Travel Stories

Backpacking Europe: The People You Meet

Originally posted by : Lizz Photo Credit: Aliza Scharf, UMBC The people you meet while travelling have just as much place in your memory as the things/sites you see.So…who is the weirdest/most unique/craziest/interpret this how you want person you met on your travels? When I was in Odesa, they at the hostel told me about... Read More »

I love Spain

Originally posty by Magnifico             image credit: Triciaward  So of all the fun cultural exploits to be had on my trip, a personal favourite was purchasing a wineskin (a fine 1-liter marked “Las Tres Z.Z.Z. Pamplona) while in San Sebastian. The day I bought it, I had it filled with a fine 5-euro bottle of Rioja... Read More »

THE 10 THINGS THAT YOU SHOULDNT DO IN EUROPE

Travel advisory by a “crazed” American in Europe.I can’t offer much in travel tips. My name’s not Fodor, I didn’t go to Berkeley, and you know, even if I did, I’m not exactly willing to pass on helpful suggestions to the goddamn masses. I mean, where were you when I was getting an anal probe... Read More »

Adventures from WorldWideMike: Ireland

I had planned on leaving Saturday, but the angry ghost of Christopher Columbus again made things difficult for me. America West cancelled our 1130 Chicago flight (the one I was going to leave on). Which meant we sent all our passengers over to Southwest (my backup) overselling them. Our next flight wasn’t until 4:30 pm,... Read More »

Sex While Traveling (Part 2)

As you can see from the poll we took (Sex While Backpacking Part 1 from the members or our backpacking forum, backpackers are a curious bunch of people and TravelPUNKS especially are not just your stereotypical traveler or tourist. We come from all different places in the world, we are made up of people from... Read More »

Sex While Traveling- 60% of Backpackers & Student Travelers Have Sex While Traveling (Part 1)

Sex While Traveling- 60% of Backpackers & Student Travelers Have Sex While Traveling (Part 1)You read that right, chief. If that doesn’t want to make you start packing your bag, I don’t know what will =)! How did we arrive to that number? A running poll on TravelPunk.com revealed some interesting and thought-provoking results about our adventurous and fearless TravelPUNK backpackers and student travelers. However, because statistics mean nothing... Read More »

They Met On Our Message Boards. Now They’re Married!

I’m going to say this again and again and again until it’s ingrained into your minds- traveling is LIFE ALTERING. Not only the actual traveling part of it, but the juices that start flowing inside of you as you MENTALLY commit to it and start preparing and researching it. A new window of positivity and... Read More »

It Happened One Night

A month long trip to Brazil’s northern Amazon was just what I needed to get over a broken heart. I thought a break from the university where I taught would refresh my mind and allow me to see that there were more options than giving up and going home. I took a bus north for... Read More »

Unbeatable Freedom

Hi! My name is Angela. I’m a 23 year old college graduate who just got back from Europe after backpacking for 5 months on my own. THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE!!! Unbeatable freedom. At first I was a little hesitant about going alone, but I took a chance and found it to be... Read More »

A Travelers Journey- Lessons Learned Abroad Vol 8

After five straight days of tireless traveling and nonstop sightseeing through the British countryside, we finally arrived in Edinburgh where we would have two full days to relax and do whatever we wanted. It was like we had been in school all week and now it was the weekend! I was pretty much at maximum... Read More »

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