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50 77 Awesome Travel Blog Name Ideas When I was getting ready to launch my travel blog, I had a really tough time picking a name for the blog.  In reality, the name of a travel blog isn’t as important as you might think.  It isn’t as important as quality writing, a well-designed site, a good...

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Watch the video above first, then read my recap to find out all you’ve ever wanted to know about my trip! (If you’re looking for Alissa’s video, click here) It’s been a long trip, so let’s start with the statistics.  Here are the numbers I racked up over the last 18 months as well as all...

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View our 6-month recap article here: http://www.thisworldrocks.com/travel-planning/whoa-weve-been-on-the-road-six-months/ Video Scenes For anyone who’s curious, but mostly for my own record, here’s the location of every scene in the video: 0:00 – Monkey on the staircase at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 0:15 – Clown performing at Cheonggyecheon River park, downtown Seoul, South Korea 0:25 – Metro...

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The slums of Mumbai: To tour or not to tour? We’ve had mixed feelings about whether or not we wanted to take a tour of one of the many slums here in India.  Slum tours are not unique to India, but India is definitely one of the countries at the forefront of the ethical issues...

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One of the most common questions I get asked is “How did you save so much money for this trip?“.  I wish there was a perfect answer to the question, but the truth is that I used a combination of many methods to save money.  I will be posting many tips we used throughout our...

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Read all our posts from China here: http://www.thisworldrocks.com/category/destinations/asia/china/...

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We spent three weeks in Myanmar in June of 2013. I put together the best shots from our time in both popular tourist spots and off the beaten path destinations: – Yangon (Rangoon) – Bagan – Mandalay – Hsipaw – Inle Lake (Nyaungshwe) – Kyaikto (Golden Rock) – Mawlamyine (Moulmein) Read about our time in...

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Read about our time in Vanuatu: Island Life on Ambrym Our Trek to Ambrym’s Volcano – Mt. Marum Village Life’s 5 Whoas & 5 Woes Cooking on the Road: Port Villa...

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Ambrym’s Volcano – “The Greatest Show on Earth” On only our second day here on the volcanic island of Ambrym, we have decided to attempt the 11-hour round-trip trek to Ambrym’s largest active volcano: Mt. Marum. 10.5 of the hours are walking. We are extremely nervous in the morning, as we are unsure if we...

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Located on the tip of Palawan, El Nido remains a beach town paradise left undisturbed by big tourism, corporations and hotel chains. El Nido is our last stop on our tour of Palawan Island.  I have been more excited about seeing El Nido than any other city on this trip, and after the nightmare journey...

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