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Backpacking through Canggu: an alternative Balinese surf experience

Why not Kuta? When you first start planning a trip to Bali, every book, blog, and instagram post mentions Kuta Beach. Famed as a surfer’s haven with incredible rolling waves and seemingly endless miles of white sand, it didn’t take very long for this balinese secret to become overexposed....
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The Best 10 Jobs For Backpackers

If you’ve always wanted to backpack around the world, but you don’t have the funds to support yourself, there’s no need to give up on your dream. Many long-term travelers make money on the road through a variety of travel jobs and working online. If you need some inspiration and ideas for jobs...
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Yin Yang Festival – Party on the Chinese Wall

The following post is written by Pierce, who is a contributor to the travel and surf blog wavesnbackpack. Julian, who initiated wnb, met Pierce while studying in Dublin. There they spent several evenings sharing past travel experiences and got excited about future travels. This post discusses an...
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2nd beach, Olympic National Park

At least 2kms of beautiful sand and amazing sea stacks. An absolute must see!
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HOH rainforest river trail

A nice green family friendly walk, has distances for all experience levels from quick day walks to multi-day hikes.
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Elk lakes British Columbia

Nice well maintained pathway, great for taking a family day trip with some beautiful scenery.
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Visiting Machu Picchu: What You Need to Know

Planning a visit to the Lost City of the Incas? It is a genuine trek to reach Machu Picchu, whether you hike the 27-mile Inca Trail to get there or travel by plane, train and automobile. It is, however, one you’ll find to be well worth the journey as you peer down upon the drifting clouds and...
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Ruby beach, Olympic National Park

One of the most popular and most photographed beaches on the Olympic peninsula. A quick scenic stop on the side of the highway!
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The Top Accessories Every Backpacker Needs

The Go Pro adventure camera is immensely popular among the active adventure travel set, as well as the general population. It is so much more than just an action camera, especially when paired with the right accessories. Here are some of the most crucial add-ons to help you take your Go Pro...
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Goblin gates, Olympic national park

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Madison Falls, Olympic National Park

Easy 5 minute walk, but the waterfall is excellent👌
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Rawson Lake

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Silver springs

One of the best cliff jumping spots in the area with cliffs from 10ft up to 60ft!
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Rawson lake to sarrail ridge

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Adventures on Beautiful Greek Islands: How to Visit Zakynthos

Lately, you find yourself dreaming of white sand beaches and stunning blue water. You feel the urge to explore ancient culture and meet friendly people during lazy, sunny holidays. Sounds like you need to head for Greece’s famous Zakynthos Island. The third largest of the Ionian islands,...
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Explore Madrid and Do These 20 Things

The Spanish capital is a stylish and vibrant hub of activity, with too many attractions to pack into just one visit. Here we offer our 20 favorite things to do in Madrid, just to whet your appetite. 1. Madrid’s Art Triangle Madrid is renowned for its world-class art collections, most of which...
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Wilamena Lake

This is such a beautiful lake to hike to, its a steep scramble but only for just over 1 km so its easily doable. From the same trail head you can go to either Hariet Lake or Wilamena Lake (both equally as beautiful and quiet). The road starting from Branch H is quite rough and grown in so if you...
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Bow Glacier Falls

4.8km hike with amazing scenery and a HUGE waterfall. Lots of tourists on long weekends but worth the trek! Make sure you bring some bug spray and sun screen if going on a hot day, fair amount of mosquitoes and not much for shaded cover.  
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Mayo/Ailsa Lake Kimberley B.C

Beautiful hike! Came a little early so an avalanche was covering the lake.
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Beginners Guide to Backpacking Indonesia

Indonesia, home to pygmy elephants, tree kangaroos, and the Komodo dragon. Land of rice terraces, untamed jungle, and islands surrounded by pristine coral reefs. It is made up of around 17,000 different islands across close to two million square kilometers along the equator, which makes it hard...
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3rd beach, Olympic national park

Beautiful beach with not much traffic! A must see if your in the area!
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Marysville Falls

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Cherry creek falls

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Schooner Cove - Vancouver Island

A short distance outside Tofino is the amazing place called Schooner Cove. Just past Long beach you can find the entrance to the trailhead which will take you on a 1km boardwalk  trek to the beautiful beach. This is a must see if you are in the area!!
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Hidden falls - Sombrio Beach

Sombrio Beach is the beginning of the Juan de Fuca trail. From Sooke, head west on Hwy 14 for 55.8 kms towards Port Renfrew. There are roadsigns on the side of the road letting you know Sombrio Beach is approaching. The road in is only about 1 km of unmaintained, rutted road. We easily accessed...
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Grjotagja hot springs cave

A cool place to visit when passing through northern Iceland! Unfortunately since the latest eruption the temperature is above what a human can handle for bathing in the hot springs but a hot spring in a cave is pretty cool... and it’s also where John Snow lost his virginity to the wildling in...
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Hraunfossar Falls, Iceland

Compared to most of the other falls in and around the Reykjavik area this one had the least amount of tourists and was our top stop for experiencing raw beauty. The falls are a total of 900m long and the water is a very appealing bright blue.
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Godafoss, Iceland

Although this is a highly populated tourist stop its a Must See! With a series of 2 waterfalls with the largest being over 12m high and 30m wide and a beautiful glacier blue it was well worth walking around the groups of people to get the best angles. I would stop here again in a heartbeat if I...
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Gullfoss, Iceland

With this being so close to the capital city of Iceland it is a quick stop for the tour busses which can make it quite busy, but with that being said it is a true spectacle. The falls are so powerful that when walking through the bottom parking lot (which is a fair ways away from the falls) you...
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Chase Creek Falls, Chase BC

Stopping for a pitstop in Chase BC? Why not eat and stretch your legs by a relaxing waterfall? Only 5 minutes off Highway 1 it's worth the stop.  With the creek being nice and warm in the summer months it's a great place to cool off and take a swim in some of the pools down from the falls.
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Sutherland Falls, Revelstoke BC

Sutherland Falls is a family friendly waterfall to access along Highway 23 between Revelstoke and the Shelter Bay . The falls drop about 45 feet at the bottom and the intense greens in the backdrop make it very photo friendly. With on;y a 20 minute detour off Highway 1 outside revelstoke it makes...
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Wapta Falls, B.C

With a quick 40 minute walk off HIghway 1 in Yoho National park near Field B.C its worth it for a quick family stop. The trail is flat and easy for all ages.
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Bear Creek Falls

This is a low effort and high reward walk. With only a 20 minute walk off of Highway 1 between Golden B.C and Revelstoke B.C its a great way to stretch the legs out while our on your travels.  
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