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  • A Day Trip to Venice Beach, CA

    With LA just an hour away, I decided to feed my travel bug with a day trip to Venice Beach. Having only been there once in the winter, I was excited to see Venice on a summer day, in all its glory. What is truly unique and recommendation worthy about Venice in comparison to other ...

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  • Destinations for Under $50 Per Day

    Since I started traveling, I am constantly asked how I can afford to travel, and besides using my tips for daily savings, the answer is honestly because I travel where it is cheap. Although I would love to someday go to London or Japan, I currently find better use of my finances to take on ...

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  • Children of India

    When the subject of children in India comes up, many emotions flood my heart. Such extremes. I experienced deep joy and overwhelming sadness. I worked with children with AIDS, children from the lowest castes, children who were incredibly happy and children who were miserable. Tugging my shirt, they begged for food, money or even hugs. ...

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  • Why Bangkok is My Favorite City

        Bangkok is absolutely my favorite city in the world, hands down.   Pure magic, full of life, it seems no one can resist smiling in this city.   Bangkok is rightfully famous for its amazing shopping, red light districts, and fabulous dining, but it is much more than that. It is a city ...

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  • Activities in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

    Sunday Funday Designed for the big time partiers, Sunday Funday is a weekly event from about 3pm until you pass out. $15 gets you a Sunday Funday wrist band, entitling you to an event tank top and the shuttle between three popular hotels, Pelican Eyes, Naked Tiger, and Pachamama. Although this is definitely a party, ...

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  • 7 Unique Things to Do in Orange County

    Orange County, is a beautiful part of California that encompasses the beach cities and surrounding areas between Los Angeles and San Diego. Bursting with foodies, adventure junkies, yogis, students, sailors, surfers, and working professionals, there is always something for anyone. Although often given a bad rep in the media for being stuck up, expensive, and ...

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  • Janu Jaipur: The Best Guide in India

    Janu Khan is a kind hearted, and extremely fun tour guide, based in Jaipur, India. He deserves an international, best guide award, as he is responsible for turning my Indian experience from magnificent to magical. He was so fantastic, reasonably priced, and genuine that I feel compelled by the Universe to write this so that ...

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  • $ Daily Tips to Save for Travel

    The most common response to my travels is some version of “I wish I could travel but I could never afford it.” And to that, I  say, it’s not luck, its daily saving strategies. Sadly, I have spent many a wasted hour, blue in the face, trying to convince my skeptics that I don’t in ...

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  • Vietnam: Delicious Food “Pho” Sure

    Like the majority of Southeast Asia, Vietnam offers many cheap and delicious choices. And at $1-2 per meal, Vietnam is sure to please your taste buds and your wallet. Pho noodle soup and fresh spring rolls were my favorite with mint, basil, chilies, and lime creating a filling but healthier alternative to other fried foods. ...

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  • New Orleans: Gators, Grub, and Good Friends

    I wasn’t sure what to expect on my recent trip to New Orleans. With only 3 days, I planned to eat my way through the French Quarter, indulging in as much Cajun food as possible. Being from California, where local government gets off on enforcing rules against street food and public drinking made New Orleans ...

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