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11 Things That Make Traveling in Europe Different

As an American who just finished a ten month trip around the world, this might sound weird, but one of the biggest culture shocks I experienced happened when I arrived in Europe. After seven months backpacking in Asia and another 9 months living in South Korea, being back in the

11 Things All Americans Should Know

For almost eight of the last 15 years of my life, I've lived outside of America. Most of that time was spent in Asia, but I also lived in Southern Africa and have traveled extensively through Europe, and Central and South America. I won't bore you with all the exact details,

The Magic of Myanmar: A Photo Essay

Editor's Note: For a few weeks in March of 2014, Jay took a tour of South East Asia to the newly opened country of Myanmar. Here is some of what he saw. SideBar: If you want to check out more pictures from Jay, visit his instagram account @justtheletterj  

Brian’s Travel Blog: Myanmar (Part II)

In my last travel blog update, I talked about some of my overall impressions of this recently opened country. This week I talk about the places I went and things I saw and did. Yangon 3/14-3/15 I was lucky enough to meet Jay on the plane flying into Myanmar. This was great

Brian’s Travel Blog: Myanmar (Part I)

Myanmar: Part 1 This is not like my previous travel blogs where I detailed places I went and things I did. This is a blog about what I thought about Myanmar and is also aimed at giving travel tips and info because I found many travel sources were very out of

Brian’s Travel Blog: Thailand & Malaysia

Langkawi, Malaysia 2/24-3/3 I've broken the first rule of travel...well, at least a top five rule: I've been traveling with expectations. I've been looking for a very chilled out place that has a good social scene where it's easy to meet people. I would normally argue that the very best way