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8 Ways to Stay Emotionally Centered While Traveling

8 Ways to Stay Emotionally Centered While Traveling

Traveling is an exhilarating, enriching experience, but it can also be incredibly draining, too! There were quite a few times on my recent long-term trips (my two-month road trip and my 3 1/2 months backpacking in South America) that I […]

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9 Things to Do in Baños, Ecuador

9 Things to Do in Baños, Ecuador

Baños de Agua Santa is an incredible little town in Ecuador that absolutely deserves several days of your backpacking itinerary. Here are 9 things to do in and around Baños! 1. Bike to El Pailon del Diablo Waterfall   There […]

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Practical Advice for Backpacking in Bogotá

Practical Advice for Backpacking in Bogotá

I think more and more people are beginning to visit Colombia, but the capital city of Bogotá doesn’t yet seem like a tourist destination. I spent a whole day visiting what you’d normally consider ‘tourist’ areas: the downtown plaza, the historical […]

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How I Took a 7-Week Road Trip for Less than $2,000

How I Took a 7-Week Road Trip for Less than $2,000

Like most of us, I’ve used a litany of excuses over the years about why I couldn’t travel more. However, I have really made an effort not to complain too much about travel being expensive, because it doesn’t have to […]

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Preparations

Preparations

“To be prepared is half the victory.” -Miguel de Cervantes I like to plan ahead. I live and die by my Google calendar, and I have spreadsheets and Internet bookmarks organized by folder for every possibility in my upcoming travels. […]

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