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Is a Japan Rail Pass Worth It?

Is a Japan Rail Pass Worth It?

"Is a Japan Rail Pass worth it?" This might be the most important question you are asking yourself right now as you prepare for your trip to Japan in 2021. In this post, I'm going to show you whether a Japan Rail Pass is worth it. Using my first trip to Japan and 2020...

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15 Great Books on Indonesia

15 Great Books on Indonesia

I've wanted to visit Indonesia ever since I was a young girl in my twenties. There's just something about a country of 17,000 islands that has always intrigued me. I even had a plane ticket heading to Denpasar, Bali in April.  I never made it. You all know the story:...

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Best Travel Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis and Bunions

Best Travel Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis and Bunions

If you’ve ever had plantar fasciitis or bunions, then you know how painful it can be to stand for long periods of time and walk even around the block. You also know how hard it is to find good shoes for plantar fasciitis and even harder it is to find good shoes for...

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Understanding Pandemics: A Reading List for Travelers

Understanding Pandemics: A Reading List for Travelers

”All it required was a mango or water apple tree, laden with ripe fruit, overhanging a pigsty. An infected bat feeds on a water apple, discarding the pulp, which is besmeared with virus; the pulp drops down among the pigs; one pig snarfs it up and gets a good dose of...

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Solo Travel in the Philippines

Solo Travel in the Philippines

(c) R.M. Nunes - stock.adobe.com You might be thinking about traveling to the Philippines but are hesitant about doing it by yourself. Perhaps you've got worried parents or skeptical friends who think you're crazy for traveling alone anywhere in the world. Or maybe...

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15 Great Books about Korea

15 Great Books about Korea

I lived in South Korea from 1997 to 1998 and at that time Korea was NOT cool. Fast forward 18 years later and for some reason Korean culture is NOW cool. What the heck happened? I sort of get it, you know. I loved the movie, Parasite, and found Old Boy disturbing but...

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Malapascua Itinerary: Plan Now! Go Later!

Malapascua Itinerary: Plan Now! Go Later!

One of my favorite places to visit in the Philippines is Malapascua Island, a small island off the coast of northern Cebu. Although it’s famous for diving with thresher sharks, you don’t need to be a diver to enjoy the island and its beautiful beaches. I’ve put...

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