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Vientiane In a Day

Vientiane In a Day

Vientiane, the sleepy capital city of Laos, has been little more than a pit stop on the backpacker circuit for the last few years. Recent strides by local officials have begun to make it a prime destination for tourists, and it might be worth a visit before the city loses the […]

Tokyo Travel Tips: 6 Places You Need to See

Tokyo Travel Tips: 6 Places You Need to See

Tokyo is a fascinating city beloved by millions of tourists from around the world. One trip here and you’ll understand why so many people can’t get enough. The sounds, sights and atmosphere are uniquely Japanese, but to get a real feel of the place you have to come prepared. Here […]

Bostwana Travel Tips

Bostwana Travel Tips

Bostwana is well-known for its game reserves and luxury safaris. More affordable than other African destinations (including Tanzania and Kenya), Bostwana also has additional things to offer: diamond-rich deserts, rides on mokoro (traditional canoes), hot air balloon experiences and interactions with bushman tribes. Organizing a trip to Bostwana might take […]

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Shots You Need and Some You Don’t When Traveling Overseas

If you are traveling overseas, there are some shots you may need and some you don’t. With mosquitos carrying everything from Yellow Fever to Malaria, the smart thing is to be prepared. You can overdo it though, so here are a few tips that will hopefully help you out. Do […]

Discover Luang Prabang In A Day

Discover Luang Prabang In A Day

As Laos continues to pull itself out of the lingering effects of the Vietnam War, a bustling little town in the northern region is proving to be one of the strongest and most vibrant cultural points in the country. Luang Prabang, a favorite among backpackers, is steadily overshadowing the capital […]

7 Best Beers in Thailand

7 Best Beers in Thailand

If there’s one thing backpackers love above all else, it’s cheap beer. Thailand has it in spades, though it might not always taste as wonderful as the wide array of choices here in the States. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t test the waters, though. Here are some of the best and […]

Top 14 Escapes to Celebrate Easter

Top 14 Escapes to Celebrate Easter

Easter—it may just be one holiday, but as the 14 countries on this list can attest, there are plenty of different ways to celebrate it. If you’re after a cultural getaway this Easter, you have several fantastic options to explore, from traditional to religious to tasty. Here are some of […]

8 of the Most Peaceful Destinations in the World

8 of the Most Peaceful Destinations in the World

A vacation is supposed to be a break from the stress of your everyday obligations and routines. Sometimes, that means taking a beach vacation with drinks with paper umbrellas floating in them and dance parties until the wee hours of the morning. Alternatively, sometimes you just want some peace and […]

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Are We Born to Travel?

Do you ever get the urge to just take off? If you’re one of those people who’s always “itching” to go somewhere, your genes might be to blame. Seriously. What Scientists Discovered Back in 1999, while doing research about something completely unrelated, a group of scientists from UC Irvine discovered that […]

8 Breathtakingly Romantic Valentine’s Day Destinations

8 Breathtakingly Romantic Valentine’s Day Destinations

While Valentine’s Day falls perfectly on a Sunday this year, what a great opportunity to take a long weekend getaway with your loved one. Whether it’s only minutes from your home or halfway across the world, there are plenty of romantic destinations to make your perfect Valentine’s Day come true. […]