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Let?s Go Backpacking in Patagonia
2012-01-05 14:00:00
I’m excited to announce that I will be traveling to Patagonia on March 3, 2012 in partnershipwith G Adventures! Departing from Buenos Aires, the 15-day End of the Earth trip encompasses the best of Patagonia, in both Chile and Argentina. Hiking in the mountains of Patagonia, and standing in awe of its glaciers, has been ...--------- Join Travel Blog Success today and learn to build a better travel blog. Membership includes 27 tutorials, 12 expert audio interviews, private support forum, and much more.
Go Backpacking: The Most Popular Posts of 2011
2011-12-29 14:00:00
is the season for retrospective blog posts. Putting together these list brings back a lot of memories, not just of writing my own stories, but of reading those contributed by Mark Wiens, and others throughout the year. Top 13 Most Popular Posts Published in 2011 World’s Best Beer Name- by David Lee. You’ll never guess ...--------- Join Travel Blog Success today and learn to build a better travel blog. Membership includes 27 tutorials, 12 expert audio interviews, private support forum, and much more.
Backpacking in Laos
2011-12-04 13:00:00
I was 10 months into my trip around the world before I splurged on accommodation in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Using my upcoming birthday as justification, though I realize now I didn’t need any, I spent 4 nights at a boutique hotel marked as the Editor’s Pick in my Lonely Planet guidebook. For about ...--------- Join Travel Blog Success today and learn to build a better travel blog. Membership includes 27 tutorials, 12 expert audio interviews, private support forum, and much more.
Looking for Backpacking Food
2011-12-02 01:16:00
Do you think you're taking a backpacking sojourn and looking out for food? Should you be getting ready for hiking, backpacking, camping or any other outdoor exploits and you are also thinking what to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Make a Tyvek Ground Cloth for Ultralight Backpacking
2010-11-03 20:33:00
Here’s a project that’s been gaining a lot of ground recently. You go camping and you’ve got to haul your pack, tent and other needed accessories. If you’re just parking your RV or truck near a campsite… no big deal. But, if you’re an enthusiast seeking the ultimate wilderness experience, you might be hiking into ...Make a Tyvek Ground Cloth for Ultralight Backpacking
Is backpacking a thing of the past?
2008-07-11 20:37:00
Is the era of the Thailand backpacker over? The editor of Luxury Travel Magazine recently said that Thailand is now the destination of choice for people searching boutique hotels and upmarket spas. People have been saying this for a while, calling it the end of backpacking. Newley wrote an interesting article last year in the NY ...
International Reality TV adventure filmmakers eye Philippine islands
2008-06-06 18:55:00
International adventure film producers of reality game show consider the Philippines as a good site after the 8th edition of “Survivor France” was successfully filmed in Caramoan, Camarines Sur. Tourism Secretary Joseph Ace Durano told Davao reporters that the successful filming of Survivor France led other international producers to consider the islands in the Philippines as ...
Mt. Kanla-on now open for trekking
2008-04-29 00:27:00
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) announces the lowering of alert status of the volcano from alert level one to alert level 0. This means the volcano has returned to normal condition and is open for trekking. Kanl-on Volcano’s status was raised to alert level one last February 10 until March 4 due to increased ...
Dying for Comfort: Backpacking Solo on the Thames River
2008-04-24 03:09:00
It was 3 AM and I was wide-awake, huddling under questionably clean sheets in a hostel bunk. There are usually lots of reasonable causes for insomnia in these grimy, youth-oriented lodgings: anything from blaring communal televisions, phone calls made from hallways, to 19-year old backpackers loudly professing their degree of inebriation. However, none of these ...
Student Travel – Backpacking In Europe
2008-04-15 06:35:00
For the fortunate few, life isn’t complete without a backpacking trip through Europe. This right of passage is believed to further the maturation process of college students, according to sociologists. Of course, others have opined that copious amounts of alcohol, sun and Amsterdam have something to do with it. Regardless of your purpose, you still have to figure out what to take.Backpack – Getting In Touch With Your Inner MuleObviously, the first critical item is your backpack. While one doesn’t need to buy the $10,000 Himalaya Turbo Pack, you should also avoid the $12 blue light special. So, how do you pick a happy middle ground?The best method for picking a backpack involves three phone books. Select/swipe/borrow three yellow page books from neighbors/friends/enemies and hit your local sporting goods store. With the books, head to the backpackapalozza section of the store and pick out a few sturdy/cool/outrageous rigs. Stuff the phone books in, adjust the straps and go for ...
