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Three Backpackers from Texas Denied Entry to Ireland

Three Backpackers from Texas Denied Entry to IrelandThis is pretty strange because it’s not normal that Ireland denies entry to American travelers. One of their customs agents must have had a serious grudge against America or and American citizen to create such a stir.¬†Irish police are investigating... Read More »

“100 Things to Do Before You Die” Author Dies.

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — Dave Freeman, co-author of “100 Things to Do Before You Die,” a travel guide and ode to odd adventures that inspired readers and imitators, died after hitting his head in a fall at his home. He was... Read More »

Travelzoo: Win 20 Trips! FREE Travel Trips Giveaway

I just sent this out to all of our newsletter subscribers, so get on our email list for future announcements. For 13 weeks, Travelzoo will be giving away one amazing travel deal weekly from the Top 20 list. Plus, one lucky player will win the entire Top 20, which means 20 of the best trips... Read More »

TravelPUNK Destinations Section Added

We’ve added a new section with information, google maps, pictures, and links to popular destinations that backpackers, budget, and college travelers like to hit up on their travels. More and more countries will be added to this section in time and the information will surely change and or get more in-depth as the travel landscape... Read More »

Backpacking Europe This Summer? Remember To Do This!

Reward Yourself I am a firm believer that one should reward themselves from time to time. Most people are right smack in the middle of the rat-race called life. We bump and grind and slave all day and night to not get ahead in life, but to barely make ends meet or just get through... Read More »

Hostels Are All Booked Up in Paris!

And yet another report of hostels being booked up in Paris by one of our community members. Here’s the link- Can’t find any hostels in Paris! I recently wrote an article about the scarcity of hostels in Europe. With the popularity of online booking, hostels are getting filled up faster than ever. Must I emphasize... Read More »

12 Things You Need To Do Before Backpacking Europe: Passports & Visas (Part 2)

This is a 12 part series on Backpacking Europe for all you aspiring & seasoned backpackers and student travelers. 2. Passports and Visas Most of the European countries are covered under Schengen visa although you may need to apply for independent visas for some. For Americans, the rules are clear on the length of time... Read More »

Contest! Top Travel Blogger for April Wins $50!

To kick-off our newly added BLOGS section, we’re giving away $50 to the top blogger! This section is brand spanking new, so it’s a free for all right now. Sign up for your backpacker/student travel blog and start blogging away! Add photos and videos to your blog too. We’ve also created a new photo gallery... Read More »

A Special Thanks to All of These TravelPUNKS!

TravelPUNKS are an amazing breed of travelers. If you are not a part of this community, then you are sorely missing out on some awesome relationships that you can create with people from around the world. I got a stack of postcards with inspiring and positive messages from these big gun TPunk’s- TheJake- from Surprise,... Read More »

Podcast Scholarship 2008

Podcast Documentary Scholarship, 2008 Do you dream about being an intrepid journalist seeking out stories from remote parts of the world? Then here is the opportunity for you! WorldNomads.com will send one exceptional student on assignment to visit a Fred Hollows eye camp in remote, … Find out more... Read More »

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