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Backpacking

I Swam With Humpback Whales In Tonga And It Was Freaking Amazing

“You’re bullshitting me!” I shouted when a fellow-backpacker told me he had gone swimming with humpback whales in Tonga.

Why you should travel light and how to do it like a pro

As the old adage goes, less is more. When it comes to traveling, more is unnecessary and less is your shoulders thanking you for not putting them through the gates of hell.

Egypt Is An Onion And Other Backpacking Surprises

Egypt is an onion. My biggest takeaway from backpacking Egypt twice in 5 years is that Egypt is an onion.

I Am Sick And Tired Of Travelling

“Can I take a photo with you?”

Her bright, young eyes, full of enthusiasm and wonder, looked into my jaded ones. I remember having eyes filled with sunshine like hers. Now they’re just tired and disenchanted; tired of travelling and disenchanted at the phlegm-spitting, queue-cutting, rude, and conflicting country that I am finally leaving.

5 Important Travel Skills That’ll Make You A Better Traveller

Traveling can be scary as hell; who will you meet, will you get lost, how do you get around? But it doesn’t have to daunting if you’re prepared. Make 2017 the year you become a better traveller. How? By picking up new travel skills that will make your adventures safer, easier, and more enjoyable.

Top 5 Places On The Wild Side Of Mauritius

Perhaps the most popular description of Mauritius is this quote from Mark Twain: “You gather the idea that Mauritius was created first, and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius”.

How To Travel New Zealand On A Cheap Budget (Yes, It’s Possible!)

This is not an ad for Uncle Tony, but ever since they launched their new flights to Auckland, everyone’s been boasting about going to New Zealand.

34 Truly Unforgettable Moments In New Zealand

Dear self,

Never forget the opportunities travelling can give you. Just look at all the opportunities that have led you to an epic adventure. You’ve…

The Penknife Story

Dad told mom I was crying like a baby when it happened. He was right, I was bawling like the biggest 23-year-old baby in the world. 

Putting My Resting Bitch Face To Good Use

“Mei, are you okay? You look sad.”
“Mei, why are you angry?”
“Mei, my intern is scared of you. She says you look fierce.”