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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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What Travel is Like in Your Teens - You Can Legally Drink

What Travel is Like in Your Teens

Travel in your teens is like no other time in your life. You'll never be that young again. You'll never be that attractive again. You'll never have that same stamina again. You'll never have so much time again. And you'll never have your parents supporting you again. When I graduated from high school I couldn't wait...

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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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What Your Backpack Says About You

A backpacker's backpack can show a lot about them. After all, it is their lifeblood. A backpacker's backpack contains everything they own, everything they need. How much or how little is in that backpack says a lot about who you are as a traveler. What does yours say about you? What do you want it...

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Ten Reasons to Start a Travel Blog Today

Ten Reasons to Start a Travel Blog Today

If you're traveling or have traveled or plan on traveling, chances are you've thought about starting a travel blog. I mean, why not? Almost every traveler has one nowadays. But just because you can start a travel blog, should you start a travel blog? Hell yes. And here's why...

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Questions Backpackers Would Rather Never Hear Again

Questions Backpackers Would Rather Never Hear Again

If you've been backpacking the world as long as I have you've inevitably heard all the same questions, every day, from every single backpacker. Over and over and over. It gets kind of obnoxious after a while. Yes, sure, they're those basic "getting to know you" questions. But it gets old. Fast. And sometimes you...

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