Posts Tagged With: Malaysia

All About the Budget: My Advice for the Long-Term Traveler

coinsTuesday night was my first-ever travel-related speaking gig (well, I am always doling out travel advice, but I’ve never before been asked to do so in an “official” capacity). It was the first Meet, Plan, Go! New York City meet up of 2015, and the topic was how to set a travel budget and stick to it when you’re on the road. Here are the questions I was asked, along with my answers – most focus on the lessons I learned while planning my fall 2014 trip to Southeast Asia.

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On the Road: The 10 Apps I Use Most

10 appsIn our day-to-day lives, most of us can’t imagine being too far away from our smartphones. And while it’s good to take some time and “unplug” while you’re on the road, smartphones can be incredibly handy tools for navigating foreign lands.

Before you leave on your trip, it’s a smart idea to delete extraneous apps off of your phone, since you’ll want the extra space for photos and music, and you’ll likely be in situations where you need to find information quickly (and where wifi connections are weak/Internet access is slow).

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It’s Valentine’s Day!

Paris love locks

The most famous “love locks” of them all… in Paris, of course!

To celebrate, here are some “love locks” from around the globe. If you haven’t encountered love locks, they’re a popular sight on bridges and other structures in many cities. Couples write their names on the locks, attach them to a bar or railing, and then throw away the key to commemorate the permanency of their love.

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On the Road: The Five Things I Can’t Live Without

5 thingsDuring my recent travels to Southeast Asia and India, there were a few items that made life on the road so much easier and more comfortable. Here they are (with links to where you can purchase them):

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Instagram Roundup – Malaysia

enjoying a coconut on Monkey Beach (Penang)

enjoying a coconut on Monkey Beach (Penang)

I spent a fun-filled, friend-filled two weeks in Malaysia, city hopping and island hopping from Georgetown, Penang to Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu, Borneo.

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