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Seriously, Charlotte is the Most Amazing City Ever

When people ask me what to do in Charlotte, I never even know where to begin! I lived in Charlotte for only a year but it will always hold a place in my heart. It was my first time living alone. I also didn’t know anyone in North Carolina. It was the best thing I could

10 Tips for Maya Bay

The famous beach where Leonardo DiCaprio played a backpacker in the movie, "The Beach", looks pretty stunning... if you get there early enough to beat the crowds. It's Koh Phi Phi Leh, and most likely you'll be coming from Koh Phi Phi Don (if you're not spending every day sleeping, recovering for Phi Phi's raging parties). Below,

THE Anjuna Flea Market, a Hippie’s Paradise

The Anjuna Flea market on Wednesday is the queen of hippie flea markets. Rumor says it was started by the father hippie himself "eight finger Eddie" in 1975. Some will say it traced back further. Once the hippies had followed the ever famous trail through Eastern Europe and ending in Anjuna, they burned their passports

Curse of the Pink Palace in Corfu

After 24 hours of travel and sleeping on lawn chairs, we got off the ferry in Corfu. The van from our chosen hostel, the Pink Palace, awaited us. “Have a shot of ouzo! You must!” said the way-too-cheerful-for-6AM Greek man. Drinking was the LAST thing I wanted to do, but Greeks have a way of

Glamping in Goa: Luxurious Private Tents from Amarya

When I want to get away from Anjuna, it sometimes seems like the only options in North Goa are huge hotels or a simple beach hut (which I love, don’t get me wrong). It was Ben and I’s anniversary, so I wanted to find one of those unique North Goa luxury resorts. I had read

Backpacking India Alone

Last year, I chose to travel to India as a place to backpack for three months based only on the fact I wanted to see tigers and elephants. The more I read online and in Lonely Planet about all the things to see while backpacking India, the more I added to my list of things

9 Tips for Saving Money toward Journey

The number one reason people tell me they can’t go on holiday abroad is lack of money. The second reason is that they don’t have the time off work.  Americans are way down there with Thailand and the Philippines when it comes to our employers’ generosity of paid holidays from work. We are the bottom

Diwali in Goa – Burn the Monsters!

Diwali, New Year, is every Indians favorite Holiday, but in Goa it's even more special because the night before the main day is when they celebrate Lord Krishna vanquishing the evil demon king Narkasur. Diwali in Goa is an exciting time!  Ben and I are so lucky to be good friends with locals here and