Don’t Let a Food Allergy Control You

Don’t Let a Food Allergy Control You

Food allergies are not only a nuisance, but also a serious health risk. I’ve had a severe peanut allergy since childhood, and it has created many obstacles throughout my years of travelling. Eating in a foreign country can be quite risky with a severe food allergy. Through my travel experience, however, I have learned that […]

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Guest Post: Smart Packing Tips for Women

And we empathize, women. I’ve never encountered a man who’s having trouble packing light. Usually, it’s the ladies, myself included, who find packing daunting. And let’s admit it girls, clothes and beauty regimen paraphernalia take the most space in our packs. Here are a few packing tips to lessen the load: Think practical. Before packing those clothes […]

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Easily Avoidable Scams in Hanoi, Vietnam

Easily Avoidable Scams in Hanoi, Vietnam

It irks me when people let one bad experience form their opinion about a country. I find it rather puzzling when I hear people say things like, “I hate Vietnam because I had my wallet stolen there.” Although I’m sure having your wallet stolen would put a damper on your travels, I don’t think it […]

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Inching My Way Down to Central Vietnam…

Inching My Way Down to Central Vietnam…

I was so looking forward to taking a pleasant scenic train ride along the Vietnam countryside heading for Hoi An. I certainly didn’t expect a bullet train, but neither did I expect snail rail. When I purchased my train ticket from the agent, she provided detailed instructions on how to locate the correct platform and train. […]

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All Alone on a Tiny Island

The first Thai Island on my list was Phuket, which proved to be extremely overrated. I found a room in Phuket Town, but quickly learned that people used the town as more of a transit point to reach the other beautiful islands. I barely lasted one night and then hopped on a ferry the next […]

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Wandering through Southeast Asia

Wandering through Southeast Asia

I was in Southeast Asia, which just so happens to be the perfect place to wander. After completing my volunteer placement in Hanoi, I decided to forfeit my plane ticket to Australia, leaving me with the realization that I had all the time in the world, with no restriction on where to go or how […]

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My New Job

I must admit that it feels very odd to be working a full-time job in Vietnam, and even more so to be branching out of the profession that I am accustomed to. Prior to my departure, I was aware that I would be working with a public health organization and doing a lot of proposal/project […]

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My Top 10 Travel Memories

My Top 10 Travel Memories

After travelling for so many years, it’s a bit difficult to single out my favourite travel memory… I managed to narrow it down to my Top Ten Travel Memories:

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