Win two (2) SEAIR round-trip ticket to Batanes!
2008-04-14 02:28:00
Lakbay Pilipinas - The Philippine Travel Blog and SEAIR Adventure Club is giving away two round-trip SEAIR tickets from Manila to Basco, Batanes. All you have to do is leave a comment in SEAIR flies to Batanes telling us why you love Batanestill Sunday, 20 April 2008 at 8:00 p.m. Make sure you place your full ...
Adventure Philippines breaks out at world?s biggest travel fair
2008-04-03 06:40:00
It’s all about leaving the beaten path behind and taking on pure, high-octane adventure. From mountain trekking to spelunking, encountering rare migratory birds or giant whale sharks, the Department of Tourism (DOT) formally lunged into the Adventure Philippines campaign at the recent Internationale Tourismus-Brse (ITB Berlin), the largest travel fair in the world. According to Ace Durano, ...
Department of Tourism Steps Up Ecotourism in the Philippines
2008-03-16 21:50:00
The Department of Tourism (DOT) has stepped up its thrust to highlight ecotourism around the country through Magandang Pilipinas. The said project brings together the DOT, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, ABS-CBN Foundation?s Bantay Kalikasan and US-based nonprofit organization Conservation International to identify, develop and promote various ecotourism sites around the country. According to Tourism Secretary ...
Marmot Pounder 40 Sleeping Bag $95.37 Shipped
2008-02-17 20:40:00
Normally $158.95, get the Marmot Pounder 40 Sleeping Bag on sale for a low $95.37 and Free Shipping at CampSaver.com. This lighweight Primaloft filled sleeping bag weighs only 1 pound and packs down to a super small size. Great for summer backpacking. Read a review at howstuffworks.com.
The Futelef Story
2008-01-24 01:55:00
Roco, who met me at the Argentinian border to take me to Futelefu seemed nice at first, he laughed at me when i started frieking out at border control and wrote my name and country of origin and date of birth all in the wrong blanks, and he volentarilly filled it out correctly for me and even signed it for me! When we got to futelefu he dropped off all of the other 5 or 6 passangers at their doorsteps, he knew where they lived, kissed each on the cheek as they left the van. I asked him to drop me off at the doorstep of the officina de trourismo and tried to strike up a little bit of conversation. He said nothing and instead of the officina de tourismo he brought me to the doorsteps of a locotorio that had techno music blaring into the street and this dude waiting for the van who was wearing a gulligins island hat, a wife beater shirt and board shorts. When i open the car door he was immediatly in my face, in english are you looking to go rafting, i can give you a really good deal ...
Backpacking Philippines Travel Guide
2008-01-19 10:49:00
This Backpacking Philippines Guide and Tips is written particularly for foreigners, tourists and ex-pats, wishing to travel around the country where information, is hard to come by (except those posted by some travel bloggers, of course). This will supplement whatever information and travel guides you already have about Tutubi's beautiful yet underrated Paradise Philippines!Cheap Flights to the Philippines:The cheapest flights to the Philippines are mainly those budget carriers from Singapore (Tiger Airways), Malaysia (AirAsia) or Cebu Pacific flights from Hong Kong, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur (KL)), Macau, Thailand (Bangkok) , Singapore, China (Guanghzou, Xiamen, Shanghai). No information yet on the cheapest of the cheap flights to the Philippines from the US, Japan, UK, Germany, France or other countries outside of the list.Philippine Visa Requirements:Foreign nationals can visit the Philippines Visa-free for 21 days provided they have a valid passport up to 6 months and a plane tick...
Lago Gutierez
2008-01-15 21:04:00
There are tents scattered every-where: car-campers, children who are running around the lake, young partyers with guitars and joints to smoke. People have populated the beach: sunbathing within the midst of passing patches of sun. Everybody is afraid of touching the water. I am the only one out of hundreds who has tried to go for a swim and they look at me as if i am the lockness monster once I climb out of the lake.2 fly-fishermen in the waders, walking out to their hips. One of them is smoking a cigarrete, the other keeps worrying about the water that is about to splash into his waders as he is fighting with a fish.An endless line of climbers who are all making their way to the top of the same mountain (Refugio de Frey).
