Where To Go

Why Savannakhet is a “Dead City” (and How to Enjoy it)

I bet many of you have not heard of Savannakhet.  It is more popular among expats crossing borders from Thailand and Vietnam to renew their tourist visas. Savannakhet, officially known as Kaysone Phomvihane, is the capital of Savannakhet Province in Southern Laos. Prior to my visa run in Savannakhet, I was told not to expect anything amazing down there.  A friend even dubbed Savannakhet as a “dead city”. I figured I will have to do something touristy at least, while I wait for the release of my new visa. (more…)

By thesolotripper, ago
Tripper's Tip-Off

10 Proven Ways to Make Friends While Traveling Solo

“I want to travel but not alone because I hate my own company. I know I can make friends on the way but I’m not very good at making friends.” I saw this post recently on a closed group page for travelers. Do you relate? Are you an introvert? Or just simply used to having someone with you? Will you let that stop you from doing what you’ve always wanted to do? Surely not! It’s a no-brainer that the best part of travel is making memories with strangers. You leave a place and don’t get the chance to see it again, but the connection with the people you meet, you can keep! (more…)

By thesolotripper, ago
Tripper's Tip-Off

Why Being Broke Shouldn’t Stop You From Traveling

Broke

/brōk/ Adjective, informal Having completely run out of money   Yes, I’m officially broke.  The last money I’ve had was spent on road trips. I quit my job as English teacher in Thailand after a bad leg accident.  After recovery, my partner and I decided to take that road trip from Thailand to Cambodia to Vietnam.  We were both losing money but we had to do it anyway. We both love traveling! It was his first in Asia so off we went. (more…)

By thesolotripper, ago