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The Gringo Trail: Why Nicaragua is Backpacker’s Paradise

The Gringo Trail: Why Nicaragua is Backpacker’s Paradise

There’s a naturally occurring phenomenon in the backpacking community and it’s known as “the trail”.  Whether you’re in South America or Southeast Asia, there’s always a series of cities, sights, and experiences that all backpackers must visit.  That’s where the term ‘off the beaten path’ comes from; the trail is the beaten path.  For better(…)

Drinking Alcohol Keeps Bedbugs from Biting!

Drinking Alcohol Keeps Bedbugs from Biting!

We’ve got some good news for the backpacker community:  Aparently, a new study conducted at the University of Nebraska has scientifically proven that binge drinking backpackers are less likely to be bitten by bedbugs than their sober counterparts. Yup, bedbugs prefer sober blood. Ralph Narain, the Ph.D. candidate who conducted the research said that he(…)