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5 Things I Want to Tell My 2010 Self About Traveling Abroad

This is a guest post written by Amber & Billy Parker from https://www.lessonsfromtravel.com × Dismiss alert As I gazed upon the approaching Phnom Penh International Airport, I remember asking myself in disbelief, “What am I doing?” In the summer of 2010, my now husband and I decided to quit our jobs in the US, sell […]

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How To Travel Venice On A Backpacker Budget

Venice is utterly stunning. Situated within the historical channels of a lagoon, Venice is one of the most popular destinations on the globe. With gondolas floating down the picturesque canals, quaint bridges connecting passageways and beautifully mazed streets, Venice is known to be one of the most romantic, idealistic cities in the world.    Yeah I get […]

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Tim’s Tasty Travelling Guide to Medellín, Colombia.

Make Medellín a Must for your next South American Adventure. Katty and I (Tim), just finished a three-month stint living in Medellín, Colombia. I hope I can convince you to put it high up on your list of must go destinations! Although we left after three months could have easily lived here for a lot […]

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8 BEST Destinations For First-Time Solo Backpackers

Travelling alone for the first time can be daunting and scary. Stepping outside your comfort zone for the first time is something us humans are not very good at. It’ll make you feel uneasy doing things you’ve never done before, but so does going for an interview right? If you didn’t bite the bullet and sit down in […]

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Cusco, Peru

Dear Cusco, You have my heart. You are the exception to my “I hate cities” rule. I had been waiting for a long time to reach Cusco, and this would be my introduction to Peru as a whole. This area of the world has been calling my name for a long time, with many treks […]

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PILPINTUWASI: SIX WEEKS AT AN ANIMAL RESCUE IN THE AMAZON JUNGLE

We slowly approached the wooden dock on the beach. “Bienvenidos a Padre Cocha” read the big white letters on the hill. 20 foot collectivo boats lined the shore. People got on and off, carrying groceries and cargo they had purchased in Iquitos. Others stood still, staring and laughing at me as I tried not to lose my balance […]

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A Journey Through The Amazon: How To Get To Iquitos (I’M ON A BOAT)

Iquitos, Peru is the largest city in the world that is not accessible by road. This leaves two options for your arrival: by plane or by boat. Without knowing this, I accepted a volunteer position at an animal rescue outside of Iquitos – so naturally, this caused some hiccups when I started planning my arrival. Flights […]

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10 Things You Need To Do Before You Travel The World!

Planning for a trip away is always exciting, especially if you are heading to a place you always dreamt of. However, planning can soon turn into a sweaty panic, especially if you have no idea where to start. When I took off on my first world adventure back in 2013, I had no idea what I was doing….seriously, I […]

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The Ultimate Travel Guide: The Gili Islands

The Gili islands are a small cluster of well…paradise. Situated just off the coast of Lombok and close enough to Bali to inherit its charm, the Gili’s offer pearl white beaches, warm tropical waters and beautifully fresh cooked fish. The horse and carriages replace cars and any other forms of motorised transport, keeping the noise to […]

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Major travel scams you NEED to avoid!

For shady scammers, we are walking ATM’s. As travellers, we all think we are way too smart to get ripped off but unfortunately it happens all too often. On my first trip to India it took all of 2 hours before my friend and I were caught up in the middle of a well-established scam […]

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