant to mind-blowing awesome. Each traveler has their own gauge of likes and dislikes in experiencing ‘cultural difference’.   But overall, experiencing culture shock is what adds to the adventurous fun of travel.

July 28, 2016 1
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7-Eleven in Taiwan (Video)

7-Eleven Taiwan  (watch video) If you’ve seen my last video on 7-Eleven in Thailand, you’d know Asian 7-Elevens are more exciting than in the U.S. Here’s some reasons why 7-Eleven Taiwan is awesome!

July 27, 2016 0
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6 Top Attractions of Northern Taiwan | Taiwan Travel Guide

6 Top Attractions  Northern Taiwan | Taiwan Travel Guide Before I went to Taiwan, I saw a Taiwan travel brochure of the striking natural sights of Northern Taiwan (Northeastern to be exact). I knew I had to visit and that’s what drew me into considering Taiwan as my next travel hop. I’m sucker for landscapes with wow-factor.

July 20, 2016 2
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Qinghai‬ Travel Highlights: 32 Inspiring Photographs

Qinghai‬ Travel Highlights:  The Unchartered Beauty of  Qinghai‬, ‪‎China‬. . . As one of the largest regions of China, near the Tibetan border, Qinghai offers a mixture of Mongolian and Tibetan influences, monasteries and mosques, wonderful natural beauty, and a lot of yaks! For years, this unchartered beauty has been a well-kept secret of Chinese […]

July 18, 2016 0
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Ultimate Packing Tips for India | What’s in my Backpack?

Ultimate Packing Tips for India | What’s in my Backpack? .  Namaste! Today I’ll be sharing with you what’s in my bag for India.  India can be a  challenging and complex country but also very rewarding once you feel like you’ve prepared for it. I’ll be sharing my packing tips for India and the top essential […]

June 22, 2016 7
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Planning a Trip to India | Things to should know before you go to India

Planning a Trip to India | Things you should know . To say India is a huge country, is an understatement. You can travel the country and you’ll always find something a little differet-  mountains, deserts, beaches, rivers, etc.. you can find all types of terrain there, which is why even Indians will travel their own […]

June 18, 2016 2
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Trip Planning for Qinghai China

Watch:  MY NEXT BIG ADVENTURE & TRIP PLANNING MY FIRST TRIP TO CHINA, Qinghai *Note: Watch for the entertainment, read for the information . Today I want to do a special announcement. Firstly, I’ve been blown away by the response you’ve given to some of my India videos.  Basically , my travel survival series.  I’m […]

June 10, 2016 3
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16 Top Bangkok Street Foods

16 POPULAR BANGKOK STREET FOODS . As one of the best known street foodie capitals of Southeast Asia, Bangkok has an endless variety of food to tempt your tastebuds. The city is a haven of street foods. It seems you’ll see food hawkers and sidewalk hawkers lining the streets frying, boiling, dicing and chopping some of the […]

May 28, 2016 3
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Eating Indian Food with your Hands | India Travel

Travel Tips: Eating Indian Food with your Hands . Many first time travelrs to India are often surprised to find out that eating with your hands in India is okay. You’d use it as you might use a utensil. It’s used as a scoop, can be used to mix food up and shovel it into […]

May 17, 2016 5
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Street Food Safety: 14 Tips for Not Getting Sick While Traveling

Street Food Safety: 14 Tips for Not Getting Sick While Traveling   Many of you have been watching my street food videos and wondering how I don’t get sick.  First of all, I have gotten sick (twice!), but let me get to that later in the video, because I have more to share on that.  I […]

May 13, 2016 2
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The Ultimate The Kolkata Travel Guide | Best Things to Do, See and Eat in Kolkata

Despite Kolkata (aka Calcutta) was once the capital city of India, the thought of visiting Kolkata always intimidated me.  From other travelers I’d talked to,  I got the impression it must’ve been the armpit of India~

May 4, 2016 5
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10 Top Kolkata Street Foods | Kolkata Food Walk

Top Kolkata street foods| Kolkata Food Guide, . . Certain cities are known for being street food capitals. One of the biggest highlights of Kolkata was the fact that you’ll find its sidewalks are a bazaar of street food. There’s many top Kolkata street foods to try. Walking down a sidewalk is like walking down a […]

April 26, 2016 3
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The Ultimate Delhi Layover Guide | Best Things to Do in Delhi

