A Budget Traveler’s Guide To Travel Insurance

Thoughts on travel insurance from a budget traveler who never thought she would need it...until she did.  Travel insurance. What's the deal? Do you really need it? How much is it? What kind should I get? I put off answering these questions for years. I've been traveling consistently since 2015 and it wasn't until 2019 …

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How To Live In Peru For Free: My Work Exchange Experience In Cusco

How to live in Peru for free! Based on my own work exchange experience. As a hardcore budget traveler, I am always looking for ways to travel and explore the world without spending a fortune. I've had so many incredible experiences and I've never spent insane amounts of money. In this article, I'm going to …

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African Safari Photo Diary

My experiences and photos from a game drive in South Africa.  The four-wheel-drive bounds along the dirt path, dodging potholes and boulders along the way. We all jolt around in our seats, but the crisp winter air blowing through the windowless vehicle keeps us cool and calm. Suddenly, the driver slows down the car and …

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Sydney to Melbourne Road Trip: The Ultimate Travel Guide

A detailed travel guide for a Sydney to Melbourne road trip! Of all the cities in Australia, Sydney and Melbourne are the two most famous. Not even Perth, Darwin, Brisbane, or the capital city of Canberra can compete with these two meccas of culture, nightlife, art, and tourism. Sydney and Melbourne are also the two …

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25 Best Travel Books: Travel Inspiration and Books To Take On The Road

25 book recommendations that are great for traveling OR will inspire you to travel. I once read a quote that said: "Books are the training weights of the mind". Whether you are reading a lighthearted, fun story or a heavy book packed with knowledge, you are allowing your mind to explore, learn, grow, and escape …

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10 Reasons To Visit Melbourne

10 reasons to visit Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, Australia.  For many people living or traveling in Australia, Melbourne is one of their favorite cities.  It is cosmopolitan, vibrant, artistic, and conveniently located near Victoria’s vineyards and national parks and the iconic Great Ocean Road.  Many backpackers settle in Melbourne, sucked in by the …

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14 Amazing Stops Along the Great Ocean Road

A list of some of the best things to see along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria.  Australia has so many bucket-list-worthy attractions: watch the sunrise over Uluru, snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, visit Sydney harbor, pet kangaroos in Western Australia, and the list goes on and on.  The Great Ocean Road almost always …

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