March 2012

Are The Whitsunday Islands Worth It?

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Promotional paraphernalia paints traveling to Australia’s Whitsunday Islands as a hard prospect to pass up, but does the idyllic beauty of the islands alone make visiting them worth it?

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Stamps in passport

Photos of My Beat-Up Passport

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One of my proudest inanimate travel items is my passport, my tore-up, beat-down passport. I’m going to narrate it here for anyone who’s interested.

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High Prices in the Land Down Under

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Although it’s possible to travel in Australia without going completely bankrupt, you shouldn’t count on any aspect of your Australian holiday being cheap.

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Sintra UNESCO World Heritage Site in Portugal

History and Mystery in Sintra, Portugal

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Don’t let its location in the sterile suburbs fool you: Sintra is absolutely steeped in authentic Portuguese character.

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San Agustín Monastery in Manila

7 Reasons to Give Manila a Chance

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If the adventures I described in my previous post about the Philippine capital didn’t convince you, consider these seven reasons you should spend at least a few days in Manila.

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Pier in Coffs Harbour Australia

Coffs Harbour vs. Byron Bay, Australia

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I recommend building both Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay into your Australia travel itinerary, so you can see first-hand which one you prefer.

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Beat Post-Travel Depression

Beating The Post-Travel Blues

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It can be difficult to beat feelings of sadness and even depression in the wake of a great trip, even if you love where you live, but there are steps you can take to make the process more painless.

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Beautiful lotus in Cambodia

Money and Costs in Cambodia

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With the exception of tickets to enter famous attractions like Angkor Wat, costs of travel in Cambodia are cheap enough that you can easily subsist on under $30 per day.

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