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 6 years and traveling every spare moment I get.

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Canyoneering Kawasan Falls

When my brother and cousin booked to join me on my recent trip to the Philippines, I had a hard time figuring out where to take them. Boracay was an obvious choice because it was a guaranteed party. But I had done it, many times. I had been to Cebu as well, but I... read more

Becoming a Digital Nomad, with LaToya Allen

When I first started blogging I was trying to figure out so much, for example social media, which I normally shy away from. I quickly saw how cool it could be to connect with other like minded individuals who were interested in travel and not being locationally... read more

Where To Stay In Brunei

I have a confession to make. I don’t really enjoy making hotel reservations. In fact, it’s my least favorite part of traveling. There is so much at risk. The hotel can make or break your trip. That’s why I was thrilled when I had all of my Brunei accommodations taken... read more

5 things I Learned Traveling to Brunei

While I enjoyed the natural surroundings of Ulu Temburong, touring Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital, was definitely where I learned the most about Brunei. While some people may find it boring because it lacks alcohol or sex tourism, I found it refreshing and a unique... read more

Why Brunei is the New Black

One thing I really like to do, which may sound ridiculous, is to look at maps. Even when I was in elementary school and was tasked with learning all of the US capitals, I still enjoyed it. I knew one day I’d make it to Baton Rouge or Tallahassee and I sort of... read more