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A Mini Guide to Canggu, Bali

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I recently returned from a trip to Canggu (pronounced Changgu). I didn't think it was possible to fall in love with a place before even stepping foot on its soil but I did. Once in Canggu, it didn't take me long to realize this love was justifiable. It is a laid-back beach town, far enough removed from bustling, and tourist trap ridden Seminyak, yet lively in its own hipster way. Surfing, yoga, beach bars, restaurants, and cafes makes up this charming town. Here's my mini guide to Canggu to help you along on your visit. Need to Know Language:...

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13 Things To Do Before Taking an International Trip {FREE Checklist}

13 Things To Do Before Taking an International Trip {FREE Checklist}

Ok, so you're ready to take your first international trip (YAY!). Or maybe this is your 103rd international trip, but each and every time you feel like you're forgetting something. It's easy to get overwhelmed by all the things on your "To Do" list, but I'm here to help you simplify the process and ensure you don't forget anything, down to even the most minute detail. Here's a simple checklist of things you should do before taking an international trip: Get Your Passport in Order This is first and foremost. You're not going anywhere abroad without this. Point.Blank.Period....

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Airbnb Alternatives: Vacation Rental Websites You Should Know

Airbnb Alternatives: Vacation Rental Sites You Should Know

Sometimes hotels just don’t cut it, especially when traveling with a family or a large group of friends, or even if you’re a solo traveler, such as myself, who just want to stay somewhere unique. An often-overlooked alternative to hotels are vacation rentals. Often times you can rent properties long-term or short-term; whatever fits your needs. You can rent homes, apartments, condos, beach houses, tree houses, yurts, you name it, you can probably rent it. You just have to know where to look. By now, we have all heard of Airbnb for accommodation rentals and if...

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8 Unforgettable Things to do in San Pedro Belize

8 Unforgettable Things to do in San Pedro Belize worldofawanderer.com

This time last year I was enjoying a post birthday trip to Belize. Why post birthday? Well, one of my friends was planning a trip to Belize and Guatemala for a family member’s graduation, and my friends and I decided to invite ourselves along, because why not? It happened to be around the time of my birthday and another friend’s birthday so it all worked out as just one big celebration. I didn’t have any expectations for Belize because, quite honestly, I didn’t know much about this small Central American country beyond tropical weather and the wondrous...

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5 Best Websites for Finding Cheap Flights Without A Specific Destination

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Let’s face it; we’ve all had those moments where we just want to get the heck out of dodge. Just say “Screw it!” pack our bags, book the cheapest one-way ticket to the middle of west Podunk nowhere, change our names, and start anew. Ok, maybe that’s a bit dramatic. Perhaps you’ve wanted to just book a flight to some random, far away beautiful place, because, why not; but your bank account was more like, “Mmmm…how about you take a stroll to the park instead?” Trust me, I’ve been there, felt that. Given that, I am absolutely...

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My 4-Week Southeast Asia Itinerary

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One thing about Southeast Asia (SEA), it is the mecca of all things cheap, making it a top destination for backpackers and budget travelers. I have done quite a bit of solo travel, but my jaunt around SEA was the first where I visited multiple cities and countries in a relative short amount of time. 4 weeks. This is all the time I had to venture across 4 countries. For some people a definitive plan is a must. They book every flight, bus, hotel, and excursion well in advance. Me, on the other hand, I break out in...

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36 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City

36 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City (HCM), also known as Saigon, is a whirlwind of a city, and a vibrant mix of old and new. You can easily be engulfed by the city’s modern skyscrapers, and walk a few blocks over and be taken aback by its awe-inspiring, well-preserved, colonial buildings. Despite it’s gripping past of being at the heart of the Vietnam War (known as the American War in Vietnam), it is evident just how resilient this city is and its will to overcome even the worst adversities. Forty years, post war, and HCM has become...

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9 Must-Try Atlanta Restaurants

No matter how many exotic countries I visit; delectable, international, dishes I devour; or incredible people I meet along the way, there is no place like home. For me, home is none other than the sweet Peach State of Georgia. The place where everybody is referred to as honey, sugar, sweetheart, and baby; where southern charmers will leave you feeling like you’ve just made a new BFF in the span of a 20 second elevator ride; and where iced tea is unmitigated blasphemy. It’s sweet diabetic coma inducing tea, or nothing at all (this is not up...

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Hoi An: Part 2

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As a novice blogger, I’ve quickly learned that writing from the road isn’t as easy as it seems, ESPECIALLY when you have a month jam-packed with non-stop travel and adventures. I’ve also learned that if ever Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs should be revamped, modified, made anew, it should be NOW! I mean, right now…at this very moment, and the first level of need should be Wi-fi this is not up for debate. For about a week and a half it was a pain in the arse luxury to be able to even check my email, let alone upload large-file...

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