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You can have fun while you travel, but if you plan on working on the road, strive to achieve work-play balance.

7 Things I Would Have Changed During My Travel

I have had five months to reflect on the 11 months that I travelled, and I can say that I would like to go back in time and give my 27-year-old self some frank advice. However, I can’t do that. Instead, I’ll give that advice to you, and hopefully, you won’t repeat some of my […]

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How to Avoid Bad Schools While Teaching English

Teaching English is one of the most popular ways to earn money while traveling, but how do people make sure they’re making the right decision before they sign a contract? According to Bill Rhodes, a first-year English teacher in Seoul, South Korea, he advises to do research ahead of time. “There are a lot of […]

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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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Temples of Angkor Tips

My day starts at 4:30 a.m. I’m one of two people in my dorm room, but my roommate is fast asleep. Meanwhile, I’m throwing on a T-shirt, shorts and grabbing water for my final day at the temples of Angkor. My tuk-tuk driver is waiting for me. I’m paying him $14 for the entire day. […]

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Full Moon Party Survival

On the island of Ko Phangan is the ultimate party that happens once a month: The Full Moon Party. Complete with drinks out of buckets, fiery jump-ropes and hoops and dancing far past dawn, this is the place to go for some western comfort after traveling in Southeast Asia. There’s nothing Thai about the Full […]

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