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Driving Abroad: Tips and Anecdotes


// Whether we’re backpacking or vacationing, renting a car when travelling is always a thrilling experience for us – my partner loves the excitement of driving in foreign land while I enjoy navigating unfamiliar streets. Adapting to the local drivers’ habits (like cutting 5 lanes at a time in Yogjakarta) is always part of the […]

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World’s 7 Best Cities to Live


// From Asia to the U.S. and Europe, there are hundreds of cities that constantly attract new residents, thanks to low crime rates, quality of life and many other factors. Spending the past few years moving from one city to another, I’ve had my fair share of scouting for new nesting ground. Having picked up […]

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7 Up-and-Coming Adventure Travel Destinations for 2010

// As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to dream about where you’ll be exploring in 2010 – there have been lots of changes in travelling trends over the past few years. Instead of popular spots like Italy and Thailand, travelers these days are searching for something different, something new and refreshing.  Beat […]

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Are You A Travel Snob?


While on the road, I’d met a couple of  travel snobs – travelers who consider their travelling style better than others. In their opinion, backpacking is real travel, the best way to experience a country’s culture. They tend to belittle other forms of travelling (luxury, tour package, flashpacking) and think of themselves as …

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My 3 Best Kept Travel Secrets

Bedouin tents

// A big thanks to Angela at Travel Calling and Keith from Velvet Escape for nominating me in TripBase’s “3 Best Kept Secrets” tag. The aim of this campaign is to unite travel bloggers in a joint endeavor – to create an amazing list of top travel recommendations across the globe to share with the […]

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How to Make Money While Traveling

// Wanna travel for a long period of time but have no money to do so? No ideas how to sustain your finances on the road? There are tons of ways to refuel your travelling funds as long as you have the means to do so. From teaching English in Spain to working as a […]

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Traveling In South America: A Quick Guide

SouthAmerica Route

// Almost four months have passed since we started traversing the roads of South America, starting from Buenos Aires, Argentina all the way to Quito, Ecuador. In that short period of time, we went whitewater rafting, came face-to-face with modern day dinosaurs, raced up Macchu Picchu and almost froze to death in the Uyuni Salt […]

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Latin America Blogs

Colorful Artisan stalls of La Paz, Bolivia

  As I make my way through Latin America, I’ve stumbled upon the works of many brilliant travel bloggers based in the region (and even met a few), who have provided an interesting gringo perspective of this amazingly diverse and characteristic part of the world. Here are some to share: South America …

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Becoming a Digital Nomad

// More and more modern-day nomads are taking on this new lifestyle, creating a trend amidst the travel addicts these days. Some call themselves ‘location-independent’, while others use terms like ‘digital nomads’. All sorts of lingo have sprung up revolving around the newly sought after lifestyle of working as you go. Regardless of where you […]

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Budget Travel in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tango in Buenos Aires

While I’m out dancing tango and enjoying a steak or two with my dear Argentinean friends, kind folks over at Hostelbloggers have whipped up some travel tips for travelers to enjoy Buenos Aires on a budget. Check out their site to find some huge hostel bargains and budget travelling tips!

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Best of Los Angeles – Dining in the City of Lights

City of Lights

While I’m flying across the Pacific to the big sassy city of LA, my new friend cum travel blogger Melanie Waldman is filling in as my guest blogger. Her blog Travels With Two is a couple’s informal guide to charming cities around the world, with a romantic touch! Get ready for a series …

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Are you a Good Traveler?

In Elizabeth Gilbert’s biography of rediscovering life in ‘Eat Pray Love’, a particular paragraph evoked some thoughts in me, as she defines a ‘good’ traveler: ‘Truthfully, I’m not the best traveler in the world. I’ve met people who are great at it. Real naturals. I’ve met travelers who are so physically sturdy they could drink […]

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The Ups and Downs of a Nomadic Lifestyle

Travelling Nomad

// As we drove, for the last time, past the bay area of Singapore, I turned back to see the shimmering night lights of the glitzy city fading behind me. Like time, the city has come and passed. It’s the end of yet another sojourn in the country I call home. Time to hit the […]

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Hotel Reservation Sites for the Budget Travellers

// In a few weeks’ time, we’ll be starting our 4-month trip through South America from Buenos Aires, Argentina. As budget backpackers and a travelling couple, we tend to book affordable accommodation that allows us privacy of our own room, with  prices below US$20/person. These hotel reservation sites below come in handy for cheap guesthouse […]

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Why We Travel

Experience a New Culture

// During our recent trip through Central Java, we car-pooled with an energetic German couple who shared their intrepid tales of travelling around the World with us. Towards the end of our day together on the harrowing mountain roads of the Dieng Plateau, Daniel made an insightful comment, which I thought, hit the spot for […]

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