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Solo Hiking the Slovenian Mountain Trail

I sat in a hostel room in Maribor, northeastern Slovenia, hiking gear and packaged food strewn all over my bed. I was planning to start walking the Slovenian Mountain Trail the following day but I still knew almost nothing about it. Established in 1953, It’s one of the oldest long distance mountain trails in the […]

8 Reasons Why You Should Go On A Caravan Holiday

Caravan holidays are making a comeback. With the cost of holidays rising, this cheaper alternative is a cost-effective and flexible option for an impromptu weekend getaway. Whatever your age the thrill of a caravan holiday is hard to beat. Still not convinced? We’ve put together 8 reasons why you should go on a caravan holiday. […]

Essential Items for Your Hiking Backpack

Essential Items for Your Hiking Backpack (Infographic) A well-packed backpack is a key factor in making sure your hike is comfortable, safe and enjoyable. Learn more about how to pack your hiking bag in the infographic below. Packing for a hike can be a balancing act – you want to ensure that you have everything […]

How Traveling Across The Globe Can Improve Mental Health

Whether you’re traveling to a local city near your home or across the globe, science shows that traveling can positively influence mental health. In fact, a study by Harris Group found that 72 percent of millennials prefer to spend their money on experiences rather than on material items, noting that experiences brought more happiness to […]

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Walking Sky Road on Ireland’s West Coast

I stand above the ocean at Sky Road’s summit and look out over the islands, where folktales say mermaids sit and sing and comb their hair. A group of French tourists laugh amongst themselves. There’s … [Read More...]

Bhutan and Punakha Festival

It all started with a dream and a decision to let go and trust life. I stumbled upon an image of Taktsang Monastery or Tiger Nest last year but honestly never thought I’d make it to Bhutan. In a … [Read More...]

My Exciting Fishing Trip in Croatia

This is my story of a summer vacation in Croatia last year. Me, my girlfriend and parents went to a place where my father had a small camper house. We took a long vacation and experienced a lot of new … [Read More...]

10 Ways Traveling Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur

  Authors Bio: Sarah Grace Del Rosario Sarah is a travel and lifestyle blogger. For more information go to DIY Projects. … [Read More...]

A Local Guide to Exploring Antigua

No trip to the Caribbean is complete without a stop in Antigua. East of St. Kitts, this quintessential Caribbean island is defined by corrugated coasts, miles of silky golden sands, quaint … [Read More...]

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Essential Items for Your Hiking Backpack

Essential Items for Your Hiking Backpack (Infographic) A well-packed backpack is a key factor in making sure your hike is comfortable, safe and enjoyable. Learn more about how to pack your hiking … [Read More...]

7 Essential Tips for Women Solo Hikers

Doing thing solo, especially hiking solo, is one of the best ways to improve the independence and personal skills. Of course, hiking alone in the wilderness has its risks. Yet, there is no reason … [Read More...]

What I’ve Learned From Reviewing Over a Dozen Backpacks

After a year and a half of one bag travel, I caught the backpack bug—big time. So much so that I started my own website, packhacker.com, where my team and I review backpacks and other gear with a … [Read More...]

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The Backpack Hostel in Cape Town South Africa – Hostels for Backpackers

The Backpack Hostel Conveniently located in Cape Town, The Backpack Hostel is a great base from which to explore this vibrant … [Read More...]

The Local Hostel NYC in New York City, USA – Hostels for Backpackers

The Local Hostel NYC Conveniently located in New York (NY), The Local Hostel NYC is a great base from which to explore this … [Read More...]