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Best Way To Get Around Ho Chi Minh City

Figuring out transportation in a new place can be tricky, especially if you don’t know the language. It can be difficult to navigate the public transportation system when the signages have very little to no English, and there are few English speakers around to help. Not to mention trying to communicate to a driver with… Read more »

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Quiet Monday’s on Bowen Island

I had heard about Bowen Island from a dive buddy and his wife and made the trip there on my own last summer. The short 20-minute ferry ride, the sun on my face, and the wind in my hair was so enjoyable. Since my lovely day on Bowen Island, I’ve tried to take the boyfriend there… Read more »

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PADI Advanced Open Water in British Columbia

As with any hobby, you want to better your skills and push yourself to the next level. For me, that meant being able to do more than what my current PADI Open Water certificate allowed me to do. With a PADI Advanced Open Water certification, I would be able to dive deeper, dive at night,… Read more »

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Things Jennormous Ate In Ho Chi Minh City

Airline tickets to Vietnam were so inexpensive in the Fall of 2016 that we took a spontaneous week long trip in November. In 7 days we managed to eat our way through Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta, and Hoi An. There was never a moment that found ourselves hungry. We ate so much… Read more »

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Hoi An: An Idyllic Town

Getting To Hoi An From Ho Chi Minh City Getting to Hoi An was super easy! We booked flights with Vietnam Airlines to Da Nang for about $60 round trip each. The flight included 1 free checked bag and 1 carry-on, which was awesome because originally we were going to fly with Jetstar and they charge… Read more »

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Traveling Alone: Why I love it and so will you

  Before 2015, I never would have thought about traveling alone. In fact, there were many activities I wouldn’t ever have considered doing alone: dining out, watching movies, attending public events or social gatherings to name a few. My first experience traveling solo happened by chance in 2015. I had flown to South Korea and… Read more »