All posts by Kristin Mock

Kristin Mock is an award-winning travel writer, editor, and blogger. Her writing is featured in a variety of media and publications ranging from blogs such as Perceptive Travel and Hotel Scoop to in-flight magazines such as En Voyage and Going Places. Her interviews with travel media professionals are also published weekly on Travel Writing 2.0. She is currently pursuing her graduate degree in Rhetoric & Composition in Tucson, Arizona and teaching English and writing classes. Join her on Twitter @kristinmock.
meeting people while you travel
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Meeting new people can be one of the most exhilarating parts of any trip, especially if you’re traveling solo, but it’s not always easy. Approaching strangers can be both intimidating and unnatural for a lot of travelers. With the help of some new apps and web sites, however, you’re... Read More

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The Best of Galveston on a Budget

When you think of Texas, funky beach towns probably aren’t the first things that come to mind; it’s more likely that you’ll think of cowboys and barbecue. But with 300 miles of coastline, “Texas” and “beach” are a great match (and Texas has a quite a few beach surprises... Read More

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Malaysian Borneo on a Budget

Though mainland Malaysia is already considered a budget-friendly destination for many travelers, the cost of traveling to Malaysian Borneo might initially seem like an unnecessary expense if you’re trying to see the country on a budget. However, with incredibly affordable round-trip flights now being offered by Air Asia from... Read More

Most Unusual Markets in Thailand

Whether it’s a smelly durian fruit, a sacred amulet, or even fresh livestock you’re seeking, there is a good chance you’ll find it in Thailand’s street markets. If you’re planning a trip, pay a visit to any of these for a unique shopping experience. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Damnoen... Read More

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Big Sur

[Updated September 2016] Big Sur isn’t typically synonymous with “budget travel,” but if you’re heading to the dramatic bluffs and funky beach towns in the area, you don’t necessarily have to worry about breaking the bank to do it. By getting a bit creative with where you stay and how... Read More