10 Tips For Taking Stunning Travel Photos of Yourself

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Can anyone spot my phone (remote control) for how I took this photo? // Sydney, Australia

While I’d love to say there’s a hot European or a private photographer on the other side of my photos, the truth is, a majority of my pictures are taken on a self-timer or with specific instructions given to a nearby stranger (bless their hearts).…

The Sensational Chaos of Vietnam

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Mai Chau, Vietnam
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Anyone who’s attempted to cross a street in Hanoi or enjoyed a night out in the Backpacker’s District of Ho Chi Minh City will tell you just how indescribably stimulating the country of Vietnam is.

Now due to my fluctuating levels of maturity in the context of all things stimulating (LOL, huh?), I struggled to find another word that did this country justice.…

Ballin’ on a Budget in Bangkok!

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Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

There’s nothing I love more than eating staining lavish grounds with my peasantry.

‘Twas the case for a few weeks during my time in Thailand back in October, where I felt like certified baller status was achieved due to the extremely low cost of living.

You ever feel so rich that you’re tempted to wipe your @%$ with money?…

My Escape Plan to South America: How To Book Flights For 40-50% Less

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Yearning to spread my wings on a new continent // Vienna, Austria

The other day I posted across my social media that I was in search of a place with year-round summer weather to consider eventually settling down in (should this ‘settle down’ sorcery happen any time soon), and the response was almost unanimous!

It was hard to ignore the recurring theme of South America coming up every 2-3 answers.…

10 Ways To Make A Cat-Calling Experience More Enjoyable (Less Creepy)

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Wearing a dress in public, so clearly I’m asking for it (NOT)

Cat-calling. The foolproof way to spot men who were dropped on their heads multiple times as babies.

As a solo traveler, I’ve encountered them in every shape and size, as they shamelessly pursue and annoy the living crap out of women who are simply minding their own business.…

10 Reasons You Travel Better When You’re Broke

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In the off chance that Sallie Mae’s chokehold hasn’t yet cut off your circulation and you also have aspirations to travel, then you’re still in debt luck!

During my two and a half years of living and traveling abroad, I’ve had days where I felt like Oprah’s nose hairs (filthy rich, pun intended) and days where I’ve had nothing but Casper currency.…

Why More Black People Need to Travel Around Europe

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Kotor, Montenegro
Flexin’ for the ‘gram after beasting a climb up a mountain in Kotor, Montenegro

If you’re already reading this with a defensive edge because of the title, understand that this article isn’t only for black people, but rather about black people, so that anyone who reads this can gain perspective as to how more of us traveling abroad could enhance the experience for others in the future.…

My First Visit to a Nazi Concentration Camp

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This past Saturday marked the 70th anniversary to the end of World War II, and being in Munich, Germany I had the opportunity to to visit the first Nazi Concentration Camp that opened a few weeks after Adolf Hitler came into power.

Dachau Camp opened in 1933 as the model for the several dozens of other camps across Europe that were designed to torture and kill through medical experiments, forced labor, and mass executions.…

How to Avoid Pickpockets in Europe: Tips Included, Common Sense Sold Separately

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As high-tourist season is peaking in Europe, popular city streets are lined with foreigners that have virtual dollar signs on their foreheads and physical dollar signs in their pockets. Thieves know this, and it makes for the most exciting and lucrative time of the year for them.

First off, no one is really immune to pickpockets, because even the most seasoned travelers fall victim to them.…