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A Mini Guide to Canggu, Bali

Hiking the Camphuan Ridge Walk

I recently returned from a trip to Canggu (pronounced Changgu). I didn't think it was possible to fall in love with a place before even stepping foot on its soil but I did. Once in Canggu, it didn't take me long to realize this love was justifiable. It is a laid-back beach town, far enough removed from bustling, and tourist trap ridden Seminyak, yet lively in its own hipster way. Surfing, yoga, beach bars, restaurants, and cafes makes up this charming town. Here's my mini guide to Canggu to help you along on your visit. Need to Know Language:...

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Stay Connected While Traveling: Southeast Asia SIM Cards

Stay Connected While Traveling: Southeast Asia SIM Cards

Gone are the days of post cards and snail mail to stay connected while traveling. Enter the days where smartphones and mobile devices are now like appendages, and everything is Insta this, Snap that, and hashtags. For some, this is their sole reason for wanting/needing to be connected while traveling (because if you don't post about it, it obviously didn't happen, right?! *inserts sarcasm*); for others it may be work, or to simply keep in contact with family and friends. For me, it's a combination of all 3, and more importantly, it gives me access to...

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My 4-Week Southeast Asia Itinerary

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One thing about Southeast Asia (SEA), it is the mecca of all things cheap, making it a top destination for backpackers and budget travelers.I have done quite a bit of solo travel, but my jaunt around SEA was the first where I visited multiple cities and countries in a relative short amount of time.4 weeks.This is all the time I had to venture across 4 countries. For some people a definitive plan is a must. They book every flight, bus, hotel, and excursion well in advance. Me, on the other hand, I break out in...

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5 Easy Steps on How to Get a Vietnam Visa on Arrival

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Typically, getting a visa to enter another country requires you to take a trip to your local embassy. However, Vietnam has made the process a lot simpler and convenient for travelers on the road, such as myself, by offering a Visa on Arrival (VOA). Though the process is quite easy, it is important to note that the visa must be applied for BEFORE you get to Vietnam. Here are 5 Easy Steps on How to Get a Vietnam Visa on Arrival:***Note: this particular process is ONLY for those arriving at airports in Hanoi, Saigon/Ho Chi...

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36 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City (HCM), also known as Saigon, is a whirlwind of a city, and a vibrant mix of old and new. You can easily be engulfed by the city’s modern skyscrapers, and walk a few blocks over and be taken aback by its awe-inspiring, well-preserved, colonial buildings. Despite it’s gripping past of being at the heart of the Vietnam War (known as the American War in Vietnam), it is evident just how resilient this city is and its will to overcome even the worst adversities. Forty years, post war, and HCM has become...

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Hoi An: Part 2

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As a novice blogger, I’ve quickly learned that writing from the road isn’t as easy as it seems, ESPECIALLY when you have a month jam-packed with non-stop travel and adventures. I’ve also learned that if ever Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs should be revamped, modified, made anew, it should be NOW! I mean, right now…at this very moment, and the first level of need should be Wi-fi this is not up for debate. For about a week and a half it was a pain in the arse luxury to be able to even check my email, let alone upload large-file...

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Off The Beaten Path: Hoi An

Woman in cone hat walking along rice paddies

Street photography is probably my favorite style of photography. I love the candidness and authenticity of it. It allows me to become a visual storyteller. However, I will be the first to admit I am the biggest coward when it comes to making these types of photos. I feel like it's such an awkward intrusion, for both myself and the subject. So I'm usually THAT person who stands off in the distance snapping photos, then scurrying off before the subject has a chance to object lol. But, I'm challenging myself more and more to step...

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Hoi An: Part 1

Blue bicycle against yellow and blue wall

Everything I love in life (amazing people, good food, cafes, ambiance, cute and quaint, picturesque places for perusing, and let’s not forget the beach) has been given to me in Hoi An, wrapped up in one big ol’ giant bow. Without a doubt, this place  has easily made the top 5 list of my favorite places.As once one of the most important trading ports in Southeast Asia, Hoi An has been well-preserved through the ages and is now one of Vietnam’s most popular cities with tourists flocking here by the droves. With its...

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