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WHY SOLO TRAVEL IS AWESOME AND WHY EVERYONE SHOULD TRY IT

I love to travel the world and I typically prefer to travel solo.  A lot of people think I’m crazy for traveling solo, especially as a female, and a lot of people who aren’t familiar with backpacking and solo travel think I’m literally alone for the duration of my trip.  But this couldn’t be further from the truth- just because I choose to travel solo does not mean that I’m alone all the time.

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How to avoid getting sick in Southeast Asia

First-time travelers’ concerns about traveling Southeast Asia will be eating spicy food, staying with many different people in the dorms, getting mugged, motorbike accidents, or getting sick. But the most common problem for first-time travelers in Southeast Asia is to get sick. There is nothing worse than getting sick on your travel. You are far from your home, your family, and your friends. When you get sick, you are not only becoming physically weak but also you will suffer from homesick and loneliness. But don’t worry! As I stay longer in Southeast Asia, I learned simple but effective travel hacks not to get sick in Southeast Asia. Here are my Top 5 tips on how to avoid getting sick in Southeast Asia for you.

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What To Do In Singapore – A 3 Day Singapore Itinerary

There is a lot of things to do in Singapore, being both a modern metropolitan city and a tropical island country. Singapore is very different compared to the rest of Southeast Asia, and it is by far the easiest country we have ever travelled to in Southeast Asia. It is a modern, well organized, and spotless city where everyone speaks perfect English. In some ways, it is more comparable to cities in the USA and western Europan towns than to other Asian cities.

Singapore is probably best known as “the country that banned gum and spitting” as it is illegal to spit on the street, sell or own chewing gum, and gum can only be bought with a prescription from a doctor.

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My Top 10 Worst Travel Experiences

I’ve been threatened with a metal pole by a tuk-tuk driver in Cambodia, punctured the petrol tank of the rental car in Kyrgyzstan in the middle of no where, spent a delirious few days sick in a bedroom in India with windows that looked out to brick walls, gotten attacked by a monkey in South Africa, hitchhiked for over 38 hours, and I’ve been groped multiple times. It seems that these experiences are as familiar to me as sketchy accommodation is to a broke backpacker. These are my top 10 worst travel experiences from over 3 years of solo travelling.

I take pride on how much beer I can drink being completely and utterly honest with you guys, which is why I’ve rounded up this list of my top 10 worst travel experiences. These are some of my favourite stories to share when people ask what I’ve been up to, and let’s face it, I’ve never really found myself excitedly talking about that coconut I drank on some island as I chatted to some hot dude… erm, never mind.

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10 COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT SOLO FEMALE TRAVEL

There are a lot of unknowns before you travel solo for the first time, like whether it’s going to be safe, how to find others to hang with, and how to choose where to go.

While solo traveling is an amazing chance to be the architect of your own adventure, to see the world on your terms, and to get to know yourself, it can be scary, exhilarating, and bemusing all at the same time.

The Ultimate One-Week Curaçao Itinerary

In the Southern Carribean lie a few small islands that form the remnants of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Once a vast empire, it now consists of The Netherlands and the tropical islands of Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten.

Curaçao is the biggest of the three and a popular tourist destination for mainly Dutch and American holiday makers. Here’s how to make the most of a week long visit to Curaçao.

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Self-guided walking tour Itinerary for 3 Days in Lisbon

Though very hilly, Lisbon is very walkable, and we hope you’ll use this guide to have 3 perfect days in Lisbon. But don’t worry if you only have one or two days in Lisbon. You can still fit everything from the three itineraries into two days, provided you’re in good shape and don’t care to spend time at museums or attractions with long lines.

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Packing Cubes Are The Secret To Packing

This is the best hack I’ve found for making more space in a suitcase.

I’m a terrible packer. By that, I don’t mean I’m a last-minute packer or that I consistently pack the wrong things. I mean that I loathe the entire process of packing for air travel and international trips.

I obsessively check the weather at my destination to make sure I’ve planned ….

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My 10 Worst Travel Moments of 2018

It’s a talent to look so poised, yet be so clumsy.

While I’d like to believe I piss glitter and walk on water, the truth is, I DO I’m just short of a hot mess, and that sh*t is a skill.

It’s my most treasured talent the way I’m able to finesse my way out of the strangest and most awkward situations, but …

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1-month itinerary in Thailand from north to south

Thailand was the beginning of our adventure through South East Asia. It is a beautiful country with a combination of culture, food, nature and beach time. It is also a relatively cheap destination to fly to from Europe, as well as an “easy” destination to travel to as a non-hardcore backpacker. We were not wrong! Being an easy-to-travel-to destination, though, meant it is also quite touristic. It’s quite difficult to get “off the beaten path”. Tourist services are well developed to hone visitors to the usual tourist spots, via minibuses, joint tickets for ferry+bus, and special entrance fees for foreigners.

Here is an overview of our 30 days / 29 nights itinerary in Thailand,

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Want an adventure on summer vacation? These trips can do the trick!

If you still haven’t quite figured out how to spend your summer vacation but are looking to try something a little different, adventure travel might be just the ticket. Adventure travel – a type of tourism that involves exploration or travel with perceived or actual risk – is a path to exploring new parts of the world and getting your adrenaline pumping.

Here are some cool ideas for adventure travel that will challenge you, provide a break from your everyday existence and be tons of fun.

Antarctica. Did we say cool ideas? How about freezing ideas? 

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What to do in bath, UK

Bath is one of the most picturesque towns in England, and its famous Roman baths (for which the town is named) draw hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. Bath is definitely worth a visit, and as it is located just 90 minutes by train from London, can be conceivably visited in a day trip from the capital. We’d recommend an overnight stay, though, and a longer visit would allow you to truly soak up the atmosphere.

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Cycling in northern italy

There are vacations, there are active vacations, there are adventure vacations… and then there’s the vacation Ed Blumenthal just returned from.

The 45-year-old Blumenthal and five of his buddies spent eight days in northern Italy cycling through the Italian countryside. Six grown men from suburban Philadelphia testing their fitness and enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Veneto region. 

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Things to bring on your river trip

Yes, you got a pack list with everything you absolutely need…but here’s a few extra things you might not have known you wanted out on the river!

1. A sarong. On warm trips, it’s the nicest thing in the world to take off your wet, poly-blend, quick-dry clothes, and wear something loose and soft. If they call it a sarong, why does wearing one feel so right? (Men, you can rock one too, why not?!)

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70 easy hikes near Denver

It’s hard to just get out of the house on a Saturday morning. Add a bit of cold weather, scraping the frost off the car, getting the family bundled up, and it’s just that much harder to get out and enjoy nature. So, I’ve looked over a few of our favorite local trails and decided on three Denver hikes that are really easy to get to and have a lot of “bang for the buck.”

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