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Traveling To Bali, Vacation Island of the World

[intro title=”I finally found the beach where Germans go when they’re not on Mallorca.” text=”When that Eat, Pray, Love movie came out, I think the island of Bali was turned upside down with desperate tourists…and the deluge hasn’t stopped since.”] [bannertop] The Indonesian island of Bali is anachronistic. So many of the things you find don’t […]

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Backpacking the Cambodian Delta

[intro title=”A 25 cent beer in hand, my one-eyed tuk-tuk driver blasts through the rainy streets of Phnom Penh.” text=”Before I visited Cambodia, I was told that it was much like backpacking Thailand in the eighties or nineties. I wasn’t backpacking then, but I think it’s an accurate assessment.”] [bannertop] Cambodia is the sort of […]

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Dubai is Twice As Nice: Backpacking the World’s Richest City

  [intro title=”A bigger, better Las Vegas. Plastic fantastic. Taller and bigger than anything else.” text=”It’s all those things. And it’s amazing in a twisted concrete and steel sort of way.”] [bannertop] I did not have high expectations for Dubai. I’m not sure why: perhaps because people had told me it was just a big […]

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Summer In Morocco: How To Survive The Heat

[intro title=”A hundred degrees of sand. Most of it in my shoes.” text=”Moroccans will tell you that the sun is medicinal.”] [bannertop] “The sun draws out the cold in your bones,” they say, pointing up to the sun as if it’s doing them a favor. I beg to differ, as I lay in my hostel […]

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Backpacking The Ring Road of Iceland – RTW40

[intro title=”Iceland is an outlier.” text=”Historically so remote from most of the world (now it’s a four hour direct flight from New York), it’s been able to develop a history and culture drastically distinct from the mainland, yet somehow as European as possible.”] [bannertop] On my last day in Iceland, I realized that I had […]

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How To Budget A Backpacking Trip Around The World

[intro title=”How much will it cost?” text=”Accommodation, food, flights, and beer will all cost you. Here’s some thoughts on a daily breakdown.”] [bannertop] This is the third part of my RTW series, written as I backpack around the world in 40 days. You can find the previous entries here: the intro to my RTW40 trip, […]

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How To Pack Minimally On A Round-The-World Trip

[intro title=”How efficiently can you pack for a trip around the world?” text=”I’m going through seven different countries on five different continents in 40 days…will I run out of underwear?”] If you’ve ever found yourself on a common backpacker circuit, you’ll know what I’m talking about: the sweaty 22-year old gap year kid, clad in […]

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Around the World in 40 Days – RTW40

[intro title=”Travel is essential.” text=”We also want to show people that travel isn’t just essential, it’s possible. That’s why I’m about to head out on a forty-day trip across the world. I’ll start in the United States, and then fly to Iceland, Morocco, Dubai, Cambodia, Bali, and New Zealand, before ending up back in the U.S.”] [bannertop] […]

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How to Plan a RTW Backpacking Trip

Taking off with boots and a backpack is a time honored way to explore the world, inside and out, get to know other places, cultures and  people, as well as finding your place in the world. When you think of backpacking, what comes to mind? It seems that the only requirement for fitting the definition […]

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How to Travel With Kids

The idea of taking off on a long term journey is a dream for many families. The idea of several months to a year, or more, in the world, making memories and having adventures with their children feels like the crowning experience of an epic childhood. But, as every parent knows, it’s not that easy […]

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How to Plan the Perfect Honeymoon

A honeymoon is a once in a lifetime, very special sort of trip. Not only are you celebrating the most important partnership you’ll ever make, you’re off to make memories that will last a lifetime. A honeymoon should be special. It should be as unique as the two of you. Of course it should be […]

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Best Travel Value Destinations for 2016

Build a trip with all the best travel value location here. By all financial indicators, 2016 is framing up to be a great year for international travel, especially for those with American Dollars in their wallets. However, there are some fantastic deals out there for Australian & Canadian Dollar travelers, as well as those with […]