The best place to see Mt. Fuji and how to get there

I visited Japan from March 23 to April 1 to see the cherry blossoms but high on my list of priorities was seeing Mt. Fuji. And among the best places to see Mt. Fuji during this season is Kawaguchiko, a town settled around one of the 5 Lakes of Mt. Fuji. Kawaguchiko offers a clear, unobstructed view…

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My second tattoo: a gift from Whang-od, Tattoo Master from the Headhunter Tribe

Total Trip Costs : 3740 PHP, approx. $75 USD Time Needed:  Approx. 24 round trip hours on bus, 1 1/2 days in the village (in case Whang-od can’t see you on your arrival), or 3 days For years I’ve wanted a tattoo from Whang-Od, the 99 year old tattoo master of the headhunter tribe of the Philippines. For me it symbolized…

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10 Terrible Habits of Chronic Travelers

Putting off packing until the night before.  I used to be a reasonable person who started putting together my suit case two weeks in advance for a trip. I would have a nice little check list that I’d go over multiple times and I’d research the climate, weather patterns, and excursions I’d be taking to ensure…

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The Beauty of Bohol, Philippines

The Philippines is an increasingly popular destination for travelers. But that’s really no surprise, the Philippines has nearly endless islands for visitors to explore. You can even buy one, if you happen to have a cool one million lying around, or rent one for a much more affordable $500 a night. But the Philippines has so much more than…

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6 Travel Resolutions for 2016

Another year is now behind us and I’m so happy that I created this blog — it’s helped me better focus on what I love love love about traveling and has brought me so much inspiration. No matter what anyone might say, travel is something you must make great strides towards if you want it to…

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10 Last Minuet (Budget) Gifts for Your Globetrotter

With Christmas fast looming, you might be desperately trying to find THE perfect gift for your traveling loved one. This is frequently harder said than done but this list provides something for every stripe of globetrotter, for every sort of budget.

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10 Pet Peeves of International Travelers

Travel long enough (or maybe one trip is all it takes!) and you’ll inevitably find that you develop a handful of pet peeves that are an almost universal experience for all travelers. If you have one that’s not listed here that really gets to you (or you know a solution to one of these peeves!) share it…

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10 Places For Animal Lovers

The world is filled with so many wonderful, magical places. Not least of which are fox villages, deer who will exchange a bow with you, and whale sharks who don’t mind if you swim by their side. If these aren’t on your bucket list you should really reconsider! Or consider sharing your animal lover destination in the comments…

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First Time Solo: Anhui, China

The title is a bit misleading. I’d travelled solo before… but my trip to Yellow Mountain in Anhui, China was the trip that made me confident that I could take on the world and come out the other side, victorious. I’m sharing this story in the hopes that it helps other would-be-solo’ers who are a…

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