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8 Pro Tips for Spending a Year Living Out of Your Backpack

8 Pro Tips for Spending a Year Living Out of Your Backpack

Taking a year to backpack abroad after college is an idea that just about every young person toys with at one point or another. After all, riding trains to places with unpronounceable names, tasting exotic foods, and meeting fascinating people in faraway places sure has more of a romantic appeal than growing your LinkedIn network … Read more

Exploring the Cuban Countryside: A Day Trip from Havana to Viñales Valley

Cuba The lush landscapes of Viñales Valley

In the past couple years, former President Barack Obama and the U.S. government have eased travel restrictions that have kept most Americans from visiting Cuba for more than 40 years. For me, that meant booking a trip as soon as I could—before the country, which currently seems like it’s almost stuck in time, inevitably becomes … Read more

10 Amazing (and Attainable) Thru-Hikes Across the Country

Hike the Wonderland Trail in Mt Rainier National Park, Washington

Weekend backpacking trips are one of the greatest gifts of the summer. You can get so much in just two to three days: a breathtaking vista, a serene mountain lake, a secluded old-growth forest. The only problem is that all too soon you’re back at the trailhead, preparing for the long drive home and wondering … Read more

12 Weird, Wild Winter Festivals Around the World

Frozen Dead Guy Days is not for the faint of heart

Let’s face it: Once the holidays are over, it’s hard not to start counting the (dark) days until spring arrives. But that doesn’t there’s nothing to look forward to during those long winter days. Around the world, communities large and small come together to put on seasonal celebrations that have fun with—and make light of—this … Read more

5 Great Winter Hikes in Seattle

Mt. Baker as a beautiful backdrop

In Washington, the highest of the high country can be snowed in deep from October to June. And that’s true even in a warm winter like this one. But no matter where the mercury falls, there’s a place to lace up your boots—whether you’re craving a quadburner or a riverside ramble, a quick morning jaunt … Read more

Best Bali Beaches, Indonesia

Top 8 beaches in and around Bali

This guide will not only give you must-see, best beaches in Bali, Indonesia. Each recommendation is accompanied with the reasons why each spot is visit-worthy! Best Bali Beaches & Things To Do In Bali, Indonesia Visiting Bali? Don’t limit yourself to this beautiful island, but open yourself to her magical neighbors – only a short boat ride … Read more