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  • Finding Cheap Flights

    Tips and tricks on when to fly, when to buy, where to search, how to compare, and what a good deal looks like. Read more

  • Booking Hotels & Hostels

    The best hostel website, the best cheap hotel website, and everything you need to know about CouchSurfing. Read More

  • Using Your iPhone Overseas

    WiFi, airplane mode, data, SIM cards, freezing your account, travel apps, it's all here in organized fashion. Read More

  • Packing List for Europe

    Complete packing list (females) for two weeks in Europe in the fall, in just a 30L backpack. Read More

Chi-Chi-Chi-Le-Le-Le, Win a Trip to Chile!!

If you’ve been following along on my travels lately, you know that I just spent an amazing couple of weeks in Chile, trekking the W Circuit of Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, followed by a week in Puerto Varas, and then another week on the beautiful, cultural island of Chiloé. It was my first (but definitely not my last) visit to this beautiful country, and it left a deep impression on me. It’s one of those places you really need to experience for yourself.

One of my favorite things to do as a blogger is share with you how YOU can get to the same places that I have traveled to and written about, but THIS one is a first. Right now, you can actually WIN a trip to Chile. Read more

BMT 057: Connecting People Through the Transformative Power of Travel with Nathaniel Boyle

Nathaniel Boyle

Join us as I chat with Nathaniel Boyle from the Daily Travel Podcast in this last of our series of interviews with awesome people who have started businesses out of their passion for travel. Nathaniel took his first trip overseas at just 5 years old! And today he shares with us how that planted a seed in him that grew into a love for travel, and eventually a podcast, and some other exciting ventures… Read more

NEWS FLASH: Last Chance for Extra Pages in US Passport!

If you’re holding a US passport and you like to travel, listen up. After December of 2015, you will no longer be allowed to get extra pages added to your existing, valid passport.

What this means for you:

1. If you are due for renewal soon and your passport has enough empty pages to last you until then, don’t worry about it.

2. If you are an avid traveler and still have some time before you’ll need a new passport, you might want to consider getting additional pages added before the end of the year.  Read more

BMT 056: Leveraging Creativity to Live and Work All Over the World with Mark van der Heijden

Mark Van Der Heijden

Join us as we chat with Mark van der Heijden, also known as The Backpacker Intern, in a conversation about how he leveraged his career skills to get him free accommodations and food all over the world. To take it to the next step, Mark has started a company that enables other travelers to do this exact same thing. Listen to find out more about his new company, Wanderbrief. Read more