Koh Rong Party: That Time We Awoke to a Rat Fight on NYE

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Koh Rong

A true Koh Rong Party. We had been researching where to spend New Year’s Eve for months. Starting our Southeast Asia tour in Bangkok, the plan was to gallivant around Thailand, Cambodia, and Malaysia for 7 weeks.  The million dollar question was where to spend that one night a year where you combine love, partying, and resolutions all into one. Koh Rong Party Time After deliberation, we chose to spend four days on the island of Koh Rong, the second largest island in Cambodia and apparently the new backpacker haven.  We read articles and met travelers gushing about the white sand … Read More

Visiting the Titanic Museum in Belfast

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Titanic Museum

Anyone that knows me personally knows that I have a strange obsession with Titanic.  Yes, the movie and the actual ship. Cameron has heard about every useless fact there is about James Cameron’s masterpiece, and all the interesting facts that happened on April 14, 1912.  Almost daily, I refer to a Titanic quote to go along with any number of real world situations that I find myself in.  Anyways, the point is, that I love Titanic; so when I learned of the Titanic museum in Belfast I knew I just couldn’t miss a trip there. Before I embarked for my … Read More

Experiencing Thaipusam at Batu Caves: a Backpackers Tale

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Experiencing Thaipusam at Batu Caves

Sometimes, I end up in cities at just the right time, as someone who travels on a whim, I absolutely love when this happens. Most recently, it happened on an impromptu trip to Malaysia. Staying true to fashion, I had absolutely no plans when I landed in Kuala Lumpur. But, I found out I was there at just the right time to experience Thaipusam at Batu Caves. So, what is Thaipusam? I learned about Thaipusam through word of mouth at various hostels, and by walking the streets of the city.  Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated by the Tamil people … Read More

Best Credit Card for Travel Benefits

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The Best Travel Credit Cards

Everyone should have a credit card that garners some sort of reward! If you’re just using cash or debit cards then you aren’t cashing in on the many free offers and rewards that are offered to you! It may be tough to pick the right credit card.  First you want to identify your needs and the right rewards for you.  Here are some of our personal recommendations for top travel credit cards. Best Credit Card for Travel Benefits Capital One Venture Reward This is Tasha’s all time favorite card.  She has had it for years! The sign on bonus is … Read More

Don’t Skip Sarajevo on Your Balkan Tour

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Sarajevo May Be Europe's Best Capital City

I wasn’t planning on visiting Bosnia & Herzegovina on my way through the Balkans.  Honestly, I didn’t really know where to go after Croatia.  My time in the Schengen zone was expired, so I could not legally enter any of those bordered countries again for 90 days. I was staying at a hostel in Zagreb and quite frequently saw guests come in traveling from Bosnia & Herzegovina.  Sarajevo was an eight-hour bus ride away and although I knew virtually nothing about the country, I decided it would be my next destination. I arrived early in the morning after taking a night … Read More

What is the Schengen Agreement? All You Need to Know About Staying in Europe

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All You Need to Know About the Schengen Zone

Any non-European backpacker spending an extended amount of time through Europe knows of the limitations of the Schengen zone and understanding Schengen travel.  Even though there are government and state-run guides explaining what the Schengen agreement is, it’s still hard to wrap heads around. That’s because the Schengen visa is a blessing and a curse and it’s confusing as hell when you are there. Personally, I have abided by all the rules of the Schengen zone.  I have sadly left Europe way too soon because I was on my 90th day of travel, I do this because the fear of … Read More