Things to Do in Delhi  48 hours | Delhi Travel Guide . Delhi, India, (नई दिल्ली) is the national capital of India and one of my favorite cities.  As a vast country with diverse terrain, 29 states and a population of over 1.2 billion, Delhi is one of the main cities which offers a large mixture […]

April 14, 2016 2
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Kolkata Culture Shock: 8 Things You’ll Love or Hate about Kolkata

Kolkata: 8 Things to Love or Hate

April 5, 2016 1
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Getting Around Thailand | 20 Ways to Travel Thailand

Travelling Thailand : Getting Around Thailand: 20 Ways to Travel . Thailand has a wealth of transportation such that you’ll always find a solution for travelling Thailand . As a solo traveler, I make it a point to try as many transportation options as I can. It helps me have more control over my trip […]

April 1, 2016 3
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41 Things to Do in Bangkok (Part 1: OLD City #1-15)

41 Things to Do in Bangkok  (Part 2: OLD City #1-15) Bangkok is a city that backpackers and solo travelers find comfort with. The city is a surprising blend of both, old world and new world charm, with elegant urban design mixed with aged tradition.

March 26, 2016 0
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Staying Connected while Traveling: Mobile Hotspots, MiFis, & Internet Sticks

. Internet access and staying in touch with friends and family through social media is important to many of us, even when we travel. How do you stay connected while traveling abroad? When I arrived into Kolkata and realized that my hotel didn’t have internet, anywhere in the vicinity and there were no

March 17, 2016 1
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20 Best Things to Do in Pai (ปาย), Thailand

20 THINGS TO DO IN PAI THAILAND Nestled in the foothills of Northern Thailand, just three hours and close to 800 curves from Chiang Mai, is Pai, a little hippie Thai backpacker haven filled with restaurants, funky boutique shops, cafes and a

February 7, 2016 12
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Travel Essentials for Korea (Part 2 : Navigating Korean Culture)

Travel Survival Tips for Korea:  Navigating Korean Culture Continuing from my last video post about Travel Essentials for Seoul, I thought I’d share five more travel essentials for Korea! This segment, I’ll be focusing on navigating Korean culture.

February 5, 2016 5
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Top 5 Travel Essentials for Seoul (Part 1 of 2)

Travel Essentials for Seoul (Part 1 of 2) Getting ready to travel to Seoul? Seoul , South Korea. It’s the home of Korean drama, K-pop, theme cafes and a lot of cool technology.  Here’s some essential travel tips to make your trip to Seoul a breeze!

January 30, 2016 5
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Motorbike Tips for Thailand

Motorbike Tips for Thailand When in Thailand, many travelers like to rent a motorbike, not only to get around quicker. Motorbikes help us explore a place deeper. With a motorbike, you can get out to the countryside where the scenery and lifestyles change. All of a sudden, the place feels more authentic, local… a breath […]

January 10, 2016 0
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Things to Do in Chiang Dao in 48 Hours

 Chiang Dao is a small town known for it’s huge limestone mountain and cave temple. If you ever wanted to escape Chiang Mai in search of nature and a small village, jungle feel, this is just 3 hours north. I went to Ban Tham (ban means “village”, tham means “cave”),  a 15 minute drive to the village […]

January 9, 2016 2
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Review: Eagle Creek DoubleBack 22 Flashpacker Convertible Backpack

FLASHPACKING CONVERTIBLE BACKPACK | EAGLE CREEK DOUBLEBACK22 REVIEW . When my convertible carry on got damaged by airlines baggage handlers, I was in snit. When I discover a certain aspect of my travel gear works for me and I like it, I become loyal to it… I marry it until one of us croaks.  Now I was being […]

January 5, 2016 8
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Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers 2016

When the holiday season rolls around, we all want to shop for ourselves, friends, family… and ourselves. Just kidding. Well not really.  But if you’re stuck in a nit trying to think of what to get your travel bestie (or what to drop hints for them to get you… ) this Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers list will […]

December 17, 2015 2
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Tips for Dealing with Getting Sick while Traveling

. I’ve done ‪food videos taste testing mysterious Turkish foods and recently, a six-course meal of deep fried bugs in Thailand (post

December 17, 2015 0
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I Got Sick Abroad : Ugh Days & Long-term Travel | Day #2 (VIDEO & LINKS)

I Got Sick Abroad : Ugh Days & Long-term Travel | Day #2 (Watch on YouTube) . Getting sick while traveling certainly sucks big time. But taking you along on the journey sure has helped some. This post is my ‘I got Sick’ in Thailand  video update on my mysterious travel bug and uh, some interesting […]

