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Why I am NOT a Solo Female Traveler

Why I am NOT a Solo Female Traveler

Solo female travel. It's like this big buzz phrase going around right now. Other women are so proud of the fact that they are seeing the world on their own. They boast the benefits, saying it makes a girl more independent, that you can just go wherever you please, and that you don't have to...

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Khao San Road is a Backpacker's Mecca

Khao San Road is a Backpacker’s Mecca

There's currently a coup in Thailand which means there's an increased military presence, protests, and an enforced curfew between 10pm and 5am. Plus, they've made visa runs practically obsolete. It's a bummer for backpackers everywhere. Thailand is the quintessential stop for anyone's 'round the world trip. When I did the country back on my gap year...

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5 "Packing Essentials" You Don't Need to Pack

5 “Packing Essentials” You Don’t Need to Pack

The internet is full of travel blogs telling you what you should and shouldn't pack for a 'round the world trip. The truth is there is nothing you "need" to pack. Maybe your passport. But there are even ways around needing that. There are no "packing essentials." None. These are five of the worst...

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30 Reasons Why PARIS is my DREAM City

30 Reasons Why PARIS is my DREAM City

Paris has always been my dream city. It's definitely my top romantic destinations if I were to ever travel with a boyfriend/husband/lover. Ever since I was a child I've been obsessed with the City of Light. I took French in high school (but don't ask me to say more than Bonjour!), have a statue of...

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Nine Reasons I'm Afraid to Stay in a Hostel Abroad

Nine Reasons I’m Afraid to Stay in a Hostel Abroad

Zach recently made me watch the movie Hostel. It's this movie where these guys are backpacking through Europe and get lured away to Bratislava where they discover this murder club where people pay money to murder backpackers. He knew I was already scared to stay in a hostel and this just put me over the...

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