Phuket Hotel Accommodations – A Place to Stay for Every Budget

Phuket Hotel Accommodations – A Place to Stay for Every Budget

Phuket is the largest of Thailand’s islands located South West of the country. Mostly consisting of rainforest bordered by beautiful white sand beaches, Phuket has become one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations.
With the increase of holiday makers traveling to the island, Phuket has gone from a deserted unknown entity in the Andaman Sea to a fully functioning tourist location, able to accommodate every type of traveler. From backpackers on […]

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Staying In Touch: 5 Tips for Maintaining Relationships at Home While Traveling

One of the ironies of being a perpetual world traveler is that we head out on the road in search of adventure and new friendships and largely neglect the relationships we left back at home. For this reason, it is extremely important to stay in touch with your family and friends back home, and due to the realities of the modern world, it is easier than ever.
Let’s look at some […]

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A Guide for the Nervous Heterosexual Men in Thailand

If you are from a somewhat modernized place in America or Europe, you most likely have realized that homosexuality is a huge part of our culture and whether you like it or not it is something you have to live with. Personally, I see nothing wrong with people living their lives the way they wish. Being a heterosexual male in Thailand, however, might come with a few shocks you are […]

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4 Cultural Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss in the Quiet Capital of Laos

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While it’s tempting to rush through Vientiane and head straight into the Laos mountains, where rugged adventures await—or dash back to “society” in Thailand—don’t be so quick to dismiss what is quite likely one of the quietest country capitals in all of the world. While Vientiane may not have much in common with a lot of your more fantastical ideas about Laos, it is certainly an integral part […]

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A Country of Extremes: 5 Areas Where Laos is at the Top of the Charts

It’s funny but there are plenty of people in the world who don’t even realize that a country called Laos exists. An isolated landlocked country with a turbulent past, it takes up a small place on the international map and sits on the backseat in international affairs. But those who have actually been here and got to know the place will tell you there is no forgetting it once you’ve […]

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5 Must-Eat Popular Foods in Vientiane, Laos

After my first few trips to Laos, I walked away with the impression that Lao food was far less tasty than food in neighboring Thailand, and Thailand certainly has a reputation that is hard to compete with. But now having spent a little bit more time in the country, I find myself gaining a healthy respect for Lao food than I had in the past.
Perhaps I was just looking […]

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4 Reasons I’d Consider Living in Vientiane

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The first time I came to Vientiane, Laos, it seemed a boring place, not to mention a bit pricy compared to the rest of Southeast Asia. And I couldn’t wait to move on. Now, after four years of life in Thailand and having spent a total of […]

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The Fireballs of Naga: Chasing the Mystery of the Mekong River

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While traveling in Thailand or Laos, you may very well have come across the famous photo of a large group of American soldiers holding up what is supposed to be a dead specimen of a giant snake. Rumor has it the picture is a hoax; to locals, it is photographic evidence of the Naga, a giant and magical serpent they believe lives in the Mekong River to this […]

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The American Experience in Modern-day North Vietnam

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As an American-born individual, the most interesting part of traveling in Vietnam, for me, was the history between my country and this one. It’s no secret to most that there was a long, bloody, and extremely controversial war fought between our countries, and to many Americans, especially the ones that grew up during that era, it’s mind-blowing to think our citizens can freely travel there now.
It was not […]

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4 Tips for Enjoying Descending Dragon Bay Without Going Completely Insane

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By far one of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth can be savored while sitting on the deck of a boat in “Descending Dragon Bay,” otherwise known as Halong Bay, off the coast of North Vietnam. A beautiful ocean landscape, Halong Bay is riddled with the kind of limestone karsts you find jutting out of the waters in Krabi, Thailand – only it is said to be even […]

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