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I love Asia, my only retreat is that I haven’t spent enough time there!

In this section you will find everything I have on Asia, mostly Thailand and a few guest posts from other bloggers who have lived or traveled to other asian countries.

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Blog Posts on Asia

The Solo Guide to China

The Solo Guide to China

Traveling solo in China does have its challenges and it can be a bit complicated to travel around, but it’s actually a very safe destination and enjoyable to travel alone

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The Solo Guide to Iran

The Solo Guide to Iran

With deep cultural heritage and excessive natural beauty, Iran is also known among travelers for having the friendliest people on earth. Can you think of a better combination? In this

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planning a trip to Jordan | Jordan travel tips

9 Jordan Travel Tips

Are you planning a trip to Jordan? Jordan is a popular destination for many tourists as there’s a lot of history to experience in this magical country. Starting in Petra,

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Adventures in Asia | The Solo Girls Guide to Nepal | Backpacking Nepal Alone

The Solo Girl’s Guide to Nepal

Thinking of backpacking Nepal alone? My friend Michelle from Full Time Explorer has kindly written this amazing guest post sharing all of her inside information to help you navigate this incredible country

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Are you thinking of traveling to the Phillippines?  The Philippines is quickly becoming one of the most popular backpacker destinations in Southeast Asia. With Thailand and Bali’s quick development, prices have soared and young travelers are now turning to new destinations in search of adventure and a chance to explore raw, undeveloped nature. To help you prepare for your trip here is my guide to solo travel in the Philippines.

Solo travel in the Philippines

Are you thinking of traveling to the Phillippines? The Philippines is quickly becoming one of the most popular backpacker destinations in Southeast Asia. With Thailand and Bali’s quick development, prices have

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Learning Abroad | How to prepare for Yoga Teacher Training Abroad

Yoga in Thailand

There are so many reasons to go to Thailand and doing yoga in Thailand is one of them. You will find some of the best yoga retreats in Thailand and

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Book your trip now

Are you ready to book your trip? Well to help you get the best deals and service here are the companies that I personally use to book all of my travel online. I always shop around before booking anything, but these are my tried and tested starting places.

  • Skyscanner – I’m a bit fan of Skyscanner, it is who I use to book all of my flights. I often will check other like Google Flights or Momodo, but I always go here first and it is who I book 99% of my flights with. 
  • Booking.com – I LOVE booking.com especially when I can book and cancel free up until a certain point, mostly because my plans are forever changing. It’s easy to use and has one of the widest selections. 
  • Airbnb – I’m not a huge user of Airbnb, but sometimes I do like to use it, and I ALWAYS check it before I book anything else. You can get some really cool places to stay here, and it is especially good in places like Cuba. If you don’t have an account and you click on this link then you will get $36 off your first booking.
  • Hostelworld – If you are looking for hostels then this is a great place to check first. They often have additional places that you won’t find on Bookin.com.
  • Agoda – Although I don’t use it as much as booking.com, Agonda is especially good if you are traveling in Asia as they really do dominate there. 
  • Workpackers – If you want to travel on the cheap and save money on accommodationg then you need Workpackers in your life. You can read more about it here. If you click this link to sign up and use the code CLAIRESITCHYFEET then you can get a 40% discount on your membership! 
  • 12Go – If you are traveling in Asia and want to pre-book your transportation then 12Go is a fantastic site to do so. They have buses, trains, and air travel.
  • RentalCars – Looking to rent a. car while you are away? I always book through Rental Cars as they do a search of all of the big sites and find the best deals. 
  • Welcome Pickups – Very occasionally getting from the airport to my accommodation is a total pain in the butt, or I’m traveling in a group and it makes sense to arrange a pickup. When I do I use Welcome pickups.
  • World Nomads – If you are looking for flexible travel insurance then it’s World Nomads all the way. I wrote all about insurance here if you want a more thorough review. 
  • SafetyWing – AsI’m a Digita Nomad and not moving around quite so much anymore I personally use SafetyWing now for my health insurance. I wrote a full review here
  • Viatour – Sometimes it can be a little expensive, but I like Viatour for somethings, especially if you can get a discount code! It’s also great for inspiration. 
  • Klook – If you are traveling in Asia, then Klook is great! You can book all kinds of tours, activities, and train tickets, plus they even have sim cards and WiFi.