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Celebrating 25 Countries for 25 Years

Celebrating 25 Countries for 25 Years

Today I’m celebrating my 25th birthday…in Costa Rica! That’s right, just this past weekend we flew to a whole new region of the world for both of us: Central America. We’ll be spending at least a month traveling overland from country to country. This is the first trip I’ve taken where I have no set plans or itinerary, and I ... Read More »

An American’s First Impressions of Europe

An American's First Impressions of Europe

I can finally say I’ve been to Europe. People were always so surprised when I would tell them I’d never been to Europe. The scenario always played out the same: “What do you mean you’ve never been to Europe?! You’ve been in Asia for over 2 years!”  I’d quickly remind them that Asia isn’t Europe, to which they’d reply “yeah… but ... Read More »

When Traveling Alone Becomes Dangerous

When Traveling Alone Becomes Dangerous

As you read this I’ve just gotten back from spending Easter in the Philippines, and the week before I was celebrating Songkran in Thailand, therefore this will be my last post from my time in Malaysia for a while, other than a few more Foto Fridays. So it’s time to talk about something I really haven’t talked about much on ... Read More »

Sharing the Love of Travel

Sharing the Love of Travel

Valentine’s Day is almost here. Eek! With Chinese New Year being the main focus in Hong Kong right now, the holiday just sort of snuck up on me! I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day. Well yes, I still believe you should show your love everyday, I’m just a sucker for these types of holidays. The romantic pampering, the chocolates, and the potential ... Read More »

Stop Elephant Cruelty, Support the Travel Blogging Calendar

Stop Elephant Cruelty, Support the Travel Blogging Calendar

Last year, Johnny and I were finally able to take a short trip to Phuket, Thailand. Although our time there was short, we had a jam packed trip filled with eating delicious foods, snorkeling off the beach and unfortunately, elephant trekking. While I’m now ashamed to admit that I rode an elephant in Thailand– something so many tourists long to ... Read More »

It’s a Small World After All: 14 Dream Destinations for 2014

It's a Small World After All: 14 Dream Destinations for 2014

Last week I wrote about destinations you should travel to in 2014. While there were a lot of great choices, they didn’t necessarily represent the list of countries I personally want to visit in 2014, so today I’m going to tell you where I’d love to visit in 2014. Now since I haven’t actually been to most of the countries ... Read More »

Passports with Purpose 2013: Help Build Schools in Mali, Africa

Passports with Purpose 2013: Help Build Schools in Mali, Africa

It’s that time of year again. Today Passports with Purpose kicks off their 6th annual fundraiser. Last year they hit (and even exceeded) their ambitious goal of $100,000 to fund 5 water wells in Haiti through Water.org, and this year there’s a new project: Raise $115,000 to construct three primary schools and fund three Adult Literacy Programs in the Sikasso Region ... Read More »

23 Going on…4

23 Going on...4

Yesterday was my birthday! I spent the day celebrating turning 24, but I may as well have been celebrating 23 turning… 4. That’s because this year, as well as last year, I spent my birthday at Hong Kong Disneyland. When people think of Disney, they think of a place for families; for kids. So just why would I want to ... Read More »

How You Can Work 9-5 and Still Find Time to Travel

How You Can Work 9-5 and Still Find Time to Travel

Unlike a seemingly majority of travel bloggers out there, I’m not location independent. I don’t get paid to travel the world through fancy press trips, and this blog certainly isn’t my main source of income. And I’m happy with that. You won’t find me selling all of my belongings and living the nomadic lifestyle anytime soon—or probably ever. And while ... Read More »

Why Every Couple Should Travel Before Getting Married

Why Every Couple Should Travel Before Getting Married

I have found out there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them — Mark Twain I’ve talked about this with a few people on different occasions, and now I’ll talk about it here.  Everyone should experience couples travel before getting married. And not just a romantic weekend getaway ... Read More »