The Backslackers

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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Why I Didn't Study Abroad in College

Why I Didn’t Study Abroad in College

A lot of people rave about studying abroad saying it's the greatest thing they've ever done. A lot of people who never studied abroad say they wish they had and regret not doing it. Everyone thinks studying abroad is like the best thing ever. Well, I just graduated from college and I didn't study abroad, and...

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Angkor Wat? No - Angkor What Bar!

Angkor Wat? No – Angkor What Bar!

Siem Reap in Cambodia boasts one of the country's most popular tourist attractions: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is some giant complex of temples. Pretty boring if you ask me. Southeast Asia is crawling with temples. And once you've seen one, you've seen them all. It's one of those things you should do if you're in the...

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