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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Travel Hacking: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

When I first started hearing the buzz phrase “travel hacking”, I immediately felt like I was missing out on something. Some big opportunity. But the more I read about it the more I see that I’ve been doing it all along.

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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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How To Get A Job Teaching Abroad

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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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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Black in South Africa

After six straight months of being in Singapore, I was excited by the idea of being surrounded by people who looked like me. I have always wanted to visit Africa, the motherland of every person on Earth really, but especially excited to see where my roots come from.... read more

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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,... read more

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When I first started hearing the buzz phrase “travel hacking”, I immediately felt like I was missing out on something. Some big opportunity. But the more I read about it the more I see that I’ve been doing it all along. The truth is if you’re a savvy... read more

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