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Frequently Asked Questions on Solo Travel in Southeast Asia

TweetAfter writing the post on questions about solo travel in Turkey, I decided to make this a series to answer your burning questions about what it’s really like to travel certain areas solo or as a female. In this case, I was traveling Southeast Asia with my sister, but many of the questions still apply. […]

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Video: The Australasian Adventure

Tweet The three months my sister and I spent in Australia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam are ones I’ll never forget. The food was unlike anything I’d ever tasted and the people were so friendly. I also got to meet some new friends, catch up with old ones and give back to the wildlife. Here is […]

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Travel Product I Love: Timbuk2 Aviator Backpack

Tweet I’ve had two backpacks that I’ve loved, my Kelty Arch 65L and my Osprey Sirrus 35L, but I’ve slowly worked my way down to even smaller bags. Back in February, Timbuk2 sent me one of their Aviator travel bags to test drive on Her Packing List. I knew the brand for their hip cycling […]

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Regrets and Illness on Koh Tao

Tweet From the moment the ferry got close to Koh Tao, I was already filled with regret. After spending the last week and a half on Koh Samui for my friend’s wedding, I thought I’d had enough island time, but that wasn’t the case. While parts of Koh Samui were certainly beautiful, particularly the area […]

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Adventures in Transportation: Southeast Asia

Tweet Getting around Southeast Asia is never dull, rarely on time and always a gamble. What seems like a straightforward journey can be an epic adventure, so be prepared for just about anything. You’ve got dozens of options at your disposal on how to get around, so why not try a little bit of each? […]

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Experiences Worth Having in Southeast Asia

TweetI’ve talked about plenty of things I don’t think are worth it in Southeast Asia, namely things that other people think are fun that I’m not overly interested in. The Full Moon Party. Elephant rides. Tubing in Vang Vieng. Selfies with tigers at Tiger Temple. Shooting off guns in Vietnam. Halong Bay party cruises. But […]

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Keeping Your Sanity on Budget Airlines

Tweet Flying on budget airlines can save you plenty of money, but can make you want to rip your hair out from all the extra fees and nonsense that go along with it. In my years of being a budget traveler, I’ve flown Ryanair in Europe, JetStar in Australia and Asia, AirAsia in Asia and […]

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Beng Mealea: The Temple That Almost Wasn’t

Tweet Beng Mealea is one of Siem Reap’s lesser visited temples and was long so for good reason: land mines set up by the Khmer Rouge. Only a few people had visited the temple before its mines were cleared in the last decade and those who did faced a painful death if they took the […]

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Where I Slept in Southeast Asia

TweetI didn’t sleep in the same bed for more than a week for the last three months, including some luxury hotels, some guesthouses and my fair share of boats and trains. Most were to my liking and we soon learned that for $20 USD per night, we could get comfortable rooms, free breakfast and free […]

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What I Want in a Halong Bay Cruise

Tweet When planning a trip to Vietnam, I heard too much information about Halong Bay cruises. I was inundated with information, so it became hard to know where to start. While I’d heard lots of good things about the Hanoi Backpackers Castaways cruises, it became clear to be that I would be expected to party […]

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