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Why Fall is the Best Time to Visit the Dolomites

Why Fall is the Best Time to Visit the Dolomites

In northeastern Italy, in a mountain range slid neatly between Austria and Switzerland, there is an overlooked corner of Italian wine country. It does nothave the lush, easy feeling of Tuscany’s gentle hills.

5 Necessary Skills for International Travel

5 Necessary Skills for International Travel

You’ve done it! You’ve planned your exciting European/South American/North African backpacking trip and the world is your oyster. I’m sure you’ve thought of

The Joys of Living Out of Your Backpack

The Joys of Living Out of Your Backpack

As much as I wish it were the case, I’m not currently traveling. I’m sitting in my apartment that has two bedrooms and a whole

Alternatives to Oktoberfest

Alternatives to Oktoberfest

The Munich Oktoberfest, Germany’s most infamous beer festival, has a place of prominence on many a traveler’s bucket list. And while it has earned the

Hostel Etiquette: When Everyone is Sleeping

Hostel Etiquette: When Everyone is Sleeping

In an ideal travel world, hostels would place guests into rooms based on who is going out drinking, who is going to get up early, and who plans on coming home late.

The 5 Best Roadtrip Books

The 5 Best Roadtrip Books

As the workweek rears its ugly head, I find myself trolling the web looking for new road trip adventures. Despite soaring gas prices, a good ol’ fashioned road trip is my preferred method of transport and travel.

4 Tips For a Smooth London Trip

4 Tips For a Smooth London Trip

London can be quite the pricey destination for anyone’s travels. Throw in its cosmopolitan and glamorous sides and you have one tough place to enjoy all it has to offer for a cheap price.

Rehab Through Travel: The Long-Distance Hiking Way

Rehab Through Travel: The Long-Distance Hiking Way

So you’re hooked on that sweet Bolivian Marching Powder. Or perhaps it’s Black Tar that calls your name in the night? Maybe it’s something quasi innocent but still consuming, like alcohol, “the drink,” as it were.

5 Things Travelers Don’t Want to Hear

5 Things Travelers Don’t Want to Hear

There are any number of things travelers just do not want to hear. With everything from the pilot coming on the loudspeaker to announce that there’s a problem with one of the engines (but don’t worry, it will be fine) to the flight attendant telling you there’s no more vodka [...]

Staying at The Free Travel House

Staying at The Free Travel House

It’s the catch-22 of traveling. As young adults, we’re encouraged to take off and explore the world before we saddle ourselves with responsibilities that make it difficult to head off to Mongolia and stay in a yurt for a year. Unfortunately, as young adults, we don’t have any money.