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5 Reasons To Visit Laos: Southeast Asia’s Most Underrated Country

I don’t have enough fingers to count the number of backpackers we came across during our Southeast Asia (SEA) trip that were choosing to skip Laos. In fact, I don’t think we personally spoke to one other traveling soul that was going to Laos.  For many travelers, when they think of Southeast Asia they think of […]

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A Backpacker’s Guide to Exploring Vietnam

With so many incredible places to experience in Vietnam, you will — without a doubt — be wishing you had more time. For us, we spent 10 full days in the country beginning our adventure in Ho Chi Minh City and ending it in Hanoi.  From bustling city streets to pristine beaches, lantern-lit alleys to […]

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10 days Backpacking Cambodia

I’ll admit, apart from exploring the ancient complex of Angkor Wat, Cole and I had formed no other real expectations for backpacking throughout the rest of the country.  We have found though that anytime we enter a new place with this kind of mindset, we are bound to be amazed, time and time again.  And, that […]

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Backpacking Southeast Asia: Must See Destinations

Backpacking Southeast Asia (SEA) is practically a rite of passage for travelers these days. SEA is a traveler’s dream: cheap, beautiful, easy to navigate, and ladened with friendly travelers and locals alike.  The hardest part about planning your backpacking trip is choosing where to spend your time – unfortunately, trips can’t last forever (for most, […]

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Oahu’s Most Adventurous Hiking Trails

I may be biased, but I like to consider myself the queen of finding adventurous Oahu hiking trails. If there’s an epic, slightly dangerous hike on the island, you can trust that I’m going to find it and, most likely, hike it for sunrise. I think I can speak for Cole and I both when […]

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Complete Carry-On Bag Packing List (+ A Free Printable Checklist)

*Free printable is at the bottom of this post There’s nothing quite as exciting – or stressful- as packing for an upcoming trip. I must have spent days planning what I would need for our long flight to Australia. The unrelenting fear of forgetting something is enough to counteract any degree of relaxation you thought […]

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Byron Bay to Cairns Road Trip Itinerary: Must See Destinations

There is definitely no better way to explore the incredibly vast terrain of Australia than by van. Spending hours on end while not-so-eloquently crammed into a sleeper van, allows you to fully experience everything the east coast has to offer. From diverse wildlife and epic sunrises, to small beach towns and friendly locals, Australia is […]

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Atherton Tablelands DIY Waterfall Tour

If you’re traveling to or from Cairns, you cannot miss the opportunity to detour into the Atherton Tablelands. A short 1 hour and 30 minute drive from Cairns will get you onto the iconic Waterfall Circuit. The circuit is made up of three waterfalls within a 10 mile loop: Ellinjaa Falls, Millaa Millaa Falls, and […]

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6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Visiting Southern Belize in Summer

Southern Belize is, without a doubt, one of the most incredible places we’ve ever traveled. I’m not sure if it’s the turquoise waters or the sweet natured people – or a combination of the two – that make it such an amazing place to experience. But, one thing is certain, you’ll be planning your trip […]

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