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Guide to making money from freelance writing - Robyn Around the World

How To Make Money Freelance Writing

One of the ways I make money while I travel is from freelance writing, but I never considered myself a writer prior to blogging. I’m a photographer who tells her stories through a lens. When I started the blog, it took me a long time to figure out my voice and be comfortable with it. […]

Cambodian Cooking Class - Siem Reap

Cooking Cambodian: Beyond Unique Escapes

As you can probably tell by now, I try to take a cooking class in each country I go to. So far I’ve taken classes in Bali, Laos, and Thailand. When I found out Beyond Unique Escapes did a half day course and taught 2 of the three famous dishes here for only $24, I signed […]

Angkor Wat Temples

My 5 Favorite Temples At Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat complex, which means ‘City of Temples’ is a UNESCO Heritage site that is considered the largest religious structures in the world covering over 400 acres of land. With over 50 temples to see, the site can get overwhelming really quick especially in the mid-day heat. Angkor Wat provides 1, 3 and 7 day […]

Chiang Khan Street Food - Thailand

Chiang Khan Street Food – 8 Must Eats!

When you think of Thai food what comes to mind? Pad Thai? Red Curry? Chili Basil Rice? Chiang Khan has none of these, but what they do have is their own flavors and dishes I haven’t seen anywhere else in Thailand. This small town that’s right on the Mekong River a stone’s throw from Laos […]

Weekend In Chiang Khan, Thailand

Weekend Exploring Chiang Khan

Chiang Khan is a gorgeous little town on the Mekong River in Northeast Thailand. Little known by foreigners but super popular with the locals, this place, is a gem of a find. I jumped on the opportunity to see another part of Thailand as everyplace I’ve been so far have been the popular tourist spots […]

A Week In Sydney - Robyn Around The World

A Week In Sydney, Australia!

On my way back to Indonesia from the Cook Islands, I decided to stop over in Sydney to break up the flight and see the sights. I LOVE Australia! I wish I could turn back time and applied for the working holiday visa when I finished high school and had the chance to live and work […]

Hobbit Move Set - Hobbiton, New Zealand

A Day At The Hobbit Movie Set!

On my way back to Southeast Asia, I decided to make a stop in New Zealand for ten days, specifically to see the Hobbit Movie Set in Hobbiton. I somehow pictured the whole town would be this cute movie set with all the shops dressed up and role playing, and pubs selling cider out of […]

Top 10 things to do in Phuket - Robyn Around the World

Top 10 Things To Do In Phuket

I spent a month in Phuket in Rawai, which is at the very south end. I wanted to be away from the crowds of Patong, but near a beach. I found a place on Airbnb for $180 for the month that had a private room and shower so I settled in for the month to […]

Two Weeks In The Maldives - Robyn Around The World

Maldives: Two Weeks In Paradise

I met my mom for two weeks in the Maldives. We wanted to visit 2 of the islands, and decided one in the north and one in the central part. The Maldives has 1200 islands stretching over 850 Km. With 200 inhabited it would take you almost three years to see them all if you […]

Is Sri Lanka Safe For Solo Female Travelers?

Sri Lanka Safe For Solo Female Travel?

How did my trip in Sri Lanka go? Let’s see to start my flight was 8 hours delayed then I missed my train station the following day and had to grab a bus back to town where the tuk-tuk driver dropped me at the wrong guesthouse. My 1st safari was a bust then I was […]

expenses year one - Robyn Around the World

Expenses! What Does One Year Of Travel Cost?

One question that always gets asked is how much does it cost to travel the world? In this post, I’m going to break down my first year of travel expenses. I’m not going to get down to the nitty-gritty, just the basics so you can get an idea of what things cost. I separated out my […]

Diving Andaman Sea

Diving The Andaman Sea – Phuket & Koh Lanta

  I had the opportunity to dive both the Gulf of Thailand in Koh Tao and also the Andaman Sea side when I was in Phuket and Koh Lanta. Both were great diving experiences. I started my diving journey on Koh Lanta where I did a Discover Scuba Dive experience with ScubaFish. Elaine was my […]

Thailand Hospital

3 Days In A Thailand Hospital

The last thing anyone wishes for on their vacation is to be hospitalized while abroad. Although a little nerve wrecking, the Thailand Hospital I was admitted to was nothing scary and some of the staff spoke perfect english. I had bought health insurance before I left, hoping I would never have to use it. While […]

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