The Exquisite Beaches of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

The Exquisite Beaches of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

What inspires you to visit the gorgeous country of Costa Rica? Is it the diverse wildlife? The beautiful beaches? The rich culture of people? Costa Rica has all of these things, which is why this Central American country is such a hot spot for tourists and expats. The appeal of “Pura Vida” pulls you in, until you are immersed in this tropical paradise. If you are planning your trip to Costa Rica, it is likely that you have read about…

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The Art of Keeping a Custom Travel Journal

The Art of Keeping a Custom Travel Journal

I love to doodle! Here at Doodle Me Travel, I’m all about it… obviously! Countless sources have talked about the benefits of doodling. Many cite increased productivity, creative problem solving, and concentration as key traits of a constant doodler. Whether you doodle in your school notebook or on sticky notes in the office, it’s likely that this is a habit you don’t plan on breaking any time soon. After all, doodling is fun, silly, and an entertaining creative outlet. You…

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30 Days in Thailand for Under $2000

30 Days in Thailand for Under $2000

After traveling for 30 days in Thailand and Cambodia, I became less mystified by this idea of “budget travel”. I knew I wanted to save money, but I envisioned sleeping in bug-ridden beds, living off of fried rice, and skipping out on fun activities. I quickly learned that this was not going to be the case at all! In fact, you can travel quite comfortably for less than $40 per day! “Budget travel” doesn’t have to mean missing out, scraping…

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30 Day Thailand Itinerary and Budget Guide + Cambodia

30 Day Thailand Itinerary and Budget Guide + Cambodia

The Decision: I had always wanted to go to Thailand. I couldn’t tell you why. I knew little more than what the capital was. I had no set plans on what I was going to do once I got there. I scribbled down a few names of places in my notebook and forgot about them. I procrastinated for months. I decided to add Cambodia onto the itinerary because it was inexpensive to fly into and my mom had told me…

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Places, Things, and Letting Go

Places, Things, and Letting Go

The car that has been my own for 5 years and one of the greatest luxuries of my life. I’ve taken road trips in that car. Hooked up in that car. Rear-ended people on the freeway in that car. Selling it was weirdly emotional. Too emotional. So emotional that I had to stop and ask what the fuck was wrong with me. I mean, first off, I sold the car to my sister so at least I get visitation rights….

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