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10 Proven Ways to Make Friends While Traveling Solo

“I want to travel but not alone because I hate my own company. I know I can make friends on the way but I’m not very good at making friends.” I saw this post recently on a closed group page for travelers. Do you relate? Are you an introvert? Or just simply used to having someone with you? Will you let that stop you from doing what you’ve always wanted to do? Surely not! It’s a no-brainer that the best part of travel is making memories with strangers. You leave a place and don’t get the chance to see it again, but the connection with the people you meet, you can keep! (more…)

By thesolotripper, ago
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Why Being Broke Shouldn’t Stop You From Traveling

Broke

/brōk/ Adjective, informal Having completely run out of money   Yes, I’m officially broke.  The last money I’ve had was spent on road trips. I quit my job as English teacher in Thailand after a bad leg accident.  After recovery, my partner and I decided to take that road trip from Thailand to Cambodia to Vietnam.  We were both losing money but we had to do it anyway. We both love traveling! It was his first in Asia so off we went. (more…)

By thesolotripper, ago
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6 Clear Signs That You are Overstaying in a Hostel

It may be odd for some backpackers in the hostel that I am hooked to CNN’s presidential debates while they were all excited touring across Hanoi’s vacation spots, off the beaten track. It was a sunny morning, after all. I just finished my usual breakfast of eggs and bacon, with two slices of tomatoes and lettuce on the side. And it was my 13th day in the capital of Vietnam. (more…)

By thesolotripper, ago
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How To Be A Worthy Air Passenger

We’ve all heard about the Air Passenger Bill of Rights. I guess every country has its own. When our flights are cancelled and delayed, or when our complaints fall on deaf ears, we instantly leaf through that government-issued memorandum so we can confidently assert our claims against an airline.  And our rights extend beyond the check-in counter. In-flight, we also have basic rights in terms of how we are treated as passengers. Some of us may have had both good and bad experiences with flight attendants. But how do we know if we have also misused our rights as passengers? Where do we draw the line of respect between the passenger and the cabin crew midair?

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By thesolotripper, ago