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6 Amazing Treks in South America

If you love exploring the raw beauty and untamed outdoors of the countries you visit, you should know that the entire continent of South America is waiting for you! There are so many amazing treks in South America with each one we are about to suggest offering different ecology, landscapes, and experiences. You will have to be prepared for some …

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Budget Backpacking in Patagonia: Quick Tips to SAVE BIG

Patagonia. The apex of the trekking world. The scenery is unrivalled, and no other wilderness destination is highlighted on so many travellers to do lists like Patagonia. However, the problem for some may be that it can be VERY expensive. Let me tell you that it IS POSSIBLE to pull off budget backpacking in Patagonia. We spent a solid three weeks hiking the …

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4 Highlights of Travelling Colombia

Forget everything you know about Colombia… Finished? Good. Because Colombia has turned a full 180 and has opened its arms to travellers, quickly establishing itself as a backpacker haven. Trying to name only 4 highlights of travelling Colombia is a real challenge. This incredible country has everything from tropical coastlines, exciting cities, uncharted Amazon, heck, even snowcapped mountains if that’s …

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How to be a Traveller, NOT a Tourist

Let’s get the record straight. Travellers and tourists are NOT the same thing! I try to make this case to friends and family just to be met by laughter. Sure I stick out like a sore thumb anywhere I go. Maybe it’s because I look hopelessly lost, or because I totally mess up the locals customs when I try to …

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6 Incredible Backpacking Experiences in Cuba

The late nights dancing your ass off in salsa clubs (with maybe two too many mojitos). The pristine landscapes Vinales and Baracoa that will have any outdoor enthusiast drooling. I could go on and on. There are simply too many incredible backpacking experiences in Cuba to cover in one trip! We tried our best in just over two weeks, but there …

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Why you should NOT book a Merzouga tour

The Sahara desert is a premier travel experience in Morocco – but be warned. Before you go booking anything, you should know the facts. I want to share why you should NOT book a Merzouga tour. That’s right. DON’T DO IT! I have to admit. Lindsay and I were dumbfounded by some of the amazing photos we saw online, and …

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Secluded and SECRET Cenotes in Mexico

You may not know it yet, but cenotes are the crown jewels of the Yucatan peninsula. Not the beaches of Cancun. Not even the pyramids of Chichen Itza! But instead a network of natural pools that spring up in the middle of the jungle and from crumbling caverns below. The secret is out on cenotes, but there are still some …

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Baracoa: Cuba’s Hidden Gem

Far, FAR off the beaten path on Cuba’s southeastern coast lies a hidden treasure. Tucked away in lush green jungles and lined by a beautiful sandy coastline lies Baracoa, a nature lovers paradise! Baracoa’s relative inaccessibility makes it difficult to reach, but the disconnection from the rest of Cuba has preserved its natural beauty and a vibrant small town atmosphere mostly untouched by tourism. A …

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Exploring the Sian Ka’an Reserve

Not too far from the gorgeous beaches and exciting nightlife of Tulum is a little slice of heaven. It’s a spot not too many travellers know about or care to visit, but what they are missing out on is natural beauty at its finest. South of Tulum you can find La Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka’an, a delicate …

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Why you MUST Travel Morocco

To be honest, I’m not even sure where to start! If you have read our Morocco Itinerary post, you already know about our whirlwind trip through this amazing country. There really is something here for everybody. It’s ridiculous when you consider the variety of landscapes that are packed into such as small area. Morocco is the dream destination for any …

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A One-Month Itinerary for Budget Backpacking Peru

With a certain world wonder that captures the imagination of travellers everywhere, in truth, Peru is a country filled with wonders. A striking country with every extreme, Peru is home to some of the most incredible sights in all of South America as well as plenty of little-known adventures waiting to be uncovered. Let me share with you our one-month …

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Budget Backpacking in Patagonia: Quick Tips to SAVE BIG

Patagonia. The apex of the trekking world. The scenery is unrivalled, and no other wilderness destination is highlighted on so many travellers to do lists like Patagonia. However, the problem for some may be that it can be VERY expensive. Let me tell you that it IS POSSIBLE to pull off budget backpacking in Patagonia. We spent a solid three weeks hiking the …

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A Two Week Itinerary for Backpacking Morocco

When us backpackers travel around the world, we search for those magical destinations that knock us off our feet – a country that surprises us around every corner and inspires us to keep searching for more adventures. And I must say… Morocco took our breath away! Our Morocco backpacking itinerary tooks us all over this beautiful country. It was the first time …

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Five Epic Places to Visit in the Yukon for travelers on a Budget!

