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  • Sand, Sleds, and Stalagmites: The Southwest

    Dec 6, 2007 / 5:17am / in Backpacking, General, Winter Travel, International Travel

    One of the greatest opportunities that comes with winter is the ability to experience some southern locations without getting scorched. While they might look cool, the White Sands National Monument is one of these sizzling destinations. However, in the winter the mild and sunny weather is very pleasant, likely much more so than they cold gray winter skies at home. Often described as 'otherworldly' and likened to walking on the moon, this New Mexico natural adventure is unlike any other.

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  • Extreme Foliage

    Nov 8, 2007 / 4:49am / in Backpacking, General, International Travel

    Fall is rapidly sliding by, and will soon take with it the opportunity to enjoy the wide array of hues currently put on display by trees all over the northeast. Now is a great time to escape the city for some fresh air, while it is still crisp fall breezes and not yet blustery, biting winter winds. Instead of the usual upstate and New England destinations, adventurous New Yorkers might find Shenandoah National Park an exciting alternative.

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  • Best Deals for the Best Scuba Dive Vacations! Dive Into the Best Currency Rates.

    Jun 12, 2007 / 8:52am / in Backpacking, Europe, Exchanging Money, General, Money, Pacific, South America, Travel Tips, International Travel

    A weak US Dollar does not have to stand between you and your best scuba dive vacations! If corals, fish, and ship wrecks are your summer must-see, you probably already know about some of the best diving spots out there. But which ones are the best and the most affordable with the current exchange rates?

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  • Items to Take to the Tropics

    Feb 13, 2007 / 10:15am / in Backpacking, General, Travel Tips, International Travel

    Travelers who plan to visit developing or tropical countries should take a number of precautions. Do you know which items you should take with you on your travel? If you don’t then you might want to review the list below before you leave for your trip abroad.
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    · Obtain a brief summary of your medical history to take with you, including the results of abnormal tests or EKGs and a list of drug allergies

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  • List of 33 Things to Bring With You When Backpacking Through Europe

    Oct 25, 2006 / 8:19am / in Backpacking, Europe, General, List, Travel Tips, International Travel

    For any of you who are interested in backpacking through Europe, whether you are a college student, a vacationer, or just a free-spirit, below is a list of 33 necessary things to take with you on your journey.

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