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Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Backpacking, Only The Best, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips, World Travel |

8 Items You Must Consider Taking on Your Holiday

8 Items You Must Consider Taking on Your Holiday

Holidays are great, but sometimes packing is the bane of the traveler. More specifically, how do you choose the small items that you are going to take? Remember that the devil is in the detail and the small details are the ones that can make the difference between a good and great trip. Read the list below and keep it in mind the next time you prepare your travel kit. 1. Universal charger A universal charger is very important for any trip, especially in this day and age when phones are so common and so necessary. If you have more than one phone and the phones are not similar, it is best to take a universal charger. This will help you in a wide variety of situations.   Image via Flickr by Cambrionix 2. Smartphone open to all providers A smartphone by itself is an essential item, but a smartphone that is open to all providers is even more important. If, unfortunately, your smartphone is restricted to only one...

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Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Accommodations, Backpacking, Budget Travel, Travel Central America, Travel Destinations, Travel Resources, Travel South America | 1 comment

Great Accommodation Options in Latin America

Great Accommodation Options in Latin America

Latin America is one of the major tourists’ destinations. It is well known for its people’s rich culture, colorful cities and historical relics, different variety of foods, natural wonders and amazing landscapes. Thus, travelers from different parts of the world are attracted to visit Latin America. An affordable and comfortable accommodation is a vital factor to consider while traveling. There exist different types of accommodation in Latin America. Some of the accommodation includes basic campsites, hotels, hostels, guesthouses, dorms, private rooms, apartments among others. Thus, travelers can choose from a wide variety of accommodations. Accommodation costs vary with the type of accommodation you have decided to choose. For example, dorms tend to be cheaper than luxury hotels, whereas private rooms are more expensive than hostels. Advantages of renting apartments in Latin America Apartments in Latin America Apartments are very vital especially if you are planning to stay for a long period that is more than a week. The main advantages of renting apartments include: Maintaining your independence Saving money...

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Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in Backpacking, Budget Travel, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips, World Travel |

Why is “Less is More” in Travel Planning?

Why is “Less is More” in Travel Planning?

When it comes to travel planning, more often than not we tend to forget the simple rule of “less is more” because we’re too worried that we might face the shortage of clothes supplies while being away from home. The thing that most travelers would do is simply stuff everything into their luggage or backpack and think that they will use all of the items they’ll bring together with them. Oh, how much we want to tell them they are totally wrong! Whether you’re visiting America or somewhere else, we have something to share with you. Here’s our reasons why “less is more” in travel planning : It Takes Time When you have a lot of things in you bacpack, getting around from point A to point B can take some time. This rule applies specially for the backpackers who constantly move around from one place to another. Your backpack might be too heavy for you to carry around and the worst is when you opt for not riding...

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Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Backpacking, Cruises, Luxury Travel, Only The Best, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips, World Travel |

The Reason Why Independent Backpackers Should Go On A Cruise

The Reason Why Independent Backpackers Should Go On A Cruise

We can easily hear the screams of independent backpackers whenever they’re being told they should go on a cruise. “Cruises are not the real travel experience and you won’t get the chance to experience the local culture.” This is probably just one of the many reasons why independent backpackers tend to skip cruises on their travel bucket lists. For these solo travelers, they considered cruises as “fake travel ideas” for those people who just want to pretend that they are traveling to various places without the need of moving around too much. In all honesty, at some point, we do agree with this though. However, we do have reasons why independent backpackers should go on a cruise : An Adult Playground On The Sea Yes, cruises are not travel experience because you don’t get the chance to explore new cultures or even dine at the the same place as the locals do. Matter of fact, you are going to see the same faces almost everyday for a few weeks...

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Posted by on Feb 15, 2014 in Accommodations, Backpacking, Budget Travel, Only The Best, Travel Asia, Travel Destinations, Travel Japan, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Looking For New Experience? Try Capsule Hotel in Japan!

Looking For New Experience? Try Capsule Hotel in Japan!

Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun and the world of all variety of weirdness. You can expect to experience the most odd things and food in Japan but still able to think that they are the best memories ever to be collected in the country. Who wouldn’t love Japan and its weirdness? Maybe you are planning to travel to Japan, or maybe you are not, but you are still here and reading this post. If staying in luxurious hotels aren’t in your budget range, we have something amazing and not too pricey. The name of our favorite accommodation in Japan is Capsule Hotel. It is named capsule for good reasons though. Background of Capsule Hotel The world “kapuseru” or カプセル began to appear in the 1960s and it is actuall the Japanese pronounciation and version of the English word “capsule”. Even though the English words can change the real meaning whenever it is absoribed into the Japanese language, the word “capsule” however remained unchanged and carries the same...

