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Horror Travel Stories: This is What Adventures Are Made Of

In the past 20 years, I’ve lived in six different countries. I’ve done a lot of sleeping on airports, a lot of riding on trains that are slower than walking, a lot of visiting places where everything goes wrong the minute you get there. Like the time I got stuck […]

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Common Tourist Scams Around the World

From faulty taxi meters to closed attractions that really aren’t closed to group photo offers, travel scams exist all over the world. Some are more common than others but all can trick the savviest of travelers if you let your guard down. Shady Taxi Drivers There are a number of […]

6 Reasons Why Travel Makes You a Happier Person

6 Reasons Why Travel Makes You a Happier Person

If you have some vacation time coming up, consider traveling to a new place. Of course, it’s good to use at least some of that time to just relax and de-stress. Still, traveling can give you experiences that foster your happiness and personal growth in the long run. When you […]

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 […]