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Independent Travel Tips for Tokyo

Japan isn’t nearly as expensive as it used to be. Despite the lower prices, it can still be quite confusing and enigmatic. Everything is the same but different – which is also part of what makes Tokyo such a fun and interesting place to visit.

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#JustOneRhino – Save Rhinos and Win Prizes

#JustOneRhino – Save Rhinos and Win Prizes

Travelers Building Change is raffling off over $30,000 in awesome prizes to those that donate as little as $20 to their #JustOneRhino campaign – which is raising money for Rhinos Without Borders and helping save the critically endangered rhino population.

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Author Bio: Ying Tey

Ying Tey is a Malaysian freelance writer. She enjoys pursuing adventures in strange towns and far-flung lands: so far, she’s chalked up 68 countries and plenty of misadventures in between. She’d previously funded her travels by teaching English on Costa Cruise Ships (yes–including the one that sank!), by making caffe lattes in London and Melbourne, […]

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HSP and World Travel

HSP and World Travel

Do you feel overwhelmed by crowds, noise, and instability? Are you jumpy and a worrier? Kelly O’Laughlin shares tips on how you can travel the world successfully when you are highly sensitive to your surroundings.

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Confessions of a Reformed Spender

Confessions of a Reformed Spender

I once read that saving money is a lot like getting in shape–it’s not enough to swap a salad for a pizza slice here and there, you really have to commit and just choose to eat healthy and visit the gym. Saving money for travel is similar in that you have to choose to save money and put your purchases into perspective. Although I am a reformed spender (who occasionally relapses with the impulse purchase at Duane Reade) these tricks have come a long way in helping me save for my adventure.

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Traveling with Friends

Traveling with Friends

All too often I have heard people lament their group of friends for letting their travel plans fall through due to getting “complicated.” I have found that planning a group trip is more manageable when tackled in parts rather than all at once. Consider this your guide.

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Pros and Cons of a Gap Year

Pros and Cons of a Gap Year

Have you pondered taking a gap year to travel? Lauren Fitzpatrick from Go Overseas is here to outline the pros and cons to help you make the most informed decision.

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5 Best Spots to Volunteer in Asia

5 Best Spots to Volunteer in Asia

Overwhelmed by all the volunteering possibilities in Asia? Let Hannah from Go Overseas, an expert at volunteering abroad, narrow down the options with these 5 incredible opportunities.

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Six Places in Poland You’ve Never Heard Of

Six Places in Poland You’ve Never Heard Of

Warsaw and Krakow tend to be Poland’s most popular tourist cities; however, Jenna Makowski offers insight into some of Poland’s lesser known but equally interesting destinations.

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How to Travel (Like A Local) in Guatemala

How to Travel (Like A Local) in Guatemala

Jenn Miller explains why overland travel is the way to see the “real” Guatemala and how to use chicken buses, collectivos, fletes, and even boats to travel deeper in the Central American country.

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How to Bring The Best of Your Trip to Europe Home

How to Bring The Best of Your Trip to Europe Home

Traveling in Europe is a fun break from the American routine, but Rebecca Rice is determined to keep up new cultural habits when she returns to the U.S.A. Leisurely lunches, time outdoors and three cups of espresso a day? Yes, please.

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Why Croatia is the Ultimate Indie Travel Destination for Families

Why Croatia is the Ultimate Indie Travel Destination for Families

A relaxing, independently-planned family vacation is often just a question of finding the right destination. For Jane Graham and her family, that destination was Croatia and its islands – here’s why.

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Two-Wheel Tourism: How to Plan a Cycling Trip in Europe

Two-Wheel Tourism: How to Plan a Cycling Trip in Europe

Reduce your carbon footprint cycling around Europe. Jenn Miller gives her best hints on where to go (and where not to) as well as tips for sorting out the logistics.

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How to Make the Most of Twenty-four Hours in Sarajevo

How to Make the Most of Twenty-four Hours in Sarajevo

If you’ve only got 24 hours in the Bosnian capital, then Robin Koning’s itinerary will help you make the most of Sarajevo, including sights off the typical tourist map.

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8 Places in Europe That Still Feel ‘Untouched’

8 Places in Europe That Still Feel ‘Untouched’

Tired of feeling like you’re in a never-ending caravan following other tourists through Europe? Check out Jenn Miller’s top 8 cities for an authentic and uncrowded European experience.

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Central Europe: What to see + Easy Tips for Safety & Comfort

Central Europe: What to see + Easy Tips for Safety & Comfort

Let Jenn Molholt show you the ropes on a trip around Central Europe: from where to go to how to get there safe and sound, Jenn shares all of the information you need.

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