How to Love Taxi Rides and Avoid Taxi Scams

How to Love Taxi Rides and Avoid Taxi Scams

Catching a taxi is a fast and convenient way to get around. For that convenience you have to pay a bit more and most times this extra cost is worth…

How to Love Taxi Rides and Avoid Taxi Scams
5 Tips on How to Bargain on the Road

5 Tips on How to Bargain on the Road

Growing up in a western country does teach you that almost everything has a fixed price. Bananas, hotel rooms and taxi rides cost a certain amount of money. Sure there…

5 Tips on How to Bargain on the Road
Jumping on a Train in India

Jumping on a Train in India

Everything in India is bamboozling: from the number of people and hustlers around you to the simple fact of boarding a train.

That's exactly what I did for the very first…

Jumping on a Train in India
Top 5 ‘Underground’ Things to do in Cape Town

Top 5 ‘Underground’ Things to do in Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the best cities in the world. I simple love the place with its combination of ocean, culture, mountains and nature.

Gee, I would even say it…

Top 5 ‘Underground’ Things to do in Cape Town
How to Become a World Traveler

How to Become a World Traveler

How do you become a world traveler? ...is a question that I get asked a lot.
And it's not a questions that I can answer easily. My best and shortest answer…

How to Become a World Traveler
Long Term Travel Packing List

Long Term Travel Packing List

"The lighter you pack, the happier you are!"
After carrying my own backpack through almost 40 countries, I could not agree more with this statement. Especially when you plan on traveling…

Long Term Travel Packing List
The Foodstands of Bangkok

The World’s Best Street Food

The best street food in the World is found in Bangkok. Hands down, I have not been to any other place that offers such a big variety of flavors, tastes…

The World’s Best Street Food
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Indo Tube in Nias, Indonesia

How to Surf World Class Waves for $10 a Day

Surfing world class waves doesn’t have to be expensive. Despite what all the surfing magazines try to tell you in their stories about all-inclusive surf camps, 5-star lodges and 3 warm meals a day, you can still surf world class waves on very little money. In fact, the country with the highest concentration of consistent [...]

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BBQ Street Food Stand, Bangkok, Thailand

The World’s Best Street Food

The best street food in the World is found in Bangkok. Hands down, I have not been to any other place that offers such a big variety of flavors, tastes and experiences. Add to it that all the street food in Bangkok is easily affordable for a Shoestring Traveler on a $25 a day Budget [...]

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Machu Pichu, Peru and Marco

5 Countries Anyone Can Travel on $25 a Day

I keep repeating myself and I don’t care: awesome experiences in exotic places don’t cost a lot of money. It’s easy to travel around the world and stay under your daily shoestring budget if you know how to bargain on the road and save money while traveling. But even if you don’t feel comfortable calling [...]

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Sunset in Sumbawa, Indonesia

Why Traveling Really Makes You Smarter

I am convinced that traveling makes you smarter. Or maybe that’s what I always told myself to justify my extensive traveling in the last 10 years. But after recently reading what Lonely Planet had to say why traveling makes you smarter, more productive and sexier (Sorry to disappoint, but the sexier part did not work [...]

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Seapoint Swimming Pool, Cape Town, South Africa

5 Practical Things I Miss While Shoestring Traveling

Long-term shoestring traveling means giving up comforts from back home. Being without those comforts is exactly the point of traveling long-term. You don’t want all those silly comforts of modern civilization, have all the distractions and simply live in the moment. Because only when you strip yourself free of all comforts can you feel free [...]

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Getting a Haircut in Varanassi, India

Getting a Haircut in India

One of my favorite things to do while traveling is getting haircuts in the most random places I can find. It’s just a great adventure sitting down on a seat without knowing what kind of haircut you will end up with. This time I found a hole-in-the-wall barber shop next to the Ganges in India. [...]

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Indonesian Kids showing snakes, Hu'u, Sumbawa, Indonesia

Indonesian Village Kids Showing off Snakes

Traveling by public transportation in remote parts of Indonesia means a lot of waiting around. Waiting for the bus to show up, waiting for the bus driver to finish lunch, waiting for aunty drinking her tea before getting in the bus. All this waiting can drive you insane if you don’t know how to entertain [...]

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Kindle Picture

Why Traveling With the Amazon Kindle E-Reader Rocks

“Reading and Traveling makes you smarter” I’m a big believer in that statement. And a big part of getting smarter on the road is reading a ton of books. I read a lot of books, regardless if I travel or not. But there is simply no better time to read, then when you are kicking [...]

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Falafel and Hummus in Jerusalem, Israel

5 World Class Food Experiences You Can Easily Share With Your Mother

“If the food’s good, everything else works out” What can I say? I live by that mantra, love good food and always look for the next new food flavor sensation. I’m even willing to risk spending a few days sick on the pot for a new tasty food adventure. But I also know that many [...]

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Girls waiting for the Bus in Hu'u, Sumbawa, Indonesia

Indonesian Girls Waiting for the Bus

Traveling is all about getting out of your comfort zone. The best way to get far away from your comfort zone is to venture beyond the places you intend to visit.  Stop in random villages along the road and see what you find. Just a few days ago I found five beautiful girls waiting at [...]

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