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First Impressions of Korea: The World’s Cutest And Drunkest Country

Seoul, South Korea skyline just after sunset

Welcome to South Korea, quite possibly the cutest country in Asia, and undeniably the most drunken nation in the world. Koreans drink more than twice as much alcohol as the second hardest drinking country, Russia. My first impressions of Korea were of being surrounded by cute women and cute cartoon characters alongside countless bars and … Read More

Japanese Toilets: Impressive, Futuristic…And Daunting To First-Timers

Instructions on how to use Japanese toilets

There is nothing more gratifying than a top notch toilet. And when it comes to fancy toilets it is fairly common knowledge that Japan leads the pack. Their toilets have features most Westerners have never dreamed of, including background noise to cover any sounds that the user may make, a warm cleansing spray, self-warming seat, … Read More

Trekking Annapurna Conservation Area Guide: What (Not) To Do

Annapurna South, also known as Moditse, as seen from our hotel in Ghorepani

My first experience in Nepal was filled with earthquakes and relief work, so it was not until my third trip to Nepal that I finally got a chance to go trekking Annapurna Conservation Area, something most people do their first trip. Was great to cross another thing off my travel bucket list (because we all … Read More

What Every Digital Nomad Needs + 2 Holiday Travel Giveaways

The view from an airplane window is quite nice. Nothing beats air travel.

It’s that time of the year again. Whether you are buying presents for friends/family or upgrading your own gear, it’s shopping season. As someone who has spent the last seven years living the nomadic life, I can firmly say that having the right gear makes all the difference in the world. Whether you’re a digital … Read More

10 Secrets to Avoid Extra Baggage Fees at the Airport

Rainy Airport Day

Paying airline fees is no fun. Extra baggage fees at the airport are one of the most common (and most hated) these days. In fact, airlines continue to rely on baggage fees and similar other charges to improve their profitability. In 2012 airlines in the USA collected about $3.5 billion as baggage fees. Most passengers … Read More

The Best New Travel Blogs Awards: Jan/Feb 2015

Best New Travel Blog 2015 - Flirting With The Globe

Welcome to the first edition of the 2015 Best New Travel Blog Awards (#BNTBA). This month’s winning travel blogs cover everything Africa, how and where to party like a rockstar around the world, how to balance a job and still travel, and much much more. Take a look! HugeParty Travel HugeParty Travel focuses on the … Read More