An Easy Way to Do Good While Traveling: Pack for a Purpose

An Easy Way to Do Good While Traveling: Pack for a Purpose

Pack for a Purpose is a non-profit organization that provides travelers with the information they need to take supplies to local charities and projects. Using the extra space in their suitcase, travelers can bring supplies with them as a hostess gift to the community they are staying in!   

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Top Times I Was Completely WRONG While Traveling

Top Times I Was Completely WRONG While Traveling

I said I would make a post on the "Top Times I Was Wrong While Traveling," and here we go! For one reason or another, I was dead set on doing the following things, and maybe even convinced other people to go along with me.... and it ended up being the wrong *bleepin* call. Either learn from these mistakes, or learn that everyone makes mistakes...

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What Would The Perfect Hostel Look Like?

What Would The Perfect Hostel Look Like?

In my time traipsing around this globe, I have stayed in some hostels that felt like a home away from home. 

But I have also stayed in some... less than pleasant accommodations.

While in Sarajevo, my friends and I laughed about this fact, and decided to come up with a list of qualities "the Perfect Hostel" would have.

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My Top 10 Worst Experiences Backpacking Through Southeast Asia

My Top 10 Worst Experiences Backpacking Through Southeast Asia

It is not all $0.75 beers and life changing encounters (although it mostly is).  The following experiences truly made me question why I ever thought this was a good idea, but hey, life is the journey, not the destination. It takes the bad to appreciate the good.  All's well that ends well... I am one cliche away from forgetting I ever ate crickets.

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Why I don't trust Trip Advisor - and you shouldn't either

Why I don't trust Trip Advisor - and you shouldn't either

However, as I have traveled further off the path where good restaurants and attractions can easily be found through magazine articles and blogs, Trip Advisor has become the only source of travel information for most tourists.  

Once again, this wouldn't bother me so much.... if I hadn't discovered the poisonous culture connected to it.  

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