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WIN the Ultimate Dream Life Abroad in Luang Prabang, Laos

I still remember the day, five years ago, when I sat with my breakfast on the banks of the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos contemplating my future. I had […]

Hoi An Vietnam

Faces of Asia

A photo captures the moments so often lost to memory. When I leave the house for anything out of the ordinary, I feel lost without my camera strapped to my […]

Koh Kood Thailand Sunset

Why I (Almost) Never Book in Advance

This article was written with inspiration from the Reach To Teach: Teach Abroad Blog Carnival, a monthly series that focuses on providing helpful tips and advice to ESL teachers around […]

Golden Gate Bridge

10 Liveable Cities Around the World

Perhaps every traveler is looking for that one place to call home. When we find it, it seems to call us by name and whisper, “Psssst. Stay here. Settle. You […]

10 Reasons I Can’t Wait to be Back in Asia

1. The humidity does great things for my natural curls. 2. I can wander around alone and lost and still get inspired. 3. The wonderful hospitality and curiosity of the locals. 4. Street-side […]

Street-side in Southeast Asia

I miss the convenience of street-side service in Southeast Asia. Not only are the sidewalk vendors usually the cheapest in town, they’re also the best. Whether it’s scrumptious local cuisine […]

Black Bears & Pristine Falls: Luang Prabang, Laos

If you’ve never seen black bears playing in a park like children at daycare, you should probably book the next ticket to Luang Prabang, Laos and head 30 kilometers south […]

Decisions in Luang Prabang, Laos

It was in Luang Prabang that I had to decide how I would spend the following year of my life. Colorado State University was pressuring me with a looming deadline to […]

A Tour of Savannakhet, Laos

I almost made a mistake in Savannakhet, Laos. It was one of those “I know better but my just-say-yes policy always wins in the name of cultural experience” situations. I […]

The (Long) Road Home

The other day, on a bus in Thailand, I met a girl from England who told me she had never traveled her country outside of her own city. And a […]

The 4,000 Islands of Laos

There isn’t much to do in Si Phan Don, so to speak, but there’s plenty to keep oneself entertained. A hammock hangs from the porch of every bungalow, making it […]

Along the Way: New Years Eve in Pakse, Laos

The taxi driver sang to me the entire drive from Suwannaphum to Yasothon (about 30 miles). As a female farang, I was given the passenger seat, like first class in […]

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