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10 Mistakes You Will Make As A First Time Backpacker.

Backpackers are a funny lot. Despite the abundance of advice available now on how to take a gap year or travel around the world independently there are still the same groups of people making the same mistakes over and over.

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Why I Love Airports.

Airports sometimes get a bit of a bad reputation. Long queues, overzealous security, arguments with flight employees and the endless tedium, stress and desperation that comes with thousands of people all trying to get somewhere. But I absolutely love them,

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The Bemused Backpacker Code Of Responsible Travel.

The Bemused Backpacker Code Of Responsible Travel has been designed to give travellers around the world an ethical guideline on how to travel in a fully informed, ethical and responsible way. Responsible travel is something I believe passionately about, as

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Backpacker Accommodation Alternatives; Beyond The Hostel.

The hostel is a quintessential part of both the backpacker experience and image, and has been for decades. They have changed and improved drastically over the years, with levels of comfort, cleanliness and originality getting increasingly better with time and

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No One Wishes They Travelled Less When They Die.

The world is full of people who have pursued a life filled with adventure, who have travelled the world and pushed the limits of their own mind and body to achieve truly astounding feats. They have seen the world, conquered

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Three Days In Bangkok.

Thailand’s capital city is a heaving metropolis that is many backpackers first introduction to Thailand and South East Asia. At first glance it can be extremely daunting, the crazy traffic and the pollution, the crowds, the exotic nightlife, the backpacker

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5 Free Things To Do In Rio De Janeiro.

Brazil has always been one of the most expensive countries on any backpacker’s South American itinerary, and its capital, Rio de Janeiro in particular can be hard on a travellers budget. This is only going to get worse over the

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