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Why Backpacking is not Solely for “Backpackers”

An Unconventional Perspective on Backpacking Why you should go for it Surely not everyone is meant to or even has the desire to travel like a backpacker.  There are those who seek the comforts of home even when traveling abroad.  Then, there is the backpacker; the somewhat undefinable person, who seeks the difficult and thrives in the challenges of the ... Read More »

5 Things That You Need To Be Doing Before Traveling

 5 Ways to Ensure that you get the most out of your Upcoming Trip Whether you have traveled extensively in the past or are a first timer, there are some things that you need to consider at least a few weeks before jumping on a plane to the ends of the earth.  Surely, by now you are thinking, “Well, I ... Read More »

Hostel Conversations

Why we travel… Recently, when staying in a hostel in Dublin, I took part in some of the more interesting conversations that I have had in my life.  Perhaps, it was just the people or the timing, or both.  Or maybe, it was that we were all seeking the same thing: answers and knowledge. We were all fixated on getting ... Read More »

Socializing as a Single Traveler

The other day my friend asked me how a single traveler meets people.  “Isn’t it difficult”, he asked. In my experience, it is actually easier to meet people when you are traveling by yourself than with a group.  The reason is when you travel with a group you tend to alienate yourselves and stick together.  Whether you realize it or not ... Read More »

3 Principles You Should Never Forget When Traveling

When you are traveling, there are some unwritten laws that I believe should be followed.  They are more moralistic than real laws, but still nevertheless I feel that they are relevant to all travelers. Manners It’s all about the experience How fortunate you are These may seem like a somewhat different list, but it is what I feel works.  People should ... Read More »

The worst place I’ve been?

So, last night at a dinner someone asked me what the worst place that I have experienced was. Their reasoning for the question was because everyone always asks about the best, so they wanted to know the worst. Fair question I thought, but I realized that it was not such an easy one to answer. Realistically, it would be easy ... Read More »

Travel Quotes

10 Timeless Travel Quotes Here is a list of my favorite quotes about traveling. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  Lao Tzu It is better to travel well than to arrive.  Buddha No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old familiar pillow.  Lin Yutang ... Read More »

Travel Songs

      12 Travel Songs You Should Have 99 Luft ballons – Nena Paradise – Coldplay Hotel California – The Eagles Desert Rose – Sting Peace Train – Cat Stevens One – U2 Tunak Tunak Tun – Daler Mehndi Redemption Song – Bob Marley Porcelain – Moby Last of the Mohicans Theme – Dougie Maclean Viva La Vida – Coldplay Vamos a la playa – Miranda Stereo Love – ... Read More »