The Importance Of Ultralight Backpacking
2007-12-05 00:00:00
If you are like me you love to get outdoors any chance you get. To me there is nothing greater than grabbing my backpack and camera and hading off to hike and take pictures. However, if my backpack is full of junk it makes my back sore and keeps me from going as far into ...
Kayak Calamian Archipelago During Special Group Trip To Philippines With Ex
2007-12-02 00:55:00
Experience undisturbed tropical wilderness, secluded sandy coves and unique limestone formations in the Calamian Archipelago with California-based Mountain Travel Sobek’s 11-day Kayaking the Calamian Archipelago package, avalible for only two departure dates: April 6 and April 20, 2008. Starting at $3,745 per person (for a group of eight to ten), based on double occupancy, travelers will ...
Backpacking Tips: How to Hide Money on your Person
2007-11-28 15:06:00
Sometimes when backpacking you?ll have no option but to carry precious items around with you, so it?s essential that we protect these as best we can. Our money and cards feed us, house us and even buy us beer. And since money belts have already been covered, here are some backpacking tips and ideas to highlight some of the other ways you can protect your valuables when out and about.
Backpacking Tips TV: How to Hide Money Whilst Backpacking
2007-11-24 14:57:00
Another backpacking tip demonstrating a way to hide money whilst backpacking - all you need is a crappy pen.
Backpacking Tips TV: How to Hide Money Whilst Backpacking
2007-11-24 14:57:00
Another backpacking tip demonstrating a way to hide money whilst backpacking - all you need is a crappy pen.
Backpacking Las Vegas?Cheaply
2007-11-22 22:46:00
'Ever wanted to visit Las Vegas but have shied away because of a meagre budget? If so, this Friday's post revealing the cheaper side of 'Lost Wages' should come as good news. With info and links highlighting cheap accomodation, cheap eats and cheap thrills in Las Vegas, backpackers can now love it (or hate it), too!
Backpacking Las Vegas?Cheaply
2007-11-22 22:46:00
Want to visit Las Vegas but are afraid it'll crucify the budget? If this is so, a post highlighting the cheaper side of 'Lost Wages' should come as welcome news. With info and links highlighting cheap accomodation, cheap eats and cheap thrills in Las Vegas, backpackers can now love it (or hate it), too!
Cagayan Valley promotes 5 ecotourism tour packages
2007-11-21 02:16:00
TUGUEGARAO CITY, - At least five eco-tourism tour packages in the three provinces of the Cagayan Valley region are now being promoted. Tourism Regional Director Blessida Diwa said the network of caves at the Callao Caves Tourist Zone (CCTZ) in nearby Penablanca town still tops the list of ecotourism destinations where local as well as foreign ...
Backpacking Tips TV: Making a Stove from a Beer Can
2007-11-20 12:28:00
Backpcker Tips TV: How to make a beer can stove
Backpacking Tips TV: Making a Stove from a Beer Can
2007-11-20 12:28:00
Backpcker Tips TV: How to make a beer can stove
Backpacking Tips TV: Ways to Open a Bottle of Beer
2007-11-20 12:00:00
Backpacking Tips: How to open a bottle of beer without a bottle opener.
Backpacking Tips TV: Ways to Open a Bottle of Beer
2007-11-20 12:00:00
Backpacking Tips: How to open a bottle of beer without a bottle opener.
Backpacking Tips: How to Avoid Getting Overcharged Abroad ? Part 2
2007-11-17 15:03:00
Backpacking Tips: This second post in the series about how to avoid getting overcharged when backpacking shares tips to reduce the chance of being overcharged when dealing with vendors.
Backpacking Tips: How to Avoid Getting Overcharged Abroad - Part 1
2007-11-13 19:17:00
Just because we must sometimes accept dual pricing as being the norm when backpacking abroad that doesn't declare it open season for all scammers, touts and hustlers. By following a few guidelines backpackers can do much themselves to successfully keep the chancers at bay.
