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Is Travel Dangerous?

When I told people that I was leaving for my world trip, 90 percent were supportive. Then, there was that 10 percent. These are the people who will try to tell you that you shouldn’t go for whatever negative reason they can think of in their head. Here are three reasons I’ve been told not […]

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Sex in a Dorm … Not Cool

Disclaimer: The following article contains foul language.  Who knew that I would almost get into a fight over sex? And I wasn’t even participating. Let’s be clear. I’m not advocating for any particular philosophy regarding sex, making love, hooking up, whatever your preference. Sex is different for every person, but I’m certain single travelers who […]

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How to Cross the Street in Ho Chi Minh City

Sure, you’ve waited in traffic before, maybe an hour or longer for your commute, but this is nothing like the traffic you’ll experience in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). A bewildering barrage of motorcycles come in all directions. Traffic laws seem non-existent, and few pedestrian crossings makes crossing the street an adventure on its own. Since I’ve […]

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The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek

I have never been moved so much. After I spent more than an hour listening to the commentary about the genocide that killed between 1.2 to 3.4 million people between 1975 and 1979, my eyes began to tear. As an American, I only briefly learned about what happened in Cambodia when I was in middle […]

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The Cat Lady of Caye Caulker, Belize

Beyond the sounds of the waves and the beat of the reggae music on Caye Caulker, you might also hear a “meow,” or maybe 86 of them. This side of the island is home to P.A.W.’s, run by Madi Collins. She started the animal sanctuary after returning home from the United States. One day in […]

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