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Affording to Travel, Destinations 2016, Travelling on a budget -

Beach destinations can be pricey...especially in Europe, so bare with us. These may not be the absolute cheapest in the world in comparison to SE Asia and the Caribbean, but this is Europe and each one of the following offers excellent value for the experience. Poland Poland isn’t a place most people would consider for a beach vacation, yet on the northern coast is an area called the Polish Riviera. Along the Baltic coast, you’ll find miles of sandy shores, including some of the biggest sand dunes in Europe, and beach resorts that cost a fraction of the price of...

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Destinations 2016, Travel Guides -

The province of B.C is home to four mountain systems, 18 volcanoes, and endless lakes, rivers and marshes. One-third of B.C. is barren alpine tundra, icefield and glacier, and it boasts just over 14 million hectacres of park land and reserves! Which is all just begging to be explored. If it's inspiration you need, we've picked the brain of Explore magazine editor and British Columbia Magazine contributing editor David Webb. Here are his top 18, bucket list worthy southern B.C. trails. PS: if you're hiking one of them, don't forget to share your pictures with us on Instagram. Just tag us @gringosontherun and @BritishColumbiaMagazine and don't...

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Destinations 2016, Graduates, Student Travel, Travel Guides -

  Sex. Drugs. Booze. The travel Gringo trail has it all, especially if you’re crashing in hostels. It’s always someone’s first or last day, and that means there’s always an excuse to party. I’ve been traveling for over a decade and have stayed in hundreds of hostels around the world. And yes, there are plenty of “good” party hostels out there. But party-minded travelers cluster together for a reason and, over time, certain hostels develop a (well-deserved) reputation for debauchery. These are 10 to take note of: The Flying Pig THE FLYING PIG DOWNTOWN  Amsterdam, Netherlands Travelers arrive expecting the...

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Destinations 2016, Roadtrip -

Anybody in the mood for a drive?  1. Old Yungas Road, Bolivia    We’d rather hitchhike the Highway to Hell than take our chances on Old Yungas Rd (aka: “The Death Road”), considered the most dangerous in the world. The 40-mile stretch linking La Paz to Coroico hugs cliffs that overlook a sprawling canyon and features so many sharp turns that you’d think drivers would putter along at 10mph rather than take a chance. They don’t. More than 200 people a year fall to their death in trucks, cars, and public buses. 2. Karnali Highway, Nepal Just like Old Yungas...

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Destinations 2016, Foodies -

A Homer Simpson dream come true. This story originally appeared on Money. Zalec, a small town in central Slovenia, is famed locally for the hop farms that surround it in what is known as the "valley of green gold." Soon, however, according to reporting from the BBC, the town is likely be known for something else: a public beer fountain. The project, which proponents say will create Europe's first public beer fountain, gently gurgling local brews rather than water, has no set completion date. Once completed, visitors will pay around $6.75 for 10.5 fl oz, served in a commemorative mug, of one...

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