10 Tips for Backpacking Malaysia

1. Although Malaysia is a modern country, it is much more conservative than neighbouring southeast Asian countries, so make sure you dress and act respectfully 2. From what I experienced people here were extremely friendly and chatty on the subway and bus stations so don't be surprised if someone wants to chat with you as... Continue Reading →

10 Must Haves in Your Carry-On Bag

1. A Scarf A scarf is my favourite travel accessory. You can use it as a pillow or as a blanket if it gets a little chilly (which it normally does). It's also a good idea to wear layers when travelling because you'll experience all temperatures - from stinkin' hot waiting in lines and running... Continue Reading →

East Africa 3 Month Packing List

Clothing: Dresses x2 Shorts x2 Tanks x3 T shirts x5 Work pants x4 Cardigan x2 Trekking Pants x1 Leggings x1 Half leggings x2 Elephant Pants x1 Long skirt x1 Socks x14 Underwear x14 Swimsuits x1 Sleepwear Sports Bra x3 Reg Bra x2 Hoodie  Zip up sweater Rain jacket Sarong Hat Shoes: Runners Hiking Boots Flip... Continue Reading →

10 Tips for Backpacking Thailand

1. Eat all the Thai food physically possible!!! So cheap and so tasty!! 2. But be careful that your food is cooked properly, especially on little islands or Railay, where the food needs to be brought in from a long tail boat. 3. It is insanely easy to get around - everything is very well... Continue Reading →

10 Tips for Backpacking Bali

1. Negotiate prices for EVERYTHING. Bali is notorious for bartering so its best to always try and negotiate prices especially for transportation in order to get a fair price. 2. Use Uber, Bluebird or Grab for transportation - but beware, there are signs in many areas that don't allow these services as they are much... Continue Reading →

Ecuador 10 Day Packing List

Clothing: Dresses x2 – casual & evening Shorts x2 – casual Shirts x5 Leggings x1 Jeans x1 Socks x10 Underwear x10 Swimsuits x1 Sleepwear x1 Bra x2 – regular & sports bra Sweater x1 Cardigan x1 Rain jacket Sarong  Shoes: Hiking boots Sneakers Flip flops Essentials: Passport Wallet Foreign currency and emergency USD – Keep USD hidden in your... Continue Reading →

5 Tips for Travelling Bali

My trip to Bali mostly went off without any major hiccups, but these 5 tips will help you enjoy your time as much as possible. 1. Let guesthouses know when you'll be showing up  Especially when it's late. I showed up around midnight to a deserted guesthouse on my first night in Bali in the... Continue Reading →

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