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Go Backpacking’s Top 10 Posts of 2009

4x4 in Cambodia

Dave on a 4×4 tour in Cambodia

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.

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