Bryce Canyon Hikes and Exploration in 1 Day

Bryce Canyon Hikes and Exploration in 1 Day

Bryce Canyon exceeded my expectations.  Just like many natural landscapes of the world, pictures did not do justice and the Bryce Canyon hikes were the highlight of the day spent exploring the National Park. Bryce Canyon Hikes and Exploration of...

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How to Prepare to Travel China

How to Prepare to Travel China

China travel can be a culture shock and a bit more difficult to maneuver, especially compared to its neighbors in South East Asia. With a little planning and preparation you can travel through China with ease.10 Tips on How to Prepare...

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How to Book a Train Ticket in China

How to Book a Train Ticket in China

I wrote this post when I found out how to book a train ticket in China, the HARD way.  Not being able to speak the Chinese language and having to travel through China on hand motions alone can be very frustrating, especially if you were never that...

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Zancudo Costa Rica: A Rough Guide

Zancudo Costa Rica: A Rough Guide

I was looking for an untouched, off-the-beaten path paradise and I found it on my recent trip to Zancudo Costa Rica. Take a step back in time with me and live a day in the slow lane as we experience the paradise in the eyes of a Tico.*I have...

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27 Things I Learned Backpacking through China

27 Things I Learned Backpacking through China

Backpacking through China is something you can't truly prepare for.  You hear its crowded and its polluted but you never truly understand until you do it yourself.  I went in the summer which was the high season.  If I had three words...

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The Ultimate 2 Week Laos Itinerary

The Ultimate 2 Week Laos Itinerary

Looking for the perfect Laos itinerary?  Look no further.  Laos is a gem that gets skipped a lot by the backpacker traveling through southeast Asia because it's not on the banana pancake trail.  Filled with roaring waterfalls, lush green mountains,...

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The Great Wall of China Without Crowds

The Great Wall of China Without Crowds

  Hiking the Great Wall of China is probably on everyones bucket list. I know it was on mine and I've been blessed enough to have done it...TWICE! The first time I hiked it I went on a guided tour, the second time I opted out of a tour and...

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Chiang Mai to Pai Thailand: The Best Day Trip

Chiang Mai to Pai Thailand: The Best Day Trip

Pai, Thailand is gaining popularity with backpackers exploring northern Thailand. It's a small hippy town northwest of Chiang Mai towards the Burmese border on the beaten path. About a three hour drive through windy hills and lush landscapes makes...

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How to Visit the Terracotta Warriors Xi’An, China

I'm usually one who always opts out of the guided tours and goes at it on my own. I like to figure it out, be able to write about the process so that I can share it with you, not be on a strict time schedule, and its always a bonus to save few...

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