Backpacking​​

Fighting The Flashpacker Label (What Is A Flashpacker Anyway?)
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Fighting The Flashpacker Label (What Is A Flashpacker Anyway?)

When I first heard the term “flashpacker,” I instantly thought of the Bill Bryson book, “A Walk in the Woods.” The main characters are hiking the Appalachian Trail and running into people representing, more or […]

How To Get A Visa For Vietnam
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How To Get A Visa For Vietnam

What’s more fun than getting off a plane and immediately being hit up for cash just to step foot outside the airport? (I’ll answer my own question. The answer is: getting the seat next to […]

Take The Spirit Of Adventure, Leave The Bags (Rolf’s No Baggage Challenge)
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Take The Spirit Of Adventure, Leave The Bags (Rolf’s No Baggage Challenge)

Rolf Potts, author of “Marco Polo Didn’t Go There” and receiver of all questions travel-related in the column “Ask Rolf” on World Hum, has decided to pack his bags this late August and hit the […]

Forget Pandora: A Trek Into Earth’s Oldest Rainforest
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Forget Pandora: A Trek Into Earth’s Oldest Rainforest

By Justin Calderon Button-faced gibbons lankily toss themselves through the canopy, a petite mouse deer gnaws at a bush below, and Betek — the chief and shaman of his tribe — methodically whittles another blow […]

Tales From Backpackers On The Road
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Tales From Backpackers On The Road

Friday, late August, cool summer breezes . . . um, why are you sitting here reading this site? Oh yeah, that pesky day job. First off, thanks, come again. Second, let’s be honest, by this […]

Should I Wash My Underwear While Traveling? Answer: No!
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Should I Wash My Underwear While Traveling? Answer: No!

Let’s face it, we travelers put up with a lot of aggravation on the road: lost baggage, missing passports, loud hostels, etc. . . . And we see a lot of things that bother us […]

Experiencing The Garden Of Eden That Is Ha Long Bay
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Experiencing The Garden Of Eden That Is Ha Long Bay

I never saw the movie “Indochine.” According to its summary, the flick was released in 1992, and is about a French naval officer and his young Vietnamese lover who are escaping banishment. They seek refuge […]

Compassion In Cambodia: A Traveler’s Dilemna
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Compassion In Cambodia: A Traveler’s Dilemna

Compassion comes in many forms. You can give away your life savings, some extra change in your pocket, or a bottle of water to a thirsty child. It’s easy to change one person’s life, but […]

Traveling Cheap In Central America, The Frugal Traveler Way
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Traveling Cheap In Central America, The Frugal Traveler Way

Have you been following the exploits of the newly-installed Frugal Traveler, Seth Kugel, this summer as he’s been making his way from São Paulo to New York? This month alone he’s traipsed around Los Zorros, […]

How Not To Get Kicked Out Of Cambodia
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How Not To Get Kicked Out Of Cambodia

So you’re going to Cambodia (actually, I am in about 6 weeks, but more on that later), and once you get there all you really want to do is sunbathe nude while pointing the bottom […]



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