Category Archives Backpacking

GoTenna Mesh, a must-have tech for international travel

After many years spent road tripping, catching (and missing) flights and hopping on train cars, I’d like to consider myself a bit of a travel pro. No matter how many trips I take however, traveling always seems to be relentlessly stressful. These days, I’m lucky if I can go a single journey without losing luggage, popping a tire or even…

Torre Colpatria of Colombia

If your only reference points for Colombia are Pablo Escobar, drug trafficking, and the Farc guerrilla conflict, it is time you took a fresh look at the country. While Colombia still has its share of struggles, cities have been revitalized, safety has improved, and tourism has revived in recent years. Additionally, the dollar remains strong against the Colombian peso, keeping…

Outdoor Activities in Sweden

If your knowledge of Sweden ends at the innovative consumer products they create and a few pop songs from the 1970s, you should take another look at this Nordic gem when deciding where to go for your next trip abroad. Sweden is becoming a popular travel destination for its outdoor activities and emphasis on mental and physical wellbeing. Activities like…

If you’ve ever wanted to explore South America, backpacking your way from country to country is a great way to see the sights and mix with the locals. It’s a different kind of trip though. Depending on how you do it, you may have to forgo a shower on occasion, be willing to sleep in slightly less than 5-star hotels,…

El Choro Inca Trail

Take a hike! We really mean it. That’s because hiking is great for your mind and body. Lacing up and hitting a trail not only gives you an opportunity to catch amazing views, breathe fresh air and take in the sounds and smells of nature, but it’s also a great form of exercise. Hiking can be a powerful workout that…

As much as I love to talk about shoes, this post isn’t just for the fashion-conscious travelers out there. Since different types of shoes are designed to handle various environments or activities, packing the right ones is necessary in order to ensure a comfortable and safe trip. So how do you know what to bring? First, ask yourself two questions:…

There’s nothing quite like that liberating feeling when you’ve embarked on a trip on your own. Nothing but you and your camera and, of course, a map. And although every traveler should take safety precautions when visiting a new country, those going stag should add a few more things to their list. So if you’re planning on finally making that…

The thought of eating processed and chemical-infused foods terrifies the Health Nut in each of us, but what about the chemicals we put on our bodies? When it comes to insects like pesky mosquitoes and dangerous ticks, we’ll do just about anything to avoid itchy bites and harmful diseases they might carry. In fact, I can recall a particularly unpleasant…

If you’re looking for the next thrilling adventure where you can freely explore rich cultures and new lands, backpacking is a great way to travel to incredible places -- without breaking your wallet. Packing a bag and hopping on a plane without any set plans might be the staple dream for recent grads, but if you’re looking for an inexpensive…

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