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June 2015 / 15 posts found

Caminito Del Rey: Spain’s Most Dangerous Hike

The Caminito del Rey in El Chorro Balancing precariously on a rusty steel beam, I slowly inch across trying not to glance down at the treacherous river hundreds of feet below me. The Caminito del Rey is not your typical hike. I’d traveled to this remote corner of Andalucia in the South of Spain to hike the Caminito del Rey. This path is famous around the world with rock climbers and adrenaline junkies due to its shocking state of disrepair. Just looking up at the hazardous path full of holes and missing sections sent a shiver of fear down my [...]

5 Destinations For First Time Solo Female Travelers

Trying to pick a place to explore for the very first time as a solo traveler can be daunting to say the least, especially if you are a woman. The world tells us to be afraid and to be hesitant about traveling alone overseas; even now after 8 years of solo travel, people still question me when I talk about my ventures around the world, and even more so when I mention that I travel alone. It’s hard not to be discouraged when you are faced with such negativity about your travels, especially when starting out. But if you are [...]

How to Travel Across the United States on $50 a Day

The great American road trip is a rite of passage in the States. We Americans have a unique fascination with the open road. It’s built into our cultural DNA. In Jazz Age America, the car was a symbol of freedom – a chance to escape your small town and the watchful eyes of parents. As the highway system was developed in the 1950s, a wave of kids set out on the road to explore the country, giving new life to America’s car and road trip culture. Today, many still dream of getting in a car and driving into wide open [...]