Hippies, Hashish and Banana Pancakes: The History of Backpacking

Over the years, backpacking has become a popular rite of passage for many young adults. But some claim that backpacking has fallen the way of other heavily marketed travel niches and become too packaged and formulized.

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15 Things I Learned from 10 Years of Living and Traveling Abroad

Writer and life-long expat James Baldwin once wrote, “I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.”

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How NOT to Barter

Bartering is normal in most countries but some traveler’s have a hard time with it. Here are the things you should avoid doing.

Bartering is considered an art by many and a dreaded necessity by others. Regardless, if you’re heading abroad you’ll need to know the common mistakes NOT to make when haggling.

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Warning: Don’t Make these 8 Money Mistakes When Traveling Abroad

You’ve been diligent about saving. You found the cheapest flight and hotel but the task of managing money is far from over. Don’t arrive home to find out your cheap trip ended up being not so cheap at all.

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6 Money Lessons I Learned Whilst Traveling

A wise traveler once told me that the moment you run out of money is the moment when your journey truly begins. There is plenty of truth to this idea, but a little bit of money in your pocket does make travel a heck of a lot easier.

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How I Traveled the World Without Spending a Fortune

Desperate to see the world but letting your finances hold you back? You don’t have to be a millionaire to make it happen. Professional Hobo, Nora Dunn knows this more than most – read on to see how she did it!

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12 Secrets of a Modern Day Nomad

Two years, 62 counties, 56,000 Twitter followers and scores of travel awards. I met up with eternal traveler, Gary Arndt to find out more about his never-ending trip and incredible online fan base.

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Deborah Danan Does India: Hampi – The Most Beautiful Place on Earth

Deborah delves into the secrets of Hampi’s magnetic beauty and recounts an eerie tale of the dead body on the beach.

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Deborah Danan Does India: The Beginning

Feb 25th
Why do I cry? I am all alone on the wrong train. I need to find the train to Goa. There are no tourists. Anywhere. It is just me and the Indians, yet I cry. This is what I wanted, no? Total unfamiliarity. Escapism. Why do I fear the next 40 hours or so where I will have to suffer my own company sans entertainment. The landscape is bleak – miles and miles of fields with no lights punctuated by the occasional zhodpatti – or slum.

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