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Travel with a Tent: Why Every Backpacker Should Check out of the Hostel and Camp

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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How to Travel Between Belize City and Cancun By Bus

In this guide, I explain, step-by-step, how to travel between Belize City and Cancun overland by bus. This is an easy trip to make. The service is direct. There is no need to changes buses along the way. How to Buy Tickets Tickets can be purchased at the bus station on the day of travel. …

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My Experience Buying a $150 Motorcycle and Riding Through Vietnam

To read my step-by-step guide to making this trip yourself, check out my article: How to Buy and Ride a Motorcycle Through Vietnam When I first arrived in Vietnam, I didn’t even know buying a motorcycle and riding through the country was an option. At the very least, I thought it would be too expensive. …

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The Best Watch for Travel: Casio Sport Watch W800H-1AV Review

I bought the Casio Sport Watch W800H-1AV on Amazon in 2011 just before my first backpacking trip abroad. I knew I needed a reliable watch to keep track of time for train and bus schedules while I was traveling in Europe. Since then, I have worn this watch in almost 60 countries on 6 continents. …

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My Phone was Pickpocketed in Tanzania and I got it Back!

My phone was pickpocketed when I was riding a minibus back to Arusha after going on Safari in the Serengeti. It all happened pretty quick. There were at least three guys involved and I’m not sure exactly who took my phone but I have a pretty good idea of how they did it. I have …

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Inside a Tijuana Bar During an Armed Robbery

While walking home one evening after enjoying a couple of drinks, I noticed a bar that was advertising beers for only two bucks. I decided to stop in for one more drink before calling it a night. Inside, the place was depressing. It was run down and pretty empty. Maybe 5 customers sat scattered throughout …

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My Phone was Pickpocketed in Tijuana and I Got it Back!

This was my own fault really. I was stumbling back to my apartment alone at around 3 am after having a few too many drinks with a friend when a prostitute approached me. She was probably about 40, spoke only Spanish, and was clearly really high. She put her hand on my chest and began …

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