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Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Backpacking, Travel and Health, Travel Insurance, Travel Style, Travel Tips, World Travel |

The Golden Rules For Travel Packing

The Golden Rules For Travel Packing

Alright, so you are ready to visit Thailand for a couple of weeks and you’re excited to visit some of the best places in the country? Traveling can be pretty fun depending on your plan and the circumstances. But when it comes down to travel packing, you will be tempted to just pick anything you see and throw everything into your backpack or luggage. The best part about traveling is preparing on what should be brought together with you. A simple mistake you make will turn the whole travel experience into a nightmare. Before you commit a serious crime, we have the golden rules for travel packing that you will need to follow : List Down What To Pack Yes, you should list down everything you need while being away from home. This includes a couple of clothes, shoes, and toiletries, as well as all sorts of electronic devices, first aid kits, legal documents for traveling, prescription glasses or contact lenses (if you have problem with your sight), small...

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Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Accommodations, Backpacking, Budget Travel, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips, World Travel |

6 Cool Tips For Couchsurfing Newbies

6 Cool Tips For Couchsurfing Newbies

Now that you’ve realized the benefits of Couchsurfing, you probably start to wonder what are the guidelines as a newbie. The thing is, there are no exact rules for couchsurfing even if you are still new to it. But it doesn’t mean that we are not going to suggest a few simple steps for you to follow when you meet your host for the very first time. Read on to find out more on our 7 cool tips for Couchsurfing newbies! Advance Notice If you are interested to couchsurf at someone’s home, you should know that the first thing to consider is the availability. What you should do is to inform the host at least a month ahead of time to avoid any inconvenient or awkward situation. Even though there are some hosts out there who are willing to accept last-minute surfers, most of them require for the travelers to let them know between two to four weeks before their arrival. (Image by Kellen!) Act of Kindness Couchsurfing means...

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Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Accommodations, Backpacking, Budget Travel, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips, World Travel |

5 Reasons Why Couchsurfing Is Good For You

5 Reasons Why Couchsurfing Is Good For You

We believe that at some point in your life, you will start to realize traveling is your deepest passion. Travel provides us with new experience and memories that cannot be traded with money. It teaches us to love and to care, to respect and to understand, and most importantly – to be able to find ourselves. But sometimes traveling can be expensive and for average people, it needs months and years to raise and save money before they can finally go for a journey. This can be pretty tough, but it doesn’t mean there is no free accommodation out there. If you want more than just typical travel experience, couchsurfing is your best choice! We’ll take you to discover 5 reasons why Couchsurfing is good for you : To Couchsurf Means To Have FREE Accommodation Yes! It’s free and more often than not, it comes with other “benefits” as well. When a traveler request to couchsurf at someone’s home, the provider will state the type of place for you to...

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Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Accommodations, Backpacking, Budget Travel, Travel Resources, Travel Style |

6 Tips To Choose A Good Hostel

6 Tips To Choose A Good Hostel

A good hostel is always hard to find. Depending on different personality, an amazing hostel does not mean that it is a good hostel and a cheap accommodation does not guarantee it will be a better place for you to stay. When it comes to hostel, it provides an activity that a typical expensive hotels do not really offer. Hosteling means you get the chance to socialize with other travelers. However, it is always better to find a place where your needs can be met in order to have a better travel experience. Below are our tips on what to consider when choosing a good hostel : Do Not Go To Cheap – Cheaper is not always a lot better. When it comes to cheap hostels, it usually means they are dirty most of the time, uncomfortable beds with thinner pillows, showers are unclean and worse customer service. Budget travelers tend to think that they must go with the cheapest things in order to save a buck. However, paying...

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Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in Backpacking, Budget Travel, Extreme Travel, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips, World Travel |

Travel Tips For All Solo Female Travelers

Travel Tips For All Solo Female Travelers

Traveling alone as a woman can make everyone shakes their heads whenever you told them so. The typical thing that crosses their minds would be the world out there is too dangerous for all female travelers. However, with the increasing numbers of solo female travelers out there, you are never alone exploring the whole world. You will always come across one or two solo female travelers who share the same mission as you – to become independent and to set of into the untamed wilderness. We have a few travel tips for all solo female travelers : Ignore The Possible Dangers Yes, wherever you go, you will always be exposed to potential dangers. Thousand of things can go wrong whenever you are out there wandering in a foreign place. However, the same thousand of things can also happen if you are staying at home. Life is too hard to predict. But, those kind of things will never stop you from going on your first adventure, right? Acknowledge all the...

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Posted by on Jan 5, 2014 in Backpacking, Budget Travel, Expats, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips, World Travel |

28 Travel Tips For First Time Travelers

28 Travel Tips For First Time Travelers

Traveling for the first time can be pretty daunting especially if you are traveling alone. Your mind will start to judge things around you, you will not be able to consume the local food, and you will start to miss your home. Truth is, traveling is not that hard if you leave your mind open to all kinds of possibility. It’s a process of learning and gaining information. We have 28 travel tips for first time travelers just like you : Be open-minded to learn new things in new places. (Image by zoetnet) Stop expecting things to be exactly like they are at your home. Learn and use the basics of the local language. It is a way of breaking barriers and to start a new conversation. Stop complaining they do not speak English. Remember, you are traveling to another countries. Learn to respect other people’s culture and lifestyle. Do not judge their way of living. When they don’t respond as you wish, do not shout at them. They...

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Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Backpacking, Budget Travel, Guest Post, Money and Travel, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Stretch Your Dollar! Traveling On A Budget

Stretch Your Dollar! Traveling On A Budget

Traveling can be fun and exciting, but it can also be a strain on your budget. Fortunately, there are many ways to save money when you go on vacation. This often takes some creativity and extra planning, but it can be well worth it when you consider how much you can save. Below, Asa Christensen of Austin Passport Express in Texas has shared a few ways to find bargains when you plan your next trip. Travel Off Season If you plan your vacations during times when everyone else is traveling to the same place, you will most likely be paying premium prices. For example, holiday weekends in the summer are generally the most expensive times to travel. Not only that, but you also have to contend with crowds everywhere you go. If you can arrange to take your trip during less popular times, you can often save considerably. Hotels, resorts and airlines cut rates when fewer people are traveling. Even if you can’t travel during a different season, you can...

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Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Backpacking, Diving Holidays, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Asia, Travel Destinations, Travel Philippines, Travel Style | 2 comments

5 Good Enough Reasons to Hit The Philippines

5 Good Enough Reasons to Hit The Philippines

The Philippines is among some of the renowned must-visit destinations in the world that are worth visiting when planning a holiday. It doesn’t only boasts of being an archipelago, but it is also famed for its spectacular must-see attraction sites, myriads of activities to do and adventures to explore. The nation is home to a rich environment characterized by lush forests, white sand beaches, tropical environment, giant rivers, and lakes. Whereas there are equally other places you can visit during your holiday, here are 5 reasons to plan a holiday to the Philippines. Meet some of the world’s most amazing and friendly people The Filipinos are not only the most amazing and friendly people in Asia, but they are also some of the world’s most friendly and kind people. There are extremely respectful and welcoming. It shouldn’t come to you as a surprise if you are invited to have a meal at one of the locals’ home. They are never tired of treating visitors to unmatched warm generosity. They...

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Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in Backpacking, Budget Travel, Travel Croatia, Travel Czech Republic, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Germany, Travel Portugal, Travel Spain, Travel Style |

European Backpacker Hotspots : Top Five

European Backpacker Hotspots : Top Five

  Thanks to the huge number of historic cities, vibrant cultures and iconic landmarks, it’s safe to say that Europe has more than its fair share of great backpacker hotspots.  (Header Image Courtesy of freddy.olsson.)Although this makes for an exciting holiday, it can make picking a route a challenge. If you’re planning a backpacking trip through Europe this year, here are five of the hottest spots that should definitely make your itinerary.1. Berlin After years of being overlooked and neglected, Berlin has emerged as a world-class city and quickly become the destination of choice for Europe’s creative classes. The city has a wealth of cheap hostels so finding accommodation will be easy, and with kebabs and bratwurst available for less than 3 Euros, you’ll be able to stay well fed during your Teutonic adventure.  (Image Courtesy of Oscar von Bonsdorff.) 2. Prague Although Prague is well and truly on the backpacker trail, it is still possible to find good, cheap accommodation and experience an authentic slice of Czech culture....

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Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Backpacking, Budget Travel, Food and Travel, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Portugal, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

6 Great Budget Things to do in Lisbon, Portugal

6 Great Budget Things to do in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is known best for its traditional Fado music, ornate Manueline architecture, and colonialist history. However, some of the best features of this great city are in the everyday stunning hilltop visitors, friendly people, “café culture” and pleasant weather throughout the year. No best-six list can include all so as to capture all the great things one can do in Lisbon, nevertheless here is the list to get you started for your on-budgettrip to the city of Lisbon. 1. Ride a Historic Tram The many historic trams are some of Lisbon’s most iconic sights. They are not only tourist attractions, but also an integral part of the transportation system of the city, Tram 28 being the most famous one. The Hop-On-Hop-Off Tram is aimed at tourists and provides you with 24 hours of unlimited use of the circular tram route past most of the best sites of Lisbon. It also includes an audio guide. Tram 28 is a commuter tram and one of Lisbon’s best deals. For less than...

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