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Warning: The following post contains photos of people half-naked and showing questionable judgement. The easily offended or biologically related to me should not proceed. I’ve slept in a room in Malaysia that made me question whether or not the movie Hostel was in fact fiction. I’ve been on a cruise ship in Greece where I had…

While there is plenty to keep you occupied within Luang Prabang, another round of beautiful sights lie just outside the city limits. Visiting the Pak Ou Caves is a popular half-day tour from Luang Prabang. This trip definitely falls under the whole ‘the journey is the destination‘ category. With two hours of river travel there and…

Luang Prabang — the jewel of Indochina. That’s a pretty big title to live up to, and so I was surprised when guidebooks and fellow travelers described the city as a place you go to soak up the atmosphere rather than see the sights. While there is certainly plenty of atmosphere to be soaked, there is…

Laos… what images are conjured when you hear the name of this sparsely populated, largely forgotten nation in Southeast Asia? Despite the fact that only 2.5 million tourists crossed Laotian borders in 2010, Laos now sits in a comfortable position in the traveler’s conscience, thanks to endless streams of press that decorates it with titles like…

Today is my anniversary: One year in the life of a full time traveler, and one year in the life of this blog. One June 9th, 2011, I watched the Manhattan skyline disappear into the distance as I flew towards Scotland and the unknown. An hour earlier, hunched over my laptop using airport WiFi, I launched…

I want to start by saying Happy Mother’s day to all the mamas reading this post today, especially my own mom and grandmothers. My mom has been one of my biggest fans and supporters in my travels and zany career pursuits! She gave me the gifts of independence, financial responsibility, and creativity that have made me…

For those of you that may be new around here, Photo of the Week is a project I adopted to try to improve my photography skills and document my year in a fun way. The idea was I would simply pick and post my best photograph taken in throughout the week. Easy, right? Well, not when…

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