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Hiking The Tongariro Alpine Crossing In New Zealand

February 18, 2016
Tongariro Crossing hiking in New Zealand

We walked for eight hours. EIGHT HOURS! But, every step was beautiful and I can’t even complain about my sore Achilles.   Rated one of New Zealand’s top walks, the Tongariro crossing was just another one of those things that I heard was a “must-do” in New Zealand. And, since we didn’t plan much, and the name rang a bell, we went for it. There’s a volcano, seemingly desolate landscape, emerald pools of sulfur stinking water and miles of flowered…

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A Weekend Trip to Pai, Thailand

August 12, 2015

When I was still in America, living at home, weekend trips consisted of road journeys to the Jersey Shore or up to Mt. Pocono to fish at the trout farm. Don’t get me wrong, these destinations are interesting in their own right but dodging hoards of jellyfish and clumps of seaweed in the murky Atlantic gets old after twenty-some years. Now, temporarily stationed in Thailand, weekend trips have become much more inspiring. Pai is a small mountain town about a…

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How to Get From Hanoi to Sapa, Vietnam

May 3, 2015

This generation of travelers have a different mindset when it comes to group tours-we don’t want them. Perhaps our grandparents and parents enjoyed being shuffled on and off of buses by pushy tour guides for a hefty fee but we do not. Travelers these days, we want independence, and we want to stretch our cash. How to go about traveling from Hanoi to Sapa, Vietnam is not entirely apparent, but you can get there without joining a group tour. Here…

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