Category Archives: Travel Advice

17 Things Not To Do In A Hostel Dorm

Whether you’re getting ready for your first time in a dorm room or you’re an experienced backpacker here are some things that you should consider for your next hostel stay.

 

  1. Don’t hit the snooze button!

We get it, everyone has to be up early at some point but a sure way to piss off everyone in the dorm is to be that guy. Don’t be that guy.

  1. Pack the night before at a reasonable time.

If you know you’re leaving in the morning why not make it convenient for yourself? Everyone will be thankful. As long as you don’t pack in the middle of the night. Then no one will be thankful.

  1. Use reusable bags over plastic.

It’s better for the environment. And for everyone’s ears.

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How To Travel When You’re Broke With Work Exchange

Traveling is only expensive when you make it. If you want to travel and you’re willing to forgo a little luxury and put it in a bit of work then the world really can be your playground. After airfare of course. Work exchange is exactly what it sounds like, a bit of work in exchange for room/board and the opportunity to explore somewhere new. Here are three reputable websites that can help get you started on your next adventure.

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A Guide To South-East Asia: Part Two – How to Get Around Southeast Asia

A Guide to South-East Asia: Part Two

Worrying about getting around a new place can be stressful. Read this guide to alleviate your transportation anxiety and learn some tips.

Local Transportation:

Depending on where you are there are endless options to get around. I found Bangkok, Thailand to be a transit friendly city. The bus, ferry, BTS Skyline, and MRT Subway all have set fares while other cities may take a little bit more negotiating.   

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3 Ways to Earn Money Online

Here are three straightforward ways to earn money online. The methods listed below are accessible to any person with a laptop, tablet, or computer, and access to the internet. You can do these in your spare time and I’ve often utilized these while I’m traveling. The great thing about these sites is that they can be done at any time and anywhere. You can complete tasks on long bus rides, in cafe’s, or in your general spare time.

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A Guide To South-East Asia: Part One – Etiquette, Safety, and Scams in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is comprised of 11 countries with varying cultures and laws. The following guide(s) highlight some of the more common aspects between most of the countries but follow up for specific country information is highly suggested.

Behavioral Etiquette

Before you arrive study up on local laws, banned items, and customs for each individual country you are visiting. You probably didn’t know that chewing gum is illegal in in Singapore and can cost you $1,000 USD on your first offense. Some of the common courtesies and behaviors in Southeast Asia are not as obvious to Westerners. Here are some common behaviors you should avoid in Southeast Asia:

Take off your shoes.

If you see a line of shoes outside of a door, remove yours and place them in the row. You should never wear your shoes into someone’s home and many businesses will require you to remove them as well. And while we’re on that…

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