My first opportunity for backpacking Panama came tantalizingly close in 2005 when I traveled to Costa Rica and made my way south along the Caribbean coast. In the town of Puerto Viejo, I encountered many backpackers traveling overland, having either come north from Panama or heading that way next. I considered my options but stuck to my original plan to spend … [Read more...] about Backpacking Panama: A Two-Week Itinerary
The Maldives are tropical islands located southwest of Sri Lanka and India. There are around 1,100 islands, from which 200 are inhabited. There are also 26 coral atolls which attract visitors from all over the world. The majority of the islands are available for vacation rentals. But this doesn't mean that you would need to have a big budget to be able to afford a … [Read more...] about Exploring the Maldives on a Budget
The Dead Sea is a natural body of water on the border between Israel and Jordan that draws visitors from around the world. Due to its unique properties, visitors often consider it a highlight of their time in the Middle East. Here, we are going to look at some interesting facts about the Dead Sea. Keep reading if you are keen to learn more. Saltiest Water on … [Read more...] about The Dead Sea: 4 Facts You May Not Have Heard About
About six million travelers visit Cambodia each a year to admire the world's largest religious temple complex Angkor Wat, its national parks, and the stunning white-sand beaches on the southern coast. However, behind all this beauty, hides a darker side of the country, the Cambodian war, led by the Khmer Rouge. "First They Killed My Father" is a movie based on the … [Read more...] about Should I Watch “First They Killed My Father” Before Traveling to Cambodia?
Poznan, Poland, is a place you don’t often hear tourists marking on their itinerary. I ended up there for five days as I visited a few local friends in the city. While there, I was reminded of the beauty of backpacking without expectation. Though it is not often visited does not mean it is not worth your visit. Below, I have put together a mini-guide for … [Read more...] about Poznan: Off the Beaten Path in Poland