December 17, 2015 0
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18 Top Things to Do in Istanbul | Istanbul Travel Guide

There’s a reason why Istanbul is quickly becoming a favorite city for travelers. Not only is Istanbul a friendly city, but it’s a city located on two separate continents (a European side and Asian side), complete with

September 22, 2015 20
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11 Best Vlogging Cameras of 2015

Wanna film your selfie?  Sure you do! Everywhere and anyone knows how to operate a cellphone or mirrorless camera to take a selfie. From DSLRs , mini DSLRs to mirrorless and pocket cameras, I’ll be walking you through the highlights of the nine best vlogging cameras

July 31, 2015 3
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A Guide to Korean jjimjilbangs 찜질방 | Bathhouses in Korea

Watch the video: 찜질방  A Quick guide to Korean Jjimjilbangs | Korean Bath house & Sauna If you can’t view it here, go to :https://youtu.be/nNdt0BDSdOs . If you’ve followed any of my adventures while I was living in Korea, you’ll know that I love jjimjilbangs (aka bathhouses in Korea)!  The reason is that Koreans know how […]

July 17, 2015 9
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TOP 5 Tips for Surviving Vietnam (VIDEO)

Top 5 Travel Survival Tips for Traveling to Vietnam (Southeast Asia travel).. Of all the Southeast Asian countries  out there, Vietnam happens to be the trickiest and I will tell you why. Today I’m going to share with you my…

June 13, 2015 8
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15 Things to know before you go to Vietnam

5 Things Travelers Should Know About Vietnam

June 12, 2015 28
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21 Must Try Turkish Foods| Turkish Food Guide (Video)

21 Must Try TurkishFoods | Turkish Food Guide . This video is a compilation of  what I experienced and learned about while traveling a short period in Turkey. This Turkish Food Guide by all means, is not a cumulative list of Turkish cuisine. Turkey has a fascinating Ottoman history and culture of farming, fishing and livestock and […]

June 5, 2015 2
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15 Best Things to Do in Santorini | Travel Guide Santorini

Road Trip Santorini : 15 Best Things to Do in Santorini  (Video) . While my time in historical Athens and mystical Meteora were divine, my arrival into romantic Santorini I started off on the wrong foot. However, there’s a blessing in having unexpected roommates when you travel, even if you’re forced to share beds with them! The notion […]

May 29, 2015 2
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Things to Know before you Go to Cappadoccia |The Ultimate Travel Guide Cappadocia

You’ve probably already seen enviable photos of Cappadocia, either here or from a friend. And they were so stunning that it’s definitely on your bucket list for Turkey. Maybe you’re planning your itinerary already! Great.

May 25, 2015 5
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How to Pee Standing Up | Female Urinary Devices (Video)

Ladies, would you pee standing up? | Feminine Urinary Devices  (Click here for video) – Ladies, does the idea of using a squat toilet freak you out? If the answer is Yes, then if you could, would you pee standing up? We’re talking about female urinary devices (aka female urinary diversion device (fudd) or “pee cup”).

May 8, 2015 2
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Top 10 Tips : How to Haggle like a Rockstar! (Video)

Top 10 Tips on How to Haggle like a Rockstar! (Watch Video on YouTube) What is haggling? Top 10 Tips on How to Haggle like a Rockstar! 1. Shop Around

May 5, 2015 2
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10 Best Things to Do in Cappadocia | Turkey

10 Best Things to Do in Cappadocia, Turkey  (Video) Cappadocia is a very large region of valleys, villages and towns.  The reason a lot of people come out to Cappadocia is for the rock formations. Many of them are unusually shaped and it makes you wonder if aliens

April 24, 2015 1
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5 Travel Essentials for Surviving Hostels

Travel Essentials for Surviving Hostels | Top 5 Travel Tips Due to the fact I find hostels both, as very social places and a wealth of DIY information and resource for my solo journeys, I can often feel reliant upon them.   But the downside is that whether I’m staying at a dorm or booking a

March 27, 2015 1
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5 Fantastic Places in Korea no one Visits

Every country has spots that feel like best kept secrets.  Perhaps it’s fallen out of sight due to larger and more popular tourist sites, its countrymen have overlooked it or it’s just never called attention to itself. Today’s guest post comes from Julio Moreno, a travel blogger and Korea expat, who is obsessed with visiting and rating UNESCO sites.  He’ll […]

