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A First Time Solo Traveler’s Guide to Hostels

February 11, 2012 backpacking
Lima - Hostel Kokopelli

When I travel on my own, where I choose to stay can make a huge difference in my overall experience in a location. In my second post for my solo travel for beginners series, I suggested that hostels were excellent place to begin if you want to meet people while you’re traveling solo. I know […]

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Deciding Where to Go Next and How to Take the First Steps Towards Getting There

May 15, 2010 d.i.y. travel

Oh, the places you can go. It can be overwhelming to think about how much world there is to explore. If you are lucky enough to be in a position where you have time and funds set aside for travel, it can be tricky to figure out how and where you should use them. And […]

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Bolivian Transportation Survival Guide

January 21, 2010 backpacking

Home to the official “World’s Most Dangerous Road”, Bolivia is notoriously challenging to travel through. Its extreme geography is a huge part of what makes it such a unique country, but it can also make it tricky to get from place to place. If you plan on visiting many different parts of the country, it’s […]

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A Money Belt Made for Women

July 14, 2009 female travel

A money belt can be important to wear when you’re visiting a place where tourists are often the victims of theft. While it may not help you in extreme situations, it is handy to have for the more common pickpocketing and grab-and-runs that travelers encounter. It can give you peace of mind that your passport, […]

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