Video: How to Pack Light for Your ‘Round the World Trip
Think you know how to pack light for long-term travel? Think again. Zach shows you what you need, and what you don’t need, to pack for a year of traveling around the world. It’s probably less than you think.
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 […]
Twelve Steps to Prepare for Your ‘Round the World Trip, As Told Through Cat GIFs
How do you prepare for your ’round the world trip? The answer is different for everyone. Some people spend years pining over guidebooks and travel blogs before finally deciding to go for it. Some people just decide to go and go. But no matter who you are or how you plan, there are certain steps […]
Top Backpacker Souvenirs to Collect While Traveling
While traveling the world, you’re going to come across lots of travel souvenirs that would help you 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 all the backpacker souvenirs you see at tiendas and markets, but a) […]
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? […]
Free E-Book: How to Choose the Right Hostel
When you’re traveling around the world you are going to stay in a lot of hostels. It’s really the only choice for accommodation. But, with so many options to choose from, it’s hard to know which place to pick. How do you choose the right hostel?
The Five Stages of Sleeping on an Overnight Bus
That 24 hour bus from Hanoi to Vang Vieng sounded like a good idea at the time you booked it: saving you a few bucks over the flight, which just means more buckets and beers in your future and less calling home to have mom wire you more money.
Five Animal Experiences To Add To Your ‘Round the World Trip
I LUV animals so much! Who doesn’t? Cute kittens. Precious puppies. Manic monkeys. Beautiful bears. I love them all! And when traveling around the world there are so many opportunities to interact with animals! I just can’t wait! Here are the top five animal experiences I can’t wait to have on my ‘round the world […]
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 […]
Five Travel Packing Hacks for Bringing Everything You Need to Travel the World
Yeah. Right. Well I totally know I’m going to need way more money than I will ever have, but I can’t imagine bringing only half the clothes I think I need! I mean, you need clothes for daytime, clothes for night, clothes for bed, clothes for the beach, clothes for hiking, clothes for dressing up, […]