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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 […]

Travel Safety: Scary Encounters Abroad And What I’ve Learned From Them

Traveling isn’t always a picnic. Sometimes, we encounter situations that threaten our safety and make us second guess our security. The important thing when something like this happens to you is not let it scare you into not traveling, but […]

5 Travel Experiences: From The Adventure Shy To The Extreme

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Guest Post by Dawn Koch  From the adventure shy to the thrill seeking traveler, there’s no shortage of experiences to be had across the globe. That being said, everyone has a different threshold for adventure. Here are some top travel […]

My Most Ridiculous Bus Encounters Backpacking South America

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I’ve been skydiving, bungee jumping and paragliding; however, I’d have to say my most adventurous escapades are from my bus rides through South America. The characters, the questionable facilities, the otherworldly landscapes and the feature film-worthy situations made for incredible […]

What It’s Like To Be Threatened In Rio (And What I Learned From The Experience)

Two Reais and seventy-five cents. That should cover the bus ride back to my hostel in Gloria. It wasn’t a lot of money — about $1.25 USD; however, it was enough for one man in particular to notice me and […]

Top Outdoor Experiences In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Tijuca Forest Jeep Tour

Rio de Janeiro is unique in that it is a large city of over 6 million, but is not a concrete jungle. On the contrary, what visitors remember about the city are the breathtaking mountain views, natural scenery and spectacular […]