March 16, 2015 26
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Things to Know Before you Go to Meteora | Greece

Metcora is one of those top jaw-dropping sites I’m glad I visited.  For me, it’s right up there with the first time my mouth went agape stepping foot off the plane into Ladakh or when I saw entered Hong Kong‘s night only to witness  a endless paths of apartment light leading straight to the heavens . Jaw… drop…ping is the only […]

March 11, 2015 11
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14 Must Try Greek Foods in Athens

11 Greek Food Favorites: Watch the video for more food images! . When I first arrived in Greece, I didn’t know I might have difficulty eating as a vegetarian. The Greeks however, love their fish and cured and smoked  meats, so as a vegetarian my options felt slim.

February 28, 2015 1
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23 Best Things to Do Athens, Greece | Athens Travel Survival Guide

“I never wanted to go to Athens, I always thought it was a dirty city,”  the Spanish girl said to me in the crowded airport shuttle, as we all introduced the last country we came from.

February 20, 2015 13
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Chungking Mansion: Budget Heaven or Third Layer of Hell?

 As the birthplace of Chinese and martial arts cinema, with cloud-scraping apartment rises and specialty streets selling rare and prosperous herbal concoctions, Hong Kong city is a city unlike like any other. Unfortunately (or fortunately), there’s one thing I missed in my last visit there… Chungking Mansion. Instead, I’m going to let fellow travel blogger, Heather Sinclair, enlighten […]

February 12, 2015 1
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Top 5 Tips | How to Survive an Airport Layover

Top 5 Travel Tips for Surviving an Airport Layover Are you the type of person who likes layovers? I’m a freak because I actually do really dig them. That’s because I plan my layovers as an extended trip and I make it bearable for myself. I actually choose my

February 6, 2015 18
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Top 5 Travel Tips for Surviving New York City (Video)

VIDEO | Top 5 Travel Tips for Surviving New York City | #NYC Travel Insider . As a busy metropolis, New York City revolves around three things: time, speed and efficiency.  In fact, a lot of Manhattanites live by mental checklists and they often feel like there’s never enough time to do everything they want and

January 19, 2015 7
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40 Things to Do in New York City (Video)

VIDEO| 40 Best Things to Do in New York City | NYC Insider Travel Guide   Ready to book that trip to New York City? This quick New York City insider travel guide for sightseeing Manhattan will take you through Things to Do, Eat and Neighborhoods to check out. It

December 29, 2014 5
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Top Travel Beauty Products for 2015

Today’s topic is a continuation from my video, Packing Tips for Carry On Luggage!

December 10, 2014 16
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21 Ways to Outsmart Pickpockets and Thieves

A few months ago, a friend posted a video on my Facebook profile about how your luggage can be tampered with out you noticing. Insert ballpoint pen into zipper and run the rails to open. Then use the zipper to zip it close.  Mortifying. Thieves are continually coming up with

November 16, 2014 69
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Travel Blog Success: How to Grow a Successful Blog

From July 27- 31st, 2015,  you can receive 35% off of a lifetime membership to Travel Blog Success.   If you enroll in the video course with membership, you’ll get 10% off the combined cost. This is a yow savings! I occasionally get reader questions about how to start a blog. Starting “a blog” is one thing and can […]

October 1, 2014 4
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20 Best Things to Do in Los Angeles | Video

20 Things to Do in Los Angeles (Video) Los Angeles.  The entertainment capital of the world. Ready for it? People have asked me for advice on things to do, but the bucketlist of things to do in Los Angeles can feel endless.  What to do? Well, it

September 18, 2014 4
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21 Survival Tips for Vegetarian Travelers

Up until recently, I’ve not been very good at bringing the topic of food in my blog. I’m actually not a big foodie. (Audience gasp) Sorry, the truth is out. Blame it on the vegetarian part of me. Unless I’m in a cosmopolitan city, finding vegetarian options on the road are often a challenge. As a traveler with […]

September 10, 2014 13
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14 Must Try Vegetarian Dishes around the World

If you’re vegetarian or vegan traveler, you probably know that it’s not always easy to eat your way around the world. You’d like to taste the colorful world of spices and flavors, but you have to be smart in navigating your way to find the right dishes for

September 1, 2014 35
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18 Things to Know about Sapa Before you Go | Vietnam

My train reached Lao Cai at 6A. A bunch of people from different trekking groups, boarded my mini-van bus and we spent an hour getting to Sapa. The road was winding and the driving was a bit rough. At one point, one of the passengers was sick and need to get off the bus to take a rest. ..

