5 TIPS for SOLO TRAVELING

Here are my 5 top tips for traveling by yourself, especially for backpackers staying at hostels. Brooklyn-based wayfarer making videos about travel, languages, culture, and life // MISS MARI READ MORE ON THE BLOG: http://www.missmarijohnson.com You can also find me… INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/marijohnson FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/missmarijohnson TWITTER: https://twitter.com/missmarijohnson WEBSITE –...

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Mar20
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Mar16

A Girl’s Fantasy. Where do you dream of going?

  Who Doesn’t dream of traveling the world, experiencing new adventures and meeting new people? Alisha, a beautiful, but stressed out, young waitress, returns home from another uneventful, long night at work.  Exhausted, she quickly undresses and sinks into a hot, bubble bath. She sips a glass of red wine, and gently unwinds, listening to some soft tunes on her iPhone. Alisha day dreams about getting away. Where? Anywhere. Somewhere fun. Anywhere but work. “Oh, and my boyfriend is nagging the shit out of me.” at the moment, she is mad at everything.  Another sip of wine calms her down and as she sips some more, she slips deeper into the water and further away from her life as it is.  Alisha is nearly comatose, but in a good way, relaxed, at peace.The moment does’t last long enough,….cling…vibrate,…clink, her phone nearly jolts her out of the tub. It’s a text, about a party, “The Festival of Colors.” it says and displays the event on her screen. She stares at the invite for a moment and her mind wanders , “Wow, how great would that be.” Little did she know, it was just a click away.  As Alisha’s wet fingertips click to respond, she is zapped  into a world of fantasy. Instead of high heels and beer soaked stained floors, sandy beaches and ocean waters tickle her bare feet. One second she is soaking in the sun and then an instant later back soaking in the tub. The shocks get more powerful and Alisha fearfully, clutches the sides of the bath.  Alisha’s thrusting body creates waves that spill out over the sides of the tub. She continues to jolt back and forth from fantasy to reality.  To her, It seemed like eternity, In reality, was mere seconds.Finally she sits up and drops the phone to the floor,  “Was it a dream, she thinks. Was it the Wine?” Alisha, gets out of the tub, throws what’s  left of the wine into the sink and heads off to bed. “I must really be tired,” she concludes.  She puts on her nighties, turns her phone off and sets it on her nightstand. It does’t take Alisha long, to doze off. Once asleep, she is taken deeper into another world. She quickly finds herself traveling in search of this make-believe land.  A plane, a train, Alisha seems to know exactly where she is going, and makes all the right connections. She arrives at her destination and slowly walks though a vast empty field, till she reaches the edge of a cliff. She peers over the cliffside. Alisha can see for miles and it is stunningly beautiful....

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Mar12

Top 5 Surf Spots

In this video by DOSE, Kelia Moniz and Monyca Byrne-Wikey, Roxy surfer girls, tell us their favorite places to surf.  Kelia and Monyca both started surfing as kids and the time they were 14 they were kicking ass in professional competitions!  Needless to say, they know the water!  So what’s on their list of Top 5 Surf Spots? Let’s take a look.   1.) First up is Waikiki.  Waikiki was Kelia’s first wave.   Beginner surfers can paddle out to a fun, easy break called Canoes.  Intermediate surfers can try Queens.  More experienced wave rides would have the best time at Populars.    2.) Next up is Hamoa Beach on Maui.  Monyca grew up surfing Hamoa’s barrels as a young surfer girl.  While Hamoa is a sick break, it’s also mighty powerful and exposed to rips so it’s best for experienced surfers only!   3.)  Kelia and Monyca both love Cold Springs in the Mentawais Islands of Indonesia.  Cold Springs (also called Roxies) is total warm-water paradise! You have to take a boat to get out there, but it’s worth it!    4.) Lower Trestles, fourth on Kelia and Monyca’s list, is a great spot! You can go there to surf, barbecue, hang, surf again, and leave.  There are always a lot of people in the water at Trestles, but there are also plenty of waves to go around.  So don’t sweat the crowds!   5.) Last on their list is La Bamba, in Salina Cruz, Mexico.  La Bamba is a nice, easy break with rides that seem to last forever.  The beach is surrounded by craggy peaks and green carpeted mountains.  Long rides with epic visuals? Sold!   This globe is littered with tons of incredible surf spots.  But, from the girls who know, these breaks you don’t want to miss!  Want to see more? Here is a great collection of sizzzlin surf action. [Show...

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Mar10

Contest: PAW Correspondant

Want to be part of our team.? Party Around The World is in search of PAW Correspondants to deliver us happening stories around the world. Send us a video or link of your work and you may be chosen to be part of the team or have your video featured on our site.   SUBMIT...

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Mar10

Top 10 Spring Breaks

  Spring Break is still the favorite time of year for college and high school students across the country. Picking a place to go can sometimes be daunting—flights, hotels, friends, who can make it, are all decisions to think about at a time when the last thing you want to do is think more.  Naturally, everyone wants to go to the cool spot, to have that epic week that they can look back on, for the rest of their lives. Here at Party Around the World, we get that, so we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 places to go for spring break this year! While some awesome beach spots did make the list, Spring Break according to Business Insider has shifted over the last few years to include lower budget (less airfare) and closer trips. While not the typical bikini jaunts we are used to seeing, this top cities still offer sunny destinations, great nightlife and some awesome festivals that will still make for a fun trip 1. Las Vegas, Nevada —where a version of Spring Break lasts throughout the summer. Vegas’ reputation precedes her, so if you want a fun Spring Break location without leaving the country, head to Vegas, Baby! It’s 24/7. You’ve got non stop fun, day and night. While the sun is up, tan and rage at the pool parties and at night endless options of bars and clubs to stroll.  Knock out some of those hangovers with the endless, bottomless brunches and all you can eat buffets along with many other fine dining spots to choose from. For ladies the shopping is world class too. A girls’ got to look good on the dance floor. The casinos are almost an afterthought but if you’re feelin lucky, why not drop some coin down?  You may not only came back with some fine memories, but some winnings as well. 2. Panama City, Florida—Still one of the top Spring Break cities in the world, Panama City is full of wild parties and awesome fun. If you aren’t comfortable leaving the country for Spring Break, then Panama City should be a no brainer. Head down and join the sexy men and women for the parties, the beaches, the sunsets, and the beautiful flora and fauna. 3. New Orleans, Louisiana—New Orleans is famous for Mardi Gras, but that doesn’t mean you can’t check out the incredible city for Spring Break. In fact, we encourage partaking in the Cajun and Creole cuisine, shopping at great vintage shops, and partying your night away. New Orleans is one of America’s great cities, so keep her in mind when planning Spring Break. 4. Hawaii—America does have...

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