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Taking Travel to the Extreme

Taking Travel to the Extreme

Making meaningful connections is one of the best parts of travel. There are lots of folks out there who are doing really cool, interesting, intriguing, and often questionable things in the world of travel – and we want to tell their stories, too! Writer Will Jackson has met many several of these types of people during his travels, and the following story is about a few of them.

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To Plan or Not to Plan

To Plan or Not to Plan

After conducting 20 interviews with actors, athletes, musicians, writers and various other fascinating vagabonds, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite answers to the question “Do you like to have an itinerary and some research under your belt when you visit a foreign country?” Hopefully it provides interesting food for thought as you set off on your own journeys.

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Why a Gap Year Should Come to America

Why a Gap Year Should Come to America

Career break. Sabbatical. Gap Year. These words and phrases are not unusual in most countries in the world – except the United States. Katie Aune explains why Americans are desperate need of embracing the concept of a career break.

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Guide to Walking the Camino de Santiago

Guide to Walking the Camino de Santiago

One of the things that amazes me about the Camino is it’s universal appeal. Thousands of pilgrims walk it every year. Hundreds of thousands have been walking it for centuries. Catholics, protestants, athiests, agnostics, pagans, buddhists, jews, and every hybrid you can imagine line the path. The movie The Way, with Martin Sheen, inspired thousands more to pack a bag and take a long walk. Perhaps you are among them. If you’re considering walking the Camino de Santiago, here’s what you need to know:

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Latest Traveler Articles

Ode to Antigua: Central America’s Tourist Capital

Ode to Antigua: Central America’s Tourist Capital

Antigua, Guatemala, former capital of Central America, is one of the great colonial towns to which backpackers and ex-pats flock, and though often reputed as a tourist trap, frequent visitor Jonathon Engels comes to the defense of Antigua and reveals some of the great locales that keeps him coming back for more.

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Hostels – A Haven for Single Travelers

Hostels – A Haven for Single Travelers

If you’re single and it’s bumming you out, there is a place Netanya Stutz recommends you pack your bag and venture to, where being single is the norm, and where social status, employment status, and ego are pushed aside, allowing your true self to come out and play.

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Best Summer Festivals in the UK [Sponsored Post]

Best Summer Festivals in the UK [Sponsored Post]

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Sykes Cottages.  For more information on sponsored posts read here. Say ‘festival’ to anyone in the UK, and more than likely they’ll reply Glastonbury, the south west favourite famous for incredible outdoor music and mud in equal measure.  But Glastonbury isn’t the only jewel in the UK […]

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A Bangka to Bohol: Adventures in Philippine Travel

A Bangka to Bohol: Adventures in Philippine Travel

How two valiant travelers cope with the sometimes fickle Philippine’s transport system and avoid disaster in the process.

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Burma is Back

Burma is Back

Burma is back on the map for ethical travellers. Follow in Alex Jones’ footsteps as he checks out a fascinating country where, for the moment at least, foreign tourists remain few and far between.

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On Tragedy, Love, and Hope: Stories from Two Italian Castles

On Tragedy, Love, and Hope: Stories from Two Italian Castles

Architectural monuments embody centuries of history, but for Sara Whitestone the parallel stories of love lost told by two Italian castles sent her on a journey of hopeful discovery.

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From Maine to Spain & Everything In Between

From Maine to Spain & Everything In Between

The beauty of traveling is that it’s different for everyone, including Alexandra Sagan Pope who ventured from Maine to Spain and back again.

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8 Reasons To Visit Belgrade Now

8 Reasons To Visit Belgrade Now

From hosting Southeast Europe’s biggest beer festivals to housing one of the world’s largest cathedrals, Belgrade’s historic streets and cultural events rival many of Europe’s great cities.

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Trading Divorce for Travel

Trading Divorce for Travel

It is well known that a decision to travel the world can be life-altering. Jessica Thompson explains how she and her husband chose a trip around the world in the place of an impending divorce.

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How I Travel: Andrew McCarthy

How I Travel: Andrew McCarthy

Andrew McCarthy’s inner vagabond wasn’t satisfied with a successful career as an actor and director – so when he met National Geographic Traveler’s editor Keith Bellows at a party many years ago, he coaxed Bellows into letting him write for the magazine. Today, he’s a National Geographic Traveler contributing editor and an award-winning travel writer – and we’re pleased to feature him this week on How I Travel.

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Enhance Your Resume with Travel

Enhance Your Resume with Travel

Long-term unemployment is a difficult mental hurdle to overcome for those considering a RTW. But a gap in employment doesn’t have to hurt your resume. Tara Shubbuck details a few marketable skills that anyone has the opportunity to learn or hone before departing.

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Australian Outback

Australian Outback

There is nothing in the red center of Australia. Except the beating heart of a continent.

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The Stopover Secret: How to Get More From Any Trip

The Stopover Secret: How to Get More From Any Trip

Have you heard of stopover flights before? If not, Adam Seper is here to let you in on a few secrets to make the most of your long term trip.

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“Real” Jobs Are Overrated

“Real” Jobs Are Overrated

How a trip to Cambodia changed one recent graduate’s outlook on life and altered her future.

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How I Travel: Tony Wheeler

How I Travel: Tony Wheeler

It could easily be argued that Tony Wheeler is in the running for ‘Most Influential Traveler Alive.’ In 1972 he and his wife Maureen co-founded Lonely Planet—now the largest guidebook publisher in the world. Before Lonely Planet was a publishing giant, it was just Tony, Maureen and a typewriter. And before they were ready to write that first book, they had to travel. A lot.

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Why a Travel Break Can Be the Best Career Move You’ll Ever Make

Why a Travel Break Can Be the Best Career Move You’ll Ever Make

Career breaks and sabbaticals have finally been gaining steam when even as recently as a decade ago they were thought of as career suicide. We talked to 20 people who have taken that leap to find out why they did it and how it changed their lives.

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