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Bangkok Taxi

I handed the cab driver a slip of paper with an address written on it in Thai. He looked at it, raised his eyebrow, and handed it back. “Too far.” I waded through the sticky Bangkok heat back to the street corner … Continue reading

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Why you should never take the trip of a lifetime

The phrase “trip of a lifetime” needs to be retired. By adding those three simple worlds to an upcoming or recently completed trip, you are giving up. If I say that my round-the-world trip was the journey of a lifetime, I’m … Continue reading

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Europe or Southeast Asia? Which is better for American backpackers?

I talk to countless people that want to travel long-term, the majority of them being (American) college students who are just months away from graduation. They usually ask about my RTW trip and then tell me how they’ve always thought about … Continue reading

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15 ways to reduce the risk of being robbed while traveling

Nobody likes to be pickpocketed or mugged. Unfortunately, travelers are easy targets for thieves. Here are some tips to help you avoid being a victim, and to minimize your losses if you do get robbed. The world isn’t a dark scary … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Around the World in 100 Days

14 Countries 5 Continents 18 Flights 19 Hostels 40,000+ Miles

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The Greatest Lesson I Learned From Traveling

“The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page.” -Saint Augustine   Traveling is a learning experience. You meet different people, see new things, and work through new challenges. Your mind is stretched and your … Continue reading

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10 Budget Breakdowns That Will Destroy Your Wallet

You’ve done your research and you know exactly how much money you need to travel…now add 10-20% on top of that. Why? It doesn’t matter how well you budget, there will always be unforeseen budget breakdowns that you will encounter … Continue reading

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