Backpackology 101
 
 
 
Backpackology 101
 
Motorcycle Details
Motorcycle Details
Motorcycle Details

Weekend Destination: Top 10 Free Vacations (4/5)

Tweet This article is part four of the five part series, “The Top 10 Free Vacations.” You can find destinations #10 & #9 in Part One, destinations #8 & #7 in Part Two, and destinations #6 & #5 in Part Three. 4. WWOO...
 
 
Backpackology 101
 
Andaman 2
Andaman 2
Andaman 2

Weekend Destination: Top 10 Free Vacations (3/5)

Tweet This article is part three of the five part series, “The Top 10 Free Vacations.” You can find destinations #10 & #9 in Part One, and destinations #8 & #7 in Part Two. 6. Kibbutzim in Israel Who said la...
 
 
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Bagan Buledi
Bagan Buledi

The Backpacker’s Manifesto

Tweet There were a dozen sagging rear-ends in my face as I plodded up the long, narrow staircase of Shwezendaw Pagoda, trapped behind a Swiss tour group who were ascending at glacial speed. I turned around to a sweeping panoram...
 

 
Backpackology 101
 
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SayonaraIndia-75
SayonaraIndia-75

Weekend Destination: Top 10 Free Vacations (2/5)

Tweet This article is part two of the five part series, “The Top 10 Free Vacations.” You can find destinations #10 & #9 in Part One. 8. Couchsurfing Europe Wait, couchsurfing… Is that like when you go to a stranger’s house ...
 
 
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Free 10 9-3
Free 10 9-3
Free 10 9-3

Weekend Destination: Top 10 Free Vacations (1/5)

Tweet This article is part one of the five part series, “The Top 10 Free Vacations.” 10. The Great American Ghetto-Ass Road Trip With the price of gas alone, a road trip has no place on this list—but it was really h...
 
 
Adventures in Backpackistan!
 
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Budgetometer-1
Budgetometer-1

The Budgetometer

Tweet I could tell the wealthy-looking French family was alarmed, but I suppose I would be too if a total stranger started following me at uncomfortably close range. The mother shot me a worried look as I edged even closer, bre...
 

 
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Korea Mass Games
Korea Mass Games
Korea Mass Games

Weekend Destination: The Top 5 Countries You Thought Were Dangerous, But Really Aren’t…

Tweet For any of you who missed out on childhood, let me recap a cardinal lesson: Danger = Fun. You may have grown older, and sticking forks in unplugged toasters might not be as high octane as you’d remembered, but still, noth...
 
 
Backpackology 101
 
Mt Everest WM-46
Mt Everest WM-46
Mt Everest WM-46

How To Step Out The Door

Tweet “It’s not a question of money, it’s a question of desire,” said Collette, in her lyrical French accent. “It’s a question of time,” I corrected, and waved to the grill master for another round of spicy pork. We were seated...
 
 
Adventures in Backpackistan!
 
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Layover-3
Layover-3

How to Endure a 14-Hour Layover

Tweet The biting winter chill swirled around me as I stepped out of the plane, and I tugged my flimsy jacket close around me. “Ni hao,” smiled the stewardess, “Welcome to Beijing.” The 10 mg of Ambien my friend had given me in ...
 

 
Backpackology 101
 
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Bindle-8
Bindle-8

What’s In My Bindle?: The Ultimate Packing List

Tweet So you wanna see my package? You want me to unzipper that badboy and lay it all out on the table? Sure, I will, but let me tell you about it first. Alright… So, it’s really small. So small. It’s incredible, actually… And ...