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Tech Talk: Why Travel with VPN (Plus a Giveaway!)

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As a travel writer and blogger, I do most of my work online, so having internet access is important to me regardless of where I go. Since I spend almost 60% of the time on the road, it’s not always easy to find stable, fast and secure internet. I also tend to travel to many [...]

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Tech Gear and Gadgets I Travel With

Tech Gear

This week, we’re talking all about travel technology. We’ve shared our packing list with you, now it’s time to spill the beans on what technology gadgets we use on the road! As a full-time travel writer who spends more than 60% of the year on the road, I travel with quite a few electronics and tech devices. [...]

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A Showcase of My Photography: Exploring the Elements

Sand dunes in the Gobi Desert

As a travel writer and storyteller, photography has always been a tool for me to capture moments and tell stories. As they say, a picture paints a thousand words, and I can’t agree more. In line with my love for the outdoors, my favorite type of photography usually features nature and landscapes. That’s why I was thrilled to hear about the theme of the Thomson [...]

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Save Rhinos from Extinction and Win $30,000 Worth of Prizes!

Wild rhino at Lake Nakuru, Kenya

The rhino situation in South Africa is critical, with one being poached every 7 hours. Current predictions suggest they’ll go extinct in the wild within 20 years if the current poaching rate continues. As you probably know by now, we are huge wildlife fans and it breaks our hearts to know that rhinos are suffering [...]

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How to Travel to North Korea: FAQ

Pyongyang from Juche Tower

Whenever we talk about our trip to North Korea, it comes as a surprise to many that tourism is actually allowed in North Korea. Yes, you can travel to North Korea as a tourist, you can see its museums, talk to its locals and even visit the DMZ (demilitarized zone) between North and South Korea. As curious [...]

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Debunking Myths on North Korea: 10 Things that Surprised Me

Streets of Pyongyang

North Korea has earned itself quite a few names: Axis of Evil, Hermit Kingdom, and the Iron Walls. Better known as the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK), it is one of the most isolated nations in the world, having closed its doors to the outside world since its split from South Korea during the Korean [...]

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5 Epic Travel Sites to See in 2015

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The world is full of incredible icons, both natural and man-made, but how many have you actually seen in the flesh? Make 2015 the year you go and experience some of the most breathtaking sights around the world. There are plenty to choose from, but we’ve chosen 5 below which we found truly spectacular and [...]

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Introducing the Many Faces of Andalusia, Spain

The Alhambra Palace in Granada

Spain means something different to everyone and for many people this country simply conjures up images of sunny beaches, flamenco dancing and paella. But there’s a lot more to this land than those stereotypes and nowhere is this more apparent than in Andalusia, one of Spain’s most diverse regions. A trip to Andalusia will provide [...]

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Yonderbound: A New Way to Book Accommodation

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As a professional traveler, it’s safe to say I do quite a fair bit of traveling. When I have a trip planned, I spend most of my time researching for stories or interesting angles, and as little time as possible on booking flights and hotels. That’s why I only use the most efficient planning tools around, so trust me [...]

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Tracking Wild Elephants in Kaudulla National Park, Sri Lanka

An adult elephant protecting a baby elephant

Atop an open-roofed jeep, we bounced across the muddy floodplains like a group of explorers out on a mission. Indeed, we were on a mission: to find Asian elephants in the wild. I had seen wild elephants many times but never in Asia — and being a wildlife buff, it was about time to set things straight. As [...]

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Travel Deal: Get 50% Off European Hotel Stays

Corinthia St Petersburg

With traveling getting more accessible and affordable, there seem to be more and more money-saving websites and attractive deals to get travelers out of their homes and on the road. I’ve been sharing lots of awesome travel tools and products like Trover and Amadeus, and I thought I’d keep this fad going and introduce you to another great [...]

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The Soul of Sri Lanka — Sigiriya Rock

The Sigiriya Rock from a distance

In the very center of Sri Lanka stands one of the country’s most iconic historical sites, Sigiriya Rock (Sinhalese for “Lion Rock”) — a massive column of rock that doubles as an ancient palace and historical site. From afar, it looks like a simple rock mount jutting out from a sea of greenery; but dig [...]

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Photo Essay: Flying Over the Coastline of Sri Lanka

The turquoise waters off Koggala

The lush jungles beneath our feet sparkled in different shades of green, while the lapping water off the coast slowly merged from bright spearmint to dark navy blue color. All along the coast, the powdery sand and rocky outcrops made a sharp contrast against the turquoise waters. So raw, rugged yet inviting. On my recent trip to Sri Lanka, I had the opportunity to catch [...]

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Announcing our Giveaway Winners (and a Big Thank You for Your Support)!

Happy 2015! Hope your new year is off to a good start already! We rang in the New Year with the best news ever: we’ve reached our fundraising goal for the Rickshaw Run and you guys have helped us raise over $4,000 for charity!!! A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us whether in [...]

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2014: My Year in Pictures

A Huli wigman with face painting

Now that 2015 is almost here, it’s that time of the year again for to look back and reflect. 2014 has indeed been a fulfilling and meaningful year — I reprioritized my travels and made it my number one mission to tick off items on my bucket list. Places like Brazil, Papua New Guinea and [...]

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