“Lady boy? only 50 Ringit!” My cab driver proposed while shuttling me back to my hotel from a bar on Penang road. That’s less than 15 dollars US. I was …Continue reading »


Check out this video from my first day in Malaysia. I was staying in a hotel just outside Kuala Lumpur — a real classy place, 5 stars and all that. …Continue reading »


Hello from Kuala Lumpur! I’ve been in Kuala Lumpur (KL, as the locals call it) for something like 4 or 5 days now — I’ve lost track of time already. …Continue reading »

What Makes a Great Youth Hostel

Good youth hostels are almost as common as dirty backpackers in European cities, but a great youth hostel can be harder to come by. Great youth hostels are the stuff …Continue reading »

Getting Certified to Teach English Abroad

According to teach abroad expert, Dave Sperling, of Dave’s ESL Café, getting experience and certifications for teaching abroad is more important than ever. In an interview with student traveler, Sperling …Continue reading »