Lost in the woods at a young age, Wes Nations was adopted and raised by possums. Now civilized (mostly), he is voyaging forth to investigate this big blue marble we call home -- traveling cheap, sharing tips, taking pics, and telling lies.
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With my leave date fast approaching and my savings growing so slowly, I’ve been looking hard at my budget and trying to find any savings I can. I had $300 budgeted for vaccinations, but a little research suggested that it might be even more expensive that that. Recent posts on the Lonely Planet Forums lamented a $160 bill for a single typhoid vaccination and $120 for a yellow fever stab. Another poster reported a $500 quote for “meningitis, typhoid booster, yellow fever, hep A booster, polio… Continue
I want this trip for the same reason I’m traveling around the world: I want to see as much of it as I can, while we’re both still here, and to learn how to move through it while leaving the smallest possible trail.
We live in an interesting era: modern air travel has made it possible for nearly anyone to travel the world. What was once reserved solely for the uber-rich is now available to a poor boy like me.
At the same time, however, this increased accessibility and… Continue
Earlier today I was reading this great post by Dave and Debra at theplanetd.com, India Rail, Train Travel Tips and Tricks. It’s very helpful and chock full of useful information. I was struck by how different is was from the India Rail piece I had been contemplating — the main difference being, I think, that it was very helpful and chock full of useful information.
Now, it’s been a while since I was in India — 10 years, in fact. Apparently things have changed a lot. You can book your… Continue
Here’s the deal: Katie at Tripbase had the very clever idea to post her best 3 travel secrets, then ‘tag’ 5 others to post theirs. Jodi at LegalNomads was kind enough to tag me, so I’m gonna take my best stab at it. I’m arriving late to the party (as usual), so I suspect most of the good ones are already taken. “Pack less”, “bring more money,” and “avoid Nigerian investment opportunities” have probably been covered extensively. But fear not, I will blindly stumble forth – forsaking fear, doubt,… Continue