5 Free Things to do in Budapest

Budapest is one of most fabulous cities in Europe, if not the entire world.  With rich history, culture, cuisine, and night life, it’s a place that I have gone out of my way to re-visit on multiple occasions.  On most of the trips, I was traveling on a tight budget...

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Cappadocia, Turkey: Grade “A” Adventure

Looking out the metre-thick, square hole that was the window in our cave hotel, we caught a glimpse of balloons rising high in dawn light. We had finally arrived in central Turkey – the land of fairy chimneys, underground cities and hot air balloons.

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A Guide to Eating out in South Korea

Restaurant etiquette differs across the world, and each country is characterized by its own individual customs and expectations.  Although this is one of the many exciting experiences that you get to have when you travel, it can get awkward very quickly if you unknowingly commit a fault.  Below are some...

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A Day in Beautiful Bali

Working on cruise ships had taken me to dozens of countries on several continents, but there was one that was missing: Asia. Surprisingly, it wasn't a place that had been high on my list – there were just so many other places I wanted to go first.

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Greece: The Hidden Treasures and Secrets of Salamina

Salamina is one of the Saronic Islands less than an hour’s ferry trip off Greece’s west coast, although not many tourists head that way. It’s a beautiful island, but tourism is not encouraged, perhaps because of the NATO naval base situated there, so you won’t find much written about Salamina...

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How to Travel With Only a Sense of Adventure, Spontaneity and a Pocket Full of Dreams

You hear it all the time, “Oh man, I’d love to travel but I can’t afford it’…‘I don’t know how you do it all…I don’t have the money to travel’. And then there are those people that think a trip to Europe involves saving every pay check for a minimum...

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A Long Weekend in Christchurch, New Zealand

Often when you think of New Zealand you envision rolling green hills, paddocks of sheep, and snow topped mountains, however New Zealand is also home to a number of wonderful cities such as Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, and Chirstchurch.

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Slowly Does it in the Galapagos

It looked like a bunch of seaweed bobbing on the surface of the emerald green sea. “There’s one!” my husband exclaimed excitedly from the seat behind me in the kayak. I peered across the bay into the brilliant sunshine.

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Experiencing the Cultural Treasure of Taipei

If you are a first-time visitor to Taipei, chances are you’ll be surprised by the breadth of experiences on offer in this city—ranging from astonishing warmth and hospitality of the locals to the surprising treasure of ancient structures, temples, museum, and lots of other attractions.

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Teaching English in South Korea

After over a year of constant travel, I found myself in a bit of a pickle: I was out of money.  I’d enjoyed my time abroad and definitely wasn’t digging the idea of giving it up and moving back to my home country for any boring old job, so I...

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