As we approach the end of 2009, I wanted to share the top 10 most popular posts on Go Backpacking, based on page views.
Interestingly, most of these posts pre-date my actual travel around the world and instead detail the various stages of planning involved in such a venture. I'm glad they continue to serve as a resource for future travelers.
Cost of a Trip Around the World – an overview of my expenses for traveling to 22 countries over 15 months. Once I settled into Medellin, I stopped keeping track.
My Decision to Backpack Around the World – the “why” behind quitting my job to see the world.
Choosing a Malaria Medication – getting shots was easy while figuring out a strategy for Malaria was not.
Budgeting for a Trip Around the World – from May 2007, this was my pre-trip approach to figuring out how much money I needed.
Packing List – the initial contents of my backpack before leaving home.
5 Techniques to Save Big Money – my best strategies for saving lots of money!
Tibetan Acupuncture and Massage – this post received a lot of search engine traffic because of the photo I included of a big spider.
Establishing Travel and Financial Goals – the title says it all.
Nepal-India Border Crossing – I flew Yeti Airlines to Nepal's eastern border and that was just the beginning of the adventurous trip to Darjeeling.
The Importance of Hooking Up Abroad – a guest post by Emily Callaghan on the cultural benefits of intimate relations abroad.