Travel Tips

Mostly dumb tips on travel Loco style.

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Burn the GPS

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There’s nothing better than going on an unplanned adventure to a mystery destination. Now it might not be for everyone, and that’s A-OK. But if you love travel and spend too much time on mundane day-today shit, then booking a trip with your friends to an unknown destination is the best. There’s something almost primordial…

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Be like Joel

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Joel wasn’t what you’d think of as a Loco Tourismo traveler. He had a few fears and phobias and needed a kick in the pants to get out of his comfort zone. So when he almost backed out of the trip after he found out where we were going at the departure gate, I wasn’t…

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Don’t fear killer frogs

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When Chris, Brian and the rest of the guys went on a secret Loco Tourismo adventure, it was their first time outside the loving, bubble wrapped embrace of the West. Before that they were afraid of roving bands of blood thirsty locals, dengue fever infused food and killer frogs. 5 days later they were pros!…

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In Praise of Stupid Touristy Spots

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Just because some attraction or town or beach or restaurant is where all the tourists go doesn’t mean you should avoid it. It’s probably popular for a reason so don’t be too cool to check it out. Travel is not a competition and nobody is going to give you a gold star because you purposely…

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The Food Blog Post

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Sometimes travel is about surfing volcanoes, sometimes it’s about sitting on a beach, sometimes it’s about partying like a rockstar in an amazing city but sometimes, it’s really only about food. There are so many good places to see and good things to eat in the world and if that was the only reason to…

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Pay the Bribe

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Sometimes you may do stupid stuff on a trip. That the cops don’t like. Our advice: pay the bribe. Yeah it sucks to have to pay off some cheeky turd-nugget in a repurposed gestapo uniform for a made up violation, but it’s better than sleeping off the hangover on a concrete slab in tourist jail. …

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