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People play on Bondi Beach in Australia while taking a break from working in Australia.

An Insider’s Guide to Working in Australia [Guest Post]

Intended for individuals between the ages of 18 and 30, the Australian “working holiday” scheme is popular amongst backpackers and other travelers since it allows them to travel to the far end of the earth and legally work ...
by a Guest Contributor

Me eating lunch near the Teotihuacan Pyramids in 2003.

Discuss: What’s Your Biggest Travel Regret?

Every traveler has a regret, something that they wish they had done, or something they wish they hadn’t done, while they were on the road. So, for this week’s discussion, I want to know, what is your biggest travel ...
by Jim Cheney



Why I Love Traveling By Train

To me, the singular most fascinating aspect of train travel is watching the world pass you by. Unlike flying, when I travel by train I can see the individual villages, the farmers working in their fields, and people going about...
by Jim Cheney

Jim and Julie Cheney from doing Flight of the Gibbon in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Flying Through the Rain Forest with Flight of the Gibbon

When I was a kid, I hated anything high or fast; so, out were roller coasters, ropes courses, and ziplines. However, as an adult, I’ve come to really enjoy ropes courses and ziplines. So, it was with much excitement that...
by Jim Cheney


Skyscrapers towering above downtown Singapore.

Is Singapore Worth Visiting on a Backpacker’s Budget?

Singapore has long been known as one of the most expensive cities in the world to travel or live in. Of course, what do you expect from the country that has the highest number of millionaires in the world per capita. Sitting at...
by Jim Cheney