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Avoiding Touts and Scams in Kathmandu

In addition to featuring a great slide show of the sights around the Thamel backpacker district of Kathmandu and a video that shows what it’s like to walk through the crowded streets of the capital city of Nepal, this article exposes a common scam used by touts who trap visitors into using them as guides.

Top 100 Travel Blogs

Every week adventure travel blogger Brendan van Son compiles a list of the top 100 independent travel websites. ┬áThis list is different from many others out there because although there is a minimum Alexa score threshold, Brendan judges blogs based on criteria such as ‘layout, crisp photos, great writing skills, and good visual attributes’.

Hostels Vs Hotels

Hostels Vs Hotels. Which do you think is better? In this article I compare the two, and find out which is really better for the budget backpacker… You can find out more by visiting my new(ish) travel blog Living in a Hostel.

Requiem for a Job: A Corporate Exodus

Get the backstory on Traveling Savage’s corporate exodus as he begins the first of eight one-month trips around the world in the next two years. Before heading to Argentina next week, the difficult decision to leave a good corporate job needed to come to fruition.

Diwali is India’s biggest festival

Diwali, or the Festival of Lights, is the biggest festival of the Hindu calendar year — and that’s saying a lot, as there are festivals all year ’round in India. People hand out sweets, go to parties, attend religious pujas and light diyas (tiny candles) and fireworks on the night of Diwali itself, which this year is Nov 5 (the night of the new moon).

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