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Planning a U.S. National Parks Trip

Planning a U.S. National Parks Trip

If you’d like to experience the more natural side of the United States, look no further than its nearly 400 national parks. JoAnna Haugen tells you what you need to know before you go.

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Do You Want to Open Your Own Hostel?

Do You Want to Open Your Own Hostel?

Opening a hostel is not an uncommon dream among travelers who return from a trip around the world, but is the dream the same as the reality? After turning a parking lot into a 132 bed hostel in Kyoto, Japan, Nobu Tabata speaks to Jo Fitzsimons about the highs and lows of the hostel business.

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Why I Hate Short Term Missions Trips

Why I Hate Short Term Missions Trips

Jenn Miller dives into the turbulent and emotionally charged waters of voluntourism and faith-based missions trips, explaining why, often, these programs do more harm than good.

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Why You Should Hostel with Your Family

Why You Should Hostel with Your Family

Hosteling is not just for the young gap-year traveler anymore. Jennifer Miller shows families how to choose a hostel, what to pack, how to make the most of the experience, and maybe even score a private room. (Hint: have more kids!)

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Thanks for becoming a BootsnAll Member! As a BootsnAll member, you gain access to: All the features on Indie, BootsnAll’s multi-stop flight booking engine. Build, price, and book a multi-stop trip on Indie – all online! Our traveler profiles. Fill out a traveler profile to connect with others in the community. Are you leaving for […]

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Exploration and Relaxation in British Columbia, Canada

Exploration and Relaxation in British Columbia, Canada

This post is brought to you by Destination British Columbia. For more information on sponsored posts read here. One of the most appealing parts of travel in British Columbia, Canada is taking advantage of the stunning surroundings and challenging yourself with outdoor adventures. After hiking, biking, and exploring the province, what better way to unwind than a […]

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Food and Wine in British Columbia

Food and Wine in British Columbia

British Columbia, Canada is known world-wide for its spectacular scenery and outdoor adventures. But did you know that it also offers some of the best food and wine in the world as well?

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British Columbia Outdoor Adventures

British Columbia Outdoor Adventures

How much do you know about travel in British Columbia, Canada? When planning a trip and deciding where to go and what to do, have you ever considered planning your trip around mountains and outdoor adventures? For independent travelers, Canada offers a wealth of possibilities, particularly in British Columbia.

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Author Bio: Aimee Cebulski

Author Aimee Cebulski has been furiously catching up on lost time as a traveler after a five-year battle with fear of flying grounded her dreams of visiting far-flung destinations in her mid-20s.  Now, she’s proud to have 52 stamps in her passport and considers each new one a triumph over fear. She’s worked as a […]

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Exploring the Outdoors in British Columbia

Exploring the Outdoors in British Columbia

How much do you know about travel in British Columbia, Canada? When planning a trip and deciding where to go and what to do, have you ever considered planning your trip around mountains and outdoor adventures? For independent travelers, Canada offers a wealth of possibilities, particularly in British Columbia.

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Author Bio: Jonathan Look

In 2011 Jonathan Look decided change his life, retire early and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. To accomplish this he sold all of his possessions and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their […]

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Ode to Antigua: Central America’s Tourist Capital

Ode to Antigua: Central America’s Tourist Capital

Antigua, Guatemala, former capital of Central America, is one of the great colonial towns to which backpackers and ex-pats flock, and though often reputed as a tourist trap, frequent visitor Jonathon Engels comes to the defense of Antigua and reveals some of the great locales that keeps him coming back for more.

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Renting on Your Round the World Trip

Renting on Your Round the World Trip

Hostels, hotels, and guesthouses aren’t the only accommodation options for long-term travelers. Adam Seper is here to point out the benefits of renting during your round the world trip.

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10 of the Best Places to Hike in the United States

10 of the Best Places to Hike in the United States

After a long winter for many in the US, hiking and outdoors season is upon us. Check out Adam Seper’s list of 10 great places to hike in the United States and get out there and go!

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Practical Advice for Location Independent Professionals

Practical Advice for Location Independent Professionals

Jenn Miller shares a laundry list of practical advice for the would-be Location Independent, from banking to tax issues and whether or not you’re violating your visa to a list of useful Apps.

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Home Exchange

Home Exchange

When Margaret Foley and her family began traveling using home exchanges, they discovered that nothing about home life is universal.

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19 Hosteling Resources

19 Hosteling Resources

Hosteling might be a bit confusing or even intimidating if you’ve never done it before. This fantastic collection of articles will tell you all you need to know before you check into a hostel dorm room for the first time.

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Indie Travel in Canada for $60 Per Day

Indie Travel in Canada for $60 Per Day

Home to glitzy modern cities, arctic tundra, boreal forests, rocky mountains, glaciers, prairies, oil sands, and over 100,000 lakes, Pamela MacNaughtan reveals how you can discover the wonders of Canada on a budget.

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10 Ways Long Term Open-Ended Travel Sucks

10 Ways Long Term Open-Ended Travel Sucks

Seven years into long term, open-ended travel, Jenn Miller comes clean about the ways that living on the road often sucks. It’s not all wine and roses, there are some very real struggles, and people considering taking the leap might want to know!

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15 Things That Can Make a Hostel Great

15 Things That Can Make a Hostel Great

As a backpacker, hostels are your home away from home. Conni Biesalski fills you in on the must-haves of a good hostel so you know what to look for.

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