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BRITNEE’S REVIEW OF HER ORIGINAL PACKING LIST

Is it possible to fit everything you need to live on for one year around the world into a backpack? To go from a 953-square-foot living space and squeezing it into a 43-liter backpack was quite the challenge...
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HOW MUCH IT COST US TO TRAVEL THE WORLD

It’s time for us to answer the question you’re all wondering — how much did we end up spending to travel the world? First, let's break down the costs into the five “legs” of our trip, grouping...
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VISIT HALONG BAY

You might have your entire vacation to Vietnam planned out — hotels, transport, tours, etc. — but before you throw that hard-earned money at a tour to Halong Bay take some time to read these...
Mark and Britnee in Torres Del Paine

9 SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH YOUR PARTNER

It’s not easy being with your partner 24 hours, seven days a week. Trust us, we know. We’ve been doing it for 245 days so far. Why would we subject ourselves to this kind of torture? Well, for a trip...
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ANGKOR TEMPLES SAMPLE ITINERARY

When visiting the iconic Angkor temple ruins in Cambodia, Mark and I had the option to purchase a 1-day, 3-day, or 7-day pass. Many people mistake Angkor Wat as just one temple complex, but it's actually an...
£1 Megabus from Paris to Barcelona

£1 MEGABUS: PARIS TO BARCELONA

Blimey! Outrageous! For just £1 each, Mark and I traveled 645 miles from Paris to Barcelona. How did we get such a great deal? It's called Megabus. While we were in Mongolia we met a young British couple...
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TWO DAYS IN DRESDEN

While I'd initially planned on sticking around Berlin for eight whole days, I soon decided to explore elsewhere in Germany and give my hosts their kitchen floor back—where I was sleeping and recovering from...
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LOFOTEN ISLANDS 101

In a remote area north of the Arctic Circle, we were cozied inside an old fisherman's cabin with majestic mountains jutting out of the Norwegian sea all around us. Known as the Lofoten Islands, it was a dream...
Trans Mongolian Railway

LESSONS LEARNED ON THE TRANS-MONGOLIAN

Stepping off the train in Moscow, we officially ended our journey on the Trans-Mongolian Railway, (although we'll have plenty more time on trains, from here to St. Petersburg and onto Helsinki). What started...
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3.8

HELLO CHENGDU INTERNATIONAL YOUTH HOSTEL IN CHINA

Hello Chengdu International Youth Hostel followed the theme of the city itself- clean and friendly, which made for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.  The first thing we noticed was the wonderful oasis this...
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VISIT CHENGDU

We were impressed with Chengdu the moment we stepped off the train. It was by far the cleanest, friendliest and least chaotic city we'd visited since arriving in China. The cab ride from the train station to...
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2.7

ZHANGJIAJIE BAJIE YOUTH HOSTEL IN CHINA

At the end of a long train ride we arrived in Zhangjiajie early on a rainy morning and, using the directions given, caught the local #6 bus into town. Thanks to a heads up from an English-speaking local, we...
Hana Hostel in Hiroshima
4.2

HANA HOSTEL IN HIROSHIMA

Our last stop in Japan was a comfortable one in Hana Hostel, Hiroshima. Located close to the main train station, it was just a quick walk with our backpacks before we were lounging under air conditioning in a...