Around the world travel blog

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Living the Dream vs. Working the Dream

A few years ago, I thought that working at well-funded startups in Silicon Valley with talented colleagues would give me the lifestyle I wanted.

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How Much Does Traveling The World Really Cost Per Day?

[intro title=”Can you really get a beer in Cambodia for 25 cents?” text=”Yes, you can. So many travel guides just give a simple one-size-fits-all answer to how much it costs to travel the world, so I thought I’d break it down into more details.”] From August 13th to September 22nd, I flew around the world […]

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Around The World In 40 Days – A RTW40 Retrospective

I went around the world in 40 days. Now I’ ranking Iceland, Morocco, Dubai, Cambodia, Bali, New Zealand on food, value for the dollar, natural beauty, suitability for backpacking, and finally friendliness/overall impression.

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New Zealand, Island of the Long White Cloud

My final RTW40 stop was in New Zealand, island of the long white cloud, mecca for the independent traveler, and most beautiful destination in the world.

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Traveling To Bali, Vacation Island of the World

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the touristy side of Bali, so it’s important to get as far off the beaten path as possible. Here’s what you need to know.

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Backpacking the Cambodian Delta

A 25 cent beer in hand, my one-eyed tuk-tuk driver blasts through the rainy streets of Phnom Penh…backpacking Cambodia is much like Thailand in the 80s.

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

In his latest entry for RTW40, our travel producer, Gil Gildner shares the surprisingly affordable side of Dubai, a Middle Eastern version of Las Vegas.

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Summer In Morocco: How To Survive The Heat

A week of a round-the-world trip spent backpacking Morocco, trekking from Marrakech to Merzouga to Fes to Casablanca.

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Backpacking The Ring Road of Iceland – RTW40

Historically isolated from the world (now 4 hours direct from NYC) Iceland’s culture is distinct from the mainland, yet somehow as European as possible.

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How To Budget A Backpacking Trip Around The World

Accommodation. Food. Beer. Flights. Here’s how to calculate your around the world travel budget, written as I backpack around the world in 40 days.

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

How can you pack minimally for a trip around the world? I’m backpacking through seven different countries on five different continents in 40 days.

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Around the World in 40 Days – RTW40

Travel isn’t just essential, it’s possible. That’s why I’m heading out on a 40-day trip around the world to share my budget, my stories, and my experience.