Learning Travel Articles

What better way to learn than to travel? Indie travel is all about learning – learning about other people, other cultures, and other ways of doing things. It opens our eyes and gives us a perspective that reading a book simply can’t offer.

 
Traveling with a Purpose
Traveling with a Purpose Newsflash: Not everyone to takes off to travel around the world for six months, or a year, or six years, is selfish. Not everyone is just trying to get a break from their reality so that they can play instead of work. Not all travelers are out to check off just the landmarks and hit every full moon party they can in between. Jenn Miller discusses how some of us travel with purpose.
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Immerse Yourself in a Culture While Learning
Immerse Yourself in a Culture While Learning Take home more than photographs when you travel—Shelley Seale shows how learning something new around the world enhances your life and cultural experiences.
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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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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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Top 101 Books for Independent Travel
Top 101 Books for Independent Travel Travelers love to read, so we talked and debated, asked our readers, and came up with the Top 101 Books for Travelers.
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Writing an Awesome Travel Blog
Writing an Awesome Travel Blog Blogging is a great way to share your adventures with friends family and strangers. Kick your blog up a notch with these tips.
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Finding the Meditation Retreat That’s Right for You
Finding the Meditation Retreat That’s Right for You Interested in deepening your travel experience with a meditation retreat? Noah Daniels lets you know what to expect and how to find the right retreat for you.
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16 Things I Might Change If I Was Launching a Travel Startup Today
16 Things I Might Change If I Was Launching a Travel Startup Today BootsnAll CEO Sean Keener has learned a lot over the past 15 years at BootsnAll. With the recent birth of his twin girls, and on the eve of the biggest product launch in his company's history, he has done some reflecting. Today he shares 16 tips for those looking to launch a travel start-up.
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6 Destinations for Conquering Your Phobias Through Travel
6 Destinations for Conquering Your Phobias Through Travel Got a phobia that’s impeded your travels? Check out six places to visit that can help you conquer your fears once and for all.
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Travel Math: 7 Equations for the Indie Traveler
Travel Math: 7 Equations for the Indie Traveler Since mathematics is all about avoiding the gray areas, we thought we'd put some of our favorite travel truisms into equation form to demonstrate how easy it is to stop having stupid travel arguments and focus instead on what really matters - the traveling.
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