I Want to Travel the World: 50 Memories in 50 Countries

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I want to Travel the World

We just crossed the border from South Africa over to Namibia. I am over the moon with excitement for what this trip through the Namibian desert will bring. However, it is also a milestone for me because I have now set foot in and traveled through 50 countries! I know that numbers don’t matter and many travelers choose not to “count countries”, but I have always found that setting a goal pushes me to actually do something. Long ago, I told myself I would see the world. Having traveled to 50 countries I have now been in more than 25% of the … Read More

UAE on a Budget: One Week in the Oil Country as a Broke Backpacker

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One Broke Backpacker in United Arab Emirates

In 11th-grade geography class we learned about a global futuristic city catered to the rich and elite. Us 16-year-olds had never heard of this city set in the middle of a desert, but it quickly enchanted the room. Photos on the overhead projector showed tennis courts in the clouds, palm tree shaped islands, and underwater hotels. Eight years later, I had the opportunity to visit the United Arab Emirates. I spent a week in UAE after I had spent five of the previous months backpacking around Europe.  I was in en route for Hong Kong, and when Dubai became an … Read More