Posts Tagged‘Southeast Asia’

What You Didn’t See On Instagram

Of course on my social media accounts, you’ll only find beautiful photos of the seemingly fun times and beautiful landscapes while I’m traveling. However, I have to admit there’s always a lot more going on behind the scenes. Things that I don’t necessarily know how to convey to people who repeatedly tell me how envious they are of my travels. So here’s my attempt to relay some of what was really going on behind some of my Instagram posts:   I took this photo in Vietnam, approximately 4 minutes before I tripped and twisted my ankle, while tumbling down the street like a rubber ball.…

Here’s Why Hoi An is the Jewel of Vietnam

I’d heard more than once that Hoi An was a really great city to visit in Vietnam, and one that shouldn’t be missed. So I certainly made it a point not to miss it! What I didn’t expect, though, was that I’d fall deeply in love with Hoi An, and eventually find it extremely hard to leave. Here’s 5 reasons why Hoi An is the Jewel of Vietnam: •   Diversity of Landscape With some of the most beautiful resorts in Southeast Asia, the area surrounding Hoi An including An Bang and Cua Dai is a beach destination in its…

Flashpacker’s Guide to Hotels in Thailand

When I’m really excited to go somewhere I’ve always wanted to go, I can’t help but have the urge to plan out all the details farther in advance than might be necessary. Do you know the feeling? It makes the trip feel sooner, and frankly makes waiting easier. This was the case when I went to Thailand a few months ago, as I’d wanted to travel there for SO long. I reached out to friends who had been before, but they’d all either stayed at really fancy and expensive resorts or, on the other end of the spectrum, were backpacking and…

Travel Moments I’d Rather Forget: A Thai Taxi

As everyone should already know, traveling isn’t always laying under palm trees sipping cocktails and having amazing life affirming moments worthy of writing whimsical blog posts about. In fact, a majority of the time it’s the exact opposite. I have a pretty significant amount of travel memories that I’d rather forget. Travel Moments I’d Rather Forget will be a new series here on SeegsTravels. I haven’t figured out the frequency yet, but I’m going to share some of my own anecdotal stories that are of this very nature. Maybe they’ll make you laugh. Maybe they’ll shed some insight for your own travels. Either way, I…

Singapore: Pure Bliss for Solo Female Travelers / Foodies / Flashpackers

Singapore’s worldwide reputation is that of an extremely clean, very orderly city. While this is quite true (and can be attested to by the level of seriousness in which they take their crosswalks – you DO NOT walk when not permitted), it’s certainly not all there is to the “Lion City”. Another thing you hear often about Singapore is that you shouldn’t spend too long visiting there because it’s too expensive. Many people only travel there for two days or so as they continue on their Southeast Asian route or continue on to a different Asian metropolis. Now, I’m not going to…