The Monsoon Diaries

Travel the world with no time, money, or excuses  
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Join the Monsoon — “Confidence comes from scars and risk, not from indecision.”

 

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Upcoming Trips

Coming up in December: Extreme Palawan Island-hopping from the Philippines to East Timor

 

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Where Have We Been?

12 trips: 70+ Countries in 4 years, without skipping work or school!

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Featured Itinerary: North Korea (Aug. 2011)

Vice did their take, here’s ours.

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Featured Itinerary: Iran (Apr. 2011)

US Citizens in Iran? Here’s how we did it.
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Featured Itinerary: Antarctica (Dec. 2013)

Perhaps our most remote expedition yet!  
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Our Mission

You’ve heard it before: “I don’t have the time or the money.” We say otherwise. We’re your everyday college/grad students and young professionals that ignore the “Yeah, but…” excuse, kick the bucket list, and jet set.

For the past 3 years, we’ve taken over 100 of our readers to 60+ countries on countless independent trips without skipping a day of class, asking for extra vacation days, or touching our savings.

Besides writing about how to travel with no time or money, we’re also inviting you to JOIN 100+ other monsooners on OUR TRIPS! Put money where your mouth is, and don’t let your dreams be dreams.

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Meet The Pirates (Spring – Summer 2014)

  MEET THE PIRATES OF SOUTH AMERICA   View Monsoon Diaries 2014 in a larger map  Introducing the following monsooners accompanying me on my April trip to South America: Calvin "O Captain! My Captain!" Sun: New York, NY; Columbia University ’08, SUNY...
One Last Day in Lahore

One Last Day in Lahore

On a daily basis the media compels us to think twice about traveling to a certain place, but Pakistan is one where I wouldn’t think twice about coming back to again, simply because of the family that took me in and made me feel like I was one of them.

With the weddings, outings, family functions, and the opportunity to embarrass myself in front of a crowd of hundreds of strangers, I was given an insight to a part of a country and culture I would never have been able to access or understand on my own. I will forever be grateful for showing me what hospitality, love, and kinship truly means.

Our Mission

You’ve heard it before: “I don’t have the time or the money.” We say otherwise. We’re your everyday college/grad students and young professionals that ignore the “Yeah, but…” excuse, kick the bucket list, and jet set.

For the past 3 years, we’ve taken over 100 of our readers to 60+ countries on countless independent trips without skipping a day of class, asking for extra vacation days, or touching our savings.

Besides writing about how to travel with no time or money, we’re also inviting you to JOIN 100+ other monsooners on OUR TRIPS! Put money where your mouth is, and don’t let your dreams be dreams.

Contact the Monsoon

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THE BLOG

(yes! we’re traveling right now!)

Meet The Pirates (Spring – Summer 2014)

  MEET THE PIRATES OF SOUTH AMERICA   View Monsoon Diaries 2014 in a larger map  Introducing the following monsooners accompanying me on my April trip to South America: Calvin "O Captain! My Captain!" Sun: New York, NY; Columbia University ’08, SUNY...
One Last Day in Lahore

One Last Day in Lahore

On a daily basis the media compels us to think twice about traveling to a certain place, but Pakistan is one where I wouldn’t think twice about coming back to again, simply because of the family that took me in and made me feel like I was one of them.

With the weddings, outings, family functions, and the opportunity to embarrass myself in front of a crowd of hundreds of strangers, I was given an insight to a part of a country and culture I would never have been able to access or understand on my own. I will forever be grateful for showing me what hospitality, love, and kinship truly means.

Our Mission

You’ve heard it before: “I don’t have the time or the money.” We say otherwise. We’re your everyday college/grad students and young professionals that ignore the “Yeah, but…” excuse, kick the bucket list, and jet set.

For the past 3 years, we’ve taken over 100 of our readers to 60+ countries on countless independent trips without skipping a day of class, asking for extra vacation days, or touching our savings.

Besides writing about how to travel with no time or money, we’re also inviting you to JOIN 100+ other monsooners on OUR TRIPS! Put money where your mouth is, and don’t let your dreams be dreams.

Contact the Monsoon

3 + 9 =

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Get discounts and be first to know about our upcoming trips!

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THE BLOG

(yes! we’re traveling right now!)

Meet The Pirates (Spring – Summer 2014)

  MEET THE PIRATES OF SOUTH AMERICA   View Monsoon Diaries 2014 in a larger map  Introducing the following monsooners accompanying me on my April trip to South America: Calvin "O Captain! My Captain!" Sun: New York, NY; Columbia University ’08, SUNY...
One Last Day in Lahore

One Last Day in Lahore

On a daily basis the media compels us to think twice about traveling to a certain place, but Pakistan is one where I wouldn’t think twice about coming back to again, simply because of the family that took me in and made me feel like I was one of them.

With the weddings, outings, family functions, and the opportunity to embarrass myself in front of a crowd of hundreds of strangers, I was given an insight to a part of a country and culture I would never have been able to access or understand on my own. I will forever be grateful for showing me what hospitality, love, and kinship truly means.

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