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I bought the Eagle Creek Silk money belt on Amazon about 12 years ago before my first solo trip. I have worn this money belt while traveling through 66 countries on 6 continents. So far, it has held up incredibly well. I still travel with the same one to this day. This is one piece …

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The city of Tijuana is right in the middle of a major Renaissance. Over the past few years, trendy restaurants, cafes, food trucks, and craft breweries have begun popping up all over the city. What was once a dangerous border town is quickly becoming a foodie destination. The craft beer scene, in particular, is booming. …

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One of life’s greatest pleasures is sleeping under the stars. There’s something that just feels natural about sleeping outdoors. Imagine waking up to a panoramic view of the fjords of Norway. Or falling asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the beach in Mexico. You just can’t get that experience in a hostel …

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While planning my to Africa, I had a tough decision to make. Did I want to travel independently or join an overland tour? If you’re reading this, you’re probably facing the same dilemma. Many travelers choose to travel in an overland group tour when visiting Africa for the first time. Usually either because of fears …

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When I travel, I love taking advantage of free stopover opportunities. It’s a great way to see part of the world I otherwise wouldn’t get to see. Many airlines offer free stopovers in their home country. As an incentive for tourists, some countries waive visa requirements for stopover passengers. This is the case with China. …

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Remotely located in the Namib-Naukluft National Park in the Namib Desert, Sossusvlei is known for its spectacular orange sand dunes and ancient clay pans. Looking out over the dunes, you feel like you’re on another planet. In this guide, I explain, step-by-step, how to visit Sossusvlei independently and on a budget. I’ll also outline all …

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