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7 countries where you can travel on $30 a day or less

Many people believe that traveling is extremely expensive, and while this may be true if you're expecting five-star hotels and luxury cruises, on the whole it's a misconception.<p>There are countries all over the world where, thanks to the low cost of living and (in some cases) strong U.S. dollar, …

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The 9 Best Travel Backpacks for Men

There are several factors that could ruin the trip of a lifetime. They include, but are not limited to, losing your passport, getting food poisoning, …

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50 Adventures in 50 States

From hiking volcanic cliffs to racing down snow-capped mountains, take a look at the greatest adventures across the country.<p>Adventure enthusiasts from all over the world travel to the United States to explore stunning national parks, trek iconic trails, and immerse themselves in America’s vast …

National Parks

19 cool things to do in Lisbon on a budget

Belatedly. I finally got around to putting together a mini guide of some pretty cool things to do in Lisbon with the customary budgettraveller twist. …

European Travel

What you need to know before you walk the Camino de Santiago

<b>Before the movie The Way made it famous, no one really knew about El Camino de Santiago, otherwise known as The Way of Saint James.</b><p>If you are still …

Spain

5 Ways to Scout Out Your Next Campsite

Custom-tailor your next foray into the great outdoors<p>Name a more iconic way to spend time with family and friends than camping. You can’t. Well, …

Want To Get Paid To Do A Gig Abroad? This Union Square Ventures-Funded Startup Will Hook You Up

Do you want to get away? Not just on a vacation; I mean <i>really</i> away: to experience what it’s like to live and work abroad for a few months, or even several years. If so, that’s where Jobbatical comes in. (I know I’m not the only person intrigued by the concept; as I was preparing this story, people …

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PADI AmbassaDiver Alex Baackes Takes You Along for Her Journey Around the World

Hailing from upstate New York, Alex Baackes is a PADI Divemaster and travel blogger exploring the underwater world one country at a time. Her …

How to Make Money While Travelling

Travelling is fun but it doesn’t come cheap. If you plan to travel for several months or more, you may need to pick up another job.<p>Working on the go …

The World's Most Beautiful Beach Cities Where You Can Live for Dirt Cheap

More than a few Americans fantasize about picking up their lives and moving to some seaside villa in a country where your rent is less than a car …

How we retired to a beautiful, inexpensive town in Italy

<b>Ten cities in 37 days, that was the plan.</b><p>My husband, Don, retired from the newspaper business, and we lost no time pursuing a move to Italy, our favorite European destination. We headed for the region of Puglia (or Apulia) in the southeast, and Sicily—the only places with enough sun and sea for our …

Europe

The 5 Most Jaw-dropping Swimming Holes in the United States

It’s easy to assume that travelers need to trek to Thailand or some undiscovered South American waterfall to find the perfect swimming hole. But, …

The Best Hikes in America

As famed writer Wallace Stegner once said, America’s national parks are “the best idea we ever had.” And with warmer weather approaching, now’s the …

Wanderlust explores some of the world's most beautiful trails

Whether you want to admire from afar or want to plan your next big hike, Gestalten offers up a world of options in Wanderlust:<p>"The exciting Canyon …

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The best US tours to explore all of America

Though organized tours can cost a fair amount of money on the outset, considering what you and your travel companions will save on transportation …

It’s Now Incredibly Easy to Find the Least Crowded Trails in All of the National Parks

Hiking on the most popular National Parks trails can feel more like being in line at an amusement park than exploring a pristine landscape. Just …

National Parks

Central America's luxury trio: Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama

While Costa Rica has been a well-known tourist destination for more than a decade, its neighboring countries Nicaragua and Panama are still a mystery …

Central America

Natural wonders that will blow your mind

For all our obsession with man-made wonders, technological advances and increasing urbanisation, nothing compares to the creations of Mother Nature.<p>Vast cave systems, wild desert landscapes and breathtaking waterfalls all remind us of our small place in earth’s story. And even with our …

The best place to camp in each Western state

Know where to pitch your tent in the glorious landscapes of the West<p>Ready, set, camp<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the …

US travelers: Go to Cuba while you can still get there

You’re already too late to go to Cuba “before it changes.” Instead, just worry about how you’ll get there.<p>US airlines are retreating from the island, less than a year after debuting the first commercial service in more than 50 years on the once-forbidden routes.<p>Florida-based Silver Airways said it …

Cuba

The world’s longest recreational trail gives you 15,000 miles to find yourself

For almost two years now, Dianne Whelan has been on a mission. In July 2015, the 51-year-old filmmaker set off from Newfoundland to hike, bike, canoe, snowshoe, and ski Canada’s Great Trail, a 24,000-kilometer (14,900-mile) casting call for the world’s most intrepid voyagers. If she succeeds, …

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California is about to explode with a spectacular wildflower display

California's parched, drought-stricken landscape was soaked this winter by ceaseless storms, creating the perfect conditions for a spectacular floral display.<p>In coming weeks, wildflowers will bloom in colorful profusion, carpeting the state's undulating hills and grassy valleys, especially in …

An Epic Adventure Bucket List to Complete This Summer

There's nothing wrong with a summer spent at the beach. But if you want more than tan lines and sand-covered clothes, consider embarking on one (or …

The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States

Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and improved sleep …

60 reasons to explore the rest of the Americas

WE HERE AT MATADOR ARE baffled by the depiction of countries south of the US border as dangerous, scary places. Just last May, we hung out together …

South America

You Can Travel Across The U.S. By Train For Just Over $200

Gas is still pretty expensive in most places, and air travel is full of ridiculous TSA delays, so train travel is starting to look pretty good to …

Trains

15 of the best places to camp around the world | Photo Gallery

There are few more rewarding feelings than pitching your tent and spending the night beneath the stars. Whether you want to escape to a remote …

7 must-see destinations to visit while you still can

Rising sea levels, air pollution, and deforestation are hurting the planet. What you know the world to look like today may be completely different than what your grandchildren and their kids could see in the future.<p>The landscape is changing and the big adventures you are planning for the future …

6 Hikes That Will Take You Around the World

Machu Picchu’s Inca Trail isn’t the only scenic hike worth traveling and trekking up a mountain in order to document on Instagram.<p>For anyone who …

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