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What I Learned from each South American Country

After returning home from our six-month adventure it’s been quite overwhelming trying to make sense of it all.  At first it just felt like a whirlwind of unforgettable experiences jumbled together into one incredible adventure…but the more I sat down and thought about it, the more I realized that this trip was WAY more than that — each of these …

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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, …