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Lonely Road-3
Lonely Road-3
Lonely Road-3

Life on the Lonely Road

Tweet I like to pretend that I’m inhumanly self-assured and independent. But the truth is, I’ve never really been either of those things. If you know me personally, you know I’m not the solitary, pensive type. I’m a loud and ab...
 
Backpackology 101
 
Golden Temple 2
Golden Temple 2
Golden Temple 2

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

Tweet This article is part five 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, destinations #6 & #5 in Part Three, and destina...
 
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
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...
 
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SayonaraIndia-75
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 ...

 
Adventures in Backpackistan!
 
Rangoon Street Food-8
Rangoon Street Food-8
Rangoon Street Food-8

‘Have You Eaten?’: An Angry Foodie’s Portrait of Burma

Tweet It’s likely that you’ve never tried Burmese food, or even seen a Burmese restaurant. There’s a reason for this. Wedged between the three culinary giants China, India, and Thailand, you might expect the cuisine of Burma to...
 
Backpackology 101
 
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!
 
Budgetometer-1
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...