Travel Stories

Is Workaway Worth It for a Budget Traveler?

Kuala Lumpur Sunset from The Attic Bar and Travel Hub Hostel

I was introduced to Workaway in my first couple weeks of international travel. In the past year, I’ve worked for nearly a dozen hosts. While the service can be amazing, at other times it’s the far opposite. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages to volunteering in your travels using Workaway. What is Workaway Workaway.info is a site where volunteers …

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What it Really Means to Be Homeless and Free

Skye Class, aka Homeless Man, at Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

Someone recently asked me what I thought about the homeless situation in America. Well, I don’t have a house anywhere, I don’t currently call any country home and I don’t have a home base for my travels. Does that make me a homeless man? One thing I do know is Earth is my home. “Home is where your rump rests.” …

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Batu Caves are Better Than they Look Online

The Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malasia are the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India. They have a level of beauty and wonder on par with Pandora from the movie Avatar, and the macaque monkey population makes the experience truly memorable. Kuala Lumpur’s key attractions are centered in the downtown area. The Petronas Twin Towers are easily the most known. Chinatown …

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Why You Must Become an Authentic Thai Massage Therapist

Authentic Thai Massage Therapy is not a luxury. It’s a part of life. Receiving a Thai massage at least once a week has therapeutic benefits beyond what you might imagine. Opening up the energy lines of the body is not just relaxing, but also increases a resistance to illnesses, allows you to sleep better, improves flexibility and a host of …

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Cliff Jumping at the Chiang Mai Grand Canyon

Chiang Mai Grand Canyon

Jumping off the 10-15 meter high cliff into a water-filled quarry was one of the most adventurous activities I’ve engaged upon this year. It’s not for the faint of heart, but is something everyone should try at least once. Update: This point was written after my first visit in 2015. The information has been updated in 2017, and I’ve crossed …

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