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How to Get Out of Traveling Home for the Holidays

How to Get Out of Traveling Home for the Holidays

Christmas is the best time of year to travel. If you're from somewhere cold you probably want to get away to somewhere warm. If you're from somewhere warm there's still some novelty in going to a place where you might freeze your ass off to feel in the Christmas spirit. But one thing often gets...

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Backpacker Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Tourist

Backpacker Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Tourist

Do you know a traveler who does travels exclusively by the (guide)book? Is your friend's idea of travel an all-inclusive resort or cruise? Do your parents only travel on guided tours? Then you have a tourist in your life. What are the perfect gifts for the tourist? Read on for some of my suggestions in this...

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How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Abroad

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Abroad

As a backpacker you're going to spend all your holidays away from home. Take a moment to be sad, but then forget about it. Do you actually remember Thanksgiving with your family? It involves constant questions from Aunt Sally about what you're going doing to do with your life after you graduate from college. It...

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10 Annoying Things Backpackers Do in a Dorm Room

10 Annoying Things Backpackers Do in a Dorm Room

There are plenty of things to be annoyed about when staying in a hostel: early check out times, crappy free breakfast, flooding showers, dirty sheets. The list goes on and on. But sometimes the most annoying thing about being in a hostel is the other backpackers and the annoying things backpackers do. Load, rude, obnoxious:...

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