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Becoming a happy camper: ultimate camping tips for beginners and first-timers!

On top of a rock in Indonesia, where the wind was so strong the tent-cloth touched my face, I camped. In between a colorful sea of tents...

How to choose the ideal backpack (without going crazy)?

For my upcoming trip Her Greatest Adventure Yet, I decided it was time for a new backpack. After long and careful consideration, I finally opted for the...

Six ethical dilemmas I encountered as a traveler. What will you...

In the last decade, 'ethics in travel' has received increased attention from both travelers and the travel industry. As tourism is booming, this increased awareness...

Ten ways to hold on to that holiday feeling (when you’re...

I just got back from consecutive trips to Sri Lanka, Prague and the Costa Brava and I'm feeling miserable. I'm suffering from excessive fatigue,...

Some simple tips for packing your backpack

"Manouk, is that all you have with you"? I get that question a lot. Compared to friends I'm a light packer. Especially when it...

The pros and cons of a homestay program abroad

 In my early twenties I traveled to Shjiazhuang, a large industrial city south of Beijing to participate in a one-month homestay program of an...

Money and backpacking: How to keep your money safe while traveling?

After working 3 part-time jobs you finally managed to save up enough money for your backpacking dream trip. But I'm sure no one told you...

How to go local while traveling?

Dinner at someone’s home in Kenya, an all-night karaoke session with Japanese students in Tokyo and playing checkers with taxi drivers in China: for...

How to haggle during your travels?

Market Peru
"I feel the adrenaline running through my body. Tension rises. "I have to be strong now and not falter..." I say to myself. "Do...