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8 Central American Spots To Spend That Spring Break

Ah, spring break: that blowout of booze and partying that everyone’s looking forward to. Yes, we know the beaches of south Cali or Florida are fun when the sun strikes and lectures recede, but why not try something a little different this year and head for the sultry reaches south of the border? You can expect everything from world-class surf to steaming volcanos, not to mention uber-cheap tequila shots, potent mojitos and more cerveza than you can shake a Nicaraguan gallo pinto at!

7 Reasons to Ditch the Smartphone & Reconnect to the World

Whether you’re an incurable tech head or just a casual phone user, a serial news feed scroller or a die-hard Instagram fiend, be sure to take a moment and peruse these reasons why it’s worth leaving the internet behind for a spell now and again. Hopefully they’ll get you engaged and reconnected to the world around you, conversing with strangers, and enjoying everywhere you visit to the full. It’s okay to disconnect once you’re done reading by the way…

10 Reasons To Pack Your Bag

Toying with the idea of a round the world trip? Just fancy escaping the rat race for a spell? Or, do you have something specific in mind; treks to the tops of the Himalaya; a surfing trip to Caribbean; a culinary adventure in Vietnam? Whatever’s got your wanderlust stirring, be sure to check this list of 10 reasons that’ll make it stir just a little bit more...

How to Plan a Hike on the Inca Trail

A traveler’s ticket to the great Lost City of the Incas, the winding tracks of the Inca Trail now represent one of the most iconic hikes on the planet. Thousands of people every year come to wax up the walking boots and hit the ancient paths that were first laid by the mighty pre-Colombian empires of South America all those centuries ago. 

The Best Destinations for Solo Travellers

So, you're doing it solo, eh? Well, good for you! Whoever said you needed to wait for that perfect travel partner to come your way, or for those procrastinating mates to get their act together? Na, we prefer living in the moment – carpe diem and all that jazz…

8 Reasons to Travel with Life Before Work

Awesome travel buddies, breathtaking historical sights, cultural wonders, bucket-list-busting experiences in the Land of Smiles, mega-parties, and surfing lessons below the volcanoes of Nica – the reasons to join Life Before Work on our world-famous adventure travel tours are endless.

10 UP AND COMING DESTINATIONS FOR DIGITAL NOMADS

As the world of digital nomadism continues to boom, more and more suitable destinations for the globetrotting worker are becoming available. Putting the usual haunts of location independent folk – Berlin, Chiang Mai, Bali - aside for a moment, this list of 10 upcoming destinations for digital nomads has everything from roaring surf to buzzing post-industrial bars. Which will you choose?

10 TYPICAL EXCUSES FOR NOT TRAVELLING THAT YOU NEED TO STOP MAKING

At LBW Travel, we don't have time for excuses. We don't want to hear it if you're apprehensive about the language barrier or simply think you don't have time to hit the road. We'd prefer you to be getting excited for long, lazy days on the beaches of Southeast Asia, encounters with elephants and all those new mates you're going to meet in the forests of Monteverde. That's why this list is essential reading if you're in two minds about backpacking this year…

10 SIGNS YOU'RE A VETERAN BACKPACKER

Do you remember the first time you hit the road? The first time you hopped across to a new destination? The first time you set foot on the backpacking trail of Thailand? The first time you dove in tropical waters? The first time you sampled the spicy chilli mixes of South America? If you answered 'no' (and not because you've never done em'!) to any of the above, then you might just fit the bill of the veteran backpacker. The LBW fam is guilty of the whole shebang methinks…

8 HISTORICAL FIGURES WHO SUM UP THE TRAVELLING SPIRIT

From intrepid explorers who tackled the wild wastes of the Arabian Desert to 20th-century writers and cult figures who galvanized the romanticism of globetrotting, this list of eight people who sum up the traveling spirit is essential reading for any would-be backpacker. It's got Columbus, Polo et al, along with just a few you might not expect…

9 TRAVEL MOVIES TO INSPIRE THE WANDERLUST

We at LBW know that sometimes even the most dedicated globetrotter needs that extra little nudge out of the door. That's why we've slung together this list of the top nine travel movies to get the wanderlust flowing. They range from side-splitting comedies that showcase extraordinary corners of the globe to inspiring tales of human determination and travel. So, crack the popcorn out and enjoy…

10 TOP TIPS FOR EVERY BUDDING TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER

Do you see your work on the next front cover of Nat Geo? Are you a lens-touting image lover who never leaves the camera behind? Is travel all about finding those breathtaking shots that you can parade to jealous friends back home once you've returned? Well, be sure to check out this list of LBW's top 10 tips for the budding travel photographer. Enjoy…