The Radar: Budget Backpacking in Colombia, Choosing a Travel Mate, Bargaining Tips for the Non-Confrontational

  • Low on price, high on adventure. Where to go scuba diving, whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, or trekking in Colombia without breaking your backpacker budget. Plus, inexpensive ways to explore Colombia’s historic and cultural centers. [Off Track Planet]
  • Best friends can make the worst travel mates. How to test the compatibility of your travel companion before heading out on the road. [Vagabondish]

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