What Real Thai Culture is Like (from an Expat’s Perspective)

Nothing can help you better understand cultural differences than actually experiencing the culture—and I had the opportunity to experience the raw, real Thai culture living as an expat in this country for one year.  Browsing around on Google, you can find a plethora of articles discussing the main cultural differences you will encounter when traveling in […]

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Bali, one of the most desirable islands in Indonesia, is divided into 6 regions. The cities in South Bali (Ubud, Canggu, Seminyak, Uluwatu, and Kuta) are popular among most tourists. Uluwatu and Kuta are two cities in South Bali that are close to each other (30 minutes apart) and can be explored in a few […]

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Travel Guide for South Bali: Uluwatu & Kuta

So you’ve got Singapore on your travel radar (after seeing those futuristic Supertrees all over Instagram)…but need a little help deciding how long to visit or what to do when you get there. Use this Singapore travel guide to help you navigate all the best things to do, food to try, and where to stay […]

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Singapore Travel Guide for First Time Visitors

As the world shifts to an eco-friendlier climate, travelers are becoming more conscious of things they can do to give back while traveling. Starting a beach clean up abroad is one of the ways you can pay your dues to the country you’re traveling in, and respect Mother Earth. If you’re an ocean-lover like me, […]

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Starting a Beach Clean Up Abroad

The vegan scene is bigger than it’s ever been, and whether you’re a full-blown vegan or just trying it out (like me), there are a number of vegan options around the world that make traveling and eating plant-based a little easier (and more fun!).  The bustling city of Bangkok Thailand is following this trend and […]

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Guide to Finding Vegan Restaurants in Bangkok

During my short trip in Malaysia, I only spent 2 days in Kuala Lumpur—but this was plenty of time to experience the highlights of the city. Here is my travel guide for two days in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. From food to accommodation to transportation, use these tips to get the most out of your trip […]

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2 Days in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I visited my first temple in 2017. Before that, I had never visited a temple or pagoda per se. As an American, I learned quickly there are a lot of foreign habits that are completely off our radar. We can disrespect the culture without even realizing it. Eventually, you will realize. But, this post will […]

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Tips for Visiting a Temple in SE Asia

Culture shock is defined as the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes.  If you’ve ever traveled to another country, you know first-hand what this feels like.  When I first moved from the United States to Thailand, I experienced the culture […]

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Reverse Culture Shock in Singapore

I spent the last day of my Bali-holiday in the picturesque city of Uluwatu, not according to my intended plan, but by aversion of the city that I was originally staying in—Kuta. Here’s the story of how I discovered my favorite, and least favorite, city in Bali.  My (Least Favorite) City in Bali: Kuta I traveled […]

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Discovering My Favorite (and Least Favorite) City in Bali