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Top Souvenirs for Backpackers

Top Souvenirs for Backpackers

Traveling the world, you're going to come across lots of souvenirs that would commemorate your trip. Everything from tacky magnets with your destination's name splattered across to high-end handicrafts made by indigenous tribes. You might be tempted to buy everything you see, but a) you can't afford to and b) you don't have enough space...

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Five Hostel Rules You Don't Need to Follow

Five Hostel Rules You Don’t Need to Follow

The best parts about hostels: the drinking, the people, the community. The worst part about hostels: the hostel rules. All hostels have them, those laminated sheets of paper taped up all over the common room, all over the bathroom, and all over the dorm rooms telling you what you can't do. What you can't do? We travel...

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Travel is a Competition. How to win it.

Travel is a Competition. How to win it.

Let's face it: travel is a competition. The number of countries you've traveled to matters. The longest bus ride you've taken matters. The less you paid on accommodation matters. It's what separates the real backpackers from the wannabes. Been to ten countries? OK. Been to 30? Great. Been to 60? Even better. Travel is a competition. And the person...

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Ten Hostel Situations Backpackers Know All Too Well

Ten Hostel Situations Backpackers Know All Too Well

On my gap year around the world I always stayed in hostels. There's just no other choice. Hostels are the best place to meet other travelers and they usually offer everything a backpacker needs: beds, babes, and booze. There really is no other option for the backpacker. Staying in so many hostels around the world,...

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Bob Marley Songs: A Soundtrack to Travel

Bob Marley Songs: A Soundtrack to Travel

Reggae music (especially the music of Bob Marley) is synonymous with the backpacker lifestyle. Find a beach town, find a backpacker haven, find a popular tourist spot, and you're sure to find a reggae bar. Find a hostel, find a popular street, find a beach, and you're sure to hear the familiar strains of a...

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