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Dispelling the Patong Beach myth

After I discovered that I was comfortable traveling around Thailand alone, I decided to extend my trip by three weeks and visit the southern part of the country. I booked a flight with the affordable Nok Air from Bangkok to Phuket, and began my online search for an accommodation. I wasn’t sure if I should [...]

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Great river cruises of the world

The Aria by Aqua Expeditions

I always thought I hated cruising – until I went on a cruise. I fell in love with the simple joy of watching dolphins play in the boat wake from our balcony, the camaraderie with our fellow passengers, and the convenience of visiting a variety of destinations while only cracking open a suitcase once. Recently, [...]

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3 Bali beaches for a quick getaway

Bali Beaches - Seminyak Sunset

Bali, Indonesia, is a pretty popular stop for most travelers heading to South East Asia. Fairly cheap and with quite developed tourism, it might not be the secluded island paradise it once was years ago, but it is a convenient and beautiful tropical getaway for anyone who wants a quick vacation. And if you only [...]

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Hunting heritage and art in the streets of Penang

Penang Street Art - Hokkien

Named as Lonely Planet’s top culinary destination for 2014, my recent trip to Penang, Malaysia was definitely dominated by food, eating, and a lot more food. It seriously felt like I spent that entire weekend trip just going from meal to meal! While I enjoyed the great hawker food immensely, what surprised me as I [...]

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5 best ways to get off the beaten path in Cambodia

Cambodia is more than just Angkor Wat and the Killing Fields. Yet, when most travelers plan their trips to Southeast Asia, Cambodia is either skipped completely or reduced to a sunrise over the five pine-cone-shaped spires of Angkor Wat and “A day of death,” the crass lingo multiple tourists have used to describe their itineraries [...]

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5 must-see attractions in Medellin, Colombia

Medellin, Colombia has gone from being the murder capital of the world to laying claim to being one of the [...]


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