Around the world travel blog

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Top 5 Trips Taken in 2017

A RTW trip is going to take people to some wide-ranging places. Here are four trips our travelers are taking in 2017 that we felt inspired to share!

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9 Wonderfully Obscure Long-Haul Flights

From Reykjavik, Iceland to Anchorage, Alaska, Shanghai to Tijuana, and beyond, here are some truly off-the-beaten-path long-haul flights to experience!

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Helping Large Groups Navigate Travel: Remote Year Case Study

Unknowns aren’t ever pleasant during a trip. So, what about changes in plans for a huge digital nomad group?

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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.