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11 Tips for Traveling the Maldives on a Budget

For a long time, the Maldives seemed like a place that we would only get to see through other people’s Instagram feeds. When Lucille’s birthday was coming up I decided to take a stab at planning a budget-friendly month in this picturesque country to see if I could make our dreams a reality. While the cost was still higher than what we’ve come to expect in Southeast Asia, it ended up being possible - read on for how we did it!

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Living in Thailand for under $1000/month - the True Cost of Full-Time Travel

Before we started our journey, we saw other people traveling full time and assumed that we’d need tons of money to pay for all the expensive hotels, flights, and activities. The truth is that your money might go a lot further in another country, enabling you to explore the world without breaking the bank! We break down our entire budget for a month in Thailand.

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Hiking the East Batur Caldera - the Best Sunrise Spot in Bali

Hands down the best sunrise we saw in Bali was from the East Batur Caldera in the north part of the island. The hike up Mt. Batur itself is advertised everywhere and you’ll find it on most “Best of Bali” lists online, but is infamously crowded and is often completely surrounded by clouds. The owner of our homestay recommended instead that we do the caldera trek instead, which is not as high but is usually entirely empty and has clear views. We’re so happy we took his advice because the hike was a truly unforgettable experience!

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Our Top 5 Travel Fails from 5 Months in Bali

In 5 months of traveling around Bali we've had some of the best experiences in our lives, but we've also had dozens of mistakes, injuries, and blunders. Getting Bali Belly, Dengue fever, bee stings and a traffic ticket. Running out of gas and burning our legs on the exhaust of our scooter. Waking up at 4 AM and still missing sunrise by 5 minutes. No matter how much you prepare and how careful you are, you can never be fully prepared for the challenges that traveling may throw at you.

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7 Things to do in East Bali

The region of East Bali has some of the most beautiful sights in the Island of the Gods. Towering over the region is Mount Agung, Bali's largest active volcano. Throughout East Bali you will find stunning volcano views, black sand beaches and traces of Mount Agung's destructive past. You will also discover hidden waterfalls, sacred temples and fascinating marine wildlife. Here are our favorite things to do in this lesser-visited region of Bali.

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