Welcome to Bangkok

Bangkok is a city that’s on the go 24/7. The Thai capital is loaded with ancient temples, modern shopping malls, and steamy nightclubs. It’s no wonder it was the favorite recreation spot for American soldiers on leave during the Vietnam War in the late 1960s. Throughout the 1970s and 80s it gained a reputation for being a wild and chaotic place infamous for traffic jams. Today, Bangkok is more sophisticated and a major hub for tourism and business, illustrated by the new office towers situated across town.

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How to Budget for Backpacking Southeast Asia

by Krystin Ross

Southeast Asia is the dream for a budget traveller. Not only is it full of culture, landscape, delicious food and ancient histories, but it’s affordable for the average person without compromising on what you want to see and do. From the beach huts on Thailand’s coast to the Ancient wonder of Angkor Wat your trip will be brilliant and within your means.

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A Girl’s Guide to Packing for Southeast Asia

By Charlotte Connelly Packing for any trip may seem like a daunting task but for a trip to Southeast Asia it really doesn’t have to be, the trick is to keep it simple. Keep packing to the bare minimum; the less you have to carry, the better. Trust me the last thing you will want […]

The Temples of Kyoto, Japan

By Alizah Flesher

Kyoto has over 1600 Buddhist temples to choose from, which means that you’ll find it rather hard to check them all out if you only have a few days in the area. That being said, if you’re staying in Kyoto for a short amount of time, there are some temples that are a must-see because of their stunning architecture, traditions and the fact that they are an amazing representation of what Kyoto is all about. Here are five temples that you must see if you only have a few days to spend in this stunning cultural hub of Japan.

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How to Stay Healthy While Backpacking Southeast Asia

By Derek Craker

Whether you are backpacking or planning an extensive vacation, heading to Southeast Asia requires more than just a traveler’s guidebook. With so many beautiful places to go and so many amazing sights to see, your preparedness is as important as ever. The top thing on your list? Your health.
So what should you be extra conscious of before heading to Southeast Asia? Here are some expert tips (and common sense):

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