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For travellers on a tight budget or anyone looking for a truly immersive experience, the utility of couchsurfing is obvious. But is it safe for solo female travellers? The answer might surprise you.

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Whether it's a quest for self-awareness, a cure for mental maladies or just the next big high, travellers are turning a traditional Amazonian healing ceremony into a multi-million dollar industry.

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How a decade of international work and travel helped me survive four months alone in Alberta's boreal forest.

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Cold, unfriendly and unforgiving? Think again. Three myths about the northern region that need to be debunked now. 

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Operating on a shoestring budget, this non-profit is working to improve conditions for porters in Tanzania.

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Stranded in a Walmart parking lot and other remarkable Instagram moments.

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Arriving in the Eternal City after two years in rural Sri Lanka, only one thing could get me through this kind of culture shock.
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A volunteer discovers that in Burma, the concept of privacy exists only for those who can afford not to share.
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