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I found some pretty awesome things to do in Bang Rak

Bang Rak is a neighbourhood in Bangkok that’s just south of the city’s main business and tourist areas beside the Chao Phraya River. (You can find some great articles on Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River at Momentum Travel).The neighborhood’s proximity to the city centre and river view has attracted many of Bangkok’s upscale hotels.

The area is also well-known as home to Bangkok’s centuries-old Chinatown.

What is less well-known is that the area is also home to a walking street lined with shops, food stalls, and auto parts recyclers who stack their parts in giant piles along the alleyway, as well as some of Bangkok’s most historic temples, and street art created by some of the best artists in the world.

Here’s what I found during my 48-hours in Bang Rak. Continue Reading →

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The Big List of Discount Ski and Snowboard Gear Shops Online

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Last updated October 3, 2016
**This post includes affiliate links, which means I am paid a small commission of any sales resulting from their use. For more information see my disclosure policies page.

Pretty much everyone could use some discount ski gear or snowboarding gear. Skiing and snowboarding are getting more expensive every year. Every new ski season means new lift tickets and passes, gear upgrades, outrageously priced beers, and expensive resort meals. Some of these things are almost impossible to avoid, so those of us on a budget need to save money wherever we can.

I work online, I love to snowboard, and I’m a huge cheapskate. The result is that I spend a ton of time looking for cheap snowboards online instead of working. Continue Reading →

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5 Cyclists Explain Why They Love Biking In Taiwan

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This blog post was brought to you by the Taiwan Tourism Board, but the opinions in this are those of myself and the riders I interviewed.

I lived in Taiwan for 8 years. It’s beautiful, small, oval-shaped island that is 394 km from the North to South and 144 km across. The East Coast has a wide flat plain where most of the population lives. Nearly all of the rest of the country is tall, steep, jungle-covered mountains that are filled with winding gorges that have been carved out by rivers. Along much of the scenic and sparsely populated East Coast the mountains plunge into the Pacific Ocean. Continue Reading →

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6 Insane Things You Can Only Do in Iceland

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Photo: Iceland Tourism

Iceland is a bold country for bold people. It’s for travelers who want to dive directly into nature, party until the sun comes up (even when it never goes down), and dine on some of the sea’s most freaky creatures.

The Land of Fire and Ice is a place that continues to wow its visitors whether it’s their first visit or their fiftieth. However, these six insane things to do in Iceland are ones that most visitors, even the most seasoned Iceland travelers, have never done. Continue Reading →

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Not Trump Country

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Loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it.
~ Mark Twain

“I need to run into the house for a minute.” Jim told me. “Wait here with the yak.”

There were two Tibetan yak in the pen. An adult and a child. The adult was sauntering slowly toward me.

“Is it safe?” I asked, as the yak approach at the speed of a riding lawn mower in low gear.

“He’s charging you right now,” said Jim with a chuckle and then headed off toward the house with the long strides of a man who walks many miles each day. Continue Reading →

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Is This The Most Ideal Island Getaway In America?

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It’s the all-American beach that looks like it belongs in the Carribean.

This post was brought to you by the Galveston Tourism Board, but the opinions expressed within are all my own. Learn more on my disclosure policies page.

You don’t need to buy a pricey plane ticket — or even had a passport — to visit an island paradise. Galveston Island, Texas is home to 32 miles of beautiful beaches, rich 19th-century history, world-class attractions, and refreshing ocean waters. The barrier island, surrounded by Texas’ West Bay and the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, is one of America’s best kept secrets, and it’s only 50 miles southeast of Houston. Continue Reading →

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I found some pretty cool things to do around Kalispell

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As I drove down Highway 93 from Canada to my photography assignment for the Chamber of Commerce in a city I’d visited once or twice as a child, I had no idea how many awesome things to do in Kalispell I was about to discover.

If you look at a map, Kalispell, MT, is a dot just south of the Canadian border that sits at the junction of two squiggly yellow lines (highways) that wind through enormous swathes of green (national parks) and splotches of blue (lakes). Notable points of interest on the map have names like Lonepine, Lost Trail, and West Glacier.

It’s almost like the people who named these places were trying to make it sound as desolate as possible.

That’s my kind of place. Continue Reading →

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