BOSS: 4 Easy Ways to Save Money for Travel

ways to save money for travel

Dear coffee,

since I started to travel here and there, multiple comments and questions came up about how I managed to save money for travel. I was a student, and still am until this very day, so how did I manage to travel more than the average student would? My friends and family would implicitly and explicitly comment:

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A Few Hours at Houtong Cat Village, Taiwan

Houtong Cat Village

So, about a few weeks ago, I went through my old travel photos and discovered wonderful moments that I had experienced back in Taiwan. This post was once written a few years ago in my free blogger account, and I think it’s time to bring it back. Everyone, let me introduce you to Houtong Cat Village. A small village located between the mountains of Taiwan and is very well known for it’s cats. Yeap, cats.

(this is a throwback post dating back to 2013, so some changes might have occurred at the cat village)

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Read on the Road: Learning from Big Magic

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic is magic, that is honestly what I said to myself when I read this book. I didn’t even have to finish it to say it. If you don’t know what it is, let me tell you: it’s a giant bubble of inspiration and motivation (at least that’s what it is in my head). In reality, Big Magic is a book written by Elizabeth Gilbert about creative living and how to embrace it. This is a great book to read while traveling or if you need a little boost to take a step out of your comfort zone.

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Musing on Mondays: Traveling Alone

traveling alone

“SHOOT.” That was the first word that popped in my head when I received a Facebook message from my friend a few days ago. Not so long before this, she and I met up at a cafe to discuss about our travel plans to South America at the end of this year. However, due to personal reasons (which I totally understand and I do not blame her for anything), she says that she has to cancel. Just like that, the truth dawns on me: I’ll be traveling alone.

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Trying Tomato & Jalapeño Wine at Sleepy Creek Vineyards

Sleepy Creek Vineyards was a name that I’ve never heard of until a few weeks ago when I went wine tasting with my family and a few friends. I’ve always wanted to go wine tasting, and my mother had the brilliant idea of taking me to a winery that was not far away from Champaign, Illinois. My first ever wine tasting experience; of course I had to write a post about that!

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An Asian Girl and Her Lily Cup Compact

My Lily Cup Compact

Hi! I’m Bethanny from Indonesia and I use a menstrual cup called the Lily Cup Compact during my period. As a girl born and raised in Asia, menstrual cups aren’t really a thing. Pads are usually what we go for because inserting a cup inside our vaginas, or inserting anything for that matter before marriage, is considered taboo. I’m actually the first to try out a menstrual cup in my circle of friends, who always ask me how it feels but cringe when listening about the process. That being said, I honestly never really imagined that I would be sitting down and writing about my thoughts regarding my experience with the Lily Cup Compact. And keep in mind that this is not a sponsored post, everything I write is entirely me!

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I Left My Heart at Oceanside Cafe 海岸咖啡

As someone who loves to drink coffee, it was obvious that I love spending ‘me’ time in cafes during my stay in Kaohsiung. I found a few that were quite suitable for me; they were quiet, the menu was good, Wi-Fi was available, and most importantly: the price suits my student budget. However, despite all that experience, my mind kept going back to Oceanside Cafe 海岸咖啡, a cafe that I had been eyeing  since sophomore year. Finally after many delays and excuses, I took three of my juniors there on (literally) my last day in Kaohsiung.

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Why You Should Travel to India

travel to India

“Why travel to India?” was the first question that my closest friends asked me when I told them about my plans for traveling India with Intrepid Travel. Traveling to India is really not on top of the list around my circle of friends; they usually prefer destinations like Thailand, Maldives, UK, Korea, Japan. I was always a bit different.

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Hi there! If you’re reading this, thank you and welcome to Her Coffee Diaries!

Thank you for taking the time of your day to visit this new site and reading this first post of mine. I am excited to finally launch this website. Having my own website has been a dream of mine, but I never had the courage to make the commitment. However, since I am entering a new phase in my life, I thought maybe this should be part of it too.

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