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Randi D

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About Me

Randi is the co-founder of Just a Pack a website devoted to teaching Americans and others how to travel on a budget.  She is also a re-occurring blogger for HappyCow​, trained in culinary arts, and is a certified health coach.   Randi is currently on a round the world trip and and has traveled to four continents, 21 countries, and too many cities to count.

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ACaye Caulker: Recommended scuba diving operators and budget accommodation in Caye Caulker

Not sure about the scuba diving but here is some information on my blog that you might find includes an accommodation option. and tips on things to do See More

AThailand: Best way to travel from Chiang Mai to Railay Beach? + destination recs?

I was just in Chiang Mai a few days ago and flew to Krabi, which is the closest town to Railay Beach.  The flight was about $80 and well worth it.  The alternative is to take a bus or train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok... See More

ANew York City: Private dining for 60 in NYC

Try The Modern​...I think you can fit 60 people in their private room and the view of the sculpture garden is beautiful.  I've had several events there and it is always incredibly done.  Another great place is Aquavit​. See More

AChiang Mai: Best area to stay?

Hi, it really depends on what you're in to but here are some options on accommodations.  The latter two would apply for budget travel: . I just left Chiang Mai so feel free to ask about anything. Randi... See More

APlaya del Carmen: Heading to Playa Del Carmen

Hi, here are my favorite things to do there. Just a Pack's Top Ten Things to do in Playa del Carmen, Mexico ​ See More

APlaya del Carmen: Seafood Resturant

Without a doubt, La Perla Pixán Cuisine & Mezcal Store.​​.  See the second point for details: Just a Pack's Top Ten Things to do in Playa del Carmen, Mexico ​ See More

ALondon: Where can I stay in London for a week?

Check out Gumtree ​.  It is like the UK version of Craigslist and you can search for holiday rentals there.  You might have some luck. See More

ABest kitesurfing spots in the world?

Caye Caulker​, Belize has a lot of kite surfing.  And it is a fantastic place! Some details here: Just a Pack's Top Ten Things to do in Caye Caulker ​ See More

ATanzania: For a woman looking for an escape, where would you travel alone?

Southeast Asia​ for sure!  It is incredible.  So much to see and such interesting culture. Take a look at a recent article from my site: Just a Pack: Solo Female Travel in Asia ​​ ​​ See More

AChiang Mai: Necessity items I should bring from the states that they don't have there??

I agree with Debbie Lee...bring Tampons if you use them.  They have them in every 7 Eleven now but only the ones without the applicator. I miss Kind Bars too - but that is kind of random. ;) See More

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