Destinations: International

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Solo Travel in Luang Prabang, Laos

After six years away from solo travel I'm back, and this time I headed to Luang Prabang Laos. Turns out, it couldn't have been more perfect.

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Ethical Elephant Tour in Luang Prabang, Laos: Mandalao Review

When I decided to return to South East Asia this past fall and Laos made the itinerary, I knew I had to find a way to connect with these creatures. Afterall, Laos is the Land of a Million [...]

9 Helpful Trekking Tips for Nepal

You've been wearing the same clothes for nearly 10 days now. You aren't sure the last time you've actually taken off your long underwear. Yesterday? Or maybe 3 days ago? What day is it anyway? It [...]

How to Hire a Trekking Guide in Nepal

You're surrounded by peaks so steep they look like cartoons. Ice hangs precariously from their tops, as if a toddler dolloped icing about the landscape. Everywhere you look the jagged knife edges [...]

Is a Long Layover in Dubai Worth it?

Over the past 60 years Dubai managed to push its way onto the traveler's radar. Boasting the world's tallest building, opulence, and luxury that will make you feel like royalty. Dubai: the Las [...]

Trekking Planner Nepal: A Review of Nepal’s Premier Trekking Agency

Layers upon layers of endlessly steeper and higher peaks surround you. You’ve been walking for days, but each rotation of the earth is more astonishingly beautiful than the last. Every village [...]

Campfire Tales – Short Stories in the Outdoors

We've all been there. You've got this idealistic plan of spending some time out in the great outdoors. But it's not all sunny days and easy going. Here are some short stories of what happened [...]

Travel to the Peruvian Amazon

Laying awake under the mosquito net I'm staring at the ceiling of the bungalow. The air is still thick, and covers are useless. Silently I listen to the orchestra of sound around me. Each species [...]

Why You Should Travel to Indonesia

I was 48 hours deep into a long, weary journey from Bali to Jogjakarta. During that time I had traveled by local bus, suspiciously un-seaworthy ferry, crappy bus, inconceivably crappier bus, [...]

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Couchsurfing – Making the World Smaller Since 2010

A lot of people look at me sideways when I tell them I use Couchsurfing. I usually get a shake of the head "you're crazy." Or a gasp, "You let strangers stay in your house?" Or, my favorite, the [...]

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