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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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FAQ–Around the World Ticket Flexibility

I spend a lot of my time answering travelers’ questions, so I thought that I would post some of the more frequently asked questions on our blog.  The number one question that we get asked has to do with ticket flexibility and open tickets for Around the World travel. Here are a few of the questions we […]

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Five Ways to Travel for a Year and Not Break the Bank

This is a guest post by Katherine Sazdanoff. Traveling for an entire year on an around-the-world trip certainly isn’t cheap. But, it also doesn’t need to be prohibitively expensive. I know this well. In July of 2012, I departed on a year-long trip through Asia and Europe ultimately visiting twenty-five countries. Along the way, I […]

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How To Fly Longhaul With A Baby

This is a guest post by Nicola from Jetlag and Mayhem travel blog. As soon as a baby toting parent steps on board the plane, there’s a collective groan from passengers followed by an audible sigh of relief as you pass by their row of seats. Part of the stress of flying with a baby […]

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What to Do in Limerick, Ireland

This is a guest post by Sabrina Mable. Travelers know that there are so many different reasons to visit Ireland. Since there are a lot of cities and towns worth seeing in the Emerald Isle, it doesn’t hurt to know what to expect and what to see before the trip itself. How can someone make […]