Bangkok Markets: Food, Fun and Fashion

Bangkok, Thailand’s bustling capital city, is full of outdoor markets where you can eat your heart out and shop til you drop. Tourists come from all over Asia just to stock their closets, and after visiting a few markets, I began to understand why. You can get literally ANYTHING in Bangkok for a fraction of…

10 Things You MUST Do in Thailand

Thailand is a dream come true for backpackers, as the country is full of things to do, delicious food to eat, and reasonably-priced accommodation. I spent 6 weeks there this summer (which I don’t recommend, don’t go in the rainy season!) and these 10 things were some of my favorite experiences. Some of these, such…

Visiting India: 20 Travel Tips

After two trips to India, I have spent a cumulative 2 months there, which may sound like a lot but it is merely scratching the surface of what this boundless country has to offer. These travel tips will help you have a more pleasant journey through the incredibly diverse and culturally rich country of India….

Baroque Churches of North Goa, India

I know, this is a really specific thing to write about, and it seems odd to go all the way to India to see some churches built by the Portuguese. But that’s the kind of silly stuff I do. I was in Goa for a week, and there isn’t a ton to do other than…

Veg Dining in China: In Style and On a Budget

This past summer I had the opportunity to backpack through China for a month, and though the country is beautiful, and the people are friendly, the biggest surprise was the food. I always liked American-Chinese take-out, but had only had a few different dishes, because most things weren’t vegetarian. Even in New York City, when…