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Hiking Santa Cruz Without a Guide

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Hiking Santa Cruz Without a Guide

Hiking the Santa Cruz trek in Huaraz, Peru doesn't have to be expensive. You can do it without a guide and have way more fun for less money if you follow our simple steps including a budget, itinerary, and advice.

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Getting To Machu Picchu For $19

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Getting To Machu Picchu For $19

You don't have to fork over hundreds in order to see Peru's exciting historic site of Machu Picchu. Transportation to the lost city takes less than a $20 bill and requires merely a sense of adventure. 

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From Expert Backpacker To Backpacking Expat

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From Expert Backpacker To Backpacking Expat

Anyone who has been travelling for a long time can probably agree that there is an innate change that takes place within us. We have broken down and dissected what different kinds of travelers there are and separated the major differences into 7 defining categories. This is what turns us from an Expert Backpacker into a Backpacking Expat.

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Bagan, Myanmar vs. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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Bagan, Myanmar vs. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Cambodia (located in between Thailand and Vietnam), and the lesser known Myanmar (to the northwest of Thailand) both offer their visitors truly remarkable ancient ruins. Though the countries of Cambodia and Myanmar are extremely different from one another, one thing is for sure - both countries and ancient sites offer its visitors breathtaking landscapes and a memorable experience. They are both as overwhelming as they are repetitive, uplifting as they are mysterious, and each worthy of a visit.

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12 Ways To Not Suck At Being A Tourist

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12 Ways To Not Suck At Being A Tourist

In order to be a better tourist we must do more than look through the microscope. We must engage and try to understand other cultures. Our 12 easy ways of becoming a better tourists include contributing locally, bartering responsibly, and giving a friendly smile.     

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Exploring Angkor Wat

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Exploring Angkor Wat

With so much ground to cover in the Angkor archeological park it’s best to have a clear plan, knowing which sites are the most recognizable, the most overrun by the forrest, and the least touristy. Our easy guide for the cheapest way around Angkor, Cambodia and the best places to snap a photo is built from an actual budget detailing the costs for visiting Angkor and the best circuit to take. 

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An Unexpected Stay in Valparaíso, Chile

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An Unexpected Stay in Valparaíso, Chile

Valparaíso, Chile is an iconic corner in the world of street art. Only two hours journey from Chile's capital city of Santiago this coast line cultural hub is a beacon of the independent and youthful voice that emerged after the two decades of a Pinochet dictatorship.  

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What It's Really Like to Stay In Hostels

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What It's Really Like to Stay In Hostels

So if this Hollywood ambush on hostels is wrong, than what is it really like to stay in a hostel? After visiting 30+ countries and their ensuing hostels, we’d like to unravel the mysteries of hostel life and why the backpacking community is so tied to them. 

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