Best Destinations in Southeast Asia

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Hoi An Boat

Southeast Asia is filled with so many top-notch travel destinations that it’s hard to see them all. Luckily, I gathered insights from travel bloggers across the web about their favorite destinations in Southeast Asia. Mount Bromo, Indonesia Helen McClure ( Helen McClure is no stranger to travel. After living in Dubai, she currently resides in Singapore

How to Stay in Shape while Traveling

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Staying in Shape when Traveling

I know how hard it can be to stay in shape when traveling or living abroad. When I first moved to Thailand in October 2012, I gained 15 pounds in less than two months. “How did I let this happen?” I asked myself. But I knew exactly how. The equation is simple: Little physical activity

3 Minute Travel Guide to Thailand: VIDEO

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3 Minute Travel Guide to Thailand

I introduce my first attempt at making a video for YouTube. After considering the trend of hyper-shortened videos like those found on Vine and Instagram– I thought a condensed travel guide to Thailand would be perfect. (Also, my recent interview with Trekity gave some great inspiration!) I touch upon key things to pack, three areas

Human trafficking in Southeast Asia

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Young boy affected by human trafficking in Cambodia

To many of those in industrialized, Western economies it may seem like slavery has been long abolished. In reality it is a thriving multibillion dollar industry. While it is difficult to compile accurate data, the UN estimates that there are 27 to 30 million men, women and children enslaved–more than the population of Texas. It

10 Things I Love About Bangkok

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Bangkok Skyline

I would like to give a special tribute to Bangkok since it is my last full week. I have been living in Thailand since October and it has been a whirlwind experience. While I have enjoyed all the cities, towns and islands I was fortunate enough to visit in Thailand, nothing can compare to my

Increasing Social Media Usage: Thailand and beyond

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Bangkok Karaoke

I think everyone can attest to the proliferating role social media plays in our lives, whether we like it or not. Today we basically carry little computers in our pockets (aka smartphones)– making social media even more accessible. Over here in Bangkok–sans smartphone– I basically feel like I live in the woods without being able to

Goodbye Takhli and the gecko that was my roommate

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Leading a parade in Takhli.

Five months came and went. Tomorrow I leave my little town of Takhli, located basically in the middle of Thailand, to embrace new adventures. Takhli is a medium-sized town for Thailand. But to me, it’s like being taken back to agrarianism in the middle ages.  A typical day consists of teaching, eating, working on personal projects and travelling