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Blog Travel Advice

5 Women Shattering the Perception of Solo Female Travel

By on January 19, 2018

Whenever I talk about my travels to aspiring female travelers, the conversation usually tends to  go a lot like this:

Them: “So you went to all of those countries on your own? All local travel, just your and your backpack?”

Me: “100% alone, however, almost never alone”

Them: ” Wow, I wish…


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Asia Blog

Opinion: Where Should I Go in Southeast Asia? NOT Thailand

By on December 9, 2017

After spending a total of about 8 months over the years exploring Southeast Asia, meeting the travelers, and getting to know the people – i’ve come to have a very strong opinion about Thailand.

Thailand: Then & Now:
During the 70’s & 80’s, Thailand became a booming destination for travelers, offering…


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Blog Oceania

Why I Moved To Australia

By on February 16, 2017

Nine months in to my year long journey around the world,  I made the decision to move to Melbourne, Australia on a Working Holiday Visa and enjoy a new life in the land down under. It wasn’t until after I made my announcement, that I realized what a strange…

JR Harrison III
Atlanta, GA

Five years ago I decided to stop living my life vicariously through others, ditch the "all American dream" to a routine life and travel the world. Since then I have traveled to over 65 countries & 6 continents, seen 6 of 7 wonders, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro & Mt. Kinabalu, volunteered in India & Africa, dived with great white sharks, jumped off the highest bungee in the world, and re-discovered myself. I've created Savvy Vagabond to show the beautiful world as I see it, share my tips & tricks for backpacking on a shoestring, and most importantly, to inspire others to Refuse to Live Vicariously

“The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun”