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How to Build a Passion Driven Life

How to Build a Passion Driven Life

Tired of living the status quo? Tired of doing the “next thing?” Wish you were living your dreams instead of plodding through your realities? Jenn Miller breaks it down for you and asks a few questions that will help you define your passions and let them fuel your life!

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How and Why to Learn a Foreign Language

How and Why to Learn a Foreign Language

There is no doubt that we travelers have a deeper experience of the place we are traveling when we are fluent in the local language. Without this fluency, much of what we experience in a foreign land is mysterious or misinterpreted. Thus, unless we learn the local language, we will continue comprehending only a small margin of what we could be, and our interpretations are bound to be distorted.

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Why it’s OK to go to Africa

Why it’s OK to go to Africa

If you’ve dismissed the notion of visiting Africa, you are probably short-changing yourself. Laura-Claire Corson discusses why there’s plenty to enjoy.

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Challenging Cultural Norms Through Travel

Challenging Cultural Norms Through Travel

There are some commonalities that I’ve noticed among young people who are encouraged to flap their wings as early as they possibly can. There is something about the experience of having to take responsibility for yourself in the real world, struggle through hard things, and get way outside your comfort zone that causes an otherwise ordinary teen to do extraordinary things. So, what qualities do these kids share?

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Latest Traveler Articles

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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Older Featured Articles

How to Bicycle Tour Central America

How to Bicycle Tour Central America

Ever wondered what it’s like to take off bicycling instead of backpacking? Joe & Elin started their tour as backpackers but then bought bikes in Mexico City. They’re currently cycling Central America. Ride along for some of the highs and lows, as they share their wisdom on how to bike the world!

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5 Places to Experience the Midnight Sun

5 Places to Experience the Midnight Sun

BootsnAll heads north to discover 5 places where you can celebrate the summer solstice with the midnight sun.

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Nine Amazing Adventures to Add to a Trip to Southern Africa

Nine Amazing Adventures to Add to a Trip to Southern Africa

South Africa may be the most-visited country in the Southern Africa region, but it shouldn’t be your only stop. Countries like Namibia, Lesotho and Botswana offer more wildlife and culture to round out your experience on the continent. Jill Nawrocki suggests nine great adventures to experience in Southern Africa.

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How to be an Independent Backpacker in Madagascar

How to be an Independent Backpacker in Madagascar

In little-explored Madagascar, only the adventurous minority choose buses and a backpack over private cars and a tour group. Jessie Beck explains how to make independent backpacking throughout the island easier.

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The Complete Guide to Hitchhiking in Southern Africa

The Complete Guide to Hitchhiking in Southern Africa

Jill Nawrocki has hitch-hiked throughout Southern Africa and believes it is one of the best ways to get around the region. She’ll tell you what you need to do, what you should bring along for the ride, and how to stay safe while hitching with a stranger.

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Lessons from Around the World: 11 Skills to Learn on Your RTW Trip

Lessons from Around the World: 11 Skills to Learn on Your RTW Trip

One of the benefits of long term travel is the ability to spend several days, or even weeks, immersing yourself in a new skill. Here are some suggestions on places where you can learn to do everything from surfing to French cooking.

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A Better Way to Experience the Edinburgh Fringe

A Better Way to Experience the Edinburgh Fringe

Brooke Allen takes us for a walk through the Edinburgh Fringe, discussing consumerism vs. becoming a maker and the way we approach life and art. This piece will make you reconsider the way you participate in arts festivals around the world.

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5 Reasons Travel Should Be Part of Education

5 Reasons Travel Should Be Part of Education

Travel and education are two of Jenn Miller’s passions. She’s dedicated her life to combining the two, not just for herself and her children, but for people everywhere. She presents five reasons that she believes travel should be a part of every well rounded education. Haven’t traveled yet? That’s okay, because we’re all still learning!

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