Devdan

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Acrobats at Devdan

After meeting with the general manager in front of the Bali Nusa Dua Theatre, I had my doubts about the Devdan performance. Though I enjoyed the prologue, when the show spoofed the audience–Asian tourists–by having the Balinese actors enter a monkey forest, take photos of everything, flash peace signs for every pose, all while touring in business casual attire, my skepticism seemed confirmed when the comedy element left the stage.

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Interview: Travels of Adam

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Interview Travels of Adam

Welcome to the third installment of the 4,007,236 part series Are There Any Other Travel Bloggers? Whether you’re an adventurer looking for a second travel blog, a reader seeking out tales of distant lands, a blogger wanting to learn the ins and outs of the industry, or someone who enjoys ridiculous questions where answers lack relevancy, you’ll like this segment. This week I spoke with Adam Groffman, the self-described hipster who writes the blog Travels of Adam. Read more

The Best Little Island in Thailand: Nang Yuan

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The views from the peak of Nang Yuan Island, Thailand

Marissa and I followed a man wearing a winter beanie and dark sunglasses from the sands of Sai Ree Beach and into the warm island waters surrounding Koh Tao. We boarded his colorful sampan. He lit a cigarette and then started the engine. The engine barked up smoke. We were headed straight for the remote, unpopulated island of Nang Yuan, which is three separate islands that, over time, had joined together by a white-sand isthmus and formed Thailand’s most beautiful beach.

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The Night Boat to Koh Tao

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The Night Boat to Koh Tao

Sometimes it’s good to plan ahead of time when you travel. For example, when my wife and I took the bus to Sulat Thani, a port city on the Gulf of Thailand, we just assumed boats serviced the island of Koh Tao as much as it did Koh Samui. They did not. The Samui boats left regularly. But there was only one nine-hour night boat to Koh Tao, which departed at 11pm.

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Meet Plan Go: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

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Meet Plan Go in New York City

I think this picture of me expresses how most people feel when they’re contemplating the possibility of ditching their 9 to 5 in order to embark on their dream journey.

Back in 2003, I graduated college and decided to delay employment for fifteen months. Instead, I traveled the world. I surfed the best waves, started writing novels, and learned that I could take care of myself even when the proverbial shit hit the fan. In one instance, the shit was my surfboard fin and the fan was my head. But, I managed to paddle my bloody scalp out of sharky waters, hitch a ride to the island’s “medical center,” and even score a free room at the clinic and free meals with a Maori tribe. Read more