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I can tell people where to go and where to stay cheaply but still have the greatest experience of their lives. Specifically, I've backpacked in these areas: Australia, New Zealand, all over Europe, all over the US, Peru, Tanzania, Egypt, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Cambodia, and a bit in Mexico. I can answer virtually any question in regards to traveling to these regions and having a lot of bang for your buck. I can also answer budget travel questions in general about hostels, airfairs, transportation and the like. I cannot answer specific questions about traveling to regions outside that list or questions about specific hostels which I have not stayed at.

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Iíve traveled all over the world, been to 26 countries, 6 continents, and all 50 states. I was in Cairo in January 2011 during the protests and in Thailand during the Bangkok protests in 2008. I climbed Kilimanjaro and hiked the Inca Trail. I understand people, how to work and relate to them and how to solve problems and achieve end goals.


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BS in Computer Science from University of Southern California Financial Debauclery from School of Hard Knocks

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2015-06-26 travel:

Hawaii is a toughy because it's nice there pretty much year round.  The more expensive times are when the mainland is the harshest, so July to August is high season and Dec to Feb.  You can find good deals

2014-02-09 Beach Bungalows:

Hi Mike,    Note sure I can be of much help in this arena.  Most of the traveling I've done or talk with people about is along the lines of activities and outings.  You are wanting a simple place near

2013-11-13 Affordable travelling:

Oooh that's a tough budget to be on for any extended period of time. If ur just looking to do something adventurous in the US, I would suggest a tough mudder or even a spartan race.  If u wanna explore

2012-02-25 Hi:

You'll be hard pressed to find the rolling green mountains of the Alps in the US but the Rockies has some really nice spots.  As far as getting out of town, I can't give you any place specific but I can

2011-04-26 Hostel items:

Typically, hostels will provide you with a bed sheet, blanket sheet, and a pillow.  Some people like to bring a sleeping bag as well to provide extra warmth and separate themselves from the who-knows-whats-been-on-them


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