Why Brunei is the New Black


Interested in visiting Brunei? Find out exactly why Brunei is the new black and should be your very next trip.

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Tenikwa, Walking With the Big Cats

When it comes to the age old debate, cats vs dogs, I’ve always argued that cats are superior. So imagine my excitement when my boyfriend and I decided to spend the day at the Tenikwa Animal Rehab Center, which specializes in big cats. Lions, leopards, cheetahs, maracals, wild cats, they had them all.

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Canyoneering Kawasan Falls


As I mentioned in previous posts, teaching abroad can be an excellent way to travel and see the world. But how do you get a job teaching overseas? Simple. First you have to ask yourself, “What type of teaching do I want to do?”


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Bakwena Lodge, Luxury Eco-Travel in Botswana

Bakwena Lodge, located in Botswana, is nestled into the Chobe riverfront. I hadn’t heard of it days ago, but when scrambling to put together some last minute plans, we lucked out on a package.

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5 Things to Consider When Planning a Trip to Maldives

If you are coming from within Asia, flights to Maldives are pretty reasonable. But you will likely need another flight and perhaps even a boat once you arrive. Unless you plan on staying near the main island of Male, you will need to book a separate seaplane, which will cost at least a few hundred US dollars round-trip. For me, this was just about the amount I paid for my international flight, nearly doubling my total flight costs.

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Hi there! I’m Maya, a Los Angeles native turned expat. I’ve been living and working in Asia for the past 7 years and traveling every spare moment I get.

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Trekking Bukit Lawang

  A few weeks ago I headed to Bukit Lawang, Indonesia for a 4-day weekend. I heard great things about the area, particularly my chances of seeing an orangutan, so it seemed like the perfect way to escape Singapore for the Chinese New Year weekend. I was right! I... read more

Pros and Cons of House Sitting 

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been experiencing something new; my first house sitting gig. I got the idea a year ago when I came across Trusted House Sitters, a membership website that allows people to either search for someone to watch over their homes and... read more

Working Out While on the Road

With the holidays approaching, and of course 2017, many people will either be stuffing their faces with their families, coming up with New Year’s resolutions, or more likely, both. Usually you eat so much that you can’t help but pledge to do better as soon as all of... read more