Marek

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A Backpacker’s Guide to Panama

No, Panama is not just a canal! This guide will show you all this much-overlooked destination has to offer.

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Road Tripping the Bolaven Plateau (With Laos’ Most Epic Waterfalls!)

While motorbiking through southern Laos I saw many stunning waterfalls… and feasted on ants.

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Backpack Review: Tortuga Setout (My New Favorite Carry-On!)

Oh goody! At last, the new Tortuga Setout is exactly the backpack I’ve always wished for.

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Packing Like a Pro and Traveling Light—My Ultimate Guide

Stop traveling like a mule! Pack light and be free like a bird by using these ultimate packing hacks.

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How to Spend a Few Days in Singapore

​An updated look at Southeast Asia’s most expensive city. Can you survive on a budget here?

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Best Travel Backpacks (2018)

(Updated) I reviewed a ton of different backpacks… FOR SCIENCE! And of course to help you find the best one for you.

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Where to Travel in Southeast Asia: Countries at a Glance

Get stoked to travel Asia with my top highlights for each country and links to all my in-depth guides.

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25 Pro Tips for Backpacking Southeast Asia

How to deal with flesh-eating bacteria — and other hard-won advice.

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A Backpacker’s Guide to Laos

Find out how to get the most out of your visit to this remote and beautiful land. (2018 Update.)

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A Perfect Day: My Road Trip From Luang Namtha to Muang Sing

I left behind the trodden path in Laos, and drove along potholed roads to a little town near the Chinese border.

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