Kids in Laos are Chuck Norris Tough

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Laotian Kids

Laos is flooded with babies. Every second vendor at the night market in Luang Prabang held a scarf for sale in one hand and a baby against a breast with the other.

I observed something right away about the youngsters in Laos: The children are tough.

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Free Tickets to Beer Bourbon BBQ Festival

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Free Beer Bourbon BBQ Tickets Giveaway

 

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Welcome to the Beer Bourbon BBQ Festival Giveaway at Somewhere Or Bust. You and a date can win a chance to eat delicious BBQ and drink sumptuous bourbon and beer for free. There are 4 easy steps to qualify for these tickets, which are worth over $200.

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Are There Any Other Travel Bloggers? Globetrotter Girls

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globetrotter girls in their digital nomad office in mexico

Welcome to the fourth installment of the 4,007,236 part series Are There Any Other Travel Bloggers? Whether you’re a reader seeking out the best travel stories, 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 Jess, one half of Globetrotter Girls, who were given a big shout out in my last interview with Adam Groffman of Travels of Adam. Read more

Budget Airlines and Their Hidden Fees

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Budget Airlines Tickets Hidden Fees

When I visited Europe back in 2004, I discovered the continent’s budget airlines that would finally relieve me of having to take buses and trains everywhere. By that point in my fifteen-month round-the-world trip, if you had added up the hours, I had probably spent the equivalent of one month on buses and trains. (Point of fact: During my four weeks in Costa Rica, I had traveled 192 hours by bus. That equals eight days.) So when I found the budget airlines Ryanair and EasyJet, I got down on my knees and thanked the Wright Brothers for flight and cavemen for introducing the concept of no frills. Read more

Tsunami in Thailand: Remembering the Devastation of 2004

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Tsunami in Thailand Kitesurfers at Nai Yang Beach, Thailand

On Nai Yang Beach, two kilometers from the Phuket Airport, in the south of Thailand, a construction worker hammered relentlessly. He was reinstalling a restaurant’s roof. Today, the coastal region in Thailand rebuilds after the 2004 tsunami devastated the area and left nearly a quarter million people dead across Southeast Asia. The construction worker stopped his banging for a moment and studied the mercurial seas. I too found it difficult to forget the impact of the 2004 tsunami in Thailand, and I had been far from the Thai Beaches eight years earlier.

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