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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

Author Bio: Jonathan Look

In 2011 Jonathan Look decided change his life, retire early and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. To accomplish this he sold all of his possessions and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their […]

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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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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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