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Toe Shoes; Perfect For Backpackers

[digg=] This year in April I went backpacking in South America. I traveled Argentina and Chile for two weeks. My trip was mainly discovering the astonishing landscape by doing activities such as hiking, water rafting, biking, and horse back-riding. But before I started my trip I assumed the weather was going to be average 20-15 degrees, since th ...

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What to Pack in my Backpack for Brazil?!

Now that my visa is ready and my vaccines are over with, I need to focus on packing my backpack. The problem is that I don't even know where to start because I'll be in 3 totally different climates during my trip! But I got to start somewhere so let's do this one step at a time: 1. The Amazon: It's hot, it's humid and it's sticky! There are bugs, insects, birds, fish and reptiles all over the place! I'll be ...

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My next spontaneous adventure!

Routines, regular life gets dull and unexciting. As an obsessive backpacker, I need a new adventure once a year. I am planning on going early May to catch the best weather, so I need to start planning now. Yet, I have an incredibly long list of places/countries that I want to explore, but I have chopped it down to a list of three for my 2010 adventure. [caption id="attachment_432" align="alignleft" width="3 ...

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Preparing for Brazil

For the last two years, I’ve been talking about going on my solo backpacking trip to Brazil. After falling in love with Argentina a few years ago, I am now ready to fall deeply in love with Brazil.  I was initially supposed to pack my backpack and leave last December but then the recession hit North America and I was jobless. One year later and with much excitement, I’m finally getting ready for my solo 3-w ...

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Gypsies- This is Who we Are!

[youtube=] "Walking gets too boring When you learn how to fly"   Backpacking is like flying: You never know where you will end up next. When you learn to travel in such a way, it can be difficult to go back to the more traditional (or conservative) way. Most of you are probably wondering how can someone become a backpacker... How do you become a backpacker? You need ...

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