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5 05, 2019

5 Best Hostels for Female Travelers

By | May 5th, 2019|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , |

I have been traveling and backpacking the world as a solo female since 2008. Most of the time, I stay at guesthouses, Airbnbs & hostels. Here I list the best hostels for female travelers based off my experience which I would highly recommend. Not only are they safe, but they are ran by trustworthy people [...]

26 04, 2019

22 Things to do in Batroun, Lebanon

By | April 26th, 2019|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: , , |

Lebanon left a nostalgic impression on me. Mainly because I spent 7 of my 10 days in Batroun, a laid back beach town an hour north of Beirut. There, I spent my days in a beach wrap, riding bikes, sipping freshly squeezed lemonade, learning about the local culture and consuming copious amounts of delicious, fresh [...]

24 04, 2019

Neococo Empowers & Employs Refugee Women

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: Central America, India, Los Angeles, Middle East|Tags: , |

Late last year, I had the fateful opportunity to meet the lovely Amrita Thadani over some Rosé on a Friday Jazz night at LACMA. Amrita is the founder of an ethical, fair trade and locally branded clothing company which employs refugee women and women of domestic violence. Neococo was founded in Fall 2017 as a [...]

20 04, 2019

12 Savvy Finance Tips So You Can Travel More

By | April 20th, 2019|Categories: US|Tags: , |

Building "financial wealth" may be one of the most pondered about topics in the world. For some, it's an everlasting mystery tied in with a life of struggle. For others, it's an addicting and fascinating game. In this post, I share ideas on how to save money and build wealth with 12 savvy finance tips so [...]

16 04, 2019

Luxury Baja Living at Rancho San Lucas

By | April 16th, 2019|Categories: Mexico|Tags: , |

Norman Estates, an international real estate brand by the legendary Golf Champion of the world, Greg Norman, has officially launched their very first development in all of Mexico. 68 beachfront luxury homes will be built for a lucky few who will be able to call this home. Of all the gorgeous locations that Greg Norman [...]

27 03, 2019

Should Travel Bloggers “Get Political”?

By | March 27th, 2019|Categories: Cambodia, Cuba, Laos, Lebanon, Myanmar (Burma), Southeast Asia, US, Vietnam|Tags: , , |

Should Travel Bloggers "get political" on their Travel and Social Media posts? Should writers, influencers, celebrities, doctors or teachers? Frankly, I think this is a silly, even stupid question. To be candid, I'm not one that necessarily believes that there are no 'stupid questions' in life. But I'm here to answer why I think that [...]

20 03, 2019

Essential Packing Tips for Solo Women Travelers

By | March 20th, 2019|Categories: US|Tags: , , |

Essential Packing Tips for Solo Women Travelers Packing is an essential step for any trip, domestic or abroad. But when you’re going on a solo journey, it’s not enough to pack as you normally would for a weekend beach getaway. The smallest nuisances can magnify when you’re alone, and the last thing you want is [...]

16 03, 2019

Jai Jagat Tour Spreading Love from India to the US

By | March 16th, 2019|Categories: California, India, Los Angeles|Tags: , , , |

In January 2017, I spent 2 weeks learning about the non-profit work by Manav Sadhna in Ahmedabad, Gujarat State of India. The NGO, with it's base out of Gandhi's Ashram, is a support base for the underprivileged population in Ahmedabad. There is a large presence of their Seva (selfless work) in the 6+ slum neighborhoods throughout [...]

8 03, 2019

Lebanon’s Surf, Sun & Craft Brew at Colonel Reef

By | March 8th, 2019|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: , , |

Visiting Lebanon soon? Make sure you budget a few days time to relax in my favorite town of Batroûn. It's the ultimate beach destination for relaxation, sun, surf, yoga, good food, hiking and even ski activities during the winter time in it's mountainside. Batroûn, just an hour north of Beirut, is a charming beach town all [...]

4 03, 2019

Stylish, Sporty Car for Travelers: 2020 Kia Soul

By | March 4th, 2019|Categories: Korea, Los Angeles, US|

I have been on a little high the past year not having any car payments since I turned in my car lease last June. And so I've been casually browsing options for the near future. Many millennials in America have abandoned the obsession of flashy, expensive cars as a waste. Surveys have shown that people [...]