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  1. 10 things to do in Reykjavik

    posted by Guest blogger - Cailin O'Neil | 0 Comments

    10 things to do in Reykjavik

    Apr022013

    The Icelandic capital is the starting point for anyone’s Icelandic adventure. A small city with roughly 119,000 residents (Iceland itself as a whole has only 320,000 people), this seaside city is home to tasty eats, museums with ancient artifacts, cool nightlife and gorgeous views of nearby mountains just to name a few things that make it great.

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  2. 5 tips for visiting Siem Reap

    posted by Guest blogger - Matt Preston | 0 Comments

    5 tips for visiting Siem Reap

    Mar222013

    One of the wonders of the world, the Angkor Wat temples in Cambodia are quite breathtaking in their surreal beauty. It's a place that's captivated my heart not once but three times now and I'm sure I'll be going back there again someday. With over 50 temples to explore, some hidden in forest, others standing majestically in open fields, there's a lot to take in here and you'll never fit it all in to one trip.

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  3. 5 ways to find a free local tour guide

    posted by Guest blogger - Janice Waugh | 0 Comments

    5 ways to find a free local tour guide

    Mar192013

    Landing in a new city solo can be intimidating. Finding a guide to introduce you to the city is a great first step. When your guide is a local and free - well, you’ve hit the jackpot.

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  4. 5 tips for traveling with your family without killing each other

    posted by Guest blogger - Paige Conner Totaro | 0 Comments

    5 tips for traveling with your family without killing each other

    Mar132013

    Family vacations can be a great time for building memories, bonding with your kids and showing them the world, or they can be remembered for torturous days of such bickering and whining that work starts to sound more relaxing than vacation. To try to avoid the latter, I’ve compiled a few tips that have helped us on our year-long journey. And yes, most of them we learned the hard way.

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  5. A local's guide to eating out on a budget in Copenhagen

    posted by Guest blogger - Alex Berger | 0 Comments

    A local's guide to eating out on a budget in Copenhagen

    Feb042013

    Welcome to Copenhagen. It's an incredible city full of wonderful side streets, cosy cafés and ridiculously overpriced meals. With the typical pay for a coffee shop job starting at about 110 DKK (€14.75/$20) an hour, it's not so much that things are expensive relative to the economy, it's just that the rest of us don't get paid in Danish Kroner. Let's face it, when a medium Big Mac meal costs 53 DKK and a Cheeseburger costs 10 DKK, you know your budget is in trouble.

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  6. Top activities in Central America

    posted by Guest blogger - Matt Kepnes | 0 Comments

    Top activities in Central America

    Jan292013

    Central America has become one of the most new places for backpackers. As the region shakes off its torrid past, more and more people are coming here. When I first went in 2005, I found a region filled with older, 30+ travelers. Now, the region teems with intrepid people of all ages. I love this region of the world. The people are friendly, the food delicious (and sometimes spicy), there are tons of beautiful beaches, and jungles worth exploring.

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  7. 7 ways to make dining solo a great experience

    posted by Guest blogger - Janice Waugh | 1 Comments

    Jan162013

    It’s funny – the things that people worry about. Comments from my readers suggest that solo travellers are concerned about dining alone almost as much as they are concerned about safety. But truly, dining solo can be a great experience. Here are seven tips to make eating on your own fun...not daunting.

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  8. Why I love hostels

    posted by Guest blogger - Matt Kepnes | 0 Comments

    Why I love hostels

    Oct302012

    Hostel culture isn’t that big in America. Outside of a few large cities, you rarely find hostels. You just don’t have the travel culture other countries have that make them popular. Our view of hostels comes from what we see on movies and TV – dirty, seedy places, where someone might kidnap you and take you for medical experiments in Bratislava.

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  9. Australia - a photo essay

    posted by Guest blogger - Matt Kepnes | 2 Comments

    Australia - a photo essay

    Oct022012

    One of the most popular budget destinations in the world is Australia. After visiting Australia for my first time, I could see why. Since my first visit in 2006, I've been back twice, exploring more of the country, meeting more Australians, and taking part in the Aussie BBQ ritual. Australia is a breathtakingly beautiful country, very budget and backpacker friendly, and filled friendly locals always willing to share a beer. These are some of my favourite photos from my trips.

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  10. 9 things I wish I knew before setting off on a solo adventure...

    posted by Rachael Bruce | 0 Comments

    Aug272012

    Eight months ago I condensed my life into a 15kg backpack and booked a one-way ticket to Europe via South East Asia. I'd be the first to admit that I've made a hell of a lot of mistakes along the way, but I've learnt a hell of a lot at the same time. So in the spirit of paying it forward, here are nine things, in no particular order, that I wish I knew before I left New Zealand on my solo travel adventures...

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