Tom Stephens

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Mansudae Art Studio Gallery

North Korea's massive art and propaganda factory now has an official gallery space in Beijing.<p>Located in a repurposed industrial area of Beijing, …

North Korea

A Full Day on the West Lake of Hangzhou

Return to the Nanjing Confucius Temple (Fuzi Miao) - February 26th, 2012

Last Sunday was my second time returning to the Nanjing Confucius Temple (called Fuzi Miao in mandarin). It was the first area visited that day. What …

Packing list for a one year trip in a small back pack - Family Travel Blog - Travel with Kids

I have been quite shocked over the last couple of months how people have reacted when we have told them that we are only planning on taking a 45 …

Female Solo Travel Tips

Are you looking for solo female travel trips?<p>Would you like to know what countries are best for women traveling solo to get their feet wet?<p>We put …

Female Solo Travel Tips for South East Asia

<i>‘Be careful’,</i> <i>‘Oh don’t go to Thailand, you’ll be put in jail’,</i> and <i>‘Are you sure it’s safe to go to Asia alone?’.</i><p>These were the responses that I heard …

South-east Asia

26 Remarkable Places For Solo Travel

Go find yourself.

Asia Travel

Women Traveling the World on Their Own

<b>837</b> Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 Pin It Share 837 Buffer 0 <b>837</b> Flares ×<p><b>Women traveling the world on their own still raise a few eyebrows.</b> …

Solo Travel Tips for Cowards

Brave is not a word I would immediately think of to describe myself. I am the type to plan out itineraries, hotels, and transportation ahead of time …

Long-Term Solo Travel for Women: 16 Profound Ways It Will Change You

Home :: Travel Issues :: Solo Travel for Women<p>Solo travel for women. Traveling alone. Independent female travel. Going round the world. Taking a gap …

Solo Travel

Solo Travel Safety: 5 principles

Solo travel safety is about more than looking both ways as you cross the road.<p>Safety is a big issue when you travel solo.<p>And while our post, Travel …

Solo Travel

The Best Countries for Solo Travelers

Taking off on a journey alone? Have no fear. Here are the safest, friendliest countries for your solo adventure.<p>There are many travelers who claim …

Solo Travel to India: 32 Tips You Need to Know

Yes, buying bottled water is the number one thing you can do for your health – and always check that the original seal is intact.<p>India is a very, …

First Time Solo Travel: Tips for Newbies - Solo Traveler

Solo travelers are friendly – sharing a coffee with another solo traveler in Patagonia, Chile.<p>Are you planning to travel solo for the very first time?<p>…

10 Reasons Why Rajasthan is Perfect for Solo Travelers

<b>Rajasthan</b>, an ethnic and regal state of India, is my home away from home.<p>After traveling to its three different cities – Udaipur, Jodhpur and …

Asia Travel

How I afford travel: Badass trips on a not-so-badass budget

Run to the Forest

23 Simple And Essential Hiking Hacks

You'll be king of the trail.

Hacking

Camping Checklist Template

Download a Printable Camping Checklist for Microsoft Excel® and Google Sheets<p>As a Boy Scout leader, I found it very useful to not only use a <b>Camping</b> …

Get Started With Backpacking Basics | Smart Camping Tips

Backpacking Basics: Backpacking For Beginners<p>I’m excited that you want to learn the backpacking basics! It tells me that you, too, have felt the …

My Backpack: Save Hikes, Trip Reports, Photos — Washington Trails Association

The last time you looked up a hike on wta.org, did you stumble across a different hike (or ten) that you wished you could save for later? Well, WTA …

Hiking

Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

For these macaroni and cheese recipes, I borrow the cheese powder and macaroni from Annie’s Homegrown or Back to Nature brands. These brands contain …

How to Pack a Lot of Backpacking Food into a Small Space

When packing food for a multi-day backpacking trip, I try to keep the space it takes up as small as possible so I can bring a smaller, lighter weight …

Five Day Lightweight Backpacking Meal Plan

<b>Here is a complete 5-day backpacking meal plan</b> similar to what I eat on my hikes. It includes three meals and four snacks, providing 3,500 calories …

Healthy Eating

7 Deadly Sins of Backpacking

As the year draws to an end, it’s time to reflect on past transgressions and vow to be better in the future. We present the 7 Deadly Sins of …

Cities