8 Environmentally Friendly Adventures to Discover Around the World

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Celebrating our Magnificent Planet on Earth Day     Earth Day is a day for to reflect on and appreciate our beautiful planet. But nowadays, so many of us are worried about our environment that on Earth Day, we recommit to looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly. For us travelers, that means exploring sustainable […]

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6 Mistakes I Made Backpacking Asia

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Last year, (2017) I spent three weeks backpacking Asia with one of the other Suitcase Six ladies. Marie and I had an unforgettable time exploring Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Hong Kong together. As I reflect on our adventures, I realize we made quite a few mistakes backpacking Asia. I wanted to share a few of […]

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How Accessible Is Malaysia?

Of the places I visited in Southeast Asia, Malaysia was one where I experienced the most intense culture shock. This was likely intensified by factors like illness and jetlag, which are not directly related to Malaysia and can be attributed to mistakes we made. None the less, after reflection I identified a few things that […]

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Three Weeks in Southeast Asia: Our Itinerary

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In early 2017, Marie and I spent 25 beautiful days traveling Southeast Asia. Our itinerary, including dates, cities, and flight times, and accommodations are below. It’s very abbreviated, with the black and white details of where we were, when, and how much it cost us to get there or stay there. This should give you a basic idea of […]

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