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A monkey could land on your shoulder.

I visited the park in Bali where tourists pay $3 to risk wild monkeys stealing their jewelry and iPhones, and I get why it’s considered a must-s...

The Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali, has been home to monkeys for hundreds of years, and visiting it is one of the best things to do in Bali.
A monkey could land on your shoulder.

I visited the sacred forest in Bali where hundreds of wild monkeys swing through the trees, crack coconuts, and snatch iPhones straight out of tourist...

The Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali has been home to monkeys for hundreds of years, and it's one of the best things to do in Bali.
China's "Rainbow Mountains," shown in a stock photo.

6 months of traveling taught me to be wary of Instagram, and 2 photos of one of China’s most treasured sites will show you why

Most photos of China's "Rainbow Mountains" I saw on Instagram greatly exaggerated the colors I actually saw. It's a lesson I learned repeatedly.
Save yourself some time, money, and aggravation.

I found out the hard way that one of the best strategies to save money on flights can end up costing you big time, if you’re not careful

Buying multi-city flights through "hacker fares" online can save money, but if you aren't careful, it could ultimately cost you more.
The author on a previous trip to Sweden.

I traveled the world for 6 months with only a carry-on suitcase, and there are 5 things I wouldn’t bother packing again

Though I brought just a carry-on suitcase and a backpack from my six-month trip around the world, I packed it with everything I thought I'd need for the trip. Now it's clear there were a few items I could've left behind.

Singapore is ranked the best place in the world for expats, and after visiting I can understand why

When I visited Singapore in May, I expected it to be wildy expensive. I found that, while renting an apartment is costly, the city is full of cheap, delicious food, efficient public transportation, top-notch museums, a budding nightlife scene, and beautiful parks.
The author at the Great Wall of China.

I traveled the world for 6 months, and here’s the single best piece of advice I can give you for any trip you take

My best travel advice? Spending all this time traveling has hammered home one truth for me: forget about FOMO (fear of missing out). If there's an attraction, landmark, or museum that doesn't interest you, don't be afraid to skip it.
The author at the Great Wall of China.

I traveled the world for 6 months, and here’s the single best app I couldn’t live without

As Business Insider's international correspondent, I use a ton of different apps to make travel as efficient and seamless as possible. But there's only one I would be truly lost without, no matter which country I visit.
The author at the Great Wall of China.

I trekked to the legendary Great Wall of China to see the 13,000-mile treasure for myself, and it’s even more incredible than I expected

The Great Wall may be one of the most iconic man-made structures in the world and is a must-see for most travelers. There are many places to see the 13,000+ mile long wall. I decided to visit a section called Mutianyu about 2 hours outside of Beijing.
There are few places in the world more stunning than Mongolia.

A photographer spent 17 years exploring the barren expanse of Mongolia and returned with unreal photos

In Mongolia, photographer Frédéric Lagrange has experienced extreme weather, had his life saved by the Mongolian army, and seen the country evolve and develop tremendously.