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How to Become a Backpacker?

This question has been coming up often lately and I'm not quite sure how to answer it but let me try. If someone would have asked me 10 years ago what I'd want to be when I grew up, my answer would have been "to become a successful business woman". "I want to be a backpacker" would have NEVER been anywhere near my answer. This was my answer before I was exposed to traveling. The rest was history once I bega ...

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How to Pick Your First Backpacking Destination?

So you've probably been thinking about going backpacking and beginning to feel ready to take the leap of faith! The first step is figuring out where to travel to. As an experienced backpacker, I would suggest you stick to a place or region or country you are already familiar with. I don't necessarily mean a place you traveled to but at least that you can relate to. But if that would make you feel more confi ...

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Safety Travel Tips For Women

When I backpacked Europe of a year, I had to find smart, easy ways to keep my most important belongings close to me. Not only my valuables I had to take special care of, but also myself. Since it is a fact that all women need to travel 100 percent more carefully than men, due to basic problems that can occur very easily. A few quick tips I have learned over that last few years from backpacking is watch the ...

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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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What airline do you choose?

Before I book my trip I always have the hardest time in finding what airline is best, cheapest, and flexible. I usually book last minute and when I am in the country I am backpacking I sometime just book a flight that day. Ya, I do everything last minute! It can be scary but really it is just because I’m not sure what airline to pick! Qantas Airlines All Australia’s know how to travel when using their leadi ...

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What Backpackers Shouldn’t Do

Whether you are new to backpacking or not, there are some fundamental rules to follow. Yes, I know what you are thinking RULES?... for backpackers!! But yup, trust me there are a few you will want to follow! Don't annoy the people sleeping in your dorm Sleeping in hostels means sharing your room with other backpackers. This can range anywhere between 4 to 12 people per room, on average. So if you want to go ...

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Things Backpackers do… but just don’t Brag about

In 2004/05 I backpacked Europe for an entire year. While I was backpacking there were many things I would do and no one would know about. What I mean is, when you are a backpacker you want to save as much money in every possible way. So you work around things that you know you can get away with. A few things every backpacker does, but just doesn’t brag about it. Taking food from hostels to save it for lunch ...

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Egypt? Tour? What one should I decide on?

I am still debating what adventure I want to explore so I decided to do some research.  My first choice is Egypt so I started investigating knowing that it will be the most dangerous quest . Out of this research I wandered across some  blogs that mention women traveling Egypt alone. From reading these blogs  I came to the conclusion that not even an experienced women traveler like myself should take the ris ...

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