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Eff It, Go Travel
57 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Traveling as a single person with a broken heart (A Valentine's Special Part 2)
What is it like to travel solo during or after a breakup? Should you go on a solo travel journey if you have just broken up, or are in the midst of a toxic relationship? How does going on a solo trip help you heal your broken heart? We break it all down here in this second part of our special Valentine's series. Stay till the end to listen to some of our own tips on dealing with breakups in general (since we are not able to travel for the time being).
52 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Stories of love, flings, and ratchetry in travel (A Valentine's Special Part 1)
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.
50 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
Travel privilege in Asia — How your skin color, passport, and language matter
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.
55 minutes | Oct 31, 2020
Travel Horror Stories — Ghosts, Creepy Men, True Crime (A Halloween Special)
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! Resources http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/brush+with+ghost/10339684/story.html https://www.reddit.com/r/LetsNotMeet/comments/hzi5yj/sick_old_man_lies_about_his_wife_dying_proceeds/ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/25/travel/solo-female-travel.html
32 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
Systemic racism within Asia — Mistreatment of South East Asians & how to be an ally travelling abroad
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
38 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
Travelling during a pandemic — What to expect and our top 10 destinations
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.
49 minutes | May 18, 2020
Quarantine glow ups for the solo travel heaux
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://www.canva.com/ https://www.picmonkey.com/ https://www.dreamitalive.com/ https://visuapp.github.io/ (mobile app only) Meditation Apps https://www.headspace.com/ https://www.calm.com/ https://www.aurahealth.io/ Bullet Journaling https://www.instagram.com/bullet.journals https://www.instagram.com/vanessajournals https://www.instagram.com/annajournals_ Online Courses https://canscribe.com/ https://www.udemy.com/ https://www.codecademy.com/ https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/500-free-online-courses-from-ivy-league-schools.html Freelance Service Platforms https://remote.co/ https://www.upwork.com/ https://www.freelancer.com/ https://www.fiverr.com/ https://www.thehoth.com/ https://www.verblio.com/
47 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
Coronavirus - The context and impact of racism and xenophobia as told by solo asian travellers in quarantine
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. Incidents https://www.cbs7.com/content/news/FBI-calling-stabbing-at-Midland-Sams-a-hate-crime-569233691.html https://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelyncorley/2020/04/14/boston-doctor-becomes-victim-of-covid-19-racism-here-is-how-we-should-respond https://twitter.com/ourobororoboruo/status/1246178667484635140 https://twitter.com/JiayangFan/status/1240111033550766080 https://twitter.com/roselyrette/status/1245250374728065029 https://twitter.com/lovelyykrys/status/1246155467539337218 https://www.facebook.com/chen.he.161/posts/2752760854831618 Where to report incidents http://www.asianpacificpolicyandplanningcouncil.org/stop-aapi-hate/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/crimesagainstasians/ How wildlife trade is linked to coronavirus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPpoJGYlW54 In politics https://twitter.com/grecianformula/status/1245339698622537729 https://twitter.com/zlj517/status/1238111898828066823 https://twitter.com/SpokespersonCHN/status/1238003509510856704 https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/how-to-make-china-pay/ https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8188185/Britain-pursue-Beijing-courts-coronavirus-compensation-study-claims.html Misc https://www.becool2asians.com/ https://nextshark.com/coronavirus-asian-teens-use-tiktok/
55 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
Coronavirus — Don’t eff it go travel
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 https://www.airfarewatchdog.com/blog/17207058/strategies-to-get-a-refund-on-a-non-refundable-airfare/ Travel restrictions across the globe https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-travel-restrictions.html Amy’s services https://voicemap.me/tour/london/londinium-s-footprint-roman-wall-walk https://youtu.be/MgT4c_joCrA Apps and websites https://www.netflixparty.com https://www.skillshare.com https://www.codecademy.com https://www.headspace.com https://www.calm.com https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/waking-up-a-meditation-course/id1307736395 Sources https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_incidents_of_xenophobia_and_racism_related_to_the_2019%E2%80%9320_coronavirus_pandemic https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-12/coronavirus-can-live-in-patients-for-five-weeks-after-contagion https://www.repubblica.it/salute/medicina-e-ricerca/2020/03/16/news/coronavirus_studio_il_50-75_dei_casi_a_vo_sono_asintomatici_e_molto_contagiosi-251474302 https://www.ad.nl/dossier-coronavirus/40-a-50-nederlandse-coronapatienten-op-intensive-cares-meer-dan-de-helft-is-onder-de-vijftig~a058aad2 https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/18/u-s-official-says-data-show-severe-coronavirus-infections-among-millennials-not-just-older-americans/ https://www.sciencealert.com/even-those-who-recover-from-corona-can-be-left-gasping-for-breath-afterwards https://www.disclose.tv/emergency-physician-we-see-covid-19-patiens-in-their-30s-with-no-medical-history-lungs-images-are-393610 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/us/politics/trump-coronavirus-plan.html
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