How to Find The Perfect Airbnb

It may seem obvious but the search function on Airbnb is the best place to start. You’ll want to narrow your results as much as possible.

Fabulous Airbnb Finds in Asia For The Perfect Destination Wedding


While wedding planning recently, I noticed that it was super time consuming to find places within Asia for possible venues. I knew I wanted to plan it myself and I knew from experience that Air Bnb has some fantastic finds. So I started with a basic Airbnb search…

Best Islands To Visit In The Philippines That Won’t Break The Bank

Many western tourists can attest that (almost) everything is affordable in Southeast Asia. The primary reason is the exchange rate. As of press time, your US$ 1 can buy goods and services worth Php50 in the Philippines.

From Applying to Teaching Abroad: My Timeline

A few people have asked how long it took me to get my job teaching abroad and then from there how long it was before I actually moved. So I’d like to share my timeline, which I think in a lot of ways is similar to many others who went the same route.

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 couldn’t have asked for a better way to detox and unwind. If you’re interested in a similar trek, read on for details and suggestions.

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Sailing With MSC

For all of the traveling I’ve done, up to this point I had never really even considered a cruise. But when cheap plane tickets led to a summer in Europe, my husband and I decided to give it a shot since we were near such great destinations. We originally planned to...

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Sisterlocked Abroad

    I don’t know if it’s just me, but I could watch Youtube videos all day on natural diy hairstyles. The trouble is, once you try them you quickly see that it’s not as easy as it looks. Add the humidity of Singapore to the equation and working out five days...

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How to Find The Perfect Airbnb

  Search Fields Are Your Friend It may seem obvious but the search function on Airbnb is the best place to start. You’ll want to narrow your results as much as possible. For me I never want to share a place, so I always click entire place then proceed to narrow...

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Money Saving Mode 

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes recovering from wedding expenses and saving money. For a long time now I've been traveling like crazy and spending like crazy. Okay, so I paid off a ton of debt this year and haven't let it reaccumulate, but I haven't...

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