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10 Things I want to Do Before I die!

For many of us, death can be scary. It can happen today like it can happen tomorrow but below are 10 things I'd like to do before I die. Skydive in Taupo New Zealand, the capital of skydiving in the world. Bungy jump in the Swiss Alps. I was 15 the first time I went to Switzerland and I remember seeing young backpackers bungy jump near the Swiss Alps. It's been on my list of things to do since that day! Go ...

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My Disastrous Experience with White Water Rafting!

A while back, my friend planned a white water rafting trip for her birthday. Open to doing new things, I said yes in a heartbeat. Signing my life away on the site prior to embarking on the raft seemed like no big deal at the time. Oh boy was I wrong! As a previous competitive swimmer, water was my best friend. I practically lived in it so I definitely had no fear of it . I foresaw no issue with going white ...

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A Little Adventure In Cuba

I love sea-dooing in Canada, especially up north. So I assumed I was going to love going in the Atlantic Sea. Yup, I was wrong. Well it’s wasn’t so much that I hated it, it was more how scary it was. It all started with turning the motor on and it wasn’t like your typical jet-ski. It had a 1960 year old looking motor and a huge bus, steering wheel. So turning it on was out of my league and trying to make fu ...

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Top Destinations for Independent Travelers

There are many places for an independent traveler to travel to, but take a look at this. In 2009 Europe was not one of the hot picks for independent travelers. Below are the top countries that will surprise you! Colombia Now everyone says, Colombia is one of the most dangerous countries to travel solo to, however this is where all the independent backpackers ventured off to in 2009. Within the last few year ...

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What Backpacking Travel Guidebook Do You Prefer?

When I traveled Europe back in 2005, I never used a book or any sort of guide. Well I didn’t really know anything like a backpacking travel guidebook existed. It wasn’t until I met someone who have a Lonely Plant and showed me how easy it was to find the best hostels, the best site seeing locations, and the cheapest places to eat great food. This is when I knew backpacking could be easy for anyone. This boo ...

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2010 – Year of the Tiger

So this is very random, but I decided to write about it. As I was on the subway Friday evening, coming home after work, I heard a few people talk about what this year has in store for those who are the year of the Tiger. I never really doubled glanced or thought twice about the Chinese horoscope. However, my birthday is approaching very quickly and I for one was born in the year of the Tiger. Starting from ...

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Why Become a Backpacker?

Well in reality I don’t think I ever asked myself that question. I believe it was just a bug that streamed in my blood and would always keep pinching me to do adventure after adventure. I just could never get enough of exploring new cultures, places, and countries. Being a backpacker is really wanting to be free and creating your own adventures. However, you need to have it in you in order to get the freedo ...

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The Hot New 2010 Travel Spots

Every year I find backpackers seek a new hot spot to check out. One year it was Prague and another was trekking up to see Machu Picchu. So what is it this year? As far I know there are a few travel places to seek in 2010! Even though I live in Canada I am not much of Canadian who loves the cold, snowy weather. I rather sit on a beach and sink my toes in the hot sand. Yet, I would love to travel to Nepal. As ...

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Backpacker’s New Years Resolution

As the New Year approaches and new years resolutions are floating around people minds, another event occurs for us backpackers. A time for planning and drawing on the world map, in where to adventure next! I always make a new years resolution, in promising that I will explore some crazy place in this world. However, since this is now a typically occurrence for me, I just decide to choose a few different res ...

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7 Days of Exploiting Modern & Ancient Greece!

Merry Christmas everyone!!! So today I decide to add a little something different into Tanya's and I's blog.  Tanya is away in the jungle and having the time of her time, well what I hope! As for I , a traditional Christmas morning is on it's way. Oh and yes there is snow !! Love waking up to a white Christmas Morning. Anyways, before I ramble on about Christmas, I do have a family who loves to travel as mu ...

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