The Backslackers

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I travel as a broke college student?

How can I travel as a broke college student?

Sometimes readers send us questions and I do my best to answer! Robin wanted to know how she can travel as a broke college student. This one seemed like it might be relevant to many of our readers so I decided to answer publicly via a blog post!   Hi Zach! I'm a sophomore in college and I...

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