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See the World with a Backpack and a Smartphone

This is a guest post brought to you by Jesse Cadena from XLTravelBlog.   For the past few decades, backpacking has been the go-to travel method for people who enjoy walking and who travel on a budget. Especially in Europe there is a well-established culture of backpacking, but there is a now a newcomer to this […]

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5 Things to Avoid in Bali

1. Riding a Motorbike While it is a really fun and easy way to get around and explore the island, many travellers end up with devastating injuries as a result of coming off a motorbike in Bali. The locals seem to have little concern for road safety and some roads can get pretty crowded and […]

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Sunday Snapshot: Stormy Thailand

Last year I made a treacherous decision to visit Koh Samui during the monsoon season. The opportunity for a two week vacation came about last minute and feeling a little thrilled at the spontaneity of it, I jumped at the chance. My beloved and I had originally planned to spend the two weeks in Phuket, which […]

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Hotel Review: Uma by COMO, Ubud

From the moment I set foot in Uma by COMO, Ubud reception I felt like the personal house guest of a (very wealthy) friend. A hotel experience can make or break a holiday. Those who know me well, know that I love personal attention and luxurious boutique accommodations, hence the reason I adopt the flashpacker travel philosophy. […]

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