Author:Amy The Backslacker

Twenty Signs You’re Addicted to Travel

Some people love to travel. Other people just can't get enough of it. Do you love to travel? Do you love to travel more than the next guy? Do you eat, sleep, and breathe travel? Are you a nomad who is always on the road? Are you a perpetual planner who always is always planning...

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What it's like to be a Solo Female Traveler.

What it’s like to be a Solo Female Traveler.

I have no desire to ever be a "solo female traveler" — in fact, I've written about my feelings here before. But sometimes I think that Zach and I are never going to end up traveling together and that we'll never be ready at the same time and that he will go without me and...

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Should women travel alone?

Should women travel alone?

Sometimes readers send us questions and I do my best to answer! Robin wanted to know if it's OK to travel alone if she can't find anyone to go with her. This one seemed like it might be relevant to many of our readers so I decided to answer publicly via a blog post!   Hi Amy! I...

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Five Quotes About Travel Fears

Five Quotes About Travel Fears

Are you scared to travel? Are you scared to leave your comfort zone and go out into the world? Are you scared to leave the country? Are you scared of scary foreign countries? I am. I have so many fears when it comes to travel. I'm scared of EVERYTHING! For example: I'm afraid to travel around...

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Why I've Never Traveled Outside of the U.S.

Why I’ve Never Traveled Outside of the U.S.

I've never traveled outside of the U.S. before. In fact, I've barely traveled IN the U.S. before either. As our 'round the world trip approaches I sometimes stop and think, "why not?" Why haven't I ever traveled abroad before? I am so excited to be traveling all around the world with Zach. But still, there...

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Eight ways to hide your money when traveling.

Eight ways to hide your money when traveling.

One of my biggest travel fears is getting pickpocketed when traveling. Imagine being in a foreign country and someone stealing all your money and credit cards right off of you! I can't even begin to imagine what I'd do if that happened. There are a lot of ways to safeguard yourself from getting pickpocketed when...

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How do you deal with your period when traveling?

How do you deal with your period when traveling?

There's one thing every female traveler has to deal with on her travels. Well, at least every YOUNG female traveler. Her period. But, how do you deal with your period when traveling? It's annoying. It's messy. I usually ruin at least one pair of underwear during my cycle and I can only pack so much...

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Valentines for Travel Bloggers

Valentines for Travel Bloggers

It's almost February 14, so Valentine's Day is fast approaching. What did you get your travel blogger girlfriend/boyfriend/husband/wife/secret crush for the most romantic day of the year? If you're still trying to think of the best way to show your feelings for that person who has nothing, why not send them an e-card? (You could...

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Underwear for the Solo Female Traveler

Underwear for the Solo Female Traveler

At home I wear new underwear every day. As any lady should. But what am I going to do when I'm on the road? I'll either have to pack a lot of underwear so I always have a fresh pair or I'll be doing laundry all the time. Ugh. This is why I need a...

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