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Hike to the Border of Myanmar | Thailand Backpacking

Hike to the Border of Myanmar | Thailand Backpacking

We wanted to experience Thai culture in the most tight-knit and eco-friendly setting possible, on a hike in the jungle with a local, eager to show us where she grew up. It was my husband Michael’s and my honeymoon. Far from the resorts, we wanted to see Thailand in its everyday context…

An Unexpected Journey to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market | Matthew & Michael

An Unexpected Journey to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market | Matthew & Michael

You have to understand that nearly all of the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market tours leave early in the morning - and many book out in advance. Michael and I are late risers. We missed that opportunity, and with limited time in Bangkok, we set out to get there under any and all circumstances. This is something we could NOT miss being in Thailand. Guide to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market!

24 Hours In Bangkok | 5 Things You Must See!

24 Hours In Bangkok | 5 Things You Must See!

My husband Michael and I flew into Bangkok with smiles on our faces, as we were just starting out honeymoon trip and experiencing Thailand for the very first time! With all the chaos of planning a wedding, we actually didn't exactly plan out what we would be doing in Thailand, let alone our first day in Bangkok. Really, we just knew that we wanted to see as much of the city as possible with the little amount of time we had allotted there. And with that, we set off! This is the essential budget travel guide to Bangkok Thailand.

8 Reasons to Visit Tokyo | Matthew & Michael | LGBTQ Backpacking

8 Reasons to Visit Tokyo | Matthew & Michael | LGBTQ Backpacking

There are plenty more than 8 reasons to visit this incredible city. It is, at it's heart, where the most advanced and high-tech metropolis in the world meets ancient history. Futuristic high-rises tower next to quaint yet powerful shinto shrines. Millions of people file through Shinjuku's Central Station, making it the busiest train station on earth - and yet one can find peace and quiet in neighboring Yoyogi Park. Tokyo is a city for all of the senses. It's overwhelming, brilliantly invigorating, and there's nothing better for a novice traveler than a plunge into the city.

Copenhagen Downtown Hostel Review | Backpacking Europe

Copenhagen Downtown Hostel Review | Backpacking Europe

One of the most difficult things to figure out when planning a big trip is deciding where to stay. This was especially true for my friends and I when we started searching for our accommodations on our European backpacking trip. Looking into Copenhagen, we were overwhelmed with the number of options. Then, like an answer from the travel-gods, we took our search to HostelWorld and found this glorious gem... This is the essential budget travel guide to Copenhagen Denmark.

Where to Eat in Copenhagen | Backpacking Europe

Where to Eat in Copenhagen | Backpacking Europe

Something that is grossly underrated throughout the world and life in general, is Nordic cuisine. It's iconic, it's amazing, it's everything you didn't know you wanted or needed in life, and more. I'm here to tell you, over latter half of the 20th century, Scandinavia has gone through quite a Renaissance when it comes to the diversity and presentation over their previously classic dishes. As Scandinavia's largest metropolitan area, Copenhagen not only boasts some of the greatest and famously sought-after restaurants, but a huge variety of world-class fare. Whether you're stopping in Denmark's capital city for a quick stopover, or diving in for a long immersive experience, you won't want to miss discovering a bit of what makes this place magical, the food!

What To See In Copenhagen | Backpacking Europe

What To See In Copenhagen | Backpacking Europe

Copenhagen has a special place in my heart. It's the city where I tried smørrebrød for the first time, drank my entire bodyweight in beer, and got engaged! I may be a bit biased, but I do believe Copenhagen should be very close to the top of the list when thinking about making a trip to backpack Europe.... This is the essential budget travel guide to Copenhagen Denmark.

Rome in One Week | Essential Budget Travel | What To See, Eat & Do!

Rome in One Week | Essential Budget Travel | What To See, Eat & Do!

In this blog I will share some of my favorite spots around the city, from off-the-beaten path restaurants, fantastic accommodations, to what to see when you're in a pinch for time. Rome is the ultimate romantic and beautiful destination that needs to be on the top of your list of where to visit! Here is the essential budget travel guide for seeing Rome in one week!

How To Find Cheap Flights | Travel Hacking

How To Find Cheap Flights | Travel Hacking

This is everything you need to know in how to find cheap flights. Tracking hacking at it’s finest! You want to travel the world, cheaply, in a way that you can see amazing new places while not restricting your day to day diet to just instant ramen? Here’s what you have to do!