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My Bizarre Homeless Night in Amsterdam

After an unexpected delay in London, I arrived at Amsterdam central train station around midnight. Being the cheap traveler that I am, I figured I’d just spend the remainder of the night wandering around rather than looking for a place to sleep. I didn’t have much of a choice anyway. After all, it was peak …

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My First Solo Trip Review: Backpacking Europe

In the Summer of 2011 at 18 years old, I set out on my first solo trip. For three months I backpacked around Europe through 20 countries. I traveled by train, bus, and boat. In this article, I review my first solo trip. I’ll talk about planning, packing, budgeting, my route, experiences, and more. I’ll …

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25 Common Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them

While out traveling, there are a lot of sneaky ways that people will try to part you with your hard-earned money. Most common travel scams are more or less the same all over the world. They just vary slightly depending on where in the world you are. This guide is designed to prepare you for …

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How to Avoid Getting Robbed While Traveling

Robbery or mugging is a common form of violent crime all over the world. Unfortunately, any traveler can fall victim. This guide explains, in a rational and honest way, how to avoid getting robbed while traveling. We can’t reduce the risk to zero but we can lower it substantially by taking some simple precautions and …

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How to Avoid Bed Bugs While Traveling

One of the worst experiences of my life was suffering through a bed bug infestation. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy. Unfortunately, bed bugs are more common than ever. If you travel long enough, you will come into contact with these horrible creatures. This guide explains how to avoid bed bugs while traveling. …

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How to Plan a Trip Around the World

Planning a trip around the world can feel overwhelming at first. Hours of research and thought go into making a trip like this a reality. You must consider visas, your route, your budget, transportation, activities, accommodation, and on and on. This guide is designed to give you an outline to follow to help you plan …

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