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Posted by Tim and Jessica on Mar 1, 2009
Travel Tip Tuesdays

While daydreaming about traveling can be nice, sometimes you just want to get down to the nitty gritty of it all. Travel Tip Tuesdays is our way of exploring some of the "How To" questions. It's a place where we impart some lessons learned. And, above all, we hope it's a resource for other travelers daring to live their dreams too.

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Posted by Jessica on Apr 14, 2009
So You Want To Volunteer Internationally, Part 1
Volunteering locally is often a whole different ballgame than volunteering internationally. When you volunteer locally, you get to drive home to your house, make your own dinner, and fall asleep in your bed. But when you're volunteering internationally? That transportation, that dinner, and that bed are often being provided for you.
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Posted by Tim on Apr 7, 2009
TTT#4: The Golden Hedgehog Awards for Lodging, Part 1
Well, we went through and counted everything up, and it turns out we stayed in over 100 different rooms on our trip. Some were great, and some were... well, pretty damn bad. What follows is the best of the best: we hereby designate each one as a recipient of our Golden Hedgehog Award for Lodging.
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Posted by Tim on Mar 31, 2009
Riding the Metro in Mexico City
One of the reasons we love Mexico City so much is the Metro. For a city so massive and sprawling, it's astonishingly easy to get everywhere you want to go... thanks to the glorious Sistema de Transporte Colectivo Metro.
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Posted by Jessica on Aug 7, 2007
TTT #3: Top 13 Tips for a Long Bus Ride
Comparing an 18-hour bus ride through Peru to a 5-hour bus ride in Cambodia is like comparing jalapeños to tarantulas. Both have their positives, both have their drawbacks, both say a lot about where you're traveling, and both are delicious if you're in the right frame of mind.
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Posted by Tim on May 29, 2007
TTT#2: Concerning Small Backpacks
There is not one piece of equipment more integral to the backpacker than the eponymous backpack itself. Given this fact, it seemed only right to ruminate briefly on what makes a good backpack, a well-packed backpack, and a backpack likely to confer happiness onto its wearer.
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