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I’ve always been frugal. In this guide, I explain how to travel on an ultra-low budget of less than $10 per day so you can travel longer, further, and see more with less money. You may find some of these methods a bit hardcore. Some may be unethical. Some may even be illegal in certain …

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Travel with glasses and contacts is a hassle. They are fragile. You have to clean them regularly. If you lose them or damage them, finding replacements can be a challenge. Unfortunately, it’s something that many of us travelers just have to deal with. After all, we need to see what we actually traveled all this …

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A visit to Tijuana makes for an excellent day trip or weekend getaway from anywhere in Southern California. You can easily take the Greyhound bus to San Ysidro. From there, you’re just steps from the border. This article explains how to take the Greyhound bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana, step-by-step including station locations, ticket …

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Bus travel in Africa is an adventure. Last year, I backpacked from Ethiopia to South Africa pretty much all by public bus. For many of the bus routes that I traveled, there just wasn’t much information online. The following step-by-step African bus guides include information on bus companies, pricing, departure and arrival times, border crossings, …

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I bought the Osprey Talon 44 Hiking Backpack from Amazon about 8 years ago in preparation for my first solo trip. Since then, I have used this backpack for months at a time traveling to almost 60 countries on 6 continents with it. I still travel with the same backpack to this day. It has …

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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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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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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 change buses along the way. Update: I made this trip a few years ago. I have heard that this route is no …

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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. After talking to a few travelers about the journey, my interest was piqued, but I still wasn’t sure. The following night the decision …

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