Island Hopping

After Bangkok it was time to head down to switch gears and head to the beach. You can get to Phuket on just about any budget, but in my opinion, to make your stay truly enjoyable, it’s important that you pick a clean, friendly, well-located resort. For an extra $40-$60/night, you see a big difference.

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What to Wear: Japan

Striking a balance between stylish and conservative can make packing for Japan difficult. If you stick to these few rules, you’ll be well on your way to making a fashionable statement on your next journey to the land of the rising sun. Keep your cleavage covered. Japanese women are very sensitive when it comes to

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Gentle Giants

Elephants in Southeast Asia are often abused, overworked, and abandoned. So, when I traveled to Thailand, it was really important that I visited an elephant sanctuary as opposed to just riding an elephant at some camp on the side of the road. After some research and talking with the concierge, I decided that a journey

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All That Glitters

My first stop in Thailand was Bangkok, where I stayed at Hotel Muse.  Located right near Siam Paragon, and within walking distance to Lumphini Park, this is a great spot to stay while in Bangkok if you are looking for something a little different from the traditional backpacking experience. The service was great and the

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North to South

Although Halong Bay is the big draw to Vietnam for most tourists, there are plenty of other parts of the country that have a lot to offer. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are loaded with history, delicious food, and even a little bit of charm. My time spent in Hanoi, before heading to Halong

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Cruising in Halong Bay

Choosing a cruise in Halong Bay can be tough, especially when you’re on a budget. A two-day, one-night trip seemed really rushed to me, and I thought by staying two nights and three days, I would have the opportunity to explore and appreciate this amazing place. After researching available tour packages, I decided to go

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Bright Lights, Long Nights

There are three things you need to know about Hong Kong; the cuisine, nightlife and foot massages are legendary; in exactly that order. My long weekend in Hong Kong started at the Aqua Room in TST with a champagne brunch. Some friends and I kicked the night off with unlimited Veuve and sashimi and then some of the

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