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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 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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How to Avoid the Top Scams in Cambodia

Welcome to backpacking in Southeast Asia! These are a few of the scams I’ve encountered or heard about while traveling and living in Cambodia for five months. They’re easily avoidable as long as you know what to look for and how to handle the situation. Don’t get ripped off or get yourself into trouble. This […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking in Cambodia

I’ve been traveling and living in Cambodia for four months as a solo female traveler. Cambodia quickly became one of my favorite countries in the world, and not for obvious reasons. It’s not an easy country to travel through and is a bit behind Thailand in regards to tourism. But this is what makes it […]

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Top 50 Chiang Mai Cafes

After living in Chiang Mai for a month and having previously visited it, I had plenty of time to visit dozens and dozens of coffee shops around the city, drink delicious coffee, and munch on sugary sweets. There are a ton of café’s in Chiang Mai suitable for cat lovers, book lovers, and quirky design […]

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Top 21 Things to do in Chiang Mai

There’s something for everyone in the lively city of Chiang Mai. There are numerous nature trails for the outdoor lovers, hundreds of cafes for the coffee addicts, and museums and temples for the ones seeking a more cultural experience. For me, the true beauty lies just outside of Chiang Mai and in the surrounding area […]

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The White Temple, Chiang Rai

Hands and arms slithered upwards towards the sky like a serpent from Hell. They grasped for thin air as if they were reaching for the Heavens in an attempt to escape their fiery fate. A gremlin snickered at their defeat, his tongue wriggled out of his mouth like a snake. Skulls sat on the lookout […]

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How to Get to Phu Chi Fa, Thailand

The apocalypse had begun. Thick fog hung down like a curtain and draped around the entire town, embracing it like a mother hugging her child. I could barely see ten feet in front of me and quietly waited for the moment a dark blob would appear and drag me into the abyss.  “Where do we […]

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The Survival Guide to the Full Moon Party

Thousands upon thousands of backpackers drag their feet home at 9 in the morning holding crushed beer cans with paint smeared all over it. Neon paint drips down their backs, their foreheads, and their arms. What once was a drunken, artistic painting full of swirls, dots, and colors, has now formed into a brownish, sweat infused, […]

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