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QUIZ: How many of these countries have you done?

QUIZ: How many of these countries have you done?

So you think you're a well-seasoned traveler? Or even a travel expert? Do you think you've traveled more than anyone else you know? Prove it. We all know that country counting matters and the more countries you've traveled to, the better traveler you are. So take our quiz and see how many of these countries...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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