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Work Exchange Programs: Are They For You?

Work Exchange Programs: Are They For You?

So, you want to travel and see the world, but you can’t afford it?  Perhaps you want to immerse yourself in a different culture or spend time in another country but don’t know where to go.  You’ve got a summer off before starting college and want some unique work experience abroad but don’t know where to turn.  Why not try a work exchange program?  Work exchange programs could be the answer to all of your travel and work experience prayers! …

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The Best Hostel in Munich?  Wombat’s City Hostel Munich Review

The Best Hostel in Munich?  Wombat’s City Hostel Munich Review

If you are wondering where to stay in Munich on a budget then look no further.  I came to Munich for the first time in July and loved exploring the city, using the wombat’s City Hostel Munich as a base.  I stayed here for 4 nights on my first visit and for 2 nights during Oktoberfest so got a good idea of what was going on the hostel.  Here is my full wombat’s City Hostel Munich review – do you…

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10 Reasons Why Backpacking Budapest is Awesome

10 Reasons Why Backpacking Budapest is Awesome

Budapest is a special city.  Previously considered a lesser destination than Prague or Vienna, in the last few years, Budapest has come to the top of many backpackers’ European itineraries.  But why is Budapest such a popular destination for backpackers?  Here are 10 reasons why backpacking Budapest is awesome, some of which may surprise you! Where to Stay while Backpacking Budapest As the #wombatsTraveller ambassador for wombat’s Hostels, I stayed at the wombat’s BUDAPEST hostel, which is in a great…

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Backpacking South America: A Backpacker’s Guide to South America on a Budget

Backpacking South America: A Backpacker’s Guide to South America on a Budget

Backpacking South America was my dream trip.  So many beautiful places, delicious cuisines, friendly people and some of the best parties in the world.  It was my first proper backpacking adventure, and I jumped right in at the deep end when my plane landed in Bolivia.  It took me a few days to find my feet, then it didn’t take long at all for me to fall in love with this incredible continent.  What began as a once-in-a-lifetime journey triggered…

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How to Travel for Free by Volunteering Abroad with Worldpackers

How to Travel for Free by Volunteering Abroad with Worldpackers

Who hasn’t thought to themselves ‘I want to travel the world for free’?  That has been my dream ever since I can remember, to see the world and have incredible experiences, but without it costing an arm and a leg.  And guess what?  There is a way to travel for free by volunteering abroad with a website like Worldpackers.  Worldpackers acts as an intermediary between prospective volunteers and individuals, families and companies who are looking for volunteers to help them…

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How to Find the Best Backpacker Accommodation Around the World

How to Find the Best Backpacker Accommodation Around the World

Finding budget accommodation for any kind of trip, from a weekend away to a year-long backpacking trip, is an essential part of travel for almost everyone, especially backpackers.  I have travelled for the last three years around Latin America and Europe, usually on a very tight budget, so I’ll share all my tips for finding the best backpacker accommodation around the world, including how to find the best hostels, budget hotels, and other ways of finding a place to sleep…

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The Essential Byron Bay Backpacking Guide

The Essential Byron Bay Backpacking Guide

Tucked away in the northern coast of New South Wales, Australia, Byron Bay is a hidden gem and haven for backpackers and locals alike. This hippie surf town may seem like yet another Australian party central, but really, there is so much more than meets the eye. If you’re preparing to backpack to Byron Bay, you’ll be happy to hear that it’s absolutely worth the trip – if you follow this essential Byron Bay backpacking guide written by Cal from…

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5 Travel Insurance Myths and Truths & Why You Need Insurance!

5 Travel Insurance Myths and Truths & Why You Need Insurance!

Let’s say you are an expert traveller. You can cleverly navigate airports and fill out custom cards even with your eyes closed. You can even be packed and ready to go for a quick weekend getaway in a matter of minutes. However, there is still one part of the travel experience that surely continues to challenge you – how to choose travel insurance. But before you dig in deeper, check out 5 of the most common travel insurance myths and…

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Backpacking Peru Travel Guide: How to Backpack Peru Like a Boss

Backpacking Peru Travel Guide: How to Backpack Peru Like a Boss

Peru is a magical destination, deserving of its place on anyone’s bucket list.  Most people come to see one of the new wonders of the world – Machu Picchu – but Peru is much more than Machu Picchu.  Backpacking Peru is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, so prepare yourself for one hell of a ride with this backpackers’ Peru guide.  I’ll give you the low-down on how to backpack Peru safely, with info on how to get around, where to go, what…

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Backpacking Colombia: What You Need To Know

Backpacking Colombia: What You Need To Know

Colombia is my favourite country in South America.  After spending nearly three months here I fell in love with the people, food, dramatic scenery and cute colonial towns.  Even twenty years ago, Colombia was a no-go area for most travellers, but since the dark shadow of Pablo Escobar has lifted, Colombia has been recovering and is now one of the hottest destinations for backpackers and holidaymakers from all over the world.  Backpacking Colombia is a treat for any discerning traveller,…

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