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How to Purify Your Water on the Fly

How to Purify Your Water on the Fly

Ok, so you’re traveling, right? Maybe you’re in Uganda or Mexico or Vietnam. It’s beautiful, but it’s hot and after hours of traipsing around in the sun, you’re ready for a comfortable chair and a cold drink. You walk into a restaurant with your Anti theft handbag, collapse into a [...]

Best Methods for Cultural Immersion

Best Methods for Cultural Immersion

The amount of places in the world that are truly unexplored is rapidly decreasing. What’s worse is that most places are completely globalized, washed clean of too many unique features, customs and ideas. Nothing is more frustrating than traveling to the other side of the world with your Ultimatesafe to [...]

How to Travel Without Paying For Accommodation

How to Travel Without Paying For Accommodation

While travelling on a budget, it can sometimes be hard to maximise your trip time without paying a whole heap of money for accommodation.  It can oftentimes be the big determining factor on where you go and for how long.  Going over past travel budgets, I have found that accommodation [...]

What Your Bag Identification Says About You

What Your Bag Identification Says About You

Stand by the baggage claim at any major airport and you can watch a magical parade of black, rolling suitcases, slowly cruising by under the nervous eyes of dozens of weary travelers. Interspersed among the suitcases are identical backpacks, stuffed to absolute capacity by excited young persons looking to explore [...]

8 Travel Tips for the Solo Female in Third World Countries

8 Travel Tips for the Solo Female in Third World Countries

Traveling solo is an exciting and exhilarating experience that allows travelers to explore the world on their own terms.  Backpacking third world countries feature activities that are exclusive toward its culture and provide for a one-of-a-kind experience. From praying in temples to trekking native forests, chances are travelers can experience spirituality [...]

When a Sleeping Bag Just Isn’t Cozy Enough

When a Sleeping Bag Just Isn’t Cozy Enough

There are times in life when hugging your knees are the only way you can comfort yourself from the harsh realities of life. Hopefully, you don’t experience these moments in the great outdoors. If, however, you feel that this is a cozy position and you would prefer to sleep in [...]

Unique Spring Break Ideas

Unique Spring Break Ideas

For some, spring break means crowded beaches, bustling ski towns and, occasionally, drunken misbehavior fitting of Bluto. But if you are among the fortunate few who have a precious week of springtime freedom these overlooked vacation spots will treat you to a unique experience far from the crowds. Cochiti Mesa, [...]

10 Hangover Cures From Around the World

10 Hangover Cures From Around the World

Especially when traveling, it can be easy to over-indulge—and that can lead to an uncomfortable, or downright miserable, next day. Everybody has their own remedy of dealing with the second-day headaches and dizzies they swear by, despite how weird it might seem to others. Here are some tips from around [...]

If Penguins Could Fly…

If Penguins Could Fly…

You may think skiing is the best sport of all time. But until you mix skiing with paragliding, you can’t be sure. Paragliding allows Antoine Boisselier and his friends access to just about any mountain. This combination of skiing and flying will make you smile in delight as you envision [...]

5 Foods Worth Traveling For

5 Foods Worth Traveling For

Let’s be honest: one of the best parts of traveling is getting to taste all of the different local cuisine. You can learn so much about the region, history, people and politics of a place from the signature dishes its famous for. And sometimes, a meal is tasty enough it’s [...]