Today’s Sunday Snapshot comes from Leah Davis, an avid world traveler and travel blogger. She’s been exploring the world since 2009 and has spent significant time in Thailand, Venezuela and Perú. She has no intention of settling down anytime soon; although she currently resides in the US, she’ll be on the move again in the fall, […]
A lot of my posts focus on ways to work and volunteer your way around the world, and therefore, I guess it’s not surprising that ...
Part of me expected to be regularly awed by Japan’s wild inventions like pancake-making robots, and bizarre vending machines that sell everything imaginable. Instead, I’ve ...
Beaches, parties and cheap…pretty much everything: These were my impressions of Thailand before I had ever even set foot there, and all of it turned ...
Before seeing my first taiko performance, I couldn’t help but wonder: Could drumming alone really hold my attention? After all, there’s only so much a ...
A lot of my posts focus on ways to work and volunteer your way around the world, and therefore, I guess it’s not surprising that one of the most common email questions I receive is: “What do you do about visas for each country?” I haven’t really tackled the subject of visas before because, of […]
One of the best things about living in Chiang Mai is that it offers virtually all the conveniences of a major city, yet if you head just a few kilometers out of town, the coffee shops and malls quickly disappear, giving way to fresh air and greenery. One of our favourite places to escape the […]
I’ve been slowly coming to the realization that I’m a total food traveler. In part, I think it’s a side effect of slow travel. I’m not doing something mind-blowing or visiting somewhere new every day; and some days, the excitement of being in a different country comes through finding a fantastic street stall that I’d […]
Most people know Koh Tao as the place to go to get your scuba diving certification in Thailand. I’d heard mixed reviews of this little island in the Gulf of Thailand, with some dubbing it their favourite island in the country, and others feeling it fails to live up to the hype. Scuba diving wasn’t […]
Long before tourists flooded legendary Thai beaches like Phuket and Samui, Hua Hin was the most fashionable beach destination in Thailand. Hua Hin has been popular among Thai locals since the 1920s, when it became a favourite vacation spot for the Thai royal family and aristocracy. Even today, the current Thai king still maintains residence […]
Today’s Sunday Snapshot comes from Elena, a twenty-something Ukrainian girl, occasionally getting lost in different corners of the world and currently settling as an expat in France. You can get to know more about her adventures on a budget on her travel blog Elena’s Travelgram. “The picture was taken during my month-long journey in Indonesia, around Rantepao, Sulawesi. Rice […]
Along with buckets and beer singlets, “VIP” mini-van rides are an experience that almost every traveler in Southeast Asia knows all too well. Like the hangover after those buckets, or second guessing how cool you actually look with the “Chang” logo across your chest, overnight mini-van rides are also an experience that most travelers quickly […]
Today’s Sunday Snapshot comes from Danielle and Adam who, in January 2014, quit their jobs, sold their stuff and left San Diego, CA to fulfill their dream(s) to travel the globe. Their personal motto ‘Depart to Arrive’ (and matching tattoos) was inspired by a carving they discovered at their favorite seaside park, Sunset Cliffs. When the […]
“I’m a writer”. The words still sound false every time I introduce myself to someone, but even if I don’t feel like one yet, I guess that’s what I am now. It was so much easier when I could answer “teacher” – simple, straightforward; almost every foreigner in Asia is an English teacher. But answering […]
Who Am I?
Hello, I'm Jess! Wander with me as I discover how to get the most out of traveling on a budget, and how to live as an expat anywhere in the world.
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