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Want to travel vicariously? Start by reading these posts…

What my globe-trotting adventures have taught me about travel, the world and myself

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My favorite travel story. Every big journey will have at least one or two ultimate experiences. I had this one while climbing the highest peak in Central America.

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I happened to be in the Philippines during Easter. Turns out their celebration involves nailing a guy to a cross by hammering real nails through his actual hands. But that wasn’t the craziest part…

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A 5-day trek to forgotten ancient ruins, meeting the indigenous Kogi tribes along the way.

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I still speak of this place in hushed tones. Magnificent azure pools, swimming through dark caves with just a wax candle for light, and jungle adventures.

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The land connecting Panama with Colombia has no roads, is filled with smugglers, and is basically a no-go area. The only way around is by boat. You’ll pass some picture-perfect islands, inhabited only by people who live off coconuts.

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Best Travel Tips & Inspiration

Dig into these posts if you’re planning to travel

Find out which destinations are particular bargains this year, and get inspired to travel more!

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Want to travel cheaply but not sure where to start? This post gives you some basics.

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Got itchy feet? Here are a few first steps you can take to traveling the world…

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Knowing what to look for on hotel search engines means you’ll get to stay in nicer places.

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Using these tools and simple tricks can help you find much better deals.

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Avoid travelling like a mule with this guide to packing using carry-on luggage only.

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Helping you find the best size backpack and best features for regular, backpacking, or RTW travel

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Whether you’re a budget backpacker or a digital nomad, these laptops are perfect for taking on the road.

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The GoPro is a great action camera—but can it be an all-round travel camera as well? On a recent 2-month trip, I put it to the test.

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Destination Overviews

Some jumping off points for different regions…

(Updated) An introduction to the region with links to all my in-depth guides.

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A country-by-country take on highlights and cost of travel in Central America.

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Cost of travel varies greatly in South America, from near-western prices in Brazil to rock-bottom prices in Bolivia. Now updated for 2016.

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