Backpacking Tips: How to Avoid Getting Overcharged Abroad ? Part 3
2007-11-11 19:14:00
Backpacking Tips: How to Avoid Getting Overcharged Abroad. This third post in the series on how to avoid getting overcharged deals with some more general do's and don't to help maintain a healthier backpacking fund.
Backpacking Tips: Cheap First Aid Kit for Backpackers
2007-11-02 21:18:00
Tips on how to attain a cheap and effective first aid kit for backpackers that takes up less space than a couple of packs of cigarettes and costs less than 10 bucks. So, before buying a ridiculously overpriced commercial traveler?s first aid kit from a travel firm cashing in on that big trip anxiety, why don?t you give it a go yourself?
Wikipedia/Backpacking
2007-10-29 17:22:00
So in all my extensive free time, I’ve self-nominated to re-write Wikipedia’s entry on Backpacking. I’m not sure why I want to do it, other than its uselessness is driving me nuts - that a good reason? I’ve come to realise it needs to be blown up rather than re-written but I’m struggling to get the tone ...
The North Face supports ?Climb For A Cause?
2007-10-26 07:11:00
“Our Passion is beyond setting records and achieving fame. For us, it’s all about changing lives, not just our lives, but also, the lives of those people who inspire us to aim for extraordinary dreams.” With this vision statement, North Face has encouraged well-meaning citizens, corporate and individuals to continue supporting the “Climb For A Cause ...
Backpacking and Backpacks?
2007-10-15 19:24:00
I *know* I’ve added “backpacking” as a category more than once now, yet it never shows in my category list. It’s under “Travel and Tourism” but for some reason, sub headers don’t show here. Weird. Anyway… The other day, GoBudgetTravel asked “Is the Backpack Even Necessary“, which followed a post from this summer ” What Backpacking ...
Ozbus: Redux
2007-10-09 21:22:00
Once again, Peter Moore’s blog is the source of the Ozbus update. The main Guardian article has disappeared for some reason, but the message and response from Moore in the blog remain. While I agree with Moore in that the unexpected is very much a major part of independent travel - and related very much ...
Eureka Pinnacle Pass 2XTA Two-Person Backpacking Tent Closeout ? $109 Plus
2007-10-07 02:25:00
Rating: 0 Posted By: summerst Views: 110 Replies: 0 I just picked up a new 2 man tent for my son for his future Boy Scout campouts. I have had a Eureka 4 man Mountain Pass XT for years and, most recently, it and I survived Valley Forge, PA last January very well. I especially like Eureka tents as they never seem to have any trouble with the zippers getting stuck and are vitually wind-proof. The Pinnacle Pass 2XTA is classified as a backpacking tent as it uses aluminum poles (this make it the preferred model as its lighter than the 2XT model). Assembly was quite easy. My 12 year old son set it up in about 5 minutes. The rain fly is very generous and you can store your backpacks outside the tent without fear of them getting wet. I purchased the tent from Moontrail Outlet in San Antonio, Texas, who was closing them out for $109 plus shipping. This seemed to be a great price as elsewhere the tent sells for $139 and up ($149.90 on Amazon). Shipping for me (Virginia) was $8.53 and...
Tinglayan sets pace on becoming Kalinga?s eco-cultural destination
2007-09-29 04:06:00
TABUK CITY — Taking a step higher in making the town the eco-cultural destination in the province, the local government unitof Tinglayan is endeavoring that all infrastructures in the municipality should be patterned on eco-technique designs representing the culture of the place. Tinglayan Tourism Officer Designate Noel Macaiba informed that this scheme is designed to meet ...
Safely Backpacking Around China
2007-09-19 03:42:00
Safely Backpacking Around China The key to having the best and safest possible holiday in China is to plan ahead carefully. Make sure you decide where you're going ahead of time and know how long you will be in the country so you can purchase travel insurance accordingly. It can take six months to see everything in a country of this size, so you'll want to see a few of the highlights if you have
1) The Worst Planned and Executed Backpacking Trip in History
2007-09-14 16:15:00
I leave today for my first weekend retreat with my new youth group at First United Methodist. This is a timely moment to reflect on my most pathetic attempt at leadership. In the fall of 1995 - only a couple of months into my first youth ministry position - one of my youth staff encour...
