[I]t seems that a few of my Kyrgyzstan-based articles, both here and on my personal blog, have been inspiring quite a few people to want to travel Kyrgyzstan. However, there are still questions, like how to get around the country, that are popping in my inbox. Well, I can say that getting around the country of Kyrgyzstan can be an adventure in itself. Several options are … [Read more...] about How to Get Around Kyrgyzstan: The Real Adventure
The following is a guest post by Jade Scully. If you'd like to guest post on Go Backpacking, please read our submission guidelines. Earlier this year, my boyfriend and I spent two and a half weeks backpacking through Thailand. It was a short trip, but just long enough to open my heart and eyes to the idea of seeing the world. As soon as we landed in Bangkok, I was in … [Read more...] about Scoot Over: Foreign Danger on Thailand’s Roads
Now that I've shared the big news that I'm heading back to Colombia at the end of June, it's time to book the airfare. I looked around on individual carriers' sites, and again, found Kayak delivered reliable results. For a 1-way ticket from New York City to Cartagena, it costs (tax included): $235 on Spirit Airlines (if I want to depart at 6:40 am) $267 on Spirit … [Read more...] about Should I Gamble on Spirit Airlines?
On the recommendation of my friend Stefanie, and as the result of a nice sale, I took my inaugural flight on Virgin America. For $280, taxes included, I flew round trip from Dulles, VA to Los Angeles, CA. Purchasing the ticket and picking my seats online was a breeze. I signed up for e-mail and text alerts in case there were any delays, and even … [Read more...] about My Inaugural Flight on Virgin America