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HOW TO: Survive an Illegal Tour of San Pedro Prison, Bolivia

San Pedro Prison La Paz Bolivia

Once I arrived in La Paz, it became my sole mission to gain entry into San Pedro Prison; a prison that even the guards don’t enter. From a trip to the police station, to being scammed and giving up hope, to finding a second-wind, and … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Make the most of a Visit to Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia’s Famous Salt Flats

Salar de Uyuni Bolivia Salt Flats

A visit to Bolivia’s salt flats in Salar de Uyuni is a once-in-a-lifetime event.  It all starts with one of the most painful bus rides on Earth, but gets better very quickly with stunning lunar landscapes and possibly the quirkiest travel photos you’ll ever have the … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Prepare for Adventure Trips & Treks the Globetrooper Way

Prepare for Tough Adventure Trips & Treks

Most of us avid travellers are fit enough to enjoy most adventure treks. Maybe we’re not ultramarathon’ers, and maybe we can’t do 100 military pushups without stopping (hey, there’s a challenge), but you know, we tend to take care of ourselves because we love to … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Choose a Backpack for RTW Travel

How To Choose a Backpack for RTW Travel

This isn’t one of those ‘How To Choose a Backpack‘ guides that presents millions of options for hundreds of scenarios. No, instead, I want to give you very few options based on my personal experience with just one scenario, round-the-world (RTW) travel. No matter how … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Make the Most of a Visit to Machu Picchu

Visit Machu Picchu

It’s easy to make a visit to Machu Picchu un-memorable. Arrive at 10am, take a two-hour guided tour, pose for a few happy snaps, and return home with a memory full of rocks. But it doesn’t have to be that way. After two full-day visits … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Sleep in an Airport and Enjoy It

Sleeping in Airports

One of the byproducts of cheap flights is having to deal with awful departure, lay-over and arrival times. But that’s what travel hacking is all about: relinquishing luxury to make travel cost less and last longer. Coming from faraway places like Australia, you can easily … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Find Cheap Accommodation for Long Trips

Camper Van Volkswagen Westfalia

Imagine traveling for a year on a budget you thought would only last a few weeks. That’s the reality when you find cheap accommodation. It can turn your trips from weeks into months and months into years. I know what you’re thinking… youth hostels are … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Get the Government to Pay for Your Next Round-the-World Trip

Free Round the World Trip

I run into a lot of people who dream of traveling round the world in search of something more. They’d love to explore new places, meet new people, and just have a better understanding of what’s really out there. The age-old problem though, is that … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Keep Fit While Traveling

Keep Fit

At home, life is so structured. We wake up at the same time, eat the same breakfast, and perform the same duties throughout the day against the same schedule. But despite this discipline, most of us find it difficult to keep fit. On the road, … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Create a Travel Budget You’ll Stick To

Travel Budget

I’ve heard countless stories of people traveling (often through developed countries) on very small amounts. I’ve even heard of a family travelling the globe on only $25k per year. And while it sounds great in theory, once you hit the road, you realise it’s not so … Continue reading →

Want a Useful Education? Skip University.

Education Abroad

We enter this world as newborns with an insatiable curiosity. Because suddenly, snatched from the comfort of the womb, we’re dropped into this foreign world where everything is new: the sights, the sounds, the smells, the tastes, everything. But as we grow, and as we ‘mature’, … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Access Free Accommodation During Travel

Couch Surfing

When most of us hear ‘free accommodation‘, we think CouchSurfing. It affords us lowly global nomads a place to sleep when the wallet’s looking a little thin. But more than that, it provides a way to immerse ourselves in local culture by living and sharing … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Actually Get Cheap Flights Using Airline Frequent Flyer Programs – Part 2

Cheap Flights

In Part 1, I talked about earning frequent flyer points and a few ways to earn them more quickly. In Part 2, I’ll discuss how to use points in the most efficient manner. This is important because there are many restrictions and many tricks to … Continue reading →