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How to Keep Your Round-the-world Travel Budget in Check

“Have I saved enough money for my trip around the world for a year?” Back when Lonely Planet’s Thorn Tree forum was the place everyone went for travel advice from their peers, I used to spend a lot of time looking
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Offbeat Ways to Get Ready for Extended Travel

You’ve saved up, planned an itinerary, and you’re ready to take off on a round-the-world journey or months of backpacking. Great! Are you really ready though for life on the road? Most people I’ve met who are backpacking around the world
encountering noise at night in your travels

Cheap International Travel Means Coping With Noise

How well do you deal with noise? If you are about to go backpacking around the world, you had better get good at tuning out cacophony. Or you had better pack a monster bag of earplugs. Get ready to hear night
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Feeling Rich by Traveling Abroad

Many people in supposed rich countries are struggling to pay the bills, but something budget travelers discover really quickly is that it’s financially easier to actually travel around the world. You will spend less money being on the road for a
Escape to Mexico

You’re Free to Leave the Asylum

An American passport can get you into 174 countries around the world. In many of those countries it’s possible to become a legal resident—or just keep renewing a tourist visa. There’s no rule saying you have to stay in the country