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The beautiful blue cascading water of Kuang Si Waterfall in Luang Prabang, Laos

Riding a Moped to the Kuang Si Waterfalls

Riding a moped to the Kuang Si Waterfalls is probably the best way to end up in the hospital, but it's also the way I recommend going.  No risk, no reward. Riding a Moped to the Kuang Si Waterfalls The Kuang Si Waterfalls are absolutely majestic, and a highlight of any trip to Laos.  You have some options to consider on how to get there from Luang Prabang.  Sure, you could join one of the many group tours, but there is a much better option! Rent a Moped Renting a moped will only cost you about $10, and will give
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The Best Way to Get Cheap Passport Photos

If there are two things I love, it's saving money and cheating the system!  You can do both, the next time you renew your passport.  Walgreens wanted to charge me $15, but there's an easy way to get cheap passport photos. The Best Way to Get Cheap Passport Photos My passport is expiring in May, so I figured it was about time to renew it.  You can renew it by mail  if you meet certain requirements, but you need to send in a 2x2" photo.  I took one by myself easily enough, but the problem came when I tried to
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Capital One Venture card

Top 3 Travel Items to Keep in Your Pocket

If you're looking for an easy way to save some money on your next trip, make sure to get these three travel items to keep in your pocket. Top 3 Travel Items to Keep in Your Pocket Credit Card With No Foreign Transaction Fees When traveling, I use a credit card whenever possible.  Save your cash for when you absolutely need it.  I only use cash for very small items, or to buy food from street vendors etc.  Before you leave the U.S., make sure you have a credit card with no foreign transaction fees.  This is crucial, as those
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Sunrise in Bagan, Myanmar

How to Watch the Sunrise in Bagan: A Five-Step Guide

I've never been a morning person.  There aren't many occasions when I would willingly get up when it's still dark outside.  Something about that just feels terribly wrong to me.  However, I gladly made an exception to watch the sunrise in Bagan, Myanmar.  Sitting atop the Shwesandaw Pagoda, I had one of those moments.  I got all tingly inside as I watched the heavenly scene of hot air balloons parading across the sky as the sun began to rise.   I thought I was still dreaming.  You could have the same experience, if you follow these five easy steps.  I'll include
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