27 Must Try Foods from Around the World

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27 Must Try Foods from 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 (more…)

5 Weird & Unusual Museums in Los Angeles (you’ll absolutely love!)

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5 totally weird museums in los angeles (you’ll absolutely love)

Los Angeles is a city that has a little bit of something for everyone.

Filled with a milieu of artistic expression, it can also display a bit of quirkiness.  It’s like a huge garage sale, where you can wander and rummage and find some of the most eclectic and unusual jewels that others might consider throw-aways. Funky, weird, kitsch, unusual. If you want (more…)

Sofitel Los Angeles Beverly Hills: Are selfie getaways worth a splurge?

“Selfie Getaways.”

There are many types of getaways, which grant us escape. Escape from the city… escape into the city… escape from stress, other (more…)

How solo travel will boost your social life


Reasons why solo travel will give you a better social life. (Watch this video!)

I wouldn’t call myself “outgoing” or “the life of a party”.

As personable as I might have seemed to others growing up, there was always an intrinsically quiet and shy person inside, who longed to be a social butterfly, but felt like a failure at it. Always awkward at parties,  my inability to connect with small talk chit-chat, weather, politics, business, verbal jousting (all totally not my thing)… all enhanced my (more…)

23 Things to Know before you go to Los Angeles

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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 (more…)

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Dressing Buddhist Monks: How to Wrap a Sari and Lungi (VIDEO)

Buddhist monks are a prominent part of Southeast Asia culture.  You can’t go very far without seeing an orange, yellow or red

June 24, 2014 4
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Toilet Tips Guide: How to Use a Squat Toilet (VIDEO)

Travel Tips: How to use a squat toilet (Video) How good are your squatting legs? While the western throne is becoming more widespread, the Asian squatter still

June 17, 2014 9
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Bali Travel Guide: How to Eat, See, Love… Ubud

Ubud. It’s got a laid back yoga-hippie sway, international and vegetarian restaurants up the wazzoo and even a Starbucks!  Ubud (pronounced Oo-bud) doesn’t really feel Balinese at times, but a fusion of Balinese culture and yogic expat living.

June 11, 2014 5
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Travel Hacking Tips: 13 Travel Bloggers reveal their MacGyver tricks

There’s a travel MacGyver in every one of us. Often, it emerges during  times, when the adventure and unpredictability of travel, serves up a dose of “the unexpected”.  As

June 2, 2014 24
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10 Awesome sights to inspire your next trip to Bali

If you can’t decide whether you love the beach, mountains,  or countryside, etc… Bali serves up a photogenic feast for you to explore. From natural beauty to cultural traditions and spiritual sights, it will capture you with breath-taking and exotic sights.  You’ve never seen

May 7, 2014 18
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How to Make Money Traveling & Living Abroad : Being Location Independent to Volunteering (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 5
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Is travel blogging my unhealthy addiction?

When I was in my twenties and thirties, I exercised faithfully as if it were my religion. If I skipped just one day, I was certain my body would go to “fat hell.”  Focused. Driven. I was a slave, obsessed with repenting the sins of fat.  And yet, a part of me enjoyed this sadomasochism. As a […]

April 24, 2014 21
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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 14
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What to do in Suwon in 48 hours

When I stepped outside the Suwon Station, my eyes grew wide, astonished. Suwon was a sprawling mecca of buses going here, there and everywhere!  It was a much larger city than I thought and it presented quite an itinerary for

April 4, 2014 3
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Ride sharing: Should you take a Lyft over a taxi ?

  Would you take a funky car service with a pink moustache over an expensively boring yellow cab? If so, this next tip might be for you. If you’re traveling through the U.S, you know that it’s not always easy to get around most cities without a car. On my

March 25, 2014 3
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9 Fun ways to get around in Myanmar / Burma

Types of Transportation in Myanmar / Burma If you’re not seeing this video, click here. Many travelers want to know how to get around in Myanmar? For a female solo traveler without a guidebook or a hard-set plan, getting aroundMyanmar didn’t feel difficult… at all.  Using the

February 24, 2014 3
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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 16
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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 7
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16 Tips for Traveling Alone by Night Bus

Will the seats be cramped? Is there a toilet on the bus? What if I get sick?  Is it safe? A  lot of solo travelers, let alone travelers in general, experience reluctance towards the idea of taking a night or sleeper bus.  

January 26, 2014 18
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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 33
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VIDEO: How to Deal with Travel Scams (Travel Q & A)

VIDEO: How to Deal with Travel Scams . Are you prone to travel scams? How do you  avoid scam artists? How can you deal with travel scams if you ever get into them? These are thoughts, which continually makes us question our safety as travelers and solo travelers. In some cases, questions like these can paralyze

November 7, 2013 8
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Surviving Japan: Budget Travel in Japan Demystified

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 individual travel style , how much you want to spend and where you want to splurge.

September 3, 2013 7
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Getting Around Tokyo on $30/day!

I’ve long been waiting to visit Japan. But I kept holding myself back. Why? Everyone I’ve spoken to came back to report one thing,  “Japan is expensive.”  How expensive?  One  brave friend recommended a budget of $100/day in Tokyo!  Someone else termed it wallet rape.

July 24, 2013 16
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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 33
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Art of Hobo-ing: How to Budget for long-term travel

Travel friends have been curious how I budgeted for my several months on the road and how much I spent on India and Southeast Asia. Okay, let’s start with the general topic of budgeting.

When I started out, the idea that I’d be traveling long-term didn’t click in. I actually thought I’d be on the road for a much shorter period. So, I got a crash course.

February 13, 2012 24
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5 Travel Must-Haves for 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 9
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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 24
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VIDEO: A Camel Safari in Jaisalmer

My first camel riding adventure did not take place in Morocco, Egypt or Mongolia… it took place last year in India! Deep in the Rajasthan region where the environment is arid and hot, you can see these Quasimodo animals as native to the region as cows pulling wagons.

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