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How to Avoid Locals on Your Travels

How to Avoid Locals on Your Travels

When you're traveling around the world, you want to meet new people, exciting people, fellow travelers. The last thing you want to do is meet locals on your travels. Locals are boring and most of them have never left their hometown before. Locals might try to tell you things to do that aren't listed in...

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Twenty Signs You’re Addicted to Travel

Some people love to travel. Other people just can't get enough of it. Do you love to travel? Do you love to travel more than the next guy? Do you eat, sleep, and breathe travel? Are you a nomad who is always on the road? Are you a perpetual planner who always is always planning...

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How to Piss Off a Traveler

How to Piss Off a Traveler

You'd think backpackers would be pretty laid-back people. After all, they are living life on their own terms and wasting away their lives as hippies on the beach. But you'd be wrong. It's easy to set a backpacker off. Here are five ways to piss off a traveler...

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5 Best Meals to Have in Thailand

5 Best Meals to Have in Thailand

Thailand has some of the best food in the world. My mouth waters thinking about the epic meals I had on Khao San Road, street stalls in Chiang Mai and Pai, and endless beach stalls in the south. If you're heading to Thailand I'm sure you're looking forward to the authentic Thai food, it's like...

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Disgusting Things Backpackers Do

Disgusting Things Backpackers Do

When you decide to backpack around the world you probably think about epic parties, the grandiose beaches, the iconic sunsets, the friends you'll make, and the countries you'll tick off your bucket list. You probably don't think about the shit, the puke, the garbage, the bedbugs, the rats, and he stenches that come along with...

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Seven Lies Backpackers Tell

Seven Lies Backpackers Tell

Everyone lies when backpacking. Pretty much no one tells the truth 100% of the time when on the road. Whether you're trying to impress other backpackers, one-up a fellow traveler, score with some foreign chick, or get a deal, lies are just part of the job. And the lies backpackers tell range from innocent white...

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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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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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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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