An Easy Way to Do Good While Traveling: Pack for a Purpose

An Easy Way to Do Good While Traveling: Pack for a Purpose

Pack for a Purpose is a non-profit organization that provides travelers with the information they need to take supplies to local charities and projects. Using the extra space in their suitcase, travelers can bring supplies with them as a hostess gift to the community they are staying in!   

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What Would The Perfect Hostel Look Like?

What Would The Perfect Hostel Look Like?

In my time traipsing around this globe, I have stayed in some hostels that felt like a home away from home. 

But I have also stayed in some... less than pleasant accommodations.

While in Sarajevo, my friends and I laughed about this fact, and decided to come up with a list of qualities "the Perfect Hostel" would have.

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My Top 10 Worst Experiences Backpacking Through Southeast Asia

My Top 10 Worst Experiences Backpacking Through Southeast Asia

It is not all $0.75 beers and life changing encounters (although it mostly is).  The following experiences truly made me question why I ever thought this was a good idea, but hey, life is the journey, not the destination. It takes the bad to appreciate the good.  All's well that ends well... I am one cliche away from forgetting I ever ate crickets.

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Things to do on Don Det, 4000 Islands, Laos - A guide

Things to do on Don Det, 4000 Islands, Laos - A guide

Allow me to preface this guide by saying it is not necessary to have a guide for Si Phan Don, or 4000 Islands, Laos.  It is a teeny tiny area, and anyone who visits will discover all there is to see within a few hours. 

However..... 4000 Islands is a very special place, with a lot of special spots.  Out of fear that you would miss them, I went ahead and compiled a MUST SEE 4000 Islands, Laos, guide. Enjoy. 

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Malarone Side Effects - Nightmares & Taking Antimalarial Medication While Traveling in Southeast Asia

Malarone Side Effects - Nightmares & Taking Antimalarial Medication While Traveling in Southeast Asia

There is certainly a war going on between travelers in Southeast Asia, and the mosquitos that live there.  Long pants, deet spray, and mosquito nets are all part of traveler's ammunition. 

Not included in this group: Malaria prevention pills.

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