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Nudity & Wilderness: Interview With A Naked Hiker

Nudity & Wilderness: Interview With A Naked Hiker

Have you ever tried naking? While some regard naked hiking as an indecency or outright an invitation for sexual violence (especially when women do it), I believe there is no harm in nudity. (There is a certain harm in meeting a misogynist psychopath, mind you.) I have found Sara in one of the female traveler groups on Facebook and she kindly agreed to answer a few questions about her experience with nude hiking. Sara is a young woman from Canada…

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How Sexual Harassment Changed My Attitude to (Solo) Travel

How Sexual Harassment Changed My Attitude to (Solo) Travel

A man once asked my partner to exchange me for two fifteen-year-old girls. Another squeezed my hand when saying goodbye and rubbed his finger against my palm while looking suggestively in my eyes. Yet another one rubbed his hard-on against my butt while watching a traditional dance spectacle in a crowded square. Once, a man felt free to take a look while I showered – not on a beach, I must say. Each of these happened in a different country…

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Being A River: Women Who Hike Naked & Why They Do It

Being A River: Women Who Hike Naked & Why They Do It

Warning: this post talks about nudity, yes! If you are offended by female bodies, worried your parents might disapprove of you reading this, misogynist or simply a wanker, feel free to leave my site right now. I don´t think this post is offensive or unfit for young readers (there are no exposed butts in it anyway), but I am quite open-minded, so you (or your government) might feel differently. Ready Freddy? Let´s dive right in. Nudity is a double edged…

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No, you can not travel for “free”. Here is why.

No, you can not travel for “free”. Here is why.

I am sorry for the click-bait in the title, but this topic has been bubbling inside of my mind like a nauseating potion. The point has come where I can´t shut up about it anymore. In the age of cheap airlines and online visa applications, it seems that every budget travel blog that respects itself must answer the omnipresent “How to travel the world for free” question with some smartass insights. Yet, here I am with this ugly assertion: you can…

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Bitching about itching: Can you travel with atopic eczema?

Bitching about itching: Can you travel with atopic eczema?

I am sweating as I slowly walk uphill. Fit runners pass me by, but the only thing that is up for a race today is my heartbeat. You used to walk a lot, I remind myself. You can do it, common! You´ve done it before. When I was twenty, I walked more than 850km in a single take. It took me a month and some days and afterwards, I was fitter than ever. I was even skinny for a short period…

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I said I loved traveling alone and I lied

I said I loved traveling alone and I lied

I met Juan Diego in Colombia; we haven´t become particularly close as he likes to keep to himself – but after talking to him a couple of times, something clicked together in my head. Diego has walked hundreds and thousands of miles across South America, camping in the wild, playing his flute and admiring landscapes. He is a biologist and loves to watch nature, knows everything about plants and loves his calm – he is not much of a party maker. He didn´t prepare,…

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Heels to flip-flops: Turning From Working Professional to Travelling Tramp

Heels to flip-flops: Turning From Working Professional to Travelling Tramp

Not looking like a homeless can get difficult when you become a full-time backpacker! All the budget lady travelers know that those photos they show off on Instagram just aren´t real – and if you weren´t aware of that, this post is about to shatter some of your illusions. I am sharing with you today the first guestpost on this website, written by talented Sarah from The Whole World Or Nothing where she shares her transition from an elegant manager to…

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