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Cat Cafes Are Thailand’s Answer To Bad Days

May 29, 2017

Contrary to popular belief, even full-time travelers have shitty days. Sure, most of the time my life is filled with beautiful beach days and incredible food, but every once in a while something happens that puts me into a no

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Culture Myanmar

Trying To Understand The “Long Necked Women” of Myanmar

May 17, 2017

The Long Necked Women of Myanmar. I’d seen them plastered in the pages of National Geographic and The Guiness Book of World Record, but beyond  thinking “wow, I like their jewelry,” I never really given them much ocnsideration. I never knew where they came

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My Favorite Places In Phnom Penh

May 15, 2017

There’s no point in sugar coating it: I had a tough time in Cambodia. The city pushed and challenged me in ways I didn’t expect or understand, and I had a really hard time adjusting to life there. My apartment

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Travel Tips

How To Go On Vacation With Your Mom Without Killing Each Other

May 14, 2017

My mom’s favorite saying has always been, “Guests are like fish — they start to stink after three days.” So when she told me she was coming to visit me in Vietnam for two and a half weeks, I’ll admit

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Happy Birthday, Dad.

May 13, 2017

Today would have been my dad’s 63rd birthday. I spent the day a million miles from home celebrating his life, doing all of the things that he loved. I went to the beach, swam in the ocean, listened to Motown, drank

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#MyTravelDiary Thailand

#MyTravelDiary: Getting Scuba Certified Was The Actual Worst

May 10, 2017

So, fun fact: Getting certified to Scuba dive isn’t actually all that fun. When I was planning my recent island hopping trip in Thailand (I’m based in Bangkok ATM), I found out that Koh Tao, one of the locations I

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#MyTravelDiary: 100 Days Of Travel

May 1, 2017

100 days ago, I boarded a plane to Kuala Lumpur with my boyfriend, a one-way ticket and way, way too much luggage. Since then I’ve taken 22 more flights (plus three of ferries and a few very, very long bus

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Cambodia Culture

Here’s Why You Should Consider Donating Blood In A Developing Country

April 27, 2017

Coming to Cambodia, I had all kinds of grand ideas about how I was going to volunteer in an orphanage and change a child’s life, a la Angelina Jolie. As I quickly learned, that is not how it works. Before I

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9 Ways My Beauty Routine Has Changed Since Becoming A Full Time Traveler

April 26, 2017

When I landed in Kuala Lumpur three months ago, I had three full bags (or, 17 pounds) of hair, makeup and skincare products. Having spent the better part of the last year as a beauty writer in New York, my routines

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Cambodia City Guides

24 Totally Blissed Out Hours In Koh Rong Samleom

April 25, 2017

Imagine a place where your boss, your mom and your Instagram followers can’t reach you unless they want to take a 20+ hour flight followed by a 5-hour bus ride followed by a 45-minute ferry. … Welcome to Koh Rong

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