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Travel Gear: My Backpack, Electronics, Photo & Clothing

People often ask me about what travel gear I carry. As an extremely practical person, travel gear does play an important role in my life. Nowadays, most of the stuff I carry along has been thoroughly chosen over the years in order to suit my travel style. My main worry is to travel light. Curiosities I only travel with carry-on baggage (the one taken inside the airplane). I never carry more than 7kg / 15 lbs. I never carry the same things. I often adapt to the place and weather conditions. I only wear clothes or shoes made with tough and durable materials. The gear I…

Travel Blogger participation at the World Tourism Forum in Istanbul

From February 15-18th of 2017, I attended the World Tourism Forum in the beautiful city of Istanbul. Tourism is one of the world’s most rapidly developing industries and, by all means, governments and travel-related organizations need to be updated with tourism perspective enhancement as well as new ideas towards markets and travel objectives. “The World Tourism Forum is a global organization holding tourism events in different parts of the world, to further boost global tourism.“ On this page, I will explain my participation in the World Tourism Forum as a travel blogger and influencer. With this, I will try to illustrate the event for those bloggers…

Visited Countries Map Maker – Create your Travel Map

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Welcome to my personalized visited countries map maker where you can create your personalized Travel Map! On this page, you can create your own map – Easy & Fast – with all your visited countries around the world. There are 193 countries recognized by the UN (United Nations). Do you know how many of these states you have been to? This page is useful for: Know how many countries you’ve been to. Count them! Add a visited countries map to your travel blog. Create one and copy paste it! How to make a travel map Time Is Nothing – Around The World In 343 Days (Time…

Travel Destinations Map

Read the adventure travel articles by choosing from the map below. Or navigate thru the continent archives of Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Oceania. This is the list of destinations that I wrote articles about. Obviously many countries lack content, but please stay connected and expect blog posts about other interesting places. Explore by country My favorite places? Many people often ask me what my favorite countries are. It’s quite hard to list favorite places since I always focus on the positive side of traveling. I enjoyed all my previous journeys, so I tend to include my 20 years of travel experience…

How to Create a Travel Blog in 1 hour – Step-by-step Tutorial

Do you want to create a professional looking travel blog by yourself? Do you want to be totally free from any webdesign company and not spend loads of money on a website or blog? I will teach you how to do it! Yes, I will! With my step-by-step tutorial you will have your website running in less than 1 hour. Almost every day, I get emails from people asking me: “how do I create a travel blog?“, “how much does a website cost?“; or “how do I create a site for little money?“. Through the Internet we can publish and share travel information, photos, our travel stories…

How to Get Travel Insurance – Step-by-step Tutorial

Are you thinking about getting travel insurance before traveling? People often ask me if it is really necessary to be insured when going on a trip. This may sound like an odd question—you can just up and go on your way, no insurance required—, but it is best to be covered, just in case. From the several times I took out travel insurance, I had to file two claims: the first, when I lost my camera; the second, when my luggage got lost. If you’re asking yourself: “Should I Buy Travel Insurance for My Next Trip?” So, yes—I do think taking out travel insurance is a…

How to Do Laundry While Traveling – Step-by-step Tips

When we are backpacking, we have limited space, so we have to try to take less clothes. On this page I’m going to give you some tips on how to do laundry while traveling. When I am on the road, I usually take a certain number and type of clothing. Clothes and accessories a pair of pants (two, if I don’t pack any shorts); a pair of shorts; a pair of beach shorts; seven T-shirts; four boxer shorts; three pairs of socks; a scarf; a sweatshirt or a hoodie; a beach towel and a tiny wash towel; a long-sleeved T-shirt and a pair of thin pants as…

How to Plan a Trip – Travel Planning Ideas Step-by-step

Traveling requires some planning. Even the most free-spirited wanderer – the one that never plans for anything – needs a checklist of things to do before traveling abroad. This is when you need to know how to plan a trip. A valid passport, money and time are the three top things you really need to go and explore the world. You should take into account these few important tips when putting a trip together, whether you are going alone, with friends or family. This page gives you some useful step-by-step travel planning ideas so that you learn how to plan a trip – easy and straightforward.…

Travel Kit

There are several websites that are very useful to organize and prepare your trip before leaving home. On this page I list the companies I use to make online bookings and travel arrangements. Booking your hotel, buying a train or plane ticket, ordering your city pass before departure can make you save money, but above all, can make you save time. Search hotels Search for hotel promotions and online deals. Compare prices of different places in a very easy way. There are hotels with discounts up to 65%. Booking has a range of accommodation prices, from cheap to expensive. This is the best way to get…

The Author of this Blog

HI! I'm João Leitão. Traveling independently since 1999, I explored more than 130 countries and territories in Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North & South America and Oceania. Welcome to my adventure travel blog, where I gathered useful information and inspiring narratives to motivate you to travel more. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest e YouTube.

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