A Day In Aveiro, Portugal

This beautiful seaside Portuguese town is the perfect day trip from Porto, especially while on a backpacker budget. Day trips are the secret weapons of budget travel. You can venture out from the popular, well-known cities and spend a day wandering through unfamiliar streets and discovering hidden gems of foreign countries. In the northern region …

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Baños, Ecuador: Ama La Vida

Reflections and fond memories from my travels to Baños, Ecuador. "Ama La Vida" is a very fitting slogan for Ecuador, because it means "Love Life". This phrase is plastered in rainbow colors over every surface here, including buses, bridges, t-shirts, hats, street signs, bags, and building walls. But I've found that this slogan is more …

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London’s Three Most Colorful Corners

Many people associate big cities with industrialization, intimidation, and grayscale colors. With the smoky gray exhaust emitted from cars and buses, the simple brown bricks of housing complexes, the sturdy black cement of the extensive road network, and the stormy gray clouds that linger over the city most days, one can easily perceive London as …

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