What type of love stories do you encounter when you travel? In part 1 of this special Valentine's series, we retell a variety of travel stories involving finding a soulmate, thirdwheeling, and just plain ratchetry as a single travel heaux. There is much we can learn from these stories as love doesn't always have to end up with finding your perfect soulmate.
This is part 2 of our series on racism in Asia. In part 1, we discussed what systemic racism is, how it is present in places in Asia, and how you can be an ally to POC locals on your travels. In this episode, we’re covering racism in Asia in terms of travel privilege and how you might be treated differently based on your skin color, passport, and language.
With Halloween right around the corner, Crystal and Sapphire have gathered for you a collection of travel horror stories, ranging from an eerie ghost story, to horrific true crimes -- for the purpose of entertainment, as well as to remind ourselves of the gender-based violence that continues to threaten us female solo travelers everyday. Tune in as we retell these harrowing stories and provide a list of important tips at the end on how to stay safe, because this sh*t is no joke!
There has been long standing systemic racism in East Asian countries that is not as actively talked about as we would hope. In this episode, we discuss what systemic racism is, how it is present in a few Asian countries such as Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan, and how you can be an ally when travelling abroad. This is part 1 of a 2 part series on racism within Asia.
2:14 - What is the difference between prejudice and racism
3:42 - Can visible majorities experience racism
4:56 - What is systemic racism
5:37 - Systemic racism in the United States
7:00 - Symptoms of systemic racism in Asia
22:31 - What can we learn from this
23:21 - What can we do
As we eagerly await to resume our travels, we have put together our top 10 destinations you can potentially hit up for this summer, along with their prospective reopening plans, rules, deals and hidden gems. We discuss some of the aspects of travel that will change due to Covid and what you should expect.
We may be in a freaking pandemic, but just as you may have found yourself in a depressive hole, know that it’s also within your power to climb out of it, and even level up with the proper tools! This episode talks on glowing up and visualizing your future as a solo travel heaux post-covid through a vision board walk-through and ways you can attain your vision board goals.
Vision Board Apps
https://visuapp.github.io/ (mobile app only)
Freelance Service Platforms
Racism isn’t so casual anymore in today’s climate. The cup of overt racism runneth over these days, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, we talk about some dumb and some horrific racist and xenophobic incidents happening recently, how this impacts us as solo travellers, and what you can do for yourself and others.
Where to report incidents
How wildlife trade is linked to coronavirus
In this episode of "Eff It, Go Travel", we’re pivoting from our planned happy-go-lucky grand release to speak on the current turn of events -- the Covid-19 pandemic. We will cover some alarming data, unfortunate racist attacks, and our recommendations on what you can do during a time like this and how to cope.
Cancellations and refunds
Travel restrictions across the globe
Apps and websites