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Why You Should Travel Malaysia

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Why you should travel Malaysia Lush and wild, Malaysia is a hodgepodge of vast unexplored jungles teeming with wildlife castaway beaches, coral reefs, and monstrous mountains waiting to be climbed. While the cities host vibrant districts, colonial architecture, and traditional strongholds of different ethnicities and religions: the country’s hinterland is home to granite peaks, remote […]

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A Traveler’s Guide to Iceland – The Land of Fire and Ice

Guide to Iceland

Marooned just outside the Arctic Circle, Iceland is a Nordic island nation that’s barely three hours away from London by plane – and yet anchored within its own world of raw and untouched wildernesss. Volcanically and geologically active, the country is a land of extremities. Its coastlines are fringed with ragged fjords, its interior is […]

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Hit the Trail: 10 Best Treks in the World

BEST TREKS IN THE WORLD

Best Treks in the World – A Spectacular Top 10 The best treks in the world are no walks in the park, but they’re sure to challenge you physically and mentally, stretching your limit and amplifying your view of a country. If you have a deep yearning to go deep into the backroads of a […]

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Traveling Jamaica with Kids: Why the Island is Perfect for Families

jamaica with kids

For the longest time, Alberto and I dreamt of visiting Jamaica. He’s always been a reggae fan, and I’ve wanted to be a Rastafarian hippie and grow dreadlocks since high school. On one of our first dates, we danced to Bob Marley’s music in a bar and talked about going to Jamaica someday. Fast forward […]

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10 of the Most Expensive Travel Destinations

MOST EXPENSIVE TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

While visiting the cheapest countries in the world is an easy (and budget friendly) choice, it might be harder to come up with the motivation (and funds) to visit the countries on this list. These 10 most expensive travel destinations in the world are certainly pricey (according to the Cost of Living Index) but their natural […]

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How to Start A Travel Blog: A Complete Guide

how to start a travel blog

When I first started this travel blog in 2008, I didn’t know where it would lead me. This travel blog changed my life, in every sense of the world. Because of the blog, I get paid to travel the world: from Antarctica to Arctic, Iran to Zimbabwe. I’ve been to 100+ countries on all seven […]

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Traveling with a Baby – How Becoming a Mother Has Not Stopped Me From Traveling

Traveling with baby - Budapest

Since I became a mother, I’ve been receiving lots of emails from fellow travelers who want kids but are worried that it would change their travel lifestyle. I get it. It’s inevitable to have such worries and doubts. We live in a society where there’s an underlying belief that women who have kids can’t travel the world. […]

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Traveling with No Luggage in Budapest

Lost luggage challenge - traveling with no luggage in Budapest

With over 13 years of travel to 100+ countries under my belt, I’ve become quite an expert at packing light. I always travel with just a small carry-on backpack — even on long-haul journeys — and the only time I check in bags is when I’m traveling long-haul with baby Kaleya. As my motto goes, […]

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How to Travel More and Work from Anywhere

work from anywhere

Eight years ago, I was working in a bank. It was soul-crushing and suffocating. I hated my job and all I wanted to do was travel and work in something that I love. Fast forward to today, I get paid to travel to far-flung places like Antarctica and Zimbabwe, and I live the lifestyle I’ve […]

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10 of the Cheapest Countries to Travel

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Don’t let a small budget keep you from seeing the world. Some of the most interesting places in the world are also amongst the cheapest countries to travel to. In fact, spending time in one of these countries as a tourist could be even cheaper than staying at home – especially if you try to […]

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Faroe Islands in Photos — The Secret Isles of the Atlantic

Faroe islands photos

In the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, tiny islands with jagged peaks and vertiginous cliff faces jut out from the sea, piercing into the sky like giant daggers. Sea stacks, craggy bird cliffs and black sandy beaches dot the coast, while steep snowcapped mountains stretch across the length of the islands. This archipelago of 18 […]

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How I Get Paid to Travel

how i get paid to travel

After all, it had always been my dream to travel for a living. Before becoming a travel blogger, I had a 9-to-5 job like everyone else did — but they were just a means for me to save up and go travel. My life back then went like this: Work, save, travel, and repeat. I […]

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Retracing Slavery in Ghana

Retracing slavery in Ghana

Retracing Slavery in Ghana Crumbling colonial buildings and half-built concrete blocks jostle for space alongside congested and pockmarked sidewalks. Corrugated-roofed slums and hundreds of fishing boats dot the rubbish-strewn beach. The choppy waters of the Atlantic Ocean slam against the rocky coastline where centuries-old slave forts still stand today. Jamestown, the oldest and poorest area […]

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Spirits and Spells: Voodoo Culture in Benin

Voodoo culture in Benin

Voodoo Culture in Benin Mention the word ‘voodoo’ and most people conjure images of dolls riddled with nails, and spooky witches casting spells on the innocent. So did I — until my recent trip to West Africa, the birthplace of voodoo. As I learned on this journey, voodoo isn’t some black magic or evil witchcraft […]

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