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The Thailand of Your Dreams

The Thailand of Your Dreams

Waking in a rice paddy to the whine of a mosquito, the soft blow of water buffalo working; this is the joy of getting off the beaten path. This is Thailand

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Why Do We Have to Go Back?

Why Do We Have to Go Back?

The insights and knowledge you got on your trip don’t have to disappear when you head home. Jenn Miller explores the concept of “going back” and how to keep the magic you found on the road with you, wherever you end up.

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Travel History Lessons

Travel History Lessons

Glad not to be often judged by the actions of her government (past or present), Jenn Miller wades through the bustling crowd of contradictions that is Hanoi with her family.

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Independent Travel Tips for Tokyo

Japan isn’t nearly as expensive as it used to be. Despite the lower prices, it can still be quite confusing and enigmatic. Everything is the same but different – which is also part of what makes Tokyo such a fun and interesting place to visit.

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#JustOneRhino – Save Rhinos and Win Prizes

#JustOneRhino – Save Rhinos and Win Prizes

Travelers Building Change is raffling off over $30,000 in awesome prizes to those that donate as little as $20 to their #JustOneRhino campaign – which is raising money for Rhinos Without Borders and helping save the critically endangered rhino population.

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Author Bio: Ying Tey

Ying Tey is a Malaysian freelance writer. She enjoys pursuing adventures in strange towns and far-flung lands: so far, she’s chalked up 68 countries and plenty of misadventures in between. She’d previously funded her travels by teaching English on Costa Cruise Ships (yes–including the one that sank!), by making caffe lattes in London and Melbourne, […]

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HSP and World Travel

HSP and World Travel

Do you feel overwhelmed by crowds, noise, and instability? Are you jumpy and a worrier? Kelly O’Laughlin shares tips on how you can travel the world successfully when you are highly sensitive to your surroundings.

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Confessions of a Reformed Spender

Confessions of a Reformed Spender

I once read that saving money is a lot like getting in shape–it’s not enough to swap a salad for a pizza slice here and there, you really have to commit and just choose to eat healthy and visit the gym. Saving money for travel is similar in that you have to choose to save money and put your purchases into perspective. Although I am a reformed spender (who occasionally relapses with the impulse purchase at Duane Reade) these tricks have come a long way in helping me save for my adventure.

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Traveling with Friends

Traveling with Friends

All too often I have heard people lament their group of friends for letting their travel plans fall through due to getting “complicated.” I have found that planning a group trip is more manageable when tackled in parts rather than all at once. Consider this your guide.

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Pros and Cons of a Gap Year

Pros and Cons of a Gap Year

Have you pondered taking a gap year to travel? Lauren Fitzpatrick from Go Overseas is here to outline the pros and cons to help you make the most informed decision.

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5 Best Spots to Volunteer in Asia

5 Best Spots to Volunteer in Asia

Overwhelmed by all the volunteering possibilities in Asia? Let Hannah from Go Overseas, an expert at volunteering abroad, narrow down the options with these 5 incredible opportunities.

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Cambodia on $25 Per Day

Cambodia on $25 Per Day

Just a stopover on your Southeast Asia itinerary or a worthy destination into itself? James Pham makes the case for why now is the perfect time for indie travel to Cambodia.

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Becoming an Expat

Becoming an Expat

Ever thought about moving to another country? Don't buy that one-way ticket just yet – Jessica Spiegel has some things you should think about first.

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Travel Turns You Into a Liberal Democrat

Travel Turns You Into a Liberal Democrat

Jenn Miller examines the correlation between passports, international travel and political ideas and voting patterns among American voters.

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5 Dishes You Shouldn’t Leave Laos Without Trying

5 Dishes You Shouldn’t Leave Laos Without Trying

Often overshadowed by its neighbors of Thailand and Vietnam, Lao cuisine is uniquely rustic and deceptively simple. James Pham explains why Lao food deserves to be celebrated.

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Finding the Meditation Retreat That’s Right for You

Finding the Meditation Retreat That’s Right for You

Interested in deepening your travel experience with meditation? Noah Daniels lets you know what to expect and how to find the right retreat for you.

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Chiang Mai for Digital Nomads

Chiang Mai for Digital Nomads

Learn about how to get set up and settled as a Digital Nomad in Chiang Mai, Thailand with Elizabeth Kelsey who shares her tips on everything from shopping at local wet markets to finding a job teaching English.

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Attending a Local Funeral: A Day in the Life of a Long-Term Traveler

Attending a Local Funeral: A Day in the Life of a Long-Term Traveler

Travel with Jennifer Miller to Tana Toraja, in the south central highlands of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi where she encounters death, and life, and the passage of a grandfather to paradise on the back of a water buffalo.

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11 Reasons to Add Phnom Penh to Your Trip Itinerary

11 Reasons to Add Phnom Penh to Your Trip Itinerary

Phnom Penh gets no respect. Visitors often just overnight or bypass Cambodia’s capital entirely on the Bangkok – Siem Reap (Angkor Wat) – Ho Chi Minh tourist trail. However, 10 year resident James Pham presents an insider’s look on some must see / must do activities aimed to put a Phnom Penh stay back on your SE Asian itinerary.

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