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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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The Hardest & Most Rewarding Thing I’ve Ever Done: Trekking to Everest Base Camp & Three Passes in Nepal

The ground spun under my feet the same way it seems to turn after stepping off of a tire swing. My vision blurred as if I were looking through a dirty windshield, and I squinted my eyes and stared at the ground to regain my balance. The dizziness came out of no where like a […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp & The Three Passes

The silence of the Himalayas Rings in my ears, As I stand on the edge of the world, And am reminded of how small I really am. The snow capped peaks Tower over emerald green lakes That shimmer in the sunlight With waves dancing in the breeze. I watch the sun Still drunk with sleep […]

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How to Prepare for Your First Solo Backpacking Trip

Anxiety, apprehension, and excitement—trust me, I know how you’re feeling. Venturing off on a journey to another country is admirable and takes a lot of courage. You’re diving into the unknown, without a clue as to what’s going to happen. But that’s one of the best parts about traveling. You’re about to embark on a […]

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Trekking in Taman Negara, Malaysia

“Almost every snake in this jungle will kill you,” my guide Ajip said over our candlelit dinner. “Snakes and falling trees are the two things I worry about the most while I take groups trekking in this jungle.” The chirping song of cicadas mixed with the of distinctive chirping of crickets created an ambiance you would […]

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My Motorbike in Dalat was the Devil Himself

I had to choose between being blind and holding my breath. I weighed the options as my glasses fogged up like a mirror, and inevitably chose the latter. It was probably safer.  When the hell is fog going to end, I thought as I maneuvered my motorbike through the mountains in Dalat, Vietnam. I focused […]

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Why I Love Traveling Slowly

“Hello, bong!” I say to Yinn, one of the Khmer workers at my friend’s bar. It comes out in a breathless whisper as I jog past him. His skin wrinkles like the folds of a crumbled newspaper as he smiles back, cheek to cheek. The loose strands of hair on my head dance in the […]

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Reflections After 6 Months of Solo Backpacking

Six months ago, I stepped onto an EVA Airlines flight by myself, with a 60 liter backpack and too many clothes. I sat in between two strangers in the middle seat of a 16 hour flight where I didn’t sleep. My flight landed with a thud in the 32 degree heat in the middle of […]

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Finding Paradise in Otres Beach

I awake in the early morning hours, with the sing song of the roosters, the rhythmic, creaking melody of a swimming hammock, and the soothing effect of a hot cup of Vietnamese coffee. The wind plays with the hammock, causing it to swing unevenly in the breeze. The sun casts a yellowish hue on all […]

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Lost in Thailand: Why I Love Solo Travel

The giant pile of stacked bowls started to waver from side to side and threatened to topple over with each passing second. One of the girls grabbed the pile of bowls and moved it to an empty table next to me. She had to make more room for the continuous flow of 12 cent bowls […]

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