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Hi we're Cara and Justin, expats in China on a mission to travel the world on a budget, find off-the-beaten path destinations, and immerse ourselves in the local culture. We share stories, travel guides, tips and photographs from around the world to inspire and help you to create your own adventure, wherever in the world you may be.

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Elephant Nature Park’s weekly volunteer program is the highlight of many travelers’ trips to Thailand. Honestly, I can say without a doubt that volunteering at Elephant Nature Park was not just the highlight of my trip to Thailand, but my entire year of travels.

People can sometimes make lofty claims on their website, but when Elephant Nature Park says that at the end of the week “many people w...

Mongolia is one of those places that’s super cheap to live, but somehow ridiculously expensive to travel to. I’m always baffled by how this works, but it’s not the first country I’ve traveled to that’s like this. The cost of living in Mongolia is dirt cheap, but the second you want to actually travel somewhere, bam, you better be made of money.

Why is it that Mongolia is so cheap to live in, ye...

Sometimes the best-laid plans are meant to be derailed. It was a happy accident that we ended up in Hong Kong on Christmas Eve, just in time to take in all the magical Christmas joy.

See, we were planning on spending the entirety of Christmas at home, in our decorated apartment, making our favorite Christmas dinners, watching Christmas movies, and maybe taking our tandem out for a spin. But the...

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