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7 Tips for hiking the Great Wall of China

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You can’t visit Beijing without making a stop at the Great Wall of China. One of the Wonders of the World, the Wall is over 13,000 miles long and 2000 years old. There’s restored sections of the Wall where you can visit without getting dirty, but if you really want to experience the Great Wall of China, I recommend taking a hike! Hiking out in the “wild” [...]

Becoming a PADI Divemaster on Koh Tao

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I am scuba diving in the Andaman Sea and experiencing a dream come true. Or I would be if my stupid ears would play along and equalize. But they are in no mood to do so and so I am stuck, holding on to a barnacle-clad rope, a meter and a half below the surface instead of discovering one of Thailand's best dive destinations. I try my best not to get irritated[...]

A Road Trip through Tunisia

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Last summer, I spent two months interning in a software company in Tunisia. During my brief stay, I was surprised at the historical riches present in this country. Carthaginians, Romans and Byzantines have all passed through this land, leaving their mark behind, buried over and over by sand and wind. During a week long trip throughout the country, I also dis[...]

Why my Adventure Body is the new Beach Body

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I see it all the time on social media, Facebook statuses, Instagram posts, and even tweets, all from women who say they need to work on their ‘beach bod’ or ‘bikini bods’. This is often due to summer being right around the corner, or more likely in my social circle, a trip they have coming up. Any time they may be seen on a beach, or in a pool I suppose. But[...]

Skip the Metro: Paris is best explored by foot!

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Perhaps one of the greatest things about Paris is the metro. It’s fast and it’s reliable. It’s wonderful. That is, if you don’t mind being underground. My first two trip to Paris lasted for about five days each - an acceptable amount of time someone would spend in the city during a vacation. When I returned to the city for a third time, I wasn’t very i[...]

How to Turn Into a Local when Traveling Solo

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As I sit in my beautiful bedroom in Krakow, I think about how I don’t ever want to leave. Before I moved to Krakow I had been traveling to Poland several times. The decision to make this city my new home as well as a relatively smooth transition from being a backpacker to becoming an expat wouldn’t have been possible if it hadn’t been for my attitude as a tr[...]

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