Bamboo

I don't know where I found this organization if I'm being honest. But it was one of the best decisions of my life. It is a better one if you are not one to backpack alone in a foreign country and would rather have a little bit of help! At first, like anything else that …

Thailand

Time of Year: May-June 2016 Places I visited: Bangkok, Surin, Koh Samui, Koh Tao, Phuket, Koh Phi Phi Hostel Names: Rambutti House Bangkok, Koh Samui- Bunglaow near beach, Phuket- BAAN LAIMAI BEACH RESORT AND SPA Highlights: Koh San Road, Ride in a Tuk Tuk, Koh Tao, Koh Phi Phi, Temples, Thai Massage Tuk Tuk in …

Thailands’ Culture

Thailands' Culture is based a lot on respect and rules. Although this list may seem like a lot, its better to know too much than not enough. Some of these bullet points are more for your knowledge so you understsand Thailand as a whole before traveling. -Most homes will have a Grandmother and Grandfather offering …

Italy

Time of Year: December 2018-January 2019 Places I Visited: Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice Hostel Names: Palladini Hostel Rome, New Hostel Florence, MEININGER Milano Garibaldi, Airbnb- Rome and 'Design Room 10 Min from Venice by Michele'. Highlights: Rome-(Pantheon, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Foro Romano), Florence- (Cathedral Di Danta Maria Del Fiore, Gucci Museum, Wine Tour), Milan-(Palazzo Reale …

South Africa

Time of Year: May 2017 Places I Visited: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park Hotel Names: Holiday Inn Cape Town City Bowl, Holiday Inn Sunnyside Pretoria, Kruger national park, Berg-en-Dal Restcamp Highlights: Table Mountain, Kruger National Park, Robin Island, Cape Town Bucket List, Cape Point, Long Street, Fleur De Cap Winery, Long Street, District 6 …

Spain

Time of Year: December 2019-January 2020 Places I Visited: Madrid & Barcelona Hostel Names & Locations: (Madrid, Room007 Chueca Hostel), (Madrid, Ibis Madrid Aeropuerto Barajas), (Barcelona, Airbnb in Gothic Quarter) Highlights: Casa Battlo, Barcelonetta, Opium Nightclub, Sagrada Familia, Font Magica de Montjuic, Arc de Triomphe, Ice Bar, Wine Tasting Best Restaurants: Barcelona, Rosa Negro-Amazing Mexican …

JR Rail Pass

I had a lot of confusion prior to this myself. There are many aspects to the rail pass that you need to understand prior to your arrival to Japan. This pass allows you to: ~Travel all of Japan, including the highspeed Shinkansen Bullet Train and Non-Bullet JR Trains ~Free seat reservation and everything is prepaid …

China

Time of Year: November 2018, October 2019 Places I Visited: Shanghai and Xi'an Hotel Name: Westin Xian Highlights: Terracotta Warriors, Muslim Quarter, Bell Tower, and Drum Tower I have visited China on two separate occasions. One was amazing and one was… let us just say VERY eventful. The first time I visited was November 2018, …

Japan

Time of Year: November/December 2019 Places I Visited: Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Fujiyoshida (Mount Fuji) Hostel Names & Locations: (Tokyo, Emblem Hotel Nishiarai), (Osaka, Osaka Guesthouse Hive), (Kyoto, Grand-Rem Kyoto), (Nara, Oak Hostel Nara), (Fujiyoshida, Airbnb-Peace&One) Highlights: Senso-ji, Themed Cafes, Shibuya Crossing, Teamlab Borderless, Bamboo Forest, Fushimiinari Shrine, Mount Fuji Random Things: JR Rail …