How to Make Friends During Your Trip

Go on Group Tours

Although many backpackers think group tours are the opposite of independent travel, it can be great for those traveling on their own. Sometimes even a free walking tour, which is commonplace in many European capitals, can gather dozens of people who invariably get to know each other.

It’s not uncommon for these newly met friends to plan to meet again on the following day, or have a couple of drinks later on. As soon you start talking to the other people you might find common interests or, in some odd cases, that you have mutual friends or went to same high school.

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Keep Your Flight Boarding Pass and Get Discounts on Your Vacation

After boarding a flight, most people just stuff their boarding pass into their carry-on and forget about it. By doing this, you’re missing out on potential savings. Many airlines offer discounts and freebies for those who keep their boarding pass. Depending on where you land, you could score savings on tourist attractions, restaurants, wine, or even airport transfers.

The Most Common Scams from Around the World

There’s nothing like traversing the world and exploring new countries and cultures, but sometimes the experience is spoiled by dishonorable people preying on uninformed travelers. If you make an effort to learn about the classic scams, you’re unlikely to fall victim to them and can just enjoy the positive side of your trip. To help, here’s a list of common scams around the world for you to get acquainted with.

The Ins and Outs of Hostel Life

The more you choose to stay in hostels, the more you realize they come in all shapes and sizes. Despite that, some aspects of hostel life tend to remain the same. Of course, hostels may not be everyone’s taste, but the good massively outweighs the bad.