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Travel Insurance – Is It Really Necessary?

Flights, buses, hostel rooms, food, sight-seeing, tours, souvenirs – there are a lot of expenses associated with travel and they add up quickly. If you are planning a budget adventure, you might be wondering whether it is worth it to pay extra for your travel insurance. After all, travel insurance costs can make up a huge chunk of your travel …

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Do You Need To Speak Spanish to Travel South America?

If you are planning on backpacking South America, you might be wondering – “Do I need to speak Spanish?” Lee and I have been in South America for the last three months and in this post, we will share our first hand experiences with you regarding speaking the language. Unlike many other destinations in the world where my answer would …

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The Ultimate Backpacker Visa Guide to South America

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru. Dancing the tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Soaking up the sunshine on a beach in Brazil. Taking a slow boat down the Amazon river. Watching the sunrise mirrored on the surreal salt flats of Bolivia. Marvelling at Angel Falls, Venezuela, the tallest waterfall in the world. Checking out the hip cafes, cars, …

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Which Countries Offer Working Holiday Visas for Canadians?

Hey fellow Canucks… have you ever dreamed of working abroad? Perhaps you have gotten bored of the same scene you have always known in Red Deer, Winnipeg or Halifax and you are thinking about switching things up and living somewhere else for a while? Maybe you have a burning desire to travel, but you know that if you are ever …

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How to Survive Food Poisoning in a Foreign Country

It was 6am in our hostel in Lima, Peru and I was heading back from the shared bathroom to our room in my underwear. As I came back into the room, Lee sleepily asked me why I was walking around the hostel barely dressed. “It was urgent, I didn’t have time to get dressed.” “Oh no…” That unpleasant awakening was …

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Hitchhiking through Europe -­ The Way To Go

Traditionally, hitchhiking has been the cheapest way to travel around, but really, it’s more than that: you can meet lots of people and even make friends, you can find out the best places to eat, you can become frustrated and wet, but most of all, you’ll have fun and you’ll feel free. That’s what hitchhiking is about.

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Travel Fears – What If My Hostel Has Bed Bugs?

“Oh my god what is that?” I squealed. Lee and I were snuggled up together in the bottom bunk of a hostel in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia watching TV shows on our laptop when all of a sudden I watched a plump, juicy bug scramble across the sheets between us and onto the pillowcase. I instinctively grabbed it with my thumb …

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Southeast Asia Tuk Tuk Tips – How Not to Get Taken for a Ride

A tuk tuk is a colourful three wheeled form of transport that is commonly seen in many destinations around Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Sri Lanka and Cambodia. They are powered by a motorbike in the front and they have a covered seating area for passengers in the back. They are a fun and exciting way to weave through …

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5 Tips for Finding a Job Abroad

Are you dreaming of finding a job abroad and moving to a different country for a while? Working abroad can be a truly life changing experience. It will give you a chance to experience another culture and to learn about what life is like in a different country. You will meet new people, experience new things and open your mind. …

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Tips for Staying in a Hostel as a Couple

When Lee and I travelled across Europe this spring, visiting Turkey, Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, Austria and Germany, we mostly stayed in hostels. Why? Because they were the cheapest option by far and we love the social atmosphere. Hostels are a great place to meet other travellers and they also usually have kitchens, which allows us to cook and save …

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How to Get a Job Overseas

Working abroad is a fantastic way to see the world, earn some money, build your career, learn something new, experience another culture and have an unforgettable adventure. I‘ve heard a lot of people tell me that they would absolutely love to have the experience of working abroad, but they just don’t know how to get a job overseas or even …

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Tips for Managing Your Money While Traveling

When I was 21 years old, I left North America for the first time on a three week trip around Europe. I had worked two jobs all summer and saved up every penny I could spare. I went to my bank to ask them how I should manage my money while I was abroad. They told me that I should …

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20 Tips for Not Getting Ripped off in South East Asia

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When you are traveling in Southeast Asia, it is likely that you will encounter some characters who just want to trick you out of your money. After a short while you will start to get a feeling as to how the scams work. This post might make you feel like everyone is trying to scam you – but that is …

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25 Ways to Make Money While You Travel

One of the biggest obstacles that stands in the way of most people’s dreams to travel the world is money. You can only save up so much and as soon as you hit the road, your travel fund starts to quickly disappear. The solution is to find a way to make money while you travel. This means that you can …

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26 Things I Have Learned While Travelling South East Asia

Six months in Travelling in South East Asia has taught me a lot. You have strange preconceptions about a place before you visit and it is often hard to make sense of them all until you find yourself there. This is a list of 26 small details noticed from day to day life that I have noticed while living here. …

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Our Tips for Dealing with Unreliable WiFi

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As digital nomad travellers, if there is one thing that is on the top of our list when it comes to accommodation, it’s WiFi. We need to be online to get our work done, keep in touch with clients and keep Global Goose running. Having a room without a connection puts a huge cramp in our style. Unfortunately, as we …

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How to Survive a Long Bus Ride

When we visited New Orleans in May, we opted to take the Greyhound bus there from Virginia rather than flying. The choice was easy for us, because we ended up saving nearly $1000. However, many people thought we were crazy because the bus journey was 24 hours each way. However, sitting on a bus for 24 hours is not as …

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5 Great Working Abroad Opportunities For Canadians

Are you dreaming of a travel adventure? I know what it’s like. Your heart starts beating faster whenever you walk past the glossy posters in the travel agent window. You spend your time reading backpacker blogs and collections of travel writing. You are hungry for the unknown, eager to explore another world. It’s not that you don’t love our home …

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