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That Time I Almost Went Under the Knife in China and Dodged an $8,000 Medical Bill in Singapore

06/18/2014 11:52:26 AM

The needles and probes I could at least understand, but the Vasoline on my belly just didn’t make any sense. I was getting an ultrasound and, had anybody at the hospital spoken English, I would have been able to tell […]

Almost Going Under the Knife in China and Dodging an $8,000 Medical Bill in Singapore

06/18/2014 11:52:26 AM

The needles and probes I could at least understand, but the Vasoline on my belly just didn’t make any sense. I was getting an ultrasound and, had anybody at the hospital spoken English, I would have been able to tell […]

Despite Feeling Guilty for Traveling, Sometimes You Just Have to Move On

06/11/2014 01:04:23 AM

I’ve visited ten countries in the past four years. It’s not an astronomical number, but that’s because I travel slowly. In fact, I’m inclined to just call it sporadic migration. I spent two-and-a-half years between Australia

10 Hostels in Australia with the Most Incredible Views

06/04/2014 13:57:27 PM

Australia is host to some of the world’s most magnificent views. Whether they’re overlooking a famous harbour or are under the canopy of a world heritage rainforest, waking up to one of Australia’s spectacular vistas is one hell of a ...

A Thrillseeker’s Adventure Guide to London

05/27/2014 23:51:11 PM

You probably wouldn’t associate London with adventure. After all, it’s a majestic, historic city. Obviously, you haven’t been watching the James Bond films, in which we saw the secret agent powerboating on the River Thames before fighting ...

Flying a Cessna 172 Over the Mountains of North Carolina

05/23/2014 13:48:38 PM

I stumbled into the vessel and took note of my surroundings. It was overwhelming: the buttons, knobs, screens, graphs, sprockets and thinga-ma-bobbers were all jumbled together on one dashboard. We flipped a couple switches, turned a couple ...

Entering the Sathorn Unique, the Abandoned Ghost Skyscraper in Bangkok

05/10/2014 12:23:19 PM

I had heard mutterings about an abandoned skyscraper in Bangkok. It was rumored to be haunted and forsaken. If I wanted to enter, I was going to have to sneak in through holes in the rusty fence and bribe the group of junkies who […]

How Four Years of Perpetual Travel Will Change You

04/28/2014 14:28:40 PM

I have been traveling perpetually for four years. To some, this sounds like the dream (and to be honest, it kind of is)! I go wherever, do whatever, see whatever. But there is also difficulty associated with living an alternative […]

10 Travel Instagrammers I’m Absolutely Loving Right Now

04/17/2014 13:20:03 PM

Instagram is my weakness, and I never go a day without my fix! These are ten travel Instagrammers that I’m absolutely loving right now, in no particular order. Frank About Croatia Frank and Vera are a Canadian-Croatian couple living in [ ...

In Search of the Best Beer in Belgium

04/08/2014 22:23:12 PM

Bruges is not only one of my favorite medieval towns in Belgium but also one of my favorite cities in Europe. I crossed over the canal and started down the narrow cobblestone streets into the tiny old town, admiring the […]

That Time a Group of Travel Bloggers Raised $7,500 for Charity

03/31/2014 23:08:06 PM

It all started with a bunch of naked travel bloggers. It was our first year raising money for charity. 24 of us set out to create a calendar, which we’d sell, and then we’d donate the proceeds to the charitable […]

20 Killer Photos of Hong Kong

03/22/2014 15:27:51 PM

In summer 2013, I spent six full days in Hong Kong exploring the ins and outs of one of Asia’s greatest cities. As I’ve been dreaming about Hong Kong since my childhood days of watching Cantonese films, I was able to […]

How to Travel the World for 18 Months and Spend $1,038 on Accommodation

03/14/2014 13:14:57 PM

All in all, my journey will reach its four year mark next month at the beginning of April. For the past year and a half, though, I have traveled between nine countries and spent $1,038 on accommodation. Pretty good, if […]

Do Something Worth Dying For

03/02/2014 23:59:39 PM

Everybody talks about living a life worth living. And while I wholeheartedly agree with that sentiment, it lacks a certain depth. What is a life worth living? What fuels it? A life worth living could be cuddling with your loved […]

20 Killer Photos of New York

02/25/2014 13:55:09 PM

I had never spent that much time in New York, even as a Boston native. Though we were only a four hour drive apart, I never took the time to go adventuring. But that was before I started traveling. Now, I […]

I Went to Vang Vieng and Didn’t Go Tubing: Fed Up with Tourists and the Takeover of Tourism

02/13/2014 13:20:37 PM

After 31 days in Southeast Asia, I was fed up. It had been 11 months since my move to Greater Asia, the majority of which had been spent living like a local in China. I had become accustomed to experiencing […]By Jeremy Foster. This post ...

A Lesson on Mexican Street Food

02/07/2014 10:33:00 AM

Mexican food is not what you think. In the same way that America has butchered their interpretation of traditional Chinese food, so too have they debauched the art of Mexican cuisine. Many North Americans love Mexican food but, unfortunately, ...

How to Eat Like a Local in Croatia

02/04/2014 12:47:28 PM

So you’ve never eaten like a local in Croatia? Let me tell you, friend. You’re in for a treat! No matter where you are in Croatia, your taste buds are treated kindly. Croatia has a diverse range of food, including […]By SJ Begonja.

The Wild Side of Dublin, Ireland

01/31/2014 12:54:35 PM

Forget everything you think you know about Dublin. This picturesque city, with its Georgian architecture, winding river, and soothing harp music has a decidedly adventurous side to it. If you’re looking for a heart pounding, death defying ...

Hot Air Ballooning in Vang Vieng, Laos

01/28/2014 11:13:30 AM

It was 5:30 in the morning and I could barely open my eyes. I had avoided tubing in Vang Vieng so I could wake up early enough to catch a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the hills of Vang […]By Jeremy Foster. This post originally appeared ...

The Markets of Istanbul

01/24/2014 10:25:40 AM

There are special main attractions in Istanbul that nearly every visitor to this mad metropolis will visit: the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, and, of course, the Grand Bazaar. Istanbul’s famous covered market is impressive, labyrinthine and ...

The Cost of Travel in Thailand (and How to Do it on $30 Per Day!)

01/16/2014 04:41:33 AM

Southeast Asia has become a hotspot for travelers looking for adventure on a budget. Thailand, in particular, has become a popular destination due to its level of accessibility, with Bangkok being a major international hub and with the low cost ...

On Re-Entry and Reverse Culture Shock

01/11/2014 22:07:36 PM

It’s 7am and the sun is rising. There’s a heavenly glow spread upon the rock cliffs that overlook the Gulf of Thailand. I scaled that jagged scarp last night just to get here. Waves crash and a hazy vapor of […]By Jeremy Foster. Thi

Getting to Know the Best Tailor in Hoi An: Miss Forget-Me-Not

01/06/2014 01:02:17 AM

I had been planning on getting a suit made ever since I heard about Hoi An. This small Vietnamese town is world-renowned for its tailors and it’s the place where many travelers stop in for a low-priced, tailor-made suit or […]By Jeremy ...

One Year in Asia in Review: 2013 Instagram Recap

12/26/2013 10:30:53 AM

I’ve been traveling for almost four years now, and 2013 may have been my most significant year to date. This year brought me to Asia for the first time in my life. It was a whirlwind of eye-opening cultural experiences […]By Jeremy Fost ...

Be A Responsible Traveler, Rescue Asian Elephants and Win a Trip to Thailand!

12/22/2013 18:10:59 PM

“Look at me!” she shouted. “Take a picture! Look!” Her voice screeched with annoying enthusiasm as she flailed her arms in the air. She was a toothy English girl with a smile the size of a quartered honeydew. Straddling the […]By ...

In the Dominican Republic: The First Time I Ever Experienced Another Culture

12/10/2013 07:22:48 AM

I was about 17 years old. I was slightly awkward, quite chubby and, of course, still trying to find my feet in a wide environment of social complexities. My understanding of life, not to mention the world, was very limited, […]By Jeremy F ...

Getting to Know the Locals in Kathmandu, Nepal

12/03/2013 03:31:28 AM

All over the blogosphere you find people urging you to have more ‘genuine’ experiences in foreign lands. They tell you to dig beneath the veneer presented in tourist brochures and to really get to the core of a place. Now, […]By Ben West. ...

The Tiger Cave Temple is 1,237 Steps to the Top, and Totally Worth It

11/26/2013 02:18:24 AM

One look at this building and I knew I was going to like it here. Once upon a time, in 1975, a meditating monk discovered, what he said, were tigers roaming through the caves. This encounter led to the naming […]By Jeremy Foster. This post ...

Shanghai, China for Less than $25

11/22/2013 07:46:25 AM

Shanghai is a city of action, not ideas. You won’t spot many traditional Chinese buildings and temples or Buddhist monks here but you will be blown away by stunning skyscrapers and amazing modern architecture. Shanghai is one of the most ...

Wat Palad: The Secret Jungle Temple in Chiang Mai I Shouldn’t Even Tell You About

11/18/2013 12:31:43 PM

I shouldn’t even be telling you about this place. It’s that special. Wat Palad (or Wat Pha Lat) is a temple in Chiang Mai that is tucked away in the heart of the jungle. If you desire to be a […]By Jeremy Foster. This post originall

Scenes from the Noryangjin Fish Market in Seoul, South Korea

11/13/2013 10:49:51 AM

“You want eat live octu-pus?” Hmm. I thought about it for a couple of seconds but decided against it. “It good. Stick your teeth,” the fishmonger said in broken English, nodding and grinning. I’m in Seoul, South Korea. Noryangjin Fisheries ...