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?
Old Market Square (photo: David Mark) 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 … [Read more...] about Poznan: Off the Beaten Path in Poland
We all enjoy the finer things in life. What is less enjoyable is the price tag that often accompanies those finer things. However, when it comes to travel and accommodation, this is not absolute. With a bit of extra research and patience, cities can become a gold mine of bargains. Chicago is no exception. One of America's largest cities, Chicago, offers a diverse … [Read more...] about 5 Places to Go Luxury for Less in Chicago
Will Hatton in Pakistan When somebody says, "I'm going backpacking," and you reply, "where are you going?" Pakistan is not what you expect to hear. Let's face it, the country has had its fair share of bad press and negative stereotypes develop over the years. Yet, 29-year old adventure blogger Will Hatton, AKA The Broke Backpacker, who is somewhat the epitome of the … [Read more...] about 5 Surprising Things About Backpacking Pakistan
A hiker takes in the view This article is for entertainment purposes and does not constitute medical advice. Hikers and campers are more than just accustomed to injuries, especially if they’ve been doing what they do for a long time. They know everything from burns to cuts, rashes, and so on – as well as how to treat them. However, beginner hikers and campers … [Read more...] about Common Hiking Injuries and How to Treat Them