Travel Advice

February 9, 2017
Tokyo on a Tight Budget

Traveling Tokyo on a Tight Budget

Traveling Tokyo on a Tight Budget Some think traveling Tokyo on a tight budget is impossible. While traveling in a country’s largest city is almost always […]
January 8, 2017

Your Guide to Budapest’s Thermal Baths

A Guide to Budapest’s Thermal Baths Budapest is known for its thermal baths. Humans have been exploiting these mineral-rich waters for health, relaxation, and enjoyment for […]
July 18, 2016

How I saved $1,249 dollars traveling in Japan

How I saved $1,249 dollars traveling in Japan Japan has a reputation for being a very expensive country. But actually, it’s on par or slightly cheaper […]
June 20, 2016
Japan on $70 a Day

Japan on $70 a Day – What You Can Expect

Japan is not as expensive as its reputation might lead one to believe. Misconceptions have led prospective visitors to place the country as the holy grail […]
January 15, 2015
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How I’m flying to Europe for $136 (and how you can too)

How I’m flying to Europe for $136 (and how you can too)   I’ll take you back to February 2011. I was checking in for my […]
June 11, 2014
Improve your Mobile Photography

5 Easy Tips to Improve your Mobile Photography

  You don’t have to have a huge DSLR camera to get good images. True, your mobile phone is not a replacement for a good quality […]
December 18, 2013
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Myanmar (Burma) Travel Updates

The first thing you’ll notice in Myanmar is the fast pace of change in the country. If you’ve never been there, you’ll have to rely on […]
November 3, 2013

Four Days in Singapore

Singapore has been growing on me. My last few visits there have elevated the city state to one of my favorite places in Asia. During the […]
September 8, 2013

Bhutan Visa Policy and Tourism Strategy Explained

Bhutan is well-known for its isolationist history, its policy of Gross National Happiness, and its commitment to preserving its natural environment. Another thing that keeps Bhutan […]
September 5, 2013
malaysia faqs

Travel to Singapore & Malaysia FAQs

The following is a resource for travelers planning to visit Singapore or Malaysia. Some of the questions are specifically geared towards those individuals attending my Malaysia […]
June 6, 2013

14 Things to do in Singapore

If shopping or eating doesn’t turn you on, don’t worry, there’s more to do in Singapore. But, believe me; you should eat lots while you’re there! […]
May 31, 2012

Recommendations in Hoi An, Vietnam

Trying hard not to dismiss Hoi An This has been a recurring theme in my travel. Show up in a historic town that the guidebooks describe […]
May 4, 2012

First Day in a New Country: Here’s What I do

  I just arrived in Vietnam last night on a bus from southern China. So what do I do during my first day in a country? […]
July 13, 2011

Your Guide to Slow Boats in Laos

By Stephen Bugno Before visiting Laos I had images of gliding down rivers at an impossibly  slow speed all the while enjoying both the view and […]
April 6, 2011

What I packed: 3 Months in Southeast Asia

By Stephen Bugno Packing light is a refined art—I’ve been trying to perfect it for years. I’m almost there. The good news is the longer my […]
March 17, 2011

It’s not about the free couch

If you’re a member of, you may already know how awesome it is. For those of you who are not, I just want to stress […]
March 26, 2010

Planning Less Means More

By Stephen Bugno There have been times when, leading up to a big trip, I have read and researched, printed and photocopied, devoured and digested all […]