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Avoiding the American Cliche Destinations

Avoiding the American Cliche Destinations

Jenn Miller encourages you to up your game by resisting the tried and true American cliche destinations and branching out a bit. Why not swap Mexico for Guatemala or Costa Rica, the Czech Republic or Ukraine for the usual Euro round up, or the cayes of the barrier reef off of Belize instead of that Caribbean cruise? Better yet, take that brand new passport and do something bad ass, like over landing Borneo or attending a Bedouin festival that no one else does. Get out of your travel rut.

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A Practical Guide to Planning a Short RTW

A Practical Guide to Planning a Short RTW

How much time do you have for a RTW trip? What do you have to consider in order to plan your adventure? Stacey Ebert has traveled on both a long and short RTW and shares her planning logistics for a short nine-week journey around the world.

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The White House Travel Bloggers Summit

The White House Travel Bloggers Summit

Jenn Miller responds to the White House’s study abroad initiative. She discusses why it’s a good start, but not enough, and she introduces the Travel Access Project. TAP combines education and travel in a way that is truly unique for each student and accessible for everyone.

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Travel Central America: Honduras to Panama

Travel Central America: Honduras to Panama

Central America is such a small slither of land that many indie travelers forget to put it on their travel plan, which is a shame as it has some of the best sights in Latin America. In two parts, Jo Fitzsimons explains how to plan an extended trip in Central America with part 2 covering Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.

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What’s Wrong With America?

What’s Wrong With America?

America gets a lot of things right, but they get a few things wrong, too. Jenn Miller discusses what’s wrong with America and how travel provides a dose of perspective

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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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Older Featured Articles

Slow Down!

Slow Down!

With your map unrolled on the dining room table, it’s tempting to keep adding dots to your itinerary. After all, you don’t want to miss anything! Grab a glass of wine and sit down with Jenn Miller as she explains why they’ve learned to travel slower, and see the benefits of a less hectic pace for long-term travel.

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10 Unfortunate Byproducts of Long-Term Travel

10 Unfortunate Byproducts of Long-Term Travel

There are people who make the assumption that long-term travel is like being on vacation forever: waking up late, other people doing your laundry, drinks delivered poolside, cheap massages and a general disregard for the temporal realities. Nothing could be further from the truth. Jenn Miller points out ten unfortunate side effects of long-term travel that are impossible to avoid.

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The Ultimate Guide to Travel in Central America

The Ultimate Guide to Travel in Central America

Central America is such a small slither of land that many indie travelers forget to put it on their travel plan, which is a shame as it has some of the best sights in Latin America. In two parts, Jo Fitzsimons explains how to plan an extended trip in Central America – with part 1 covering Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

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Indie Travel in Guatemala for $25 Per Day

Indie Travel in Guatemala for $25 Per Day

The secret is out: in the past few years, indie travelers have started to discover the magical country of Guatemala. There is so much happening in Guatemala, from active volcanoes to beautiful Central American art, that even the shortest trip will lead to new discoveries, and will have you planning a return before you have even left.

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Rolf Potts’ Original Vagabonding Story

Rolf Potts’ Original Vagabonding Story

In October of 2014, Meet, Plan, Go hosted its annual career break event. A host of career break and long-term travel experts gathered to inspire and help those hoping to take that leap of faith and get on the road. The keynote was delivered by Rolf Potts, who told his original Vagabonding story.

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Deciding Where to Go

Deciding Where to Go

Now that you’ve made the decision to go on a RTW trip, what’s next? The planning seems overwhelming at times, so that’s why Adam Seper is here to give you tips on how to choose your destinations and route.

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A Secret Beach in Bangkok

A Secret Beach in Bangkok

There is at times some merit to the undeniably overused cliché that the journey itself is as important, and can be as enjoyable, as the destination. Follow Chris Wotton as he searches for a secret beach in the one of the most bustling cities in the world.

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Mexico: It’s More Than Just Beaches

Mexico: It’s More Than Just Beaches

While many travelers prefer the white sandy beaches and azure blue waters of Mexico’s tourist hotspots, Pamela MacNaughtan gives four reasons why you should leave the beach behind and travel through interior Mexico.

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