How to support the local economy in Nepal as a tourist

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Kinjal Bajracharya, a local carpenter from Bungamati – today he says business is bad because of cheap imports from China and rising rents – buying directly from him means the local economy is directly supported How you can really help local people in Nepal Many people ask me how they can “help Nepal” either before they go on holiday or when they are there. The local economy is generally where people feel they can help the most. Tourists often feel that they prefer ... (c) The Longest Way Home | Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

3 Days in London: My Itinerary & Guide

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With only 3 days in London, you can actually experience a lot of the culture capital. My British friend David Angel from Delve into Europe shares the perfect 3-day London itinerary. London is one of a very small, select group that can lay claim to being a truly great world city. The capital ... (c) Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Packing and Route Tips for Climbing Kilimanjaro

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East Africa is renowned for boasting many breath-taking attractions, from the beauty of the Serengeti to stunning Tanzania beaches like Kendwa and Nungwi. However, there’s one thing that undoubtedly attracts adventure lovers more than most, Mount Kilimanjaro. Mounting climbing can be a daunting experience, especially when you’re stood at the foot of Africa’s highest peak. However, there are a series of routes available to anyone who takes on the challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro. Naturally, some routes are more treacherous than others, and are approached from different points, so this article offer some insight what you... (c) Four Jandals Adventure Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Video: How to Filter Water in the Backcountry

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Staying hydrated is vitally important when in the backcountry, but you can't always trust the water that you find there, even if it looks clean. That's why knowing how to filter water while hiking and backpacking is such an important skill to have. In this video, the experts at REI show us exactly how we can make clean drinking water no matter where we go. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] (c) The Adventure Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Mysterious Chefchaouen: The Blue Pearl Of Morocco

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Exploring Chefchaouen in Morocco Chefchaouen, Morocco Welcome to Chefchaouen, the blue city of Morocco. It’s famous for all the houses and shops painted different shades of blue. A magical place to get lost in with your camera! The sun beats down mercilessly, setting every color around me ablaze – and since everything is blue, I feel like I’m walking above the clouds in a mythical sky kingdom. But this ... (c) Expert Vagabond - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Awesome Things To Do In Las Vegas (My Favorites)

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I just returned from an 8 day trip to Las Vegas. It was my fourth time there. As always, I spent half my time in this city shaking my head. There is no other place quite like it and regardless of any pre-conceptions, it’s worth seeing at least once in my opinion. The main ... (c) Wandering Earl - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Where I’m At: September, 2018 – Hanoi edition

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Greetings from Hanoi and another edition of Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to and general site news. Where I’ve Been Katowice The month began in Katowice where I stayed for a few days while waiting for a flight. Katowice is one of the biggest hubs for the low cost airline Wizzair, and it was close enough to the conference I was at in the Czech Republic to consider flying out of. What I like about Katowice is that it’s a nice enough city to hang out in, but a... (c) Nomadic Notes - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

One Week Turns to Five in New Smyrna Beach, Florida

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We arrived to New Smyrna Beach in thanks to a dinner invitation from a YouTube fan. The marina had fabulous reviews, so we had booked a week at their very reasonable rates of $7.50/ft. We figured a little downtime would be good for us after a span of chaos. It didn’t take us long to realize we were in more dire need of down time than we thought – and – we kinda became smitten with New Smyrna Beach. But first... (c) Technomadia - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The magic of long term travel

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Travel Breathes Life into You – get the signal back! What makes people choose to leave everything behind and start traveling, with no end in sight? The main reason that keeps coming up is the feeling of consciousness and awareness people receive when they decide to step outside the “normal” way of living and embark on a life of constant travel. Some of the comments on this blog discuss this phenomenon. They explain the reasons that make people view the choice... (c) BecomeNomad - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The Osprey Sojourn 60L Is Nearly Everything Right With Luggage

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? Most luggage seems like it’s better designed to look good in a storefront than actually be used for traveling. Considering how bags are handled by airline staff, generally overstuffed, and often too heavy to avoid fees, you would hope someone would make a bag that’s light and durable – not to mention sleek and efficient. Osprey Sojourn Wheeled Luggage (25-Inch/60 Liter, Metal Grey) The Osprey Sojourn 60L is a piece of luggage that, if you’ll let me be cliche for a moment, actually seems like it was designed by travelers, for other... (c) foXnoMad - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Design Pickle Review: Unlimited Graphic Design Services For Your Business

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Last week, I wrote about my email marketing automation software, Ontraport, and how it helps me leverage and scale my business. This week, I want to share with you Design Pickle, the ultimate unlimited online graphic design services to help grow your business. I think what a lot of people miss, especially travel bloggers, is that a business can not grow and be profitable without leverage and scale. In order to do this we have to be smart with how we use our time, aligning with your personal skills and talent and focusing ... (c) y Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Incredible Arches National Park In Eastern Utah

