What to do on a holiday in Bandung

Photo by CC user Prayudi Setiadharma on Wikimedia Commons Bali and Lombok may be great places to travel in Indonesia, but they have been so overdone that many travelers are actively looking for a more authentic experience in this country. If you crave the latter, spend some time in a city that many local Indonesians travel […]

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Enjoying affordable luxury in the Riviera Maya

While being a backpacker is normally about eschewing luxury in return for the wonders that can only be experienced by traveling on a shoestring budget, some folks get tired of the routine after several months. It is at this time when a little affordable luxury can be a nice break from hostels, as a stay […]

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Tour to Istanbul What to See and Where to Go

All those who are wishing to touch something ancient and unexplored should travel to Istanbul.  Few people today would be surprised by a trip to this city. But the reason for such a perception is simple – many think Istanbul is another resort with many shops, hotels and beaches. But Istanbul was founded 25 centuries […]

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Make the most of a visit to Grand Teton National Park this summer

Want to make the most of a planned visit to Grand Teton National Park this summer? Below, we have assembled a guide that will help you enjoy your limited time there in a manner that will you create memories that will stay will you for the rest of your life… 1) Head out on a […]

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Escape Dreary Weather with These Winter Surfing Destinations

by thehipmunk With an unseasonably warm December finally giving way to arctic-level temperatures in January, it might be time to plan a winter getaway and rediscover the sun and sand. Escape the threat of snow by heading to one of the five destinations below, known as some of the best surf spots during the winter months! […]

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Top hostels in Amsterdam

Heading to Holland soon, and want to book a cool place to stay? When you head to the Netherlands’ most famous city, knowing about the top hostels in Amsterdam before hand will give you a decided advantage over your competition… 1) Lucky Lake Hostel (open from late March to mid-September … check website for details) […]

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How to Avoid Getting Sick on Your Next Flight

by thehipmunk Forget snakes on a plane. Worry about the germs. Research shows that air travelers are at a higher risk for infection than people going about their daily lives. Just how are illnesses spread on a plane? It comes down to two main factors: Airborne germs that are easily inhaled by people sitting in […]

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Making the most of a visit to Glacier National Park

Want to make the most of your visit to Glacier National Park? In this post, we have come up with several suggestions that will fill your stay with activity, from start to finish. 1) Take a Red Jammer tour of Going To The Sun Road Going To The Sun Road is one of Glacier National […]

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The 6 Best Destinations in the U.S. for Chocolate Cake Lovers

by thehipmunk We Americans love eating almost as much as we love excuses to celebrate. Luckily, some very smart men, women, and the odd industrial association or two granted our collective wishes over the years by instituting a number of “official” holidays dedicated to our favorite foods. Fan of soft pretzels? The whole month of […]

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A backpacker’s guide to Ecuador

Looking to make the most of your time in South America’s cheapest country? This backpacker’s guide to Ecuador will fill you in on the best way to make the most of your time in this value-packed nation. 1) See the Galapagos Islands Yes, it’s obscenely popular. Yeah, it’s expensive as heck. But the hype and […]

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Where to Go in Lake Tahoe When You’re Not Skiing

by thehipmunk Lake Tahoe, the cobalt blue lake where California and Nevada meet, boasts a reputation as the ultimate skiing destination for travelers seeking mountainside luxury and rugged adventure. This winter, Tahoe has experienced record snowfallfairly early in the season, so visitors looking to plan a trip should act fast, as local resorts will get […]

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