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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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7 Signs You're Planning a 'Round the World Trip

7 Signs You’re Planning a ‘Round the World Trip

I've been planning my upcoming 'round the world trip for like ever. Some days I think I'll never have the money or time! Ugh. In the mean time though, I've been doing nothing but planning and DREAMING. Are you planning a 'round the world trip too? Is someone you know planning a 'round the world...

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Five Halloween Costumes for Broke Backpackers

Five Halloween Costumes for Broke Backpackers

Halloween in universal. They might not actually observe the holiday in every country, but you can always find someone, wherever you are, who wants to celebrate. If you're traveling on October 31 you will definitely be able to find a backpacker bar or hostel that is hosting a Halloween Party. So don't worry, you'll be...

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Backpacker Quiz: What Kind of Backpacker Are You?

Backpacker Quiz: What Kind of Backpacker Are You?

You're traveling the world: what kind of backpacker are you? Do you pinch every penny or do you splurge at every corner? Do you stay at roach-infested hostels or five-star hotels? Do you go with the flow or do everything by the (guide) book? Take our backpacker quiz and find out what kind of traveler...

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Nineteen Reasons You Should Travel the World in Your Teens

19 Reasons You Should Travel the World in Your Teens

Why wait to travel the world? Your teenage years are the perfect time to travel. Waiting until you retire, or even until after you graduate from college, will be too late to really experience the freedom and independence traveling at a young age will give you. Maybe you think that taking a semester studying abroad...

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