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The Best Neighborhoods in London: Where to Stay When You Visit

Posted: 2/25/2019 | February 25th, 2019I’ve always liked London, but when I visited last year something in me just clicked—and poof! I finally saw the light and came to love it.London has a million things to do to keep you busy a lifetime over. With its amazing architecture, world-class art museums, tons of historical sites, and unique shopping...

How to Get Around Thailand on the Cheap in 2019

Posted: 2/25/2019 | February 25, 2019Thailand is one of the most popular backpacker destinations in Southeast Asia.It’s also my favorite.Of course, I’m biased.Thailand was where I decided to quit my job and travel the world. I lived there for two years. I ran tours there. I speak the language. I feel at home there.But that aside, Thailand remains...

What Does Globalization Definitely Destroy?

Posted: two/25/2019 | February 25th, 2019Although walking down the streets of Medellín, I came across a Dunkin’ Donuts, a donut chain from my hometown of Boston. (It is the ideal. Locals are fairly attached to Dunkin. Do not mess with a Massachusetts resident and Dunkin.)As I looked at the retailer, a pit formed in my stomach and...

18 Free and Cheap Things to Do in Singapore

Updated: 2/27/2019 | February 27, 2019Singapore is an expensive place to visit. There’s no way around it. The small city state is priced relative to the United States, which is a lot more expensive than its neighbors!On a small stop-over trip, this isn’t a problem.But on a big trip through the region, a trip into Singapore can elicit...

How to Get Around Southeast Asia on the Cheap

Posted: 2/28/2019 | February 28th, 2019Southeast Asia may be a huge region — but it’s super easy to get around.It’s well-traveled (backpackers have been following “the banana pancake trail” since the late ’60s), and there’s an extensive network designed to ensure that you can easily get from A to B.In Hanoi and need to get to Bangkok? In...

How to Live and Travel Full-Time by RV

Posted: 3/7/2019 | March 7th, 2019Over the past few years, there has been an explosion of people giving up the daily grind to live and travel in vans, RVs, and other nontraditional abodes. While traveling in an RV has been something people have been doing for decades, new sharing economy websites, better resources online, more modern vans, and...

Cartagena: A City of Colour, Vacationers, and Meals

Posted: three/12/2019 | March 12th, 2019Throughout the narco heydays, Cartagena was deemed the only “safe” spot in Colombia for vacationers. It was exactly where foreigners vacationed, cruise ships docked, and wealthy Colombians constructed their trip houses.Now, this colorful colonial city remains a single of the most well known destinations for vacationers and Colombians alike. Wealthy Colombians —...

Visiting Budapest: Suggested Itinerary, What to See & Do, and Where to Stay

Posted: 3/13/2019 | March 13th, 2019Before I first visited, I imagined Budapest to be this rundown former Communist capital with little to do.But I was wrong.Dead wrong.Budapest turned out to be a vibrant city with a rich history, beautiful parks and buildings, bustling food halls, cool underground bars, and centuries-old thermal baths.There was indeed a lot to do.Since...

This is Not Your Parents’ Colombia

Posted: three/14/2019 | March 14th, 2019Colombia’s troubled previous – cartels, paramilitaries, poverty, petty crime — casts a extended shadow that nonetheless reaches to nowadays. The nation is nonetheless viewed by lots of as a spot exactly where danger lurks about each and every corner.*Possessing grown up hearing stories of Colombian drug lords, kidnappings, murders, and muggings, these...

My eight Preferred Hostels in Medellín in 2019

Posted: three/19/2019 | March 19th, 2019There are a lot of hostels in Medellín. As “gringo central” for Colombia, you cannot stroll 5 feet with no coming across a single, with majority positioned in El Pablado (Gringoland) and Laureles (up-and-coming Gringoland).In reality, if you appear on Hostelworld, you will discover 93 hostels in this city. That is a...