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The Biggest Backpacker Budget Killers: Location, Velocity, & Distance

If you’re trying to put together a reasonable backpacker budget for a journey around the world, start with the logistics instead of the bucket list. The difference between the planning process for an experienced traveler and one planning to take off
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Guatemala Travel Prices

How cheap is Guatemala? What are the prices like for travelers? Well, that depends a lot on how you travel. As a backpacker eating at market stalls and taking the gussied-up school buses that ply the back roads, sharing your sleeping
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What All Those Spanish Place Names Mean

You probably rattle off Spanish place names many times a year, especially if you live in the western USA. But do you know what all those names mean? I’m writing this from Baja (Low), California, where I’m visiting The Capes, The
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Sorry Kids, but Belize Is No Travel Bargain

I just came back from my third trip to Belize and there are a lot of things to love about the country as a traveler. Unfortunately, the prices won’t be one of them. “This is the most expensive place we’ve been
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Useful Nicaragua Travel Websites and Resources

Here’s how I opened this post when it originally went up in 2008: “There aren’t a lot of Nicaragua travel websites out there, partly because there’s not much money to be made yet. The tourism numbers are still relatively small. That