The Bamboo Traveler

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Welcome to The Bamboo Traveler, a travel blog, dedicated to helping women over 40 travel the world safely, cheaply, and comfortably. Whether you’re going for a one, two- or three-week vacation, exploring the world as a digital nomad, or staying home and discovering the world from the comfort and safety of your home, you’ll find loads of information to help inspire and inform you in your wanderings.

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Tokyo Itinerary: How to Spend 4 PERFECT Days in Tokyo

Tokyo Itinerary: How to Spend 4 PERFECT Days in Tokyo

  There is so much to do and see in Tokyo that it can be hard to plan a trip there. On top of that, because there's so much to see in the rest of Japan, you've got to limit your time in Tokyo. In this post, I'm going to help you squeeze in everything you should see into a Tokyo itinerary of 4 days. This Tokyo itinerary is great for those who are into exploring the history and culture of a place. I've got tons of recommendations for places to eat, neighborhoods to explore, and museums to discover, Let's get started and find out what to see, where to eat, and how to...

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32 Insanely COOL Things to Do in Oaxaca

32 Insanely COOL Things to Do in Oaxaca

Planning a trip to Oaxaca and trying to figure out what to do there? Here is a list of 32 things to do in Oaxaca for those who love food, history, culture, and a bit of adventure. If you don’t have time to do all 32 of them, my TOP 6 things to do in Oaxaca are ... Go...

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16 MUST-READ Books about the Maya: For Novices and Nerds

16 MUST-READ Books about the Maya: For Novices and Nerds

Planning a trip to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, or Honduras and want to visit the temples and pyramids of the ancient Maya? Or are you just a history and archaeology nerd like me and you want to know more about this fascinating ancient civilization? Here is a list of 16 books about the Maya. It’s ideal for both those who know nothing about the Maya and those who want to really geek out and go deeper into this fascinating civilization. WARNING: Reading about the Maya can be addicting! Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links.  As an Amazon Associate and a...

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The 15 BEST Books on Guatemala: Read Before You Go!

The 15 BEST Books on Guatemala: Read Before You Go!

“I’d never heard of this bloody place Guatemala until I was in my seventy-ninth year.” – Winston Churchill Over the past 5 months, I’ve been traveling around Central America, and during that time I’ve read 15 books about Guatemala. Before I even stepped into the...

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25 UNFORGETTABLE Books on Cambodia

25 UNFORGETTABLE Books on Cambodia

Spending the past month reading over 20 books on Cambodia, I feel like I’ve just been on an emotional rollercoaster. Throughout history, Cambodia and its people have experienced so much greatness but also so much sorrow--from the grandeur and brilliance of the Angkor...

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25 Great Books on Thailand

25 Great Books on Thailand

Looking for a good book to help you escape to a faraway place from the comfort of your couch? Or are you preparing for a trip to Thailand? Here is a list of 26 popular and critically-acclaimed books on Thailand. The list includes fiction from Thai classics to...

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