ceksy krumlov castle
Destinations, Posted by Amy, Travel Activities
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A Criminal in the Czech Republic

I was warned before going to the Czech Republic that the police were corrupt. That they often tried to extort money out of people. No matter, I thought, that will not apply to me as there is no reason at all I would interact with the cops. Well, the cops found me and I had no choice in the matter.

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Destinations, Posted by Amy, Travel Activities, Traveling Alone
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3 Days in Prague

Last month I had a few days between work trips, and already being in Europe decided to stop for 3 days in Prague for a solo trip. I spent some time researching and put together an itinerary that would hopefully allow me to see and do as much as possible. So lets see how that worked out! Hint: It worked out really well, until my unplanned encounter with the police.

Because I had left Barcelona at 8:30 on Day 1 and didn’t land in Prague until close to 1pm, this is more like 2.5 days in Prague, or even 2.33 days in Prague. But that sounds kind of weird for a title, so lets stick with 3.

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Paris rooftops
Paris, Posted by Amanda, Recommendations, Travel Activities, Travel Quotes
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3 Things To Do On A Return Trip To Paris

Ah Paris! The City of Lights, Paname, The City of Love– whatever you want to call it, this capital city is enchanting all the same. Little or no introduction is needed as it’s already known for art, fashion, cuisine and its architectural beauty. Of course it’s important to see the iconic sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre, Sacré-Cœur and the Champs-Élysées but that’s just the beginning.  Many tourists find themselves planning their next trip back before they’ve even left. Here are a few other things to experience upon your return that will take you off the major tourist circuit.

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cambodian country side
cambodia, Planning, Posted by Amanda, Southeast Asia
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Seven Days in Cambodia

Cambodia is an amazing country but many people don’t realize this until they see it first-hand! In fact, it’s usually not a main destination when traveling to Southeast Asia but is added on as a side-trip from Vietnam, Laos or Thailand.

A 7-day Itinerary

Here is a short itinerary for those that are interested in a quick trip. Cambodia should not be missed if you are already on that side of the world.

Phnom Penh: 2-3 days

Battambang: 2 days

Siem Reap: 2-3 days

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Posted by Amy, Travel Activities
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Open Air Cremation in India and Nepal

Warning: This post contains images of dead bodies (from a distance) as part of funeral rituals.

In the United States, we have a generally standard way of handling death. There’s visitation, a funeral, either burial or cremation, and perhaps a wake. I hadn’t often thought about how other cultures deal with death and dying, but had a very eye-opening and moving experience observing Hindu death ceremonies in India and Nepal.

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Exploring Food and Drinks While Traveling – Part 2: Cooking Classes

Food is such an important part of culture and experiencing food and drinks the way locals do can be one of the most memorable parts of travel. This is the second in a 4-part series on how to really experience food culture during your travels.

Part 1: Food Tours
Part 2: Cooking Classes
Part 3: Wine, Beer, Liquor, and other Drinks
Part 4: Other ways to Experience Food

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sunset coin hotel indonesia
Accommodations, Destinations, Posted by Amanda, Recommendations, Southeast Asia
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American Hotels vs. Southeast Asian Hotels

If my travels have taught me one thing, it’s that there is a major difference between hotels in America and hotels in developing countries, particularly Southeast Asian hotels. Here are a few things that I learned about this topic along the way.

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flowers in india
Posted by Amanda, Recommendations
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5 Books That Will Inspire You To Travel

I’m always looking for a good read when I’m on the road but what I love more is reading books that make me want to discover their settings in person! Here are 5 books that will inspire you to travel!

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Gili Meno Indonesia
Budgeting, Planning, Posted by Amanda
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Creating and Sticking to your Budget

Have you ever dreamed of going to South Africa or Australia and then heard that it was ungodly expensive so you ditched the idea? You don’t have to be making six figures to go on vacation or do some long-term traveling; you just need to know how to budget. It may sound silly but when you are using multi-colored currencies of pink, blue, purple and yellow you can easily forget that you are not playing with monopoly money. The worst thing in the world is to buy a latte in Paris, only to find out later that it cost $7, trust me it happens and all adds up!

I’m going to give you a step-by-step guide (using a fake destination) on how I budgeted for my international trip and even came home with an extra $2,000 in my account.

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prague map
Food, Planning, Posted by Amy, Transportation, Travel Activities
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Planning a Trip to Prague

I am super excited that I was able to sneak a short trip to Prague in in-between two other work trips to Barcelona and San Francisco. I only have 2.5 days, and need to do some aweseomsauce planning to really take advantage of my time in the Czech Republic. This method of planning trip activities can be used for any place you visit.

Check back in a few weeks to see what my actual trip was like compared to the plan!

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