My 2017 Travel Roundup

Last year at this time, I had just returned to California from Spain. Upset (understatement) about the results of the 2016 US Presidential Election, I made it one of my New Year's resolutions to spend as much time abroad in 2017 as possible. And that resolution I...

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Southeast Asia: All Types of Travelers Love it for a Reason

Southeast Asia.  It is the favorite destination for many solo travelers for that first big backpacking trip abroad.  It is where travelers often go, and sometimes never leave.  It is a destination where the prices and freedom of travel can provide a traveler with the...

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A Little About Everywhere I’ve Traveled

Here I am, over half way to my coveted goal of visiting 100 countries.  As a traveler, I know it is not only about the number.  I have returned to countries that I love, for more exploration. At this point, I can appreciate a special experience more than a new...

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Traveling in Myanmar During the Rohingya Crisis

  And just like that, all of the sudden I was traveling in the most controversial country on this planet. Myanmar, a place I'd say many Americans had never heard of, was in the center of global news. And suddenly I was getting all sorts of flack for my travels. From...

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Review: Overnight bus from Yangon to Bagan (Myanmar)

Before arriving in Myanmar, I heard mixed reviews about the long distance busses.  But Myanmar is a big country, and if you're adventurous like me, traveling on a tight budget, overnight busses are the cheapest and most time efficient way to get around.  So I decided...

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My name is Karen & travel is not only my passion but also my profession.