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Responsible travel gear: Fjällräven

In recent years, my travels became more adventurous, more off-the-beaten-track and more focused on outdoor activities. For example, in these last two years, I hiked the Fann mountains in Tajikistan, trekked the Georgian Caucasus...

A modest guide to a surf camp in Taghazout, Morocco

Taghazout, Morocco - "How's the swell?" someone asks. I'm in Taghazout, one of the premier surf towns in Morocco. After gaining some surf experience in Indonesia and South Africa, I was eager to take...

Hiking in Mestia, Svaneti – Mazeri, Guli, Koruldi to Ushguli

Georgia (the country) - Albeit short, I loved my hiking trip to Georgia. I spent my time exploring the remote Svaneti region with snowy peaks, impressive glaciers, and green valleys. Here, high in the mountains,...

The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking Turkey

Never did I imagine that backpacking in Turkey would be so much fun! From balloon-filled skies in Cappadocia, sailing along the Turquoise coast and playing numerous games of Tavla (backgammon) with the welcoming Turkish people, Turkey...
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3 ways backpacking makes you a more responsible traveler

Responsible travel is booming. You read about responsible travel (a.k.a. sustainable travel or ethical travel) in the newspaper or on blogs, and travel organizations increasingly use it as a selling point. Even the United...

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Highlights of my recent Vienna city trip with friends

Vienna is a classical city of grandeur, traditions and art and is divided into 23 districts (couldn't help thinking of the Hunger Games). The city...

Photo essay: 28 things not to miss in Kenya

Kenya, a country with the most beautiful natural wonders, fascinating tribes and immense contrasts. Travel to remote Lake Turkana in the north, relax at...

How to cross the Irkeshtam border from China to Kyrgyzstan –...

When I was Kyrgyzstan, I wanted to cross the Irkeshtam border into China. However, the internet provided me very little information on how to...

Trying out the Rotterdam Routes App

"Of course I know Rotterdam...!" I grew up near Rotterdam and I've been living in Rotterdam since I was eighteen. It's safe to say I...
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