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Battle of the Best Ice Creams in Buenos Aires

I do in fact have a second stomach for dessert. Well not exactly but it does seem that way that no matter how full I may be, I always have enough room for dessert. My limits were tested in Buenos Aires, Argentina though. A simple walk down the city of Buenos Aires will get you passing down countless ice cream parlors. It's extremely difficult to resist and normally I don't want to resist anyway.

5 Things I wish I knew before going to Mexico

As a popular budget vacation destination, Mexico is often looked upon for its beautiful beaches, great weather and strong tequila. Unfortunately, it has a bad reputation as a dangerous city. In recent news, the media shows the devastation of Mexico's drug wars, kidnappings and poverty. It gives Mexico a bad name, but luckily, backpackers still consider Mexico a place to see. Since it is such a questionable destination, here are some things you might want to know.

Avoiding Travel Scams

Sure, it can be frustrating when you’ve spent 10 minutes trying to convince the taxi driver to turn the meter on, only have a niggling feeling when you see the same restaurant 4 times in 10 minutes that maybe you’re being taken for a ride (literally and figuratively). But really, we’re pretty fortunate to be travelling in a foreign country to begin with, so I try to let the little stuff slide. So here, in my opinion, are some acceptable scams, and a few tips to avoid the ugly ones.

How To Use Travel To Re-Shape One’s Life

Nicky, my wife, and I have always loved to travel. Individually, we were backpacking round the world long before we met. However, neither of us originally realized how much we would learn from our global adventures. And how insights gained would translate into re-defining our lives, re-shaping them in sometimes surprisingly new ways.

Top Five Things To Do In Turkey – Away From The Beach

Turkey has seen a boom in tourism in recent years, largely thanks to the weakening of the pound against the Euro, with nearly 1.6 million UK residents taking a holiday to Turkey in 2009 according to the Office for National Statistics - and all signs are pointing towards 2010 being another busy year for the Aegean country.

How and Why You Will Never Be Travelling Alone

“Aren’t you worried about travelling alone?” It’s a question I get asked all the time. Friends and colleges who have never backpacked always ask this. ‘Don’t you worry about making friends?’ The answer is always the same. Of course not. So today I’ll dispel a few worried thoughts about Travelling Solo, share a few tales, and give a few tips for those who are still concerned.
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