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The 5 Best Things To Do On Koh Samui

5 Things to do on Koh Samui (New 2020) Are you looking for the best things to do in Koh Samui? Maybe you just want an exotic Thai island vacation to break up those long cold winter nights?  How about a chance to explore a tropical jungle, bathe beneath a

Backpacking Thailand: Sensational Tips for the Land of Smiles

Backpacking Thailand Backpacking Thailand is at the top of the list for most people backpacking asia for a few reasons. First, is the fun and playful people, the spicy, yet, tasty food, the pristine beaches on islands like Koh Lipe, the never ending nightlife, the cheap price of backpacking Thailand, and its thick

Sak Yant - Bamboo Tattoo

Guarded by a Sak Yant – A Buddha Tattoo from a Monk

What you need to know What you need to know What you need to know “Pain?” the monk asked as the bamboo needle repeatedly pierced my flesh and my Sak Yant begun to take shape. “No…. No, keep going, I am strong” I replied, knowing the only word of English he would

The Cost of Living in Thailand

Cost of Living In Thailand: Tremendous Truth People Should Know Cost of Living in Thailand varies on which part of the country you choose as your home. In the last few years, I have lived in both, southern Thailand, surrounded by the picturesque beaches, and northern Thailand, surrounded by the

Experiencing Yee Peng Lantern Festival

How Yee Ping Makes Your Travels Better Yee Peng, (Yi Peng) just outside Chiang Mai, engulfs your senses in a dreamesque state. Thousands of glowing lanterns drown out the darkness covering the entire temple grounds in a fiery glow. The crowds hold their lanterns in eager anticipation waiting for the

Hanging with Locals in Thailand

When traveling the world we sometimes get carried away in hostel/hotel culture, it is an easy mistake to make. Yes, it’s an exciting rush to make friends and party with the people from all corners of the globe. However, backpackers tend to forget about meeting the locals of the country

Diving the Vibrant Underwater World of the Similans

One of the best diving experiences I’ve had was in the famed Similan Islands off of Thailand’s coast. I arrived in Koa Lak after a 16 hour bus ride that was supposed to only last 11. As you can imagine, I stumbled off the bus exhausted. My first order of

Life Lessons in Travel

20 Life Lessons You Learn Traveling the World in Your 20’s

What you need to know What you need to know What you need to know This week I hit a life milestone. I transitioned out of my 20’s and into my 30’s.  In the past, the thought of turning 30 was always followed by a flop sweat, yelling at the top

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