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How Much Does It Cost to Live in Hobart for One Month?

The island of Tasmania, 240 kilometres south of the Australian continent, was once seen as an slightly old-fashioned, if beautiful, backwater best known for being home to more than half of Australia's World Heritage Listed Convict Sites and some great wildlife. But not anymore, today's 'Tassie', as the state is affectionately known, has become an i...
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10 Ways to Prepare for Carnaval in Brazil

When February arrives, there is a buzz throughout Brazil as the time for Carnaval quickly approaches. This is a time of year when people loosen their laces, rules become more like suggestions and things get wild! The actual event of Carnaval is chaotic, vivacious and overwhelming, so it’s best to feel nice and secure with all of your accommodations, belongings and costumes squared away before hand. Check out these ten tips on how to get ready for...
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The 10 Commandments of First Time International Travellers

When taking on the adventure of travelling abroad, here are a few tid-bits of wisdom to help you to be more aware about what you can expect and how you can prepare. Every travel experience will be unique in it’s own way, so get ready to feel alive!   Thy shall mentally prepare oneself for the experience Travelling is no easy task. There’s the language barrier, the exotically dangerous landscapes, the rickety modes of transportation that you’...
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How much does it cost to live in Montreal for one month?

Montreal is one of North America's most culturally rich cities, with no shortage of excellent music, food, and structures that date back as far as the 17th century. It is also quite affordable compared to other centres of comparable size in Canada, making a prime spot to locate for a month or longer.  Here are some details on what to expect cost-wise...    Keeping a roof over your head – your options Hostels: $390 - $885 per month&...
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Great city of diversions. Sure thing to spend a week over this place, quite expensive but its worth it. Not a long time to adapt t... Read More
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How Not to Explore Thailand by Scooter

I haven't been on a scooter, moped, dirt bike, or other fuel-propelled two-wheeled machine since I ran into a tree at a friend’s birthday party in fifth grade, but no matter. My partner and her brother are confident I can learn as I go. We want to explore Koh Tao from one end of the island to another. Rural Thailand roads aren’t crowded. Rentals are cheap. How hard can it be? I rent a basic automatic scooter – a Honda “ Scoopy ” on the menu of bi...
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The Cost of Living in Thessaloniki for one Month

Thessaloniki is rich in Greek history, yet rated by Lonely Planet as one of the top 5 party cities in the world . Thessaloniki is the second city of Greece, and home to hundreds of expats who come from all corners of the world. Thessaloniki  is a small, cheap and safe city to live in. Experience a modern lifestyle with ancient historic sites all around you! Expat living has never been so enjoyable! Here’s what to expect to pay when living in...
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Groceries for one month $67 USD?? Is that for real? Ive never been in Thessaloniki but it seems very low. Are you including a "wh... Read More
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Couch Surfing Etiquette 101

The mindset of your typical couch surfing candidate is one of budget conscious survival, while also seeking a safe place to rest and local insider knowledge from the host. While couch surfers are usually individuals, there are couples and even families who take advantage of the opportunity to save money, connect and share good energy with others who appreciate the nomadic mindset. While the concept of couch surfing can benefit both parties respec...
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International Networking: Why Traveling to Visit Friends and Family is the Best Way to Travel 

When it comes to travelling away from home, you not only have to afford all of the costs for transportation to get to your destination, whether its fuel for your road trip or the plane ticket to the other side of the world, but you also have to take into consideration your accommodations, food expenses, tours & activities and of course all of the unplanned expenses that are bound to surprise your wallet throughout your adventure.    ...
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The Search for What’s Real on Kauai’s Nā Pali Coast, Part II

The morning of my second day in the Kalalau Valley, Isaac hands me a collapsible handsaw, shows me three dead trees, and tells me to split them. “These are guava,” he explains. “Java plum trees don’t burn well.” When I finish my work, I rinse my bandana in the stream. That afternoon we return to the beach via a path Isaac calls the “hippie highway.” It’s how those camping up valley get quickly to the ocean. About a quarter of a mile from the wate...
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The Search for What’s Real on Kauai’s Nā Pali Coast, Part I

I’m headed with friends to the Kalalau Valley  on Kauai’s Nā Pali Coast. My friend Isaac has boated in with most of our group’s gear. Jenny and I, carrying granola bars and sleeping bags and sarongs and books like “ State of Wonder ” by Ann Patchett and “ Waking up in Eden ” by Lucinda Fleeson and emergency supplies like Band-Aids and alcohol, hike the eleven miles of tropical trail that lead to the valley. I’ll stay six days. Jenny and Isaa...
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