Last weekend, my family and I had the opportunity to hike in the Opal Creek Scenic Area and Wilderness. It is located east of Salem, in the Willamette National Forest. Opal Creek runs through thousands of acres of protected old growth forest, crisscrossed with over 30 miles of hiking trails.
There's a big world out there filled with islands just waiting for your arrival. We curated the 49 best islands across the globe that you absolutely must visit before you die. Time to get out the bucket list.
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Even though it was our first long-term trip and despite the mistakes we made while abroad, we came back with a pretty manageable savings depletion. We can proudly say that we backpacked through Europe on less than $3,500, and we had the time of our lives doing it. That's why we want to share some of our tricks with you. Travel can be affordable for everyone that tries to do it reasonably, so we hope these tips inspire you to take the plunge like we did.
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