Pai, Thailand: the latest town to be ruined by backpackers

Sitting in Pai, Thailand, I have a sense shame as a traveler by being associated with backpackers.  On the one hand, traveling breeds business opportunities and distributes money to places…

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Hobbiton, New Zealand: Tourist Farm

The Shire sets from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies are available to visit in Matamata, New Zealand. It’s located on a farm and surrounded by other sheep…

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Should you get a money belt for travel?

People that are new to travel continually ask: should you get a money belt for traveling abroad?  The short answer is “No”, and here’s why… It doesn’t increase your safety…

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6 month recap of our year long round the world trip

6 months into our year long round the world trip, here are the weird things we’ve learned. “Writing in the air” will get you the check across all cultures Restaurant…

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Becoming a PADI Certified Diver while traveling

Diving has become one of our favorite activities.  It’s actually not too hard to become a certified diver while on a trip!  Getting an Open Water diving certification can take…

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Dining with Hookers

I travel to learn about myself and the rest of the world.  Sometimes I learn things that aren’t pictured on most travel brochures.  Like prostitution.  I’m going to admit straight…

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Bagan, Myanmar: city of temples

Bagan, Myanmar is known as the spiritual center of the country with it’s miles of pagodas and terrible food.  Fine, most people just think of the temples.  The Burmese have…

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Argentina Travel Tips

Argentina can be tricky for tourists, so here are some Argentina travel tips.  We stayed there for roughly a month over a few locations, and had a pretty good of…

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Sydney, Australia: A chic cityscape

Sydney, Australia has a good reputation among travelers as a “must go” destination but no one ever explains why.  Most Americans look at Australia and think Crocodile Dundee, Steve Irwin,…

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What to expect at airports when traveling

Airports can be incredibly confusing.  Here’s what to expect at airports when traveling to make your trip smooth and enjoyable. What to wear on the plane Before you even get…

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