August 1, 2014 54
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27 Must Try Foods Around the World

. There are many reasons to travel. Food is obviously, one of them! When visiting a country,  there’s always a handful of must try foods out there… dishes, which serve us the essence, flavor, aroma and

July 21, 2014 92
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23 Things to Know before you go to Los Angeles

Almost 20 years ago, I lived in Los Angeles while going to college to study art.  Back then, it was

June 26, 2014 26
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How to Make Money Traveling : Location Independent to Volunteerism (Part II)

If your dream is to travel and/or live abroad, then you’ve probably asked yourself the question:  How can I make money to travel or live abroad?   Travel is not a traditionally painted road of right and wrong resumes. There are many alternative ways to go and the road is as wide as your creativity.  In this […]

April 30, 2014 1
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A Guide to Cool “Korean” Things to Buy in Korea

  What souvenirs should you buy on your trip to Korea?  A while ago, I wrote a post on my top 5 favorite Korean souvenir gifts and they still hold true to today, with a few additions. Korea has a lot of cool things to buy. But sometimes it’s hard telling the difference between what’s “Korean” and […]

April 9, 2014 20
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18 Things to Know Before you Go to Bali

Bali has been a long time tourist getaway… a tropical island of natural beauty, gorgeous resorts, yoga retreats and easy-going beaches…  a peaceful fling. Elizabeth’s Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love put Bali on the map as a solo gal’s romantic “finding

February 12, 2014 34
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13 Awesome Quotes that Inspire you to Travel

When we can’t find inspiration or motivation within ourselves and for our dreams, we look for them outside. Like a good horoscope or a bible of proverbs, inspirational quotes are guides and reminders that help align us to the  path

February 10, 2014 9
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19 Things to know before you go to Myanmar

  Myanmar can be a hit or miss in meeting expectations. The fact it’s finally opened it’s doors to tourism is hype that has every backpacker running  to it, without really knowing why. Untouched is the magnetic word. But the country is very touched, quickly

December 12, 2013 40
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Budget Travel Tips for Japan

Surviving Japan. Is it possible to make it out of Japan with your wallet? As I mentioned in my Tokyo on a Budget post, it seems that travel costs are more related to personal travel style , how much you want to spend and where you want to splurge.

September 3, 2013 17
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If you’re a woman, would you pee standing up?

Are you a newbie to using squat toilets? Traveling a country, where there’s non-western toilets? Going hiking in the woods, where the toilet is the great wide open? Well, here’s a helpful aide for my squeamish squatters…

January 17, 2013 35
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Is being a female solo traveler easy? …Not!

There’s a mystique around female solo travelers. We’re an anomaly and yet, our numbers are growing. Traveling alone, I meet all types of journeying women: from reluctant to experienced, to the newbie ready to cling to the first companion that reaches out. I’m no more or less brave than any of them.

May 14, 2012 76
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Is Siloam Sauna the best jjimjilbang in Seoul?

So, I’ve promised some of you the inside tip on the best jjimjilbang in Seoul… After the disappointment of Seoul’s much hyped Dragon Hill Spa, I was reluctant to return for another night of overnight non-thrill on a hard wood floor. Fortunately, a friend offered me an alternative suggestion…

March 12, 2012 51
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Guide to Transportation in Bangkok

In Bangkok, all roads may not lead to Rome, but you’ll have many ways to get there.

One of my favorite things about Bangkok is its transportation. Skytrain, city bus, taxi, motorbike taxi, ferry boat,… each presents a unique way for getting around the city, while also presenting angles of Bangkok life.

December 23, 2011 21
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5 Travel Must Haves for Traveling to India

If anyone thinks tromping through India will be like traveling any other country, think again. Here are some things I found useful on my trip. Here are 5 Travel Must-Haves for India:

July 23, 2011 20
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Eat, Pray, Love… 10 Things to Know about Staying at an Indian ashram?

At 6 AM. the morning fog was lifting off the lake. Devotional music poured joyously over the loudspeaker of a neighboring temple and echoed eerily, as fly-by birds bore life to the serene setting. Sitting in silence I felt the sun spreading it’s rays across my body with an exquisite orange and gold. I inhaled….OM.

June 2, 2011 44
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