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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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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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The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking in Vietnam

Vietnam is glorious. It’s hectic, stunning, and surreal. You can walk the streets of Saigon and relish in the sounds of motorbike horns and shouting salesmen, or you can find your oasis in the mountains of Sapa. You can float in the mud in Phong Nha, and you can custom make that banana suit you’ve […]

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Ten Non-Touristy Things to do in Cambodia

The first thing that often comes to mind when someone says they’re visiting Cambodia is Angkor Wat and the Killing Fields. Although both of these activities are definitely ones you shouldn’t miss, there is way more to Cambodia than these two touristy destinations. Stunning beaches paint the coast of Cambodia and offer some of the […]

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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 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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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 Ultimate Guide to Ko Phangan, Thailand

The walls vibrated from the thundering bass as everyone in the crowded room bounced their collective heads to and fro in sync to the beat. Artwork on the walls of The Nomad House hostel undulated with the crowd as if dancing. The artwork’s intricate design added to the hostel’s unique character. One of the paintings […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Pai, Thailand

Thick clouds surrounded the mountain peaks in the distance. They wrapped around the tips like a fluffy blanket, covering them completely. The mountains were green, and rolled along the horizon, up and down, up and down, smooth and beautiful, as we drove along the mountain road.  The van winded up and down the narrow road, […]

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