25 minutes is just enough time for a final adventureRead More
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!Read More
Backpackers will tell you a trip to Southeast Asia isn't complete without driving a motorbike, and maybe that's true for them. Maybe it was the highlight of their trip. That's fine. That's GREAT. I'm glad you had nice trip!Read More
The days on my trip were numbered, so although I'd only spent three days Chiang Mai and loved it, it was already time to pack up to move on to my next destination. However, my new friend Charlie insisted I see the "Sticky Falls" before I left.Read More
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.Read More
I have spent way too many hours of my life watching youtube beauty tutorials to give up on makeup now, even if I am gallivanting the globe with one carryon bag. So, through much trial and error, I have figured out the absolute necessities.Read More
Granted, I am giving everyone who hops on a plane to traverse 5 countries by themselves the benefit of the doubt where common sense is concerned. This might be too grand of an assumption. That is why I am sharing...Read More
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.Read More
I didn't explore Bangkok enough to feel confident writing anything on the city.....but luckily there are a lot of fabulous people who have said more than I ever could! Check out these posts if you want to avoid Khaosan Road and really see Bangkok:Read More
In some regards, it was completely inevitable that I would end up in the middle of an abandoned air strip in Vang Vieng, Laos, attempting to call Charles Schwab on the satellite phone that, up until that day, had sat untouched in the depths of my backpack.Read More
I am just one girl and these are my opinions, but this is a piece of paper I wish someone had handed to me when I hit the ground in Hanoi on day 1 of my trip
southeast asia backpacking trip destination itinerary route listRead More
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.Read More
I can't remember what life was like pre-mosquito obsession. If there was once a point in time where I wasn't constantly scratching, worrying, and applying bug spray, I have all but forgotten it.Read More
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.Read More