Travel Stories

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 »

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 »

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

THE 10 THINGS THAT YOU SHOULDNT DO IN EUROPETravel 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 =)! Think about it. Six out of every 10 backpackers and travelers have had sex while traveling Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, and so on… 6 out of every 10. Seis de diez… So... 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 »

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