1) The Worst Planned and Executed Backpacking Trip in History
2007-09-14 16:15:00
I leave today for my first weekend retreat with my new youth group at First United Methodist. This is a timely moment to reflect on my most pathetic attempt at leadership. In the fall of 1995 - only a couple of months into my first youth ministry position - one of my youth staff encour...
Backpacking Humor
2007-09-09 07:03:00
Special thanks to my Dad for sharing this Zits comic strip with me. Enjoy!   Son: Taa-Daah! My life plan in four steps. 1. Play guitar in high school. 2. Play guitar in college. 3. Backpack around the world for ten years. 4. Retire comfortably. Father: Um, I don’t see anything in here ...
New Resort Project in the Island Garden City of Samal links up with communi
2007-09-05 18:02:00
by Prix D Banzon Davao City– The developer of a high-end resort residence project in a beach resort setting in barangay San Isidro of the Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS) is also working with the local folks on environment protection program and livelihood program for the women. Link: Share This
Backpacking in China
2007-08-31 13:10:00
Travel through China as a backpacker is certainly not without its challenges though, and purchasing travel insurance before you set out will ensure you have peace of mind while making your way through the countryside. You?ll want to try and reach some out-of-the-way destinations and not just stick to the major cities, and guide books like Lonely Planet and Let?s Go make great travel resources.Recommended routes though China include backpacker favourites such as Guilin, Yangshuo and Longshen. These are all must-see destinations that are slightly off the beaten track but well worth diverging towards.Named after a karst rock formation near to it, Yangshuo is bordered by the Lijiang (Li) River and often visited in conjunction with nearby Guilin. It?s a sublime destination for relaxing away from the crowds and taking part in outdoor activities like cycling, rock climbing on over 200 routes and cave exploration. Yangshuo has good amenities for travellers located along West street and the ...
Palawan is now listed as a high-end adventure travel destination
2007-08-26 18:01:00
Palawan has recently landed as one of the destination offerings of Mountain Travel Sobek and Wilderness Travel, two leading international tour operators that cater to discriminating, high-end adventure seekers. Kayaking and snorkeling in the Calamian Archipelago and equally stunning vistas in neighboring islands now stand alongside African safaris, Mt. Everest treks and other highly specialized ...
Sorsogon City, Bicol?s richest newly-created city
2007-08-24 18:01:00
by Bennie A. Recebido Sorsogon City is now considered the richest city compared to the other-newly created cities in the Bicol region as confirmed by Florencio C. Dio II, Provincial Assessor, in his weekly report forwarded to the office of the Governor. According to Dio, the component city of Sorsogon ranks the richest with an average annual ...
Trekking the Mystical Mt. Banahaw
2007-08-23 18:04:00
By: Carina EA. Javier When Winston Baltazar, aka JB Nalang first told me that trekking to the Sta. Lucia river and falls at Mt. Banahaw entails going up and down 259 steps…read 259, I felt like backing out of the trip. I’m just not sure I could handle it, but something akin to a magical force ...
Enchanting, Enthralling Kinabuhayan Cafe
2007-08-19 18:01:00
By: Carrie A. Javier It’s not often that I find a place that speaks to my heart and soul. As a travel writer for a little more than two decades, I have been to and experienced several destinations here in the country, but I must admit that Kinabuhayan Cafe takes away the cake when it comes ...
Tutubi goes Backpacking in Hong Kong
2007-08-17 15:20:00
Yes, Tutubi went to Hong Kong a few moons ago and will be blogging about the trip that took him to Newton Kowloon in Mongkok, took pictures at the historic square of the Golden Bauhimia, danced with Mickey Mouse and friends in Hong Kong Disneyland (even if he's not really into it), posed with Jacky Chan, mingled with famous denizens of the city, took the peak tram to Victoria, marveled at the wonderful Hong Kong skyline, made a pilgrimage to and ancient village of Ngong Ping 360, meditated at Po Lin Monastery, traced the trail of the Wisdom Path, cruised the passed by an old fishing village, went shopping for surprisingly cheap signature goods at Citygate Outlets, Ladies and Flower market, met pinoy OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) congregating, Little Quiapo, and made a journey dubbed by National Geographic as one of the 50 places of a lifetime.What made the trip different from the usual Hong Kong trip was that Tutubi, having an insatiable thirst for history and anything historic...
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