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Hippie. Hula Hooper. Budget travel savvy. Accident prone. Lover of elephants and Couchsurfing. 23 countries, age 22. Currently backpacking solo through Southeast Asia. Bringing you travel tips, mishap stories, & inspiration one post at a time.

The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking in Taiwan

Taiwan is a remarkable island that boasts a unique culture, incredible food, and locals that will go out of their way to make sure you’re having a comfortable time in their country. While Taiwan is not as cheap as Southeast Asia, the modern transportation system around the island, high end hotels, and overall safety makes […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Living in a Van in New Zealand

Letting my mind guide me, with the moon and the stars in reach, high above the mountains and the sun, I’m unstoppable. I have the world to myself. Nature twirls me around like a ribbon on a present, waiting to be opened, with the apprehension of what’s to come, and the bubbling excitement of the unknown. My […]

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5 Things to Research Before Picking a Traveling Route

Traveling is a daunting prospect for some, especially when it comes to deciding where exactly you want to go. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be difficult – so long as you do your research beforehand. Here are five essential things to look into before deciding on the perfect traveling route. Ensure it’s safe Perhaps the […]

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That Time a Bug Crawled Inside of My Ear in Laos

The bug nestled inside of my ear like a dog twirling in circles to find its ideal comfort position. Bzzz, bzzz, bzzz, it said like a cooing baby, completely lacking all respect. F*cker, I’m trying to sleep. I woke up at 4 in the morning and knew the bug found its new apartment before I […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking in Myanmar (Burma)

Welcome to the land of loving and hospitable locals, untouched coastlines, and undiscovered temples. Burma, also known as Myanmar, is truly untouched. I can’t stress enough how important it is to visit this beautiful country before their tourism starts to boom. I explored ancient, abandoned temples without another tourist in sight. I walked along white […]

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I’ve Fallen in Love with Myanmar

I’ve fallen in love with Myanmar, With the children and women who paint their faces with Thanaka, With the innocent giggles from children who rarely see foreigners, And with the piercing blue waves that crash into charcoal black rock on a deserted coast. I’ve fallen in love with the golden sand, With the skinny coconut […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking in Sri Lanka

The aroma of samosas and roti wafts towards you as you listen to the repetitive banging of knives from locals chopping up kottu, the national Singhalese dish. Colorful, vibrant tuk-tuks with floral decorations zoom past you on the street, as locals pile onto large blue buses that drive at racing speeds. Welcome to Sri Lanka, […]

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Traveling by Train in Sri Lanka

The boy with tiny crescent shaped dimples and round eyes glanced up at me. His smile was the shape of an orange peel, and he radiated with happiness and intense interest . “Hello!” I said, smiling back. He shyly looked at his mom and turned back to me, his grin bigger than before. “Selfie!” He […]

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Surf & Yoga in Mirissa: a Backpacker’s Getaway

Sand between my toes, The ocean’s salt in my hair. Deep breaths, namaste, Stretch and focus, become aware. Sri Lanka misses the backpacker’s radar. There’s no standard route here, which makes traveling from city to city a bit more difficult than it would be in Vietnam or Thailand. This is one of the reasons travelers tend to […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Trekking the Annapurna Circuit

The Annapurna Circuit is considered to be an entry level trek in Nepal, and is the perfect option for those of you looking for an easier, shorter, and more straightforward trek compared to the other ones offered in Nepal (such as EBC and Three Passes). Here is the ultimate guide to trekking the Annapurna Circuit. […]

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