Backpacking​​

What It’s Like The First Time You Spot A Lion In Africa
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What It’s Like The First Time You Spot A Lion In Africa

One of the sad parts about going on safari is the speed at which you become desensitized to what would otherwise be an incredible viewing experience anywhere else in the world. For example, during my […]

8 Stunning Photos From Lake Atitlan
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8 Stunning Photos From Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan in Guatemala — the 1.8-million-year-old 600-meter-deep volcanic lake located a couple hours from Guatemala City — is usually the highlight of anyone’s trip to the country, with its picturesque volcanoes towering over the […]

Luke In Kenya Part 4: A Promise Stretching Through Time In Kenya
A Promise Stretching Through Time In Kenya

Luke In Kenya Part 4: A Promise Stretching Through Time In Kenya

Luke in Kenya: Part 4 “Luke in Kenya” is a travel series from Managing Editor Luke Armstrong as he travels to Kenya to visit the homeland of his adopted brother. We wake up early on […]

Navigating The Med On A Smile And A Shoestring: Part Seven (Palermo)
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Navigating The Med On A Smile And A Shoestring: Part Seven (Palermo)

During this past summer Contributing Editor Hannah Bowman found herself on an island in the Mediterranean Sea. She liked it there, but didn’t want to stay forever. So, with a tent on her back, one […]

Navigating The Med On A Smile And A Shoestring: Part Six (Wild Camping In Sardinia)
Navigating The Med On A Smile And A Shoestring: Part Six (Wild Camping In Sardinia)

Navigating The Med On A Smile And A Shoestring: Part Six (Wild Camping In Sardinia)

During this past summer Contributing Editor Hannah Bowman found herself on an island in the Mediterranean Sea. She liked it there, but didn’t want to stay forever. So, with a tent on her back, one […]

How A Radish Festival In Oaxaca Made Me Feel Like A Mexican
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How A Radish Festival In Oaxaca Made Me Feel Like A Mexican

“Oye chica! Tenga aca. Te invitamos!” Someone was calling to me as I walked by a makeshift tent on the side of the street in Oaxaca’s old center. Curious, I joined the speaker, a young […]

Your Guide To Traveling Long Term On The Cheap
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Your Guide To Traveling Long Term On The Cheap

It seems every lush jungle, outcrop of volcanoes or tropical coastline has its own special version of the hostel life, an ex-pat community sucked into post-colonial lounging, Cuba Libras and Bob Marley tunes. If you […]

Luke In Kenya Part 3: The Happiest Man in Mombasa
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Luke In Kenya Part 3: The Happiest Man in Mombasa

Luke in Kenya: Part 3 “Luke in Kenya” is a travel series from Managing Editor Luke Armstrong as he travels to Kenya to visit the homeland of his adopted brother. He’s always going, but never […]

Navigating The Med On A Smile And A Shoestring: Part Four (The Aeolian Islands)
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Navigating The Med On A Smile And A Shoestring: Part Four (The Aeolian Islands)

During this past summer Contributing Editor Hannah Bowman found herself on an island in the Mediterranean Sea. She liked it there, but didn’t want to stay forever. So, with a tent on her back, one […]

Luke In Kenya Part 1: Flying Into A New Year/World
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Luke In Kenya Part 1: Flying Into A New Year/World

Luke in Kenya: Part 1 “Luke in Kenya” is a travel series from Managing Editor Luke Armstrong as he travels to Kenya to visit the homeland of his adopted brother. Two days before my departure, my […]