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On Drinking with Locals

Travelers often want to go drinking with locals, but it isn't always easy. You have to understand the local drinking culture and have an idea of where to go.
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Hiking through Watkins Glen

Hiking through Watkins Glen State Park in autumn. This is one of the most visited state parks in New York as it attracts visitors with its natural beauty.
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Freezing into the New Year in Montreal

Spending the New Year's Eve in the frigid Canadian city of Montreal. Following the crowds to watch the festivities and fireworks along the river.
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The Necessity of Subways

There's a reason I tend to travel to cities instead of more rural destinations. While I enjoy nature and all that it offers, I need to use subways. It's a necessity if I want to avoid driving.
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On a Boat to Pak Ou Caves

A morning boat ride in Luang Prabang, Laos, along the Mekong River to the Buddhist holy site Pak Ou Caves. The caves are home to about 2500 Buddha statues.
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Booze Review: Stone Xocoveza

Xocoveza is Stone Brewing's take on Mexican hot chocolate in beer form. It's a smooth and wonderful blend of chocolate, coffee, and winter spices.
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Celebrating an Expat Christmas

Celebrating holidays away from home can be difficult and, for some, stressful. And while I don't celebrate Christmas, I have taken part in activities in some countries.
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Finding Different Products in Taiwan

I enjoy finding products that are different when I travel. Sometimes I find unusual/amusing products. Here are some different products from Taiwan.
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You Have to Travel to All These Places

The travel bucket list articles are getting out of hand and it's time to make them stop. We don't need lists of 50 or 100 places to travel.
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Stuck in an Elevator at Datanla Waterfall

A trip to Datanla Waterfall in Dalat, Vietnam. An escape from the tourist crowd leads to getting stuck in an elevator in nature.
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Traveler Gift Picks for 2017

It's holiday shopping season, so here's a list of traveler gift picks to help you find the right gift for the traveler on your list.
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What Did I Eat in Korea?

It's not easy to tell people about what I ate in Korea because I don't speak Korean. But the Korean food I ate was delicious.
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Farm-to-Table Tours in Japan’s Only UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy

Enjoy a seasonal dinner at Japan's premier organic farm-to-table restaurant NAA Farmer's Restaurant in Tsuruoka, a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy.
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Eating on the Street in Yogyakarta

The secondary purpose of my trip to Yogyakarta was to eat as much Indonesian food as possible. But three days in the city just wasn't enough to eat it all.

The Bright Side of Taichung at the Rainbow Village

Before departing Taichung, I took a short bus ride to the vibrant Rainbow Village, which was painted by the community's last remaining resident.