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Taking Turkish Buses and tasting Turkish luxury

Surviving the Overnight Turkish Bus & how to get lost So far I’ve heard that Turkish buses happen to be pretty luxurious.  I’m not sure how true that is but tonight we’re going to take an overnight Turkish bus. I took two overnight buses in Turkey.  What you’re watching in my video is my second […]

July 6, 2015 4
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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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A Guide to Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia

A Guide to Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia (with Voyager Balloons) . These days, I feel like I’m starting to notice certain tourist activities, spreading like wildfire across the board t0 various countries, like ATV rides or shark diving cages. One of

March 23, 2015 9
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Trusting your travel gut for safety and daily life

Sometimes, knowing yourself and stubbornly sticking to your principles pays off. Sometimes, it doesn’t, but everything in life is a gamble.  And yet, some gambles feel bigger and riskier than others , especially when what’s on that table is your life. Should I ? Shouldn’t I? What happens if I don’t? What happens if I do? Is […]

February 10, 2015 9
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VIDEO Travel Tip: How to Eat Street Food (for unadventurous eaters)

Have you ever wished you could be adventurous enough to try street food in a foreign country, but unfortunately, the foreign foods you saw intimidated you? When I don’t know much about a country’s food culture and I don’t recognize their street food options, I get to feeling that way. Intimidated. Faint-hearted,  I’m standing o…

July 5, 2013 5
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A night at the coolest budget stay in Japan… the Manga cafe

When I had an overnight layover at Fukuoka airport and discovered they didn’t allow sleeping in their terminals, I felt a stab at my pocketbook. Manga Cafes otherwise called Manga Kissa are 24 hour internet cafes, furnished with wall-to-wall manga comic books and videos. Local Japanese who miss their bus home or need an overnight rest place, can rent a cubicle out for the night.

April 18, 2013 29
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Are your secret solo travel fears really that scary?

As a solo traveler, I admire solo travelers, who commit to bravery when going alone.

I still have my moments of fearing traveling alone and getting lost or stranded in some place foreign. And yet, …

April 12, 2013 10
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How to plan a last minute trip (Part 4: Trip Planning)

Since I’ve completed almost of month of travel, with having had only two days to prepare before hitting the road, it’s time to assess my shining highs and my rock-bottom lows.

What did I learn from this crash course in winging a last-minute trip?

Quite simply, I learned how to survive it.

So now I’m going to give you some “insider tips”, so that you that can survive it better than me.

January 31, 2013 8
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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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