Author:Zach The Backslacker

How to Avoid Locals on Your Travels

How to Avoid Locals on Your Travels

When you're traveling around the world, you want to meet new people, exciting people, fellow travelers. The last thing you want to do is meet locals on your travels. Locals are boring and most of them have never left their hometown before. Locals might try to tell you things to do that aren't listed in...

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How to Piss Off a Traveler

How to Piss Off a Traveler

You'd think backpackers would be pretty laid-back people. After all, they are living life on their own terms and wasting away their lives as hippies on the beach. But you'd be wrong. It's easy to set a backpacker off. Here are five ways to piss off a traveler...

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Backpacker Pranks to Pull in a Hostel

Backpacker Pranks to Pull in a Hostel

It's almost April Fools Day — one of our favorite holidays here at The Backslackers. No matter where you're traveling this year, you can celebrate April Fools by pulling an epic prank on your hostelmates, fellow travelers, or your friends and family back home. Stumped for ideas? No worries, we've got you covered. Here's our...

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10 Types of Hostels You Might Stay At

10 Types of Hostels You Might Stay At

You might think you know hostels, but do you really know hostels? Gone are the day of cookie cutter hostels where you know what to expect. Nowadays there are hostels of every type for every type in every location and at every price point. Not sure which hostel is right for you? Decide for yourself,...

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5 Best Meals to Have in Thailand

5 Best Meals to Have in Thailand

Thailand has some of the best food in the world. My mouth waters thinking about the epic meals I had on Khao San Road, street stalls in Chiang Mai and Pai, and endless beach stalls in the south. If you're heading to Thailand I'm sure you're looking forward to the authentic Thai food, it's like...

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Disgusting Things Backpackers Do

Disgusting Things Backpackers Do

When you decide to backpack around the world you probably think about epic parties, the grandiose beaches, the iconic sunsets, the friends you'll make, and the countries you'll tick off your bucket list. You probably don't think about the shit, the puke, the garbage, the bedbugs, the rats, and he stenches that come along with...

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Why you should go into debt to travel

Why you should go into debt to travel

Everyone wants to travel the world, but a lot of people think they can't. One of the biggest excuses for not traveling is not having money. People think they need a huge savings account or a digital nomad job to travel. But that's not always true. Yes, it does help if you have a massive...

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Seven Lies Backpackers Tell

Seven Lies Backpackers Tell

Everyone lies when backpacking. Pretty much no one tells the truth 100% of the time when on the road. Whether you're trying to impress other backpackers, one-up a fellow traveler, score with some foreign chick, or get a deal, lies are just part of the job. And the lies backpackers tell range from innocent white...

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QUIZ: What digital nomad Job should you have?

QUIZ: What digital nomad job should you have?

So you want to be a digital nomad? You want the ability to travel the world for free. You want the ability to make money no matter where you travel in the world. You want to work from your laptop on the beach.   Yeah, you and everyone else.   If you want to be location independent and work...

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Ten Travel Conundrums Every Backpacker Has Faced

Ten Travel Conundrums Every Backpacker Has Faced

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost   There comes a time in every backpacker's trip where they face a travel conundrum, where they have to make a choice. Sometimes it's a quick decision that really doesn't matter in the long run,...

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