Visiting Hiroshima as a (half) Japanese American Woman
Hiroshima, Japan

Visiting Hiroshima as a (half) Japanese American …

Growing up in Hawai’i, we’re introduced to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at a young age. I remember reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes in elementary school and later in high school learning…

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Is Visiting Kelingking Beach Worth the Hype?
Nusa Penida, Indonesia

Is Visiting Kelingking Beach Worth the Hype?

Kelingking Beach is one of the most popular stops on Nusa Penida, a small island east of Bali. The overlook offers the most enchanting views of the island’s coastline, where cliffs are greeted by crystal…

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On Top of Bali: Backpacker’s Guide to Mount Batur at Sunrise
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

On Top of Bali: Backpacker’s Guide …

One of the biggest recommendations I got for backpacking Bali was to hike up Mount Batur, an active volcano, at sunrise. After seeing pictures of the incredible sunrise from the summit, it wasn’t hard to…

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Exploring Ubud’s Monkey Forest: A Backpacker’s Essential Experience
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Exploring Ubud’s Monkey Forest: A Backpacker’…

Home to over 600 Balinese long-tailed macaques, this Hindu temple complex is one of Ubud’s most popular spots receiving over 10,000 visitors monthly. Here’s your guide to experiencing one of the most popular backpacker attractions…

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Must-Know Thai Phrases for Savvy Backpackers
Thailand

Must-Know Thai Phrases for Savvy Backpackers

Traveling to another country where your native language isn’t spoken can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Save this list of essential Thai words and phrases you’ll be using on your backpacking trip.…

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10 Essential Tips for First-Time Backpackers in Thailand
Thailand

10 Essential Tips for First-Time Backpackers in Thailand

As someone who taught a semester of English in Thailand and backpacked around the country twice, I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs. Here are my top tips for first-time backpackers in Thailand!…

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