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Hackpacking: Emergency Flash Drive

Hackpacking: Emergency Flash Drive

| August 6, 2012 | 6 Comments

Have a digital backup plan when on the road—a secure flash drive loaded with your most vital documents and details. Here’s how to build your own—via Gizmodo’s Andrew Tarantola

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The Women of San Pedro Market

The Women of San Pedro Market

| January 3, 2012 | 3 Comments

At Cusco’s Sand Pedro market, you can enjoy a first-hand look at how locals live day-to-day outside the confines of Cusco’s tourist areas. Get off the beaten path a little bit and head to the market for a truly Peruvian experience. And bring lots of film—or make sure that you have abundant space on your memory card. It’s very photogenic.

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Hackpacking: Make a Rubber Band Travel Clothesline

Hackpacking: Make a Rubber Band Travel Clothesline

| December 5, 2011 | 7 Comments

Unless you’re willing to over-pack, or spend valuable time in laundromats, you’ll want to wash some items in your hotel room sink. But, how to dry?

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2011 Gift Guide for Round-The-World Travellers

2011 Gift Guide for Round-The-World Travellers

| December 4, 2011 | 3 Comments

It’s starting to look a lot like—well, you know — a time for many fun holiday-season traditions. And one of the most traditional of all is our annual Holiday Gift Guide, now in its second year.

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5 Ways to Enrich Your RTW Journey

5 Ways to Enrich Your RTW Journey

| September 1, 2011 | 3 Comments

Check out five simple suggestions that we’ve collected from our favourite bloggers that we feel will enhance your round-the-world journey—providing it with greater depth.

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A RTW trip in three months or less?

A RTW trip in three months or less?

| June 19, 2011 | 10 Comments

Is it possible to do a round-the-world (RTW) trip in three months or less? Jules Verne thought so. But does that make it a good idea?

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Hackpacking: Using Poste Restante or General Delivery

Hackpacking: Using Poste Restante or General Delivery

| March 23, 2011 | 7 Comments

Poste Restante (dubbed ‘General Delivery in the US’ and ‘Lista de Correos’ in South America) is a service whereby the post office holds mail until the recipient picks it up.

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Hackpacking: Grapefruit Seed Extract

Hackpacking: Grapefruit Seed Extract

| November 18, 2010 | 14 Comments

Travellers gastro, or diarrhoea, is the most common ailment of backpackers travelling abroad. But in the last few years, a new weapon has been emerged in its prevention and treatment—grapefruit seed extract.

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Great Gift Ideas for the Round-The-World Traveller

Great Gift Ideas for the Round-The-World Traveller

| November 15, 2010 | 7 Comments

The holiday season is right around the corner, and we figured it’s time to start coming up with some useful, thoughtful and hopefully interesting gift ideas for the traveller (or travellers) in your life.

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Music and Memory: Travelling Without Moving

Music and Memory: Travelling Without Moving

| September 14, 2010 | 8 Comments

There’s no doubt that music can evoke powerful emotional and physical reactions. In many cases, as soon as it is heard, it can transport you back to a particular place.

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Hackpacking: Vodka’s many uses

Hackpacking: Vodka’s many uses

| August 17, 2010 | 28 Comments

When faced with a lack of laundry facilities—or a prohibitively expensive laundry service—Kathryn and I have learned to do what many backpackers have before us…

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A Checklist for Planning and Preparing for Your RTW Trip

A Checklist for Planning and Preparing for Your RTW Trip

| August 3, 2010 | 8 Comments

We’ve drawn together this ever-evolving pre-departure checklist from a number of sources around the web and in print and are sharing it with our readers.

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Managing day-to-day spending on the road

Managing day-to-day spending on the road

| July 8, 2010 | 19 Comments

ATM use is much more practical and, in our opinion, the way to go. In order to manage your budget—and for added security—we recommend using a two-account system.

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Six Books To Help Plan Your RTW Adventure

Six Books To Help Plan Your RTW Adventure

| June 13, 2010 | 15 Comments

Here is a small and very carefully chosen selection of what Kathryn and I consider to be the “best of the best” when it comes to helping you plan your round-the-world trip.

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East vs West: Which is Best for Your RTW?

East vs West: Which is Best for Your RTW?

| June 7, 2010 | 9 Comments

In our opinion, there is no right or wrong direction—it all depends on factors such as where you start, the time of year, speed of travel, money, weather, routing and most importantly, personal preference.

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A Few Common Phrases to Avoid in Hostels

A Few Common Phrases to Avoid in Hostels

| May 24, 2010 | 12 Comments

We know this article comes off a little cynical and we know we’re being a bit—well, smarmy. But these questions tend to irk us after a while!

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Tips for Dealing with Touts

Tips for Dealing with Touts

| May 17, 2010 | 17 Comments

As soon as you step outside the airport in any given destination, a crowd of people will approach: tuk tuk and auto rickshaw drivers, taxi drivers, hotel touts and beggars all want a little bit of your coin.

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How to Stay Motivated to Travel

How to Stay Motivated to Travel

| May 13, 2010 | 12 Comments

We thought we’d share with you a few of the methods we use to get and stay motivated while waiting for the long term payoff for all the sacrifices we’re making to travel around the world.

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Bare Country: Canada’s Five Best Clothing Optional Beaches

Bare Country: Canada’s Five Best Clothing Optional Beaches

| May 6, 2010 | 13 Comments

Municipal and provincial governments in Canada are starting to realize that clothing optional beaches are good, not only for tan lines, but for the bottom line

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How to Play it Safe in an Internet Café

How to Play it Safe in an Internet Café

| March 30, 2010 | 20 Comments

Bottom line—how significant is the risk, really? The answer to that is: “It depends”.

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