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How to Travel Independently (and Cheaply) in Cuba

Salsa, cigars, 1950s cars and mojitos await in this fascinating country. But you’ll have to travel a bit differently…

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Backpack Review: Osprey Porter 46 (Newest 2017 Edition)

Osprey’s new 2017 model of the Porter 46 sees some great improvements, but how does it compare to the Farpoint 40?

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Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala: Camping on Volcán Acatenango

Chris camps overnight on top of Guatemala’s Volcán Acatenango and witnesses lava eruptions…

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The Ultimate Top 100 of Travel Instagram Accounts

A Top 100 of inspiring travel Instagrammers, ranked based on user engagement and activity.

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18 Amazingly Cheap Places You Should Travel to in 2018

Get inspired to travel with this ranking of top budget-friendly destinations around the world…

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A Guide to the Best Hikes in the Drakensberg, South Africa

Breathtaking photos and essential advice for hiking around Drakensberg National Park.

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My First TBEX Travel Blogger Conference: Here’s What I Learned

After 5 years of travel blogging I finally went to my first conference. I totally should have done this sooner.

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Best Travel Laptops (2017)

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

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Cost of Travel in Central America: How to Budget Your Trip

A detailed overview of travel costs in Central America, updated for 2017.

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Best Travel Cameras (2017) – Compact, Action & Mirrorless

(Updated) These lightweight cameras and smartphones are ideal for travel photography.

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Online Safety Tips for On the Road

These tips will keep your digital devices safe from cybercrime while you’re on the road.

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How to Snag the Ultimate Cheap Flights (Before Anyone Else Does)

Momondo and Skyscanner are good, but for truly spectacular flight deals you should look somewhere else…

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Reader Survey: How Can I Improve Indie Traveller?

Please let me know your thoughts in this 2 minute feedback survey…

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Best Travel Backpacks (2017)

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

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10 Most Popular 1-Star Hotels in Lisbon

(Guest post) An overview of affordable and charming places to stay in Lisbon.

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My (Mis)Adventures in Galicia, the ‘Scotland of Spain’

I recently explored a less-visited part of Spain, but doing so in August proved more challenging than expected…

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Tips for Traveling Malaysia on a Budget

Malaysia is not as cheap as Thailand or Vietnam, but with some thrifty planning you can still travel on a budget…

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5 Useful Skills for Getting Work Abroad & Traveling Longer

(Guest post) These language and writing skills will help you easily get work abroad.

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Thailand Itinerary for 2 to 4 Weeks (North & South Highlights)

A sample route for northern Thailand and the southern coasts.

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Backpack Review: eBags TLS Mother Lode Convertible

Is this carry-on backpack just for weekend trips, or does it hold up for longer trips as well?

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Travelling & Island Hopping in Croatia: A Budget Travel Guide

Croatia is a fun and easy country to travel, with Venetian-era cities, beautiful islands, and a slew of Game of Thrones locations…

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7 Truly Off the Beaten Path Destinations in Northern Thailand

Live in a treehouse, see elephants, and visit mountaintop temples in places you’ve (probably) never heard about…

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Visiting Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Vietnam

Midway between Hue and Ha Noi, this national park filled with caves is an under-the-radar place in Vietnam.

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Moving to Lisbon: 9 Things You Should Realistically Know

A few honest tips for expats and digital nomads looking to base themselves in Lisbon.

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Top Places to Visit in Portugal

Gorgeous historical cities, delicious seafood, great beaches, and low cost make Portugal a must-visit destination.

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5 Best Pocket-Size Travel Games

Enough with that same old boring deck of playing cards. Here are a few original games you can play while on the road…

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9 Excellent Things to do in Beautiful Pokhara

Pokhara is the perfect place in Nepal to visit Buddhist temples, see Lake Phewa, go paragliding and trekking, and more.

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Best Hostels in Thailand

A few recommended boutique and social (non-party) hostels in Thailand.

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VPNs for Travel: Why You Need It & How to Set it Up

A VPN not only protects your connection, but also lets you unblock websites while you’re abroad…

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My Hype Magazine Interview About Thailand

Hype Magazine recently did this Q&A with me about Thailand & Krabi.

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