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Arches National Park contains the highest density of natural sandstone arches in the world. More than 2,000 of them can be found inside this American geological wonder. Located in eastern Utah, the park contains an incredible abundance of unique rock formations. It is our 24th stop in the United States based travel series Off The Beaten Path. Arches National Park encompasses 76,518 acres, which offers an astounding variety of stone features. Along with the renowned arches, there are colossal sandstone fins, monolithic balanced rocks, soaring pinnacles and spires, that help create almost... (c) WanderingTrader - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

How To Love Long Haul Flights Including The New Cathay Pacific Route

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I’m excited in a way that only a true travel geek can be excited. On September 16, Cathay Pacific started a brand new route from my hometown – Washington, DC (IAD) to Hong Kong (HKG). It’s a direct, non-stop flight and even better, it will also be their first time using a brand new aircraft, the A350-1000. I’ve been a fan of Cathay Pacific for many years and we have even worked together on several occasions... (c) LandLopers - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

How To Travel The World And Still Get A Degree At The Same Time.

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Too many people struggle with the life decision of what to do after college, whether to go to university or take a gap year. It is important to remember that there is no right or wrong decision, but if you really can’t decide then there are ways you can have the best of both worlds, take a gap year and get a degree at the same time! Here’s how. Deciding what to do for the next few years of your life after college ... (c) Bemused Backpacker - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Live Outside and Play Fall Festivals and Events

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It’s hard to believe September is almost half over. We’re counting down the days until summer finally fades into fall. It’s been a hot one… The days are getting shorter but the leaves haven’t quite started to change yet. With that being said, we’re looking forward to cooler days and some really great events. Here is a rundown of where we’ll be this fall. Gauley Fest September 13th through... (c) Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

40 Best Backpacks for Travelers

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As responsible travelers who travel light and never check our bags (unless the airline forces us to), carryon luggage is essential for transporting our gear. The value of a good rolling bag can never be overstated, but having a great backpack is arguably even more important. Think about it: Your carryon roller takes a leading role in getting your gear to your destination. But your backpack plays a major supporting role. We use our packs for storing things like snacks... (c) Green Global Travel - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

World Nomads Travel Insurance Review: What’s Included & What’s Not

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Updated: 9/11/18 | September 11th, 2018 For as long as I’ve been traveling the world, I’ve used World Nomads as my travel insurance provider. Though I’ve written about travel insurance in the past, I’ve never properly reviewed World Nomads as a company. So without further ado here is a review of World Nomad’s Travel Insurance. Who are World Nomads? World Nomads is a travel insurance company based in... (c) Nomadic Matt's Travel Site - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Summer in Austin: Staying Cool with Columbia Sportswear

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Thank you, Columbia for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Columbia, all content and opinions expressed here are my own.  Mid-day walks around Ladybird Lake One of my greatest pleasures since moving to downtown Austin, Texas in 2016 are my walks around Ladybird Lake. The hike and bike trail encircling the lake (technically a tributary of the Colorado River) is well-used... (c) GoBackpacking - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

An Art Lover’s Guide to Paris: Museums, Architecture & Street Art

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The French capital has a dizzying amount of art on display. Whilst the Louvre is undoubtedly worth a visit, Paris has so much more to offer in the form of smaller art galleries with exciting features. However, museums and galleries aren’t the only aspect of art you’ll find here, so I’ve put together this brief guide of where ... (c) The Culture Map - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Up Your Car Camping Game with These 9 Clever Gadgets

Between last year and this spring, we’ve spent a lot of time using our Toyota 4Runner as a base of operations for car camping. We’ve learned a lot about what works, what doesn’t, and what makes our lives a whole lot easier on the road. From better campsite cooking to clever car maintenance to cellphone-free communication in the backcountry, here are some of our favorite gadgets to seriously up your car camping game... (c) Vagabondish - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

17 Things To Know Before Driving In Iceland (Plus Car Rental Tips)

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Things You Should Know About Driving in Iceland Iceland Ready for an epic road trip driving in Iceland? Renting a car is the best way to experience this beautiful country. But there are a few things you should know before you start your adventure. So you’ve embraced your inner Leif Erikson, and you’re finally planning a trip to Iceland! Welcome to the club. Road tripping around Iceland’s Ring... (c) Expert Vagabond - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The International Towing and Recovery Museum. I Loved It.

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I saw the sign on the side of the highway as I rolled into the small city of Chattanooga. Two days later, I drove past the sign again. I saw it a third time when I tried to find a gas station the next day. And each time I saw the sign, I shook my head, admittedly, with some internal laughter at what I thought was a ... (c) Wandering Earl - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

A sweaty summer stopover in Sharjah

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There is a saying that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and expecting a different result. I thought about this saying when I found myself back in the United Arab Emirates in the summer, when I said I would never again visit in the summer. The last I was... (c) Nomadic Notes - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Hurricane Irma – 1 Year Later: Hurricane Tracking Tips

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One year ago this morning, we were sitting in our bus parked in Alabama watching Hurricane Irma make landfall in the Florida Keys. We had just tied up our boat in Marathon, picked up our bus in Melbourne (also in the potential storm track) and evacuated. (Recap: Marathon & Hurricane Irma) It was a crazy time of our lives, and one of the hardest things we’ve had to do. But we were ... (c) Technomadia - Read entire story here. … [Read more]