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Should you Still Travel to Thailand?

October 19, 2016
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Thailand is still officially in mourning for the next year, leaving travelers to ask the shallow, but necessary question: should we still travel to Thailand?
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Never Again: Places like Angkor Wat

October 12, 2016
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Never Again: Places like Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat might as well have been Disneyland. The same people sell the same food, drinks, and merchandise at every stop, spouting the same lines - "Hello, sir! You want T-shirt??" - and targeting tourists indiscriminately.
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Should Tourists Pay More for the Same Services?

October 10, 2016
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I think I can safely say I’m no longer a true budget traveler when I don’t try to scrimp and save at every corner. For me, it comes down to comfort and convenience.
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First Impressions of Boracay

March 4, 2015
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First Impressions of Boracay

Vacationing in Southeast Asia is always a gamble for me, because my baseline behavior abroad was largely shaped by my two years in Japan. Although I still maintain my American demeanor of smiling on the street and talking up strangers in a bar, I tend to shy away from street vendors, package tours, and...
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