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Family memories A Classic Round the World Trip Part of what we love about indie travel is doing the abnormal. Getting outside the box of the typical one and two week vacation. In today’s article, we break down a RTW trip that hits up some of the most popular destinations for long-term travelers – South America, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, and India. Why you should take this trip Pros With the exception of New Zealand, every other region is extremely cheap to visit (<$35USD/day per person).It gives travelers a wide variety of culture, food, and weather (though variety of weather can be looked at as both a positive and negative).Outdoors? Cons Why this route? When people start planning a RTW trip, choosing the route is typically the most difficult thing to do. Sign up today for Plan Your RTW Trip in 30 Days and start receiving email lesson plans tomorrow – it’s free! This itinerary is a similar one to our RTW trip in 2008-2009. The world is a huge place, and most people’s travel wish list is a mile long (and constantly growing). Packing

Top 10 Homemade Remedies for What Ails You If you're prone to cold sores, you likely know that feeling you get where the blister is going to appear. Something I read about years ago almost always "short circuits" the attack: direct heat! When you're pretty sure a sore is about to appear, or you already have the first tiny blisters, try the following: - dampen a face cloth in water - put it in the microwave for about a minute (CAREFUL it'll be very very HOT) - when the cloth is just cool enough to be handled, apply a portion of the cloth to the lip where the sore is appearing. - when that section of the cloth starts to cool, use a warmer section Repeat the nuke, cool slightly and heat up the lip process 3-4 times. The key is to use at much heat as you can stand. That hasn't failed me yet. If you try this please, please remember the two cautions above: the microwaved cloth will be largely untouchable for at least a couple of minutes and be very careful touching it to your lips.

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50 of the World's Best Breakfasts | The HostelBookers Blog - StumbleUpon – Written by Victoria Philpott Not quite had your fill of breakfasts just yet? Check out our beautifully visual list of the 30 best breakfasts from around the world. Plan your next culinary adventure or just get a little adventurous with breakfast at the weekend. Salivating. That’s the only way to describe me after looking at all this food porn. If you’ve got a tasty recipe for a breakfast you’ve made in a hostel kitchen, let us know. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. Phew, and that’s it! Follow me on Twitter @VickyFlipFlop and let me know what you think of them all… And if I’ve inspired you to travel the world to sample them, remember you can always book your cheap hotels with us at HostelBookers.com. Thanks to everyone for the images from Flickr. Related posts

The World’s Most Underrated Destinations How popular a country is as a travel destination has as much to do with image as it has to do with how interesting a place is to visit or how accessible or affordable it is. Some simply want to go somewhere because it looks nice, while others are drawn to specific locations – whether it’s Tuscany, India, or Mauritius – as the image presented by these destinations fits their own personal aspirations. While popular tourist magnets, such as Australia or New Zealand, excel at self promotion, other equally deserving destinations fare less well in the image stakes; they may be a little of the beaten track, have suffered from poor leadership, or simply have failed to sufficiently promote their own attractions. Nevertheless, some of these less appreciated destinations have far more to offer curious independent travelers than their more adeptly promoted rivals. Planning a trip around these destinations Wanna add these underrated destinations to your trip? Uzbekistan Taiwan Tunisia Georgia and Armenia

39 of the world’s most inspiring routes for road trips [PICs] Whether it’s Utah or Iceland, something about a seemingly endless and open road makes me want to travel. Southeast Asia Backpacking Guides,Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam Leisure / Business Travel Packing List - Travel Light (One Bag)! A Year in the Life of a Full-Time Traveler You are here: Home / Blog / A Year in the Life of a Full-Time Traveler All my life, I’ve dreamed of traveling the world. And in 2011, I achieved what I once thought was impossible without winning the lottery: I became a full-time traveler. And it wasn’t how I pictured. You DON’T need to be insanely rich to travel the world. I’m incredibly fortunate to have built myself a life rich in time and location independence with enough money to get by. So I may not be able to jet anywhere I want at a moment’s notice. Here is what a year in the life of a full-time traveler looks like! January: Thailand, Laos, Vietnam I rang in 2011 on Khao San Road in Bangkok. There was a two-day interlude in overrated Luang Prabang, and then I entered Vietnam (not without almost getting refused to the border). After recovering, I got to know Hanoi better — drinking snake blood was one way — and then experienced Halong Bay on the greatest party cruise of all time! February: Vietnam, Cambodia May: UK, USA, Mexico

Top 20 free attractions in Paris City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise…Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a very cheap date. Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic French market, let yourself be seduced by our top 20 must-sees. They are all are completely gratuit, letting you save the euros for the really important stuff: wine, cheese and a flashing Eiffel Tower keyring you’ll regret the minute you return home. 1. Festooned with gargoyles and gothic touches, this imposing Parisian icon is essential for every visitor. 2. Window-shopping (or lécher les vitrines to the locals) is a great way to take an indulgent peek at objets d’art and wild curiosities you’d never actually buy. 3. A lift to the peak of the Eiffel Tower can squeeze the budget at €13.40 per ticket, but luckily the views below are just as stunning. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Image by OliverN5 9. 10. 11.

Vanishing Point: How to disappear in America without a trace Where there's water, life is possible. True, it may be very difficult and very hard to live, depending, but anyone who's driven, hiked, or camped in the American South West will have noticed that cities and ranches crop up where there's surface water or where there's been a well dug. Within the state of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado, there are deserts, mesas, mountains, and forests where normally people never or rarely visit; not-so-secret places where there's water, access to a road within a day's hike, and where a fairly rugged individual may hide while remaining basically healthy, marginally well fed, and reasonably sane. In this section I'll look at two such environments, neither of which I would recommend, but one of which I'd suggest is a reasonable way to live in basic health while either on the run, hiding out from the law, old girl friends, the draft for an illegal war, putative wives and such. Where exactly? How I Would Do It Some Other Areas

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