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  • Food in Southern India & a Guide to Eating with your Hand

    Ok, this is embarrassing, but when I went to Southern India I didn’t do my research. I sort of jumped into it and hoped to land on my feet. I knew there would probably not be beef and I figured alcohol would be scarce. And aside from one sketchy club and a back alley liquor ...

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  • Catalina Island, CA

    Crystal clear waters, relaxed vibe, and a mere one-hour ferry ride off the coast of California; Catalina Island one of my favorite getaways. Just a few days full of fresh air, good food, and plenty of drinks, and I always feel revamped to rejoin life on the mainland. One of the things I like the ...

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  • My Visit to an Indian Guru

    One day in Jaipur, an Indian friend took me to see his Guru, who travels the world reading peoples chakras and working to heal with crystal energy. I being extremely skeptical, went into this experience not expecting much in the way of a real reading but just a fun experience. What happened, I could not ...

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  • Thailand’s HIV/AIDS Temple

    All photos of the temple and residents were taken with permission, with the hopes to educate people on HIV and further the goal of prevention. Nestled in the mountains, outside of Lop Buri, resides Thailand’s HIV/AIDS Temple, Wat Phra Bat Nam Phu. Founded by a monk, Alongkot Dikkapanyo in 1990, the temple is a compassionate ...

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  • No Passport, No Problem: Destinations That Don’t Require A Passport for US Citizens

    Don’t have a passport, no problem! Whether its fear, finances, or a less than perfect record, don’t let not having a passport keep you from all the awesomeness this world has to offer. There are plenty of great destinations that do not require US citizens to hold a passport, while still providing new and exotic ...

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  • Vieques Island: Puerto Rico’s Sexy Sister

    In search of rum induced relaxation and pristine Caribbean beaches, we found ourselves on the island of Vieques, off the coast of Puerto Rico. As we quickly discovered, the island does not wake up until noon if at all, which was nice change of pace. Being April, we just missed the high season, gifting us ...

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  • Guide to Getting Free Flights!

    Do you want to get free or at least 50% off flights? What if all you had to do was what you are doing now? This is where travel credit cards come in and before your credit card panic starts to set in, hear me out. Admittedly, credit cards can require some self control, but ...

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  • Guide to India

    Overview-India is many things. It is crazy and calm, beautiful and dirty, modern and traditional, happy and heartbreaking. Experiencing it and loving it are two different things. I loved my experience in India but did not love the country. It is some thing you must see for yourself. Average Costs Food-If you can go vegetarian ...

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  • Guide to Thailand

    Overview Thailand is absolutely my favorite country I have ever been to. With amazing beaches, mountains, rivers, temples, food, and markets, Thailand makes a great choice for anyone. It is also a budget travelers dream with cheap food, accommodation, day trips and more, Thailand can be easily enjoyed for between $30-$50 per day.  Food-Thailand has ...

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  • Las Vegas Lesson: Hotel Not Hostel

    Hostels are always my go to when traveling. They provide cheap accommodations and better yet, a hub for making friends and loads of good memories. However, on my recent trip to Las Vegas, I learned an important lesson about hostelling. There is a time and a place, and Las Vegas is not one of them. Upon ...

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