Asia

The Deccan Odyssey: A Luxury Train Journey In India I’ll Never Forget

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The Deccan Odyssey was an absolutely unforgettable trip for multiple different reasons. Not only did I get to experience this luxury train journey in India for my 29th birthday, but I got to share the adventure with some truly awesome travel-bloggers!

Top 12 Music Festivals in India To Experience Before You Die

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Looking for the best music festivals in India?  Well, same here!  I just returned back from my first trip to India, and was absolutely blown away by this gorgeous country.  I was on a press trip with the Ministry of Tourism…

The 10 Best Reasons to Teach English in China

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China is an amazing country, full of world-class tourist attractions and fantastic modern structures that would appeal to the eyes of every foreigner. Few nations possess the wide variety of experiences that China offers. As one of the largest…
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Travels, Festivals, & Photography: 2016 In Review

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We're now two weeks into 2017, and I'm just finally posting my annual round-up article. Sorry for the delay, but the past couple months I've been traveling, festivaling, and photographing Australia -- and I've barely had any time to slow…

The Highlights of 26 Months Traveling & Living Around The World

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I’m currently 40,000 feet above earth flying from Brussels to Philadelphia. I’m about three glasses of red wine deep, and it’s bringing out some serious emotions. HOLY SHIT...I'M GOING HOME... For those who haven’t been following…

The Ultimate Guide to Arugam Bay

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WELCOME TO ARUGAM BAY This popular surfing destination on the east coast of Sri Lanka is truly a hidden gem, and you need to get here as soon as possible.  It still holds it's small town charm, but looking at the growth of Sri Lanakan tourism…

Midigama & Weligama: Learning to Surf in Sri Lanka

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When people normally discuss the south coast of Sri Lanka— the main highlights always seem to be Galle, Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, and Unawatuna.  While all those places are amazing, you'd be foolish to miss out on the two neighboring towns…

Quit Your Job, Move Abroad, and Open a Hostel: The Hangtime Story

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It's crossed every traveler's mind. It's the classic "backpacker dream" to move to a faraway land, open up a hostel, and escape the "normal life" routine.  I've thought about it quite a lot myself, and I do think this is a business venture…

A Weekend in Habarana: Elephants, Temples, and Massive Rocks

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When I first got selected to be a hosted blogger for TBC Asia, I knew I wanted to stay in Sri Lanka for at least a week or two after the conference ended. But I really had only one idea -- head straight to Arugam Bay.  During my first visit…

A Week Exploring Southern Sri Lanka: The Cinnamon Experience

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Sometime towards the end of 2015, I saw an application to become a finalist for a Travel Blogging Conference in Southern Sri Lanka.  I quickly filled out the online form, entered in my blog & social-media details, and pressed submit. It…