If you are looking for a getaway where you’re off the grid and in tune with nature you have to visit the Yukon! The Yukon territory truly embodies the Canadian North and allows you to explore some of the most pristine forests in the world — and you can do this all on an extremely strict budget and in the …

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How to Backpack Cuba in 16 Days

Ahhhh Cuba… sweet rum, delicious cigars, and too many pearly white beaches to count! There are so many reasons to backpack Cuba. Aside from the obvious appeal of paradise, Cuba is an incredibly interesting travel destination. You can feel the 1940’s in the air and the spirit of the people bring to life a vibrant culture that’s intoxicating. …or maybe …

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Why I Travel (and You Should Too!)

Lately, I’ve been getting asked by a lot of people why I travel so much. “Shouldn’t you be finding a job?” Sure? “Aren’t you worried about your student debt?” probably a little less than I should be! You have probably also heard questions like these ones too. It can get annoying, or worse, make you question what you are doing! …

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Our Moroccan Homestay

There is nothing that brings people together quite like family. As we travelled all-throughout Morocco we were fortunate enough to meet so many kind Moroccan locals. But, we were even more lucky to spend some time with a Moroccan family. Our homestay introduced us to a side of Moroccan life that we would have never seen without them. I came across an …

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Why you MUST Travel Morocco

To be honest, I’m not even sure where to start! If you have read our Morocco Itinerary post, you already know about our whirlwind trip through this amazing country. There really is something here for everybody. It’s ridiculous when you consider the variety of landscapes that are packed into such as small area. Morocco is the dream destination for any …

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Women in the World: How to Travel as a Female

This one goes out to all you female backpackers out there. We all know that being a woman travelling the world can bring unique challenges. There will be many times where you feel uncomfortable or targeted in public. But we can’t and won’t let that stop us! The way that women travellers are treated in comparison to men is actually …

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Why you should NOT book a Merzouga tour

The Sahara desert is a premier travel experience in Morocco – but be warned. Before you go booking anything, you should know the facts. I want to share why you should NOT book a Merzouga tour. That’s right. DON’T DO IT! I have to admit. Lindsay and I were dumbfounded by some of the amazing photos we saw online, and …

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A Backpacker’s Story: Surfing in Morocco

Coming back home from Morocco, I was a different person. Suddenly, I was saying things like “gnarly” and all I could talk to my friends about was “shredding.” Without a whitecap in sight, I began to feel down on my luck. It took me awhile to realize it, but I was heartbroken. All I wanted to do was go back to …

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Exploring the Sian Ka’an Reserve

Not too far from the gorgeous beaches and exciting nightlife of Tulum is a little slice of heaven. It’s a spot not too many travellers know about or care to visit, but what they are missing out on is natural beauty at its finest. South of Tulum you can find La Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka’an, a delicate …

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Our Moroccan Homestay

There is nothing that brings people together quite like family. As we travelled all-throughout Morocco we were fortunate enough to meet so many kind Moroccan locals. But, we were even more lucky to spend some time with a Moroccan family. Our homestay introduced us to a side of Moroccan life that we would have never seen without them. I came across an …

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Casa Particulares: A MUST in Cuba

Like they say, you can’t knock it till you try it! When I started planning my first trips abroad I spent a lot of time trying to find reasonable accommodation for travelling on a budget. I had stayed in a hostel before, and really enjoyed the social atmosphere of being with other backpackers. The idea of Airbnb seemed really cool, …

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