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Making the World Your Global Classroom

Making the World Your Global Classroom

If you travel to learn just as much as to get away, or if you are a traveling family looking to take your kids on the ultimate field trip, check out this boots on the ground class, Volcanology and Geothermal Energy 101.

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Why Graduating Seniors Shouldn’t Follow the Crowd

Why Graduating Seniors Shouldn’t Follow the Crowd

Americans have been pounded over the head from the get-go with the same life plan: Finish high school, go to college, graduate, get a job, retire, live the good life. Jenn Miller is here to discuss altering this pre-made plan that may not work for everyone.

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Planning a U.S. National Parks Trip

Planning a U.S. National Parks Trip

If you’d like to experience the more natural side of the United States, look no further than its nearly 400 national parks. JoAnna Haugen tells you what you need to know before you go.

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Do You Want to Open Your Own Hostel?

Do You Want to Open Your Own Hostel?

Opening a hostel is not an uncommon dream among travelers who return from a trip around the world, but is the dream the same as the reality? After turning a parking lot into a 132 bed hostel in Kyoto, Japan, Nobu Tabata speaks to Jo Fitzsimons about the highs and lows of the hostel business.

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Latest Traveler Articles

#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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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 Steps to Build a RTW Itinerary with Emirates

Creating a round the world trip itinerary can be frustrating, challenging and exhausting. But it doesn’t need to be. Follow some simple rules, and you can be jetting off to your dream destinations while earning yourself rewards that you can use to treat yourself to flight upgrades, future holidays or indulgent experiences.

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Top Beaches to Visit during your Gap Year in South America

Top Beaches to Visit during your Gap Year in South America

The famous sites like Machu Picchu, the Salt Flats, Patagonia, and Iguazu Falls get all the hype, but there are plenty of beach destinations in South America to add to your gap year itinerary. Hannah Long outlines four of the best.

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Older Featured Articles

5 Reasons to Road Trip the United States

5 Reasons to Road Trip the United States

What makes road tripping a uniquely American experience? Jenn Molholt explores the reasons why road trips are a way to connect with our pioneer history in a uniquely indie way.

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Why I Hate Short Term Missions Trips

Why I Hate Short Term Missions Trips

Jenn Miller dives into the turbulent and emotionally charged waters of voluntourism and faith-based missions trips, explaining why, often, these programs do more harm than good.

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Why You Should Hostel with Your Family

Why You Should Hostel with Your Family

Hosteling is not just for the young gap-year traveler anymore. Jennifer Miller shows families how to choose a hostel, what to pack, how to make the most of the experience, and maybe even score a private room. (Hint: have more kids!)

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Renting on Your Round the World Trip

Renting on Your Round the World Trip

Hostels, hotels, and guesthouses aren’t the only accommodation options for long-term travelers. Adam Seper is here to point out the benefits of renting during your round the world trip.

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10 of the Best Places to Hike in the United States

10 of the Best Places to Hike in the United States

After a long winter for many in the US, hiking and outdoors season is upon us. Check out Adam Seper’s list of 10 great places to hike in the United States and get out there and go!

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Practical Advice for Location Independent Professionals

Practical Advice for Location Independent Professionals

Jenn Miller shares a laundry list of practical advice for the would-be Location Independent, from banking to tax issues and whether or not you’re violating your visa to a list of useful Apps.

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Home Exchange

Home Exchange

When Margaret Foley and her family began traveling using home exchanges, they discovered that nothing about home life is universal.

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19 Hosteling Resources

19 Hosteling Resources

Hosteling might be a bit confusing or even intimidating if you’ve never done it before. This fantastic collection of articles will tell you all you need to know before you check into a hostel dorm room for the first time.

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