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6 Awesome Kids Books about Planet Earth

Children are always learning and inquisitive. Along with trying to teach a child patience in a travel environment, other questions may arise for a parent when a young child looks [...]

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14 Lost Travel Traditions I Wish They’d Bring Back

A number of travel traditions have been forgotten or discarded over the years, and while we won’t be wishing for a return to the days of covered wagons or smoking [...]

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6 Things that Surprised Me About Lima

Lima, Peru, is the coastal capital of a country famous for its mountains. The first time I traveled to Lima the city was a tough sell for me because, like [...]

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101 Ways to Learn a Language

Sitting in a classroom conjugating verbs is one way to learn a language, but perhaps not the most interesting. Here are 101 ideas of how to learn a new language [...]

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6 Little-Known Facts that Could Affect Your Air Miles

Air miles are a wonderful concept that can equal cheap or free flights, but to maximize your points it’s important to understand the system and play it to your advantage. [...]

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Don’t Make These 7 Mistakes Traveling in Dangerous Areas

“You’re going where?! Wow, that’s brave.” How many times have you gotten this response after mentioning an upcoming trip? For some people, any trip abroad sounds scary, but certain places [...]

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6 Ways to Get Fit and Travel

Lounging on a beach can be fun, but it doesn’t do much to improve your waistline. If you’re looking to get fit and travel, here are 6 ideas to get [...]

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What Do Vincent Van Gogh and Johnny Depp Have in Common?

They are two of Paris’ most famous expats. Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, “As an artist, a man has no home in Europe save in Paris.” This was certainly true during a [...]

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6 Things I Learned about Myself through 100 Hours of Meditation

Sometimes when people hear the term “meditation retreat,” they think of a dreamy escape to an exotic place where meals are taken care of and you get to sit crossed-legged [...]

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7 Bizarre Bars around the World

With most bars serving up the same dull fare, dance music thumping, televisions playing sports and the usual suspects of wine lists and draft beers being poured, there has to [...]

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Beware: 7 Food Poisoning Warning Signs

Food poisoning is something that many travelers have had to deal with at one time or another. But you don’t have to be one of them. Be aware of these [...]

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Hippies, Hashish and Banana Pancakes: The History of Backpacking

Over the years, backpacking has become a popular rite of passage for many young adults. But some claim that backpacking has fallen the way of other heavily marketed travel niches [...]

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6 Don’ts for Dating Women Abroad

Dating is never an easy thing to do, no matter where you live. Add traveling to another country or moving to a different continent and it takes the hardships of [...]

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8 Backpacking Myths Uncovered

Backpacking is surrounded by assumptions and stereotypes that are usually found to be untrue once on the journey. Here are 8 myths about backpacking debunked: 1) You need to be [...]

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15 Things I Learned from 10 Years of Living and Traveling Abroad

Writer and life-long expat James Baldwin once wrote, “I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.” In the last decade, I’ve traveled to nearly 40 countries [...]

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6 Ways to Learn a Language (and Get Paid for it)

Learning a language can be hard work but what about combining it with a job? Check out these job opportunities for adventurous types eager to learn and keen to travel. [...]

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How to Open Your Own Hostel: The Ultimate Guide

Budget travel accommodations can be a lucrative market. If you’ve ever stayed at a guesthouse or hostel and thought you could run it better, here are 50 tips on how [...]

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Photo Essay: 12 National Park Geological Wonders

The Western United States contains some of the most breathtaking geological features in the world. Plan a visit to these national parks below to experience some truly spectacular feats of [...]

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Do You Make These 7 Body Language Mistakes When Traveling?

Body language is more important to travelers than many of us realize. The language your body is portraying to someone in another culture can mean the difference between them welcoming [...]

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How to Pack in 5 Minutes

Packing your suitcase could possibly be the worst part of traveling. The process can sometimes take hours, and then you still arrive to your destination with a bunch of clothes [...]

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