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How to Meet People and Have Sex in Hostels

How to Meet People and Have Sex in HostelsWhat do you like about backpacking? Is it eating new foods? Seeing world famous landmarks that you’ve only seen in magazines, movies, tv, and the internet? Most backpackers say that what they enjoyed most about traveling abroad is the people they meet and new friends they make, and if you think about it, the fun... Read More »

Can You Apply for University After a Gap Year?

Can You Apply for University After a Gap Year?Many people travel during their gap year, so naturally a common concern among thousands of students each and every year is if they can you apply for college after a gap year. The short answer is that you can, but you’re probably better off applying during senior year along with everyone else. There are good... Read More »

Top 10 Reasons to Backpack Budget Travel Europe

Top 10 Reasons to Backpack Budget Travel EuropeThese days more and more people are recognizing the fact that traveling while you’re young is more advisable than traveling only when you’re settled down with a family or retired. While the latter time of one’s life is likely to be more financially stable for comfortable travel, it is also a time of either too... Read More »

Experience Spain Through Local Tour Guides

Tour guides? Say what? As backpackers, we want to get the biggest bang for our miniscule budget. We wander the streets on our own and look for hidden gems that don’t normally make the popular guide books. A quick search on wikipedia or popular travel sites can give us a good idea of the popular... Read More »

Three Backpackers from Texas Denied Entry to Ireland

This 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 »

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