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12 Summer Travel Tips, According To A Flight Attendant

David Anthony | Posted 05.13.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

Here are twelve easy tips for making your journey more smooth and memorable, saving you some precious holiday time that you can use on your travels!

The Simplest Way to Create a Travel Budget

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 05.11.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

When you go travelling, how much money will you need? This question is a bit like asking how long a piece of string is because there are so many fact...

6 Essential Weather Report Details Every Camper and Backpacker Should Know Before Heading Into the Elements

Hartley | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green
Hartley

You probably already know how to read temperature and precipitation forecasts. Those are the ones you check every morning to decide which jacket to grab as you're heading out the door.

What I'd do Differently as a New Traveller

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

Hindsight is a wonderful thing isn't it? Everything is so abundantly clear and simple when you have the opportunity to reflect on something with the ...

6 Quiet Southeast Asia Beach Towns Where You Can Escape From Tourism

Courtney Lambert | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

It starts with your screensaver at the office. If it's not a picture of your family, lover, cat or a bikini-clad female, it's most likely a picture of...

What Every Traveler Should Know About Returning Home

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 05.04.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

Experience does help prepare for dealing with culture shock and a traveler on an extended trip through multiple countries is generally able to handle it well. What comes as a surprise however, is a feeling of discomfort returning to familiar environment of home. This situation is referred to as reverse culture shock.

How My Wife And I Quit Our Jobs And Traveled For Two Years

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.02.2016 | Travel
GOBankingRates

By Terence Loose, Contributor Years ago, on a Sunday afternoon, I sat across from my wife Gayl in a taco stand and told her that I thought we shoul...

The Real Reason I Travel Alone

David Anthony | Posted 05.02.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

Often times, I tell my friends and family back at home that I am venturing off to Vietnam & Cambodia for a few days, or I am going to try backpacking ...

How to Spend a Weekend in Chiang Rai

Courtney Lambert | Posted 04.28.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

Chiang Rai is often compared to what Chiang Mai was like years ago before tourism boomed and saturated the local community.

How to Optimise Your Travel Time

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 04.29.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

Travellers explore the world in different ways and according to different circumstances. There is no right or wrong but if your travel is limited by ...

Tips For Renting a Motorbike (Thailand)

David Anthony | Posted 04.28.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

Thinking about renting a motorbike on your next holiday in Thailand? Here are a few tips to help you understand and expect how the process will go. F...

Budget Travel: How Old is Too Old?

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 04.27.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

The question of whether someone is too old to go backpacking is often asked in travel forums and it always promotes some interesting discussion. Everyone has their own opinion but all too often it is influenced by what society dictates that we "should" be doing at certain ages.

Taking A Gap Year To Travel Mid-Career

Annelise McBride | Posted 04.23.2016 | Travel
Annelise McBride

We are five months into being jobless, five months into leaving our surfboards and apartment behind in New York City, and five months into backpacking around the world. I figured soon after setting out that I would feel irresponsible for ending a consistent job or stressed about what's next. But that hasn't been the case.

Do You Need a Sleeping Bag For Travel?

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 04.21.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

It's always been an interesting and well-debated question among budget travellers and everyone has their own opinion: "Do I need a sleeping bag for my trip?" To answer this, we probably need to look at the most important word in the question: "need." In other words, is it an essential part of your travel kit?

The Difference Between Travelling and a Holiday

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

I remember clearly arriving back from my first major trip abroad. I'd just spent the previous three months backpacking through Nepal and northern Ind...

I'm too Scared for my Safety to Travel for Free

Katherine Redmond | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel
Katherine Redmond

When I set off on my first solo backpacking trip I vowed to push myself out of my comfort zone. "Do one thing every day that scares you", they say, and I did.

Cheap Sleeps: Hostels vs. Airbnb

Andy Steves | Posted 04.14.2016 | Travel
Andy Steves

In recent years, I've nearly exclusively used two websites to find my accommodation: hostelworld.com and airbnb.com. Let's dive into the pros and cons...

Travel Friends: 8 Reasons to Thank Them

Kimberly Erin Davies | Posted 04.13.2016 | Travel
Kimberly Erin Davies

Heading out on the road can be a downright daunting experience, full of the unexpected. Traveling is amazing. We see such spectacular things and are in a constant state of learning. But what is an experience without someone to share it with?

16 Questions To Stop Asking Flight Attendants

David Anthony | Posted 04.07.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

If you want to avoid eye rolls and sassiness, avoid asking these bothersome 16 questions to ensure a pleasant flight.

8 Ways to Backpack Chiang Mai (on a Budget)

David Anthony | Posted 04.06.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

A few helpful tips to make your backpacking experience through Chiang Mai, Thailand stress-free.

If You Want to Trek in Sri Lanka Get Off the Trails and Get on the Train Tracks Instead

Courtney Lambert | Posted 04.06.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

Navigating up to the railway in Nuwara Eliya's tea country One, two, three; I mentally counted each wooden, rectangular plank I tread upon and shifte...

The Most Common Misconception About Traveling Alone

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 04.06.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

I've heard the comment a number of times and chances are you may have heard it also: 'I can't travel by myself because I'd get lonely'. This is the m...

12 Things You Need To Know Before Traveling To South East Asia

David Anthony | Posted 04.04.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

A few simple tips to help make your backpacking travels through South East Asia much more enjoyable.

10 Things You Won't Learn While Backpacking

Sierra Donahue | Posted 03.26.2017 | Travel
Sierra Donahue

Nothing feels like freedom quite like knowing you're carrying everything you need on your back, passport in hand, ready to adventure. As great as backpacking is, there's a few things it definitely will not teach you. Sorry, vagabonds. You'll just have to save these 10 lessons for home.

32 Everyday Things That Become Luxuries When Backpacking

Kimberly Conner | Posted 03.23.2017 | Travel
Kimberly Conner

We're backpackers. We're trying to see the world on a budget, and more often than not it means that we must sacrifice some things that were used to at...