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…

Best Books to Read While Backpacking

With so many books to choose from its hard to know which stories will really enhance your travel experience. Travel books are important not only because they inspire you to take the road less traveled but in your worst/ best moments they will reconfirm why you decided to take this crazy trip in the first place. Its also a great way to understand the people and culture of a place before you go and even while you are there visiting.

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

Top 10 Cheap Destinations

Top 10 Cheap Destinations While most individuals shy away from taking off to some exotic country fearing it will liquidate their bank account, this assumption couldn’t be farther from the truth. Some countries, in fact, are even cheaper to travel in than living your day to day life in the comfort of your hometown –
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