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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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7 Steps to Sustaining Long-term Travel

long-term travelling

Having received several emails from my readers, about how I sustain my long-term travels, both financially and professionally, I figured I might just share some of my own experience with you. (Thanks for writing to me, keep them coming!) Truth be told, long-term travelling is not easy, but if you set yourself some rules, …

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Budget airlines – setting a new era in flying?

lining up to board the budget airline

As air travel gets cheaper, budget airlines’ popularity is going sky high. Obviously, with airfares going as low as 10euros, who’s not snapping tickets fast especially in this economic recession? Although many budget airlines cut cost by doing away with inflight food(non-existent) and having tighter seat spaces, it hasn’t stopped travellers from taking them. These […]

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Melbourne, Australia- A city of different faces

At the glowing Flinder St Station

// A recent trip to Melbourne made me fall in love with it all over again. Lately I’ve been rediscovering some old places I’d been, and walking down memory lane has been nothing like I’d imagined. It’s like falling in love with a lover all over again. It’s reminiscent yet more passionate than before. I […]

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10 of the Best Beaches in Southeast Asia

// Many friends have been scratching their heads for ideas on short weekend getaways from Singapore. We are after all very fortunate to be next-door neighbors with the lush tropical beaches of Malaysia and Indonesia. But thanks to over-developed tourism, most of these ‘ex-paradises’ are now crowded and touristy. Forget Bali, Phuket and Bintan, let’s […]

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Valentine’s Day Special: The World’s Most Romantic Places

As the most romantic day of the year is approaching fast, it’s time to dig up some hot ideas to romance your loved one. Modern urbanites these days might find it quite a bit of a commercialized gimmick for romantic fools to empty their pockets and boost the economy; I’m just one of those fools […]

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Gem of Northern Australia: Kakadu National Park

Kakadu national park

We’re here in Darwin, the Capital of Northern Territory – on the Northern tip of Australia that had been bombed during World War II but have rapidly grown into a vibrant city. Heading to the famous Kakadu National Park down South tomorrow, we’re all geared up to trek through the floodplains and climb rocky hills, […]

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What makes Australia unique


So, every other traveler would kill or sell their passports for a chance to go Down Under. Most would fly from one end of the Earth to the other, just to experience the Outback.   But what makes Australia so special? I hear you say. Bet you’ve never been there, because once you step foot on […]

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