The Art of Haggling

In most countries, outside North America, haggling is seen as an integral part of most commercial transactions, especially when it comes to tourist shops, hotels or excursions. It is not unusual for tourists to be charged at least double or even triple the ‘local’ price. Ideally

The Best of Argentina in Two Weeks

Iguazu Falls

The Best of Argentina The sound of tango, the smell of perfectly grilled steaks and the aroma of Malbec has always beckoned me to Argentina and as a newly married woman, my husband and I decided to head to Argentina for our honeymoon. Both with demanding work schedules, we had to pack in a lot of action in
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Women’s Health

Womens Health

Women’s Travel Health Women travelling abroad will encounter a range of women’s travel health issues: ranging from pregnancy complications to urinary tract infections to candida. Female backpackers should be prepared for unexpected illnesses and be able to recognize the symptoms and effectively treat them before the issue worsens. Pregnant Women: Women’s Travel Health Issues Pregnant
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Why Go Backpacking?

Why Go Backpacking? Why go Backpacking? To those of you that have been backpacking before, you probably already have “The Itch” and need no convincing. But, to those that have never had a real backpacking experience, then you need to keep reading. By “The Itch,” I am referring to the unrelentingly desire to move from
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A Canadian Adventure – Dog Sledding in Quebec City

Dog sledding in Quebec City Quebec City is known for the UNESCO listed World heritage Site of Vieux Quebec (fortified old city), the 19th century Chateau Frontenac and the famous ski hills of Mont Sainte Anne but its also a great spot for outdoor activities. Quebec City is a fantastic city to visit in both
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Communicating With Locals Like a Game of Charades?

First word, 4 letters, 3 syllables, second word 2 letters and point to oneself- Help me you scream! Communicating while traveling abroad can often seem like a game of charades or even a one man play both to you and the person you are attempting to communicate with. While you may master the basics, communicating becomes increasingly more difficult if…

Backpacking Must-Haves

What to Pack

While every traveler can figure out the traveling basics such as t-shirts and underwear, whether or not they need a fleece and what constitutes appropriate footwear etc. these packing tricks may not seem obvious at first glance but they are the little things that make traveling that much simpler and safeguard you against…

Backpacking Western Europe Itinerary

Backpacking Europe Rome Italy

Backpacking Western Europe Itinerary Every traveler to Europe needs a solid backpacking Western Europe itinerary. Many backpackers start their first backpacking adventures in Western Europe, the itinerary  below outlines all the hotspots along the Western Europe circuit. 26 Day Netherlands to Greece Backpacking Western Europe Itinerary Adventure Day 1-2 Amsterdam, Netherlands Once you get over
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