The Huge Misconception About Hostels In Asia – They AREN’T Hostels – They Are HOTELS!

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“Hostels” in South East Asia are really just American hotels without amenities like a gym, pool, or spa. The misconception is so widespread and common that many hostels in South East Asia have actually now changed their name to “hotel” or "home stay". When you think of backpacking or budget traveling, one of the first things that comes to mind is: hostels. We love hostels. They are great value for money, they’re usually located in the central central part of town, you get to meet a ton of cool people (many of whom you realize are no different from yourself),...

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ASKING YOUR FRIENDS FOR DISCOUNTS IS DISRESPECTFUL, HEARTBREAKING, AND NOT OKAY.

ASKING FOR DISCOUNTS ON YOUR FRIENDS' PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IS NOT OKAY. You either 100% support someone or you don't. Friends don't ask friends for discounts on their dreams. I didn't get a discount on the time, effort, and money I invested to bring my ideas to life. If you can wait in line for the newest iPhone (supporting huge corporations) or get the Kylie lipkits before they sell out in 6 minutes (supporting strangers), you can pay full price for my vision. If your entrepreneurial-minded friend thinks you deserve a discount on their product or service, they'll offer it to you...

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HOW TO SEE NEW ZEALAND’S NORTH ISLAND IN 6 DAYS – DIY TOUR

Heading to New Zealand but not sure what you should see or how much time you should spend in each place, on each island? We'll show you how we saw New Zealand's North Island in 6 days with our awesome friends Jarden and Tasha from A Global Stroll. This itinerary is great if you are a DIY-er, as we are! We hate packaged tours for the most part because they always include waking up at deathly hours, doing things you don't like, and not allowing enough time at the places you DO like! Click here to see the exact route map we planned...

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CHECKED IN: CABANA BAY BEACH RESORT (UNIVERSAL ORLANDO)

Hey travel bugs! If you are reading this because you are debating whether or not to stay at Cabana Bay Beach Resort - look no further - JUST BOOK IT! This was by far my favourite hotel of all time! If you love the aesthetics and retro vibes of the 50's and your main purpose of staying in Orlando is to visit Universal Studios, this place is for you! This is also the best choice for budget-conscious travelers if you are picking between Universal Orlando's 5 hotel properties.  Read on to see all the reasons why I loved this place...

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IF YOU HATED 2016, YOUR 2017 WILL BE JUST AS SHITTY OR WORSE IF YOU DON’T DO THIS

Hello you beautiful people! As we are mid-way through the first week of the year, here's some thought-vomit I wanted to share about the end of 2016/start of 2017. I've found that through a change of mindset, beliefs, goals, environment, support, and ultimately the people that you surround yourself with, both your life AND your experiences change. What do I mean? I've seen a few (very VERY few) posts about how 2016 was the worst year ever, how some can't wait for 2016 to be over, that 2016 was so shitty so 2017 can only be better - you know, the...

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IT’S OFFICIAL – I’M FREE!

It's official! I am unemployed, I am retired!!! Just checked out of my 9-5 for the last time ever. No more waking up early for someone else. No more sitting through traffic to get to somewhere I dont want to be. No more rotting away at my desk thinking of all the masterpieces I could be creating within that time. No more weaving through trudging slaves and running for trains. No more working for the weekends, holidays, or waiting for retirement to start living my life. "Most people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75." Don't be "most people"!

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SELF-DESTRUCT SUNDAYS – The Most Hated Day of The Week

Not all days of the week were created equally. Sundays suck more than Mondays. Today will be my last "SELF-DESTRUCT SUNDAY" since tomorrow is my last Monday of employment - yaaay! I've been going through Self-Destruct Sundays since university but it went full throttle when I began working full-time. It's when you have a lot of personal initiatives, errands, and loose ends to complete before this week ends, but then knowing tomorrow is the beginning of a 5-day exhausting work week in a slave cave puts you in full depression mode.   Your body tricks you into thinking you are...

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