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This section contains a mix of lengthy travel anecdotes, quick memories, and travel insights to help transport you to each city (or country) that you read about.

The ONE Essential You Need for Winter Travel: Packing Light for Cold Weather

Due to an upcoming trip to Iceland, Finland, and Estonia (less than a week now – ah!) I decided to try my hand at packing carry-on only again. But this time, it’s all cold-weather items, which tend to be bulkier. Read on to learn about the one essential that helps me the most with packing …

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Photo of solo travel by Tim Gouw

There’s Nothing Like Your First Time: Tips and Resources for Starting Your Solo Travel Journey

Solo travel can often seem like a foreign concept (pun slightly intended) to many, and perhaps even virtually impossible – especially when it comes to solo travel as a woman. My own solo travel journey has just begun, but I hope that I can inspire you to give it a try by sharing these tips …

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How to Choose an Elephant Sanctuary and What to Expect

During an 18-day trip to Thailand in December, I had the opportunity to visit two different elephant sanctuaries in Phuket and Chiang Mai. This post will explain why you should visit an elephant sanctuary instead of participating in elephant rides, paintings, or shows on vacation; explore the complexities of trying to be a “responsible” tourist; …

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Image shot from behind in yellow kayak during Phang Nga Bay tour in Thailand

Why You Need to Kayak on Phang Nga Bay: Tour Review of “Hong By Starlight”

Let me start this post by saying that kayaking through caves and lagoons in Phang Nga Bay is an incredible experience, and you should absolutely try it. However, it’s even more┬áincredible when you have an attentive staff, fresh food, and a kayak guide who goes above-and-beyond to make the experience memorable. I was fortunate enough …

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Evan Krause

Don’t Forget Your Wet Wipes! Thailand Packing Tips and Cultural Cues

Pssst! This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase from them. All opinions are still 100% my own. After completing my Thailand trip, I decided to compile a list of packing tips and cultural considerations that I learned during my travels. So, before …

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Jakob Owens

From Bangkok to Phuket in Two Weeks: An Action-Packed Tour of Thailand (Part 2)

This is the second part of a 2-part Thailand tour recap. During this tour, we traveled from Bangkok all the way down to Phuket. Click here to read Part 1. Welcome back! It’s time to dive into Part 2 of this “Bangkok to Phuket in Two Weeks” recap with the Intro Travel Thai Experience tour, so …

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Mathew Schwartz

From Bangkok to Phuket in Two Weeks: An Action-Packed Tour of Thailand (Part 1)

This is Part 1 of a 2-part tour recap. In two weeks, I traveled from Bangkok down to Phuket, Thailand. Read on to learn about what we experienced in Bangkok and Khao Sok! Thailand is a place that I’ve been hearing about more and more throughout the past couple of years; and each time the …

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Aurora Kreativ

A Roadtrip from Tampa to Miami: Tours, Art Exhibits, Beaches, and Plenty of Food!

If you’re visiting Florida and planning to travel between cities, check out this trip itinerary of a week in Tampa and Miami. As usual, I can’t believe how quickly time is going by. It still feels like I was just in Florida…speaking of which: it’s time for another trip recap! This one was interesting because …

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