Backpacking

14 Essential Tips For Backpacking South America

Backpacking South America is a worthwhile adventure that I believe everyone should experience. Before I arrived on the continent, I was unsure of what to expect. To help you prepare, here are some things I wish I had known before I […]

10 Essential Tips For Staying Sane While Backpacking

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For those who travel two weeks of the year, travel is often planned in the context of a “vacation”; however, for those of us who have backpacked we know it can be anything but. Backpacking is tough. While extremely rewarding, […]

A Destination Mindset: Bringing My Love Of Backpacking Home

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“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things” – Henry Miller Every year, I spend months saving money for backpacking trips abroad and learning about the foreign cultures I’ll be visiting. The farther away from […]

11 Essential Tips For Overcoming Your Fear Of Traveling

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I often receive emails from people who have read articles about my trips telling me how much they want to travel, but how scared they are to actually take the plunge. Many are terrified of flying, while others think they’re […]

Travel Notes: Do You Need A Backpack To Be A Backpacker?

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Backpacking. We call traveling from city to city for a long period of time “backpacking” because we usually carry very few possessions with us in – wait for it – a backpack. But, what about the travelers who are doing […]

Solo Traveler’s Guide To Australia

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Australia is known for many things – laid-back beach bums, Vegemite, baby wombats, Russell Crowe and so much more. Mostly people come to see the stunning natural beauty of Uluru, the outback, pristine white sand beaches and of course, the […]