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A Taste of Thailand in Trang

Now well into my seventh year of shuffling back and forth to Thailand, I find myself frequently fielding the question, “haven’t you seen it all?”Together, Trang and Satun are Thailand’s Southernmost provinces along its West coast. Our first stop was…

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18 of the Best Spots in Patagonia

On the second Wednesday of the month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert…

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Hotel Crush: Sofitel So Bangkok

As the gateway to Southeast Asia, Bangkok has the important job of welcoming travelers from around the world to the region. So it’s a good thing this city has so many boss hotels. And as someone who gets asked for…

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How to (Legally) Stay in Europe for More Than 90 Days

Note: This post was originally published in 2012 but has been significantly updated, so it’s being republished!“How can I stay in Europe for more than 90 days?” I’m asked.It’s a great question — with a very complicated answer. I always…

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Racism on the Road: An Interview with Alex

This month’s interview comes from Alex, a 29 year old black guy from Northern California. When he approached me earlier this year to do an interview and told his story and the barriers – racial and non-racial – he faced…

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Binging on Blogging at TBEX’15 Bangkok

I remember my first TBEX travel blogging conference well. I had never been to a blogging event before and was front row with a notebook and pen at every session, totally starstruck by all the successful creative bloggers in my…

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Exploring Viñales: Farm Life In Rural Cuba

Exploring Viñales, CubaViñales, CubaViñales is a small town located on the Western tip of Cuba. Set in a beautiful lush valley with funky looking hills and limestone caves, people have been growing tobacco in the area for over 200 years.In…

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Koh Tao By Land: Jumping Into Jaws

By this point, you guys are probably sick of hearing me say it — yes, there is more to do on little Koh Tao than just diving and partying!I’ve long been itching to try one of their land-based adventures, both…

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Central America Tops and Flops

This time last year, I was flying back to the USA after four months spent in one of my favorite pockets of planet earth: Central America. Over the course of five different trips, I’ve now been lucky enough to visit…

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Koh Tao Hotel Spotlight: Thalassa Hotel

So you’ve read all my gushing posts about Koh Tao, you’ve found yourself daydreaming of your own palm-fringed beach days, you’ve looked up flights, and now you’re island bound. But where to lay your head at night? It’s one of…