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Stars Van, Salar De Uyuni Bolivia Salt Flats

Solo Backpacking in Bolivia

I backpacked through Bolivia, and really loved my solo travel adventure. I know, I know traveling solo is not for everyone and it can be really scary to travel without friends or family. However, you can make your life little easier by adhering to some common sense and following closely the travel tips for first time travelers. In any case,…

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Nusa Penida Arch

Offbeat Bali – Trip to Nusa Penida Island

Why Bali’s Nusa Penida Island Should Be On Your Travel To-Do List If you have stayed in Bali for long enough and have done through the best attractions of Bali, it’s time to look little outside. The three Indonesian isles of Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan are a picturesque trio that collectively boasts instagrammable shorelines, towering limestone cliffs,…

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Guatape, Colombia Sam Ward

Backpacking alone in Colombia

Ready for your South American Adventure? Here are the top things to do in Colombia.   1. Tayrona National Park Tayrona National Park is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Colombia, but for good reason – it is gorgeous! This stunning National Park captures the heart of visitors with its crystal clear blue ocean water, dense green jungle,…

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Starting Off! Train To The Clouds, Day Trip From Salta, Argentina

Backpacking through Argentina

I backpacked through Argentina and loved this amazing country. Argentina is packed with so much natural beauty that you won’t believe. The jungles, the glaciers, the mountains, the flats and of-course the southern tip of the world too! Here are so of my picks of top places to visit in Argentina: 1. Bariloche Ski Resort Bariloche is a sleepy ski resort…

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Roman Bridge, Berat, Albania

Top sites in Albania you must visit

Modest in its size and population, Albania,  packs a punch when it comes to the natural beauty and historical monuments. Albania really has everything that traveler is looking for in a rustic getaway destination. I have cherry picked a list of must visit places in Albania, and except for Tirana the towns are much small and have a quaint rustic…

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Taylor Record,

Backpacking through Peru Itinerary

I backpacked through Peru and found it one of the most beautiful country in South America. Here are the top things to do backpacking Peru:   1. Ollantaytambo, Peru There’s an ages old structure deep in southern Peru that stands as one of the most incredible lost cities that’s been rediscovered by man, but it isn’t Machu Picchu. It’s the…

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Chiang Rai White Temple

Places to visit in Chiang Mai

Situated in the northern part of Thailand and surrounded admist the beautiful mountains is the city of Chiang Mai. For long Chiang Mai had been a pick of a destination for travelers around the world. People usually visit northern Thailand on a very short trip. I’ll suggest if you do have a long itinerary in Thailand, spend 5 to 6…

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Ko Phi Phi, Thailand Island

Exploring Thailand Islands

When someone talks about tropical paradise, the first that comes in my mind are the numerous islands of Thailand. I have been to far corners of the world,  and I have had been to my fair share of islands and beaches but there are none as compared to the ones in Thailand. With pristine beaches and sparkling blue sea, no…

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Pai, Thailand

Things to do in Pai

Little known outside the backpacking circle, and located bit isolated up north, this small Thai town has become a hot favorite of solo trippers in last few years. The town is filled with natural beauty and there are many hiking opportunities including visits to some of the stunning waterfalls. There is no doubt that charms of Pai are not to…

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