Playa Grande is a beautiful unique surf town toward the north of the Costa Rica coast line. It is a high tide spot for the true surfers. And it comes along with surfing experts at the beach. They help to ensure that you get the real pura vida surfing experience. Playa Grande not only gets its name from the three-mile stretch of an open sandy beach, but also from the beautiful big swells of waves that hit its shores. The waves are almost never-ending and consistent. They are enticing for full blown adrenaline pumping surfing. There are many beach breaks going from the south to the north of the beach.
You have to admit; Central Asia isn’t at the forefront of everyone’s mind when planning a travel itinerary. In fact, most people struggle to locate the region on a map, complete with difficult to pronounce countries. And more often than not, you’ll be asked “where’s that?!” while telling friends and family where you’re going.
Packing your travel backpack involves a lot of trial and error. Things you swear you couldn't live without will end up being dumped along the way, and things you didn't realize you needed will be added to the growing packing list for the next trip.
This is not a packing list. No two trips are the same, and to decide what to pack, you'll need to take into account where you're going, the type of trip you're doing, and your own personal needs. This is a list of hacks and tips to make sure you get the most out of your travel bag, and to help you live out of a backpack for months or even years.
Think you know Bangkok? If you’ve already hit the headline attractions, like the Grand Palace and Wat Pho, given your credit card a workout in the malls, and stuffed yourself on street food in the vibrant City of Angels, you may be surprised to learn that Bangkok has many more lesser-visited places that are sure to delight.
Thailand is one of most popular holiday destinations in Asia, as well as being a huge player in the global tourism scene. If a two-week vacation in the Land of Smiles isn’t enough for you, why not do as I did, and spend an extended period of time living and working in the country?
Buying a one-way ticket to Indonesia in 2009 was not something I had planned on doing. In fact, never in all my twenty-something years did I ever think I would be checking out of the rat-race, squeezing my entire existence into a 30lb backpack, and exploring landscapes I